25daysstmartinThe first week of the st. Martin de Porres Challenge is nearly in the books.  Over 1,500 has been raised since the start of the Help Holly Help Grant Challenge.  With matching contributions, the total raised is already over $3,100 and with 25 days left St. Martin de Porres seems poised to complete a successful challenge.

St. Martin de Porres’s programs are 100 percent charitable and designed to meet the unique biological, psychological, social, and familial needs of female substance abusers. Their intensive 12 to 18-month residential program focuses on integrated recovery for substance abuse and dual diagnosis of co-occurring mental health issues.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “It is important to note that treatment for substance use disorders in women may progress differently than for men. Women report using some substances for a shorter period of time when they enter treatment. However, women’s substance use tends to progress more quickly from first use to addiction. Withdrawal may also be more intense for women. In some cases, women respond differently than men to certain treatments. For instance, nicotine replacement (patch or gum) does not work as well for women as for men.”

Due to the difference in drug abuse treatment for men and women, it is important treatment centers maintaining a positive impact continue to receive contributions.  You can visit www.helphollyhelp.com to mark your donation to St. Martin De Porres House of Hope.  Click the donate button.  You can also follow both Help Holly Help and St. Martin de Porres on Facebook and Twitter.

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