“Providing a New Direction for a Brighter Future”
One of the last stops in the life of a chemically dependent woman is all too often incarceration. The Tapestry program can help to make those final steps become the first steps towards recovery.
Chemical dependency impacts far more than the addicted woman. It taxes families, communities and our society as a whole.
Tapestry – A Community of Caring
Due to the increasing number of incarcerated women and the high incidence of alcohol and drug abuse among those women, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and CompDrug Corporation came together to address these issues and their impact on recidivism. Tapestry Therapeutic Community is the result of that effort.
Tapestry, established in 1991, is a Therapeutic Community (TC) located inside the walls of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio. Our mission is to assist addicted incarcerated females in changing the direction of their lives. As we are successful, our communities become safer and stronger.
Tapestry serves 90 alcohol/drug dependent women. Members are housed separate from the general population to enhance the Therapeutic Community experience for positive behavioral reinforcement of commitment to pro social change.
The Program – Changing Lives and Giving Direction
Tapestry helps “family” members develop the skills they need to maintain sobriety and live a pro-social life. Our “TC” is designed to provide a 24-hour rehabilitative environment in which individual changes in conduct, attitude and emotions are monitored by the “family” and confronted or reinforced as appropriate. Intensive group therapy which takes the form of encounters, feelings groups, topics groups and seminars is the foundation of the “TC”. Members must participate in both supportive and confrontive groups during which their negative behaviors and addiction related issues are addressed. In addition, these sessions help to cultivate and nurture trust, self-disclosure and solidarity which gives rise to therapeutic change.
For more information about CompDrug’s Tapestry Program, contact Annette Dominguez at 937-642-1065 ext. 2253.
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