As a 30 year addict, I really had no desire to listen to what any counselor or probation officer had to say to me. When I arrived at Winr and found that even all the staff members were in recovery, I was completely surprised. I was able to look around me at women in different stages of their own recovery and see what the possiblities for my own life really were. That was a first for me. I was so impressed by the strength and passion of the staff, who not only told me what I could do different in my life, they showed me, by doing it themselves. Don't get me wrong, this is not an easy program and if you aren't ready to take responsiblity for your own recovery, this may not be the place for you, but if you are ready to focus on what you can do, and not what others can do for you, then I strongly recommend this program. I beleive that because residents are required to work and pay their own way, while maintaining an active program of recovery they are better prepared for what the real world is like when they leave. I have been lucky enough to maintain relationships with many of the women I went through the program with, and these women are just phenominal. This is a fantastic recovery program, and the fact that there aren't more of them across the nation is just a shame.