ABOUT WOMEN’S ADDICTION RECOVERY MANOR
Set in northwestern Kentucky on the banks of the Ohio River, Women’s Addiction Recovery Manor (WARM) is a non-profit organization that offers long-term residential treatment to adult women struggling with substance abuse. Residents must be 18 or older and not pregnant at the time of entry. Detox services are not offered on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The program is peer-driven, 12-step based, and supplemented by the Kelly Foundation’s, an activity curriculum based on progress through the 12-Steps. WARM also follows a social model of recovery.
Residencies typically last around six months and consist mainly of 12-step meetings and off-site Recovery Dynamics classes. The program runs on extensive peer mentorship — once a resident’s sobriety has stabilized and she has nearly completed the steps, she becomes a mentor to other women in the program. At this point she is also able to gain outside employment, rebuild bridges with loved ones, and address any outstanding legal issues.
Women must be comfortable walking, as women walk two miles round trip to off-site recovery meetings.
WARM’s treatment team, which is mostly female and includes a registered nurse and certified alcohol and drug counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients live in a 32-unit apartment complex (72 beds total) adjacent to the WARM campus. Each unit has two or three private bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a washer/dryer hookup, and access to secure mailboxes, grills, a picnic area, gym equipment, and a playground (though children are not allowed to stay for long-term visits).
The facility is tobacco-free and smoking is prohibited anywhere on campus. Cell phones are also prohibited. Visitation is not allowed for the first ten days of the program, and afterwards must coordinate with the staff. Clients are responsible for cleaning, house repairs, laundry, meal preparation, and lawn care services.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
WARM has been received very positively by the six alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date. Of the four who were asked if they would recommend the facility, all alumni gave five out of five stars. In particular, alumni gave high marks to exercise and leisure (an average of 4.47 out of five stars), cleanliness (4.75 out of five stars), and the staff’s level of training and experience (4.5 out of five stars).
However, family participation received an average of 2.75 out of five stars and alumni gave an average of 3.5 out of five stars for connectivity. Alum C.D.W. wrote: “Well I think it is a good place for women that need it but the way they do things their I think is not right like how one person can cause all women in their to be locked down and cause all others not see their loved ones.”
On its official Facebook page, which it can manage, the facility earned 4.6 out of five stars from 94 reviews.  Alumni praised valuable education and outstanding peer support. In a representative review, alum Kami wrote: “This place and the people there changed my life. It helped make me the person I am today. I am so grateful for everything they done for me and taught me. I will never forget my warm sisters.”
On Google, the facility received 4.7 out of five stars from three reviews.  All the reviews were very positive. Alum Tabby summarized it well: “If u r a woman and have a addiction and r serious about wanting help, W.A.R.M. is the place. I went there and helped me, help myself. Can’t say enough good things about this place. Very clean,educational and yes warm. I am still clean. Almost three years clean!!!!”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has only received one review from a loved one about Women’s Addiction Recovery Manor. The review was positive.
Loved one R.M. gave four out of five stars when asked if she would recommend the facility. She wrote: “Excellent staff, very fair rules. My daughter was a resident there for 9 months. I feel the staff done their very best to help her overcome her addiction and other issues.” However, the loved one gave three out of five stars for its holistic offerings and treatment for co-occurring disorders.
WHAT STAFF SAY
To date, only one out of the facility’s staff members has submitted a review to Best-rehabs.com about Women’s Addiction Recovery Manor. It was positive.
Terri, a staff member and graduate of the program, gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and indicated that the peer-to-peer model was a strength. However, the staff member gave the facility three out of five stars for the loyalty of patients and staff, as well as fair pricing.
According to WARM’s website, the program is free apart from housing costs, which are offered to clients on a sliding scale basis. Clients are responsible for their own medical costs, including prescriptions.