WIT Launches New Substance Abuse Support Group

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Samantha Lifson
Women In Transition

Women In Transition Launches New Substance Abuse Support Group

PHILADELPHIA, PA. June 19, 2019 — Women In Transition (WIT) is launching a peer support group called “Safe & Sober” that will run from July 9 - August 27 every Tuesday from 3:00-4:30. The group will take place in WIT’S office location, 718 Arch St, Suite 401N.

The initiative aims to address the linkage between substance abuse and domestic violence. Domestic violence survivors often turn to substances to cope with their situation, or are forced to use substances by an abusive partner. The group is offered free of charge and to people of all gender identities.

“Safe & Sober” is based on WIT’s philosophy of empowerment counseling, in which clients receive vital support, information, and resources in order to make positive and healthy decisions within their unique situations. Participants will learn about the connection between domestic violence and substance abuse, understand the cycles of recovery and relapse, and gain substance-free coping skills within a supportive and non-judgmental peer environment.

“Life gets better every day. I am clean, sober, and safe and I am never going back to that life,” says one WIT client.

Prospective participants can sign up for the group by calling WIT’s lifeline at 215.751.1111 or emailing witservices@helpwomen.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.



Women In Transition (WIT) empowers people to move forward in their lives free of domestic violence (DV) and substance abuse, through our free and confidential services: telephone and crisis counseling, peer support groups, individual empowerment counseling, client advocacy and referrals, community education trainings, and WAVE empowerment self-defense classes.

For more information, please contact Samantha Lifson, Development and Communications Associate, at slifson@helpwomen.org.