Dr. Dawn Nickel is a leader in the women’s recovery space and the creator of She Recovers, the largest online platform dedicated to supporting women in recovery from behavioral health issues and related life challenges.
Dawn knew she had a drug problem at 17 years old because she had only been using drugs for a few years and had already experienced several overdoses.
One of the Guiding Principles of She Recovers is the idea that all women are recovering from something.
Along with being in recovery from addiction, Dawn is also in recovery from domestic violence, anxiety, grief, trauma, and cancer. Dawn got clean in a 12-step program, but understands that might not be the best fit for all women.
She suggests that instead of debating which program or pathway to recovery is best, we should simply ask, “Does it save lives?”