The Crossroads Foundation is a California non-profit organization offering a residential recovery program for women who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. The Crossroads facilities are located in a quiet residential area near downtown San Diego. We provide home-like atmospheres in a shared community to aid residents in regaining and maintaining sobriety.
Founded in 1957 by a group of prominent judges, attorneys and civic leaders, Crossroads is the first women’s residential recovery program in San Diego County and the second oldest in California. Crossroads is a State of California certified and licensed alcohol and drug program with a long and successful record of serving women in recovery. Positive long-term outcomes have been experienced by hundreds of women served by the Crossroads residential recovery program (or, the Crossroads program).
The need for a proven recovery program
Most public health officials agree that dependence on alcohol and drugs is a serious national public health problem affecting millions of women. Most of these women have families who suffer the consequences of living with their addiction. It is prevalent among rich and poor and all ethnic and social groups. Alcohol and drug dependency worsens over time, causing damage to the addicted woman, her immediate family and friends. Women who are dependent on alcohol or drugs fight a downward spiraling struggle against loneliness, rejection, self-loathing and discouragement.
A powerful intervention with immeasurable benefits
Crossroads offers women who are addicted to alcohol or drugs a proven opportunity to rebuild their self-respect, dignity and productivity by regaining their physical and emotional health through sobriety. The benefit is immeasurable to family, friends and community when recovering alcohol- and drug-addicted women return to their homes, families, neighborhood and employment as productive individuals.
Joining together with other women in recovery provides a powerful foundation for committing and re-establishing themselves as sober, self-respecting members of society. A woman’s desire and commitment to become a sober, productive and contributing member of the community must be a primary goal. The willingness to understand the nature of addiction is an important factor in laying the groundwork for a woman’s successful recovery.