La Verna Lodge for Women opens new facility on north side

August 18th, 2020

Fairbanks Treatment and Recovery Center announces that La Verna Lodge for Women, its long-term residential program, has opened a new facility on the city’s north side. The close proximity to the addiction and recovery center was instrumental in the decision to move to the city’s north side. The center, staff and women in care are moving from its current home in Shelbyville, IN – a move administrators feel will prove more beneficial to the women focusing their life in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

“We are thrilled to find a safe, secure and serene location closer to our treatment and recovery center for women to have full access to our programs and services,” said Theresa Anderson, interim CEO and Chief Nursing Officer at Fairbanks Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center. “We have always provided an environment for the women in our care to be able to focus on their recovery in a safe, therapeutic and confidential setting. This move simply provides greater convenience and easier access to our comprehensive services.”

Because women recover from substance use disorder differently from men both biologically and psychologically, it’s important that they receive specialized care. The long-term residential program at La Verna Lodge for Women caters to the unique needs of women working to live in recovery.

Fairbanks also manages a 14-bed long-term residential facility for men in Hamilton County. La Verna Lodge for Men provides a confidential, secluded environment where men can receive the treatment they need from a proven recovery program that will have lasting effects on them and their families.

At each gender-separated La Verna Lodge location, residents learn to build a foundation for recovery. This residential setting assists in healing from core interpersonal issues that can endanger sobriety and personal growth. Treatment includes teaching life skills, providing recovery tools and instilling values that are necessary for a life in recovery. La Verna Lodge focuses on residential addiction treatment and specializes in the provision of long-term inpatient treatment (30 days+). Backed by 75 years of experience, long-term residential care is just one the many evidence-based programs across the continuum of care provided by licensed professionals at Fairbanks.