The Comox Valley Transition Society is again offering an Oasis Group for women who have experienced abuse and are currently challenged by addiction.
Women who use alcohol or drugs often have histories of violence and trauma. Research indicates that 60 to 80 per cent of women in treatment programs have experienced sexual or physical abuse at some point in their lives.
Oasis groups use the medicine wheel approach to healing, which addresses both the trauma and the addiction. Women who have attended the previous two Oasis groups were positive about the experience and reported that “being able to speak freely” and receiving “unconditional acceptance and support” were helpful aspects of the group sessions.
Sessions will be held on Thursday mornings, from 9:30 to 11:30 from Oct. 3 to Nov. 21. The Oasis group is free, but registration is required by Sept. 25.
Call 250-897-0511 to set up an intake appointment.
— Comox Valley Transition Society