About the BreakAway

Established in 2017, the BreakAway is a non-profit, residential facility for women in recovery from addiction. Located at 1514 E. Spring Street in New Albany, Indiana, the facility currently houses 14 women from Southern Indiana counties. Our dedicated, energetic, and competent Board of Directors, staff members, and volunteers are deeply committed to the mission of The BreakAway: to empower women, to confront addiction, to celebrate recovery.


The BreakAway opened its doors to women who need support in their recovery because of the vision of Lisa Long-Livingston, who struggled with addiction herself.  Inspired by her own foundation in recovery, and in memory of her friend Nicole, Lisa moved forward with assistance from many community hands, developed a plan, located a suitable building, and created a program to serve women in Floyd and surrounding counties. Until the grand opening, October 30, 2017, there were no recovery residences for women in Floyd County, Indiana. And, the few that do exist in Southern Indiana are overwhelmed with the need for services.


Our Southern Indiana community has seen a dramatic rise in the number of addiction related overdoses and deaths. According to the CDC, in 2016 there were approximately 80 deaths in the Southern Indiana Counties we serve. Yet, the number of available treatment options remains inadequate for those who need services. The BreakAway currently has a long waiting list of women in need of a residential facility to provide this type of support.

The BreakAway offers women with addictions hope for recovery. By understanding the addiction process and developing tools for abstinence, character building, and community partnerships within their 6-9 month residential program, our graduates can begin to lead productive, healthy lives.  The women are required to hold a job and participate in established programs such as Recovery Dynamics and the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to help them reach these overarching goals. The BreakAway provides an abstinence-focused, safe, positive environment that allows recovery to progress. Research has shown that long term recovery facilities, such as The BreakAway, support recovery and lead to positive outcomes including:

    •  Higher levels of continued abstinence from substance abuse       

    •  Reduced incidence of relapse

    •  Lower re-arrest rates

    •  Increased employment rates


Achieving an addiction-free and productive life is possible with the right support and care. The BreakAway helps residents move forward with their dreams through our mission:  To empower women, to confront addiction, to celebrate recovery!

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