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Ellen Gardner witnessed addiction in loved ones.  In her work as an ordained minister and licensed independent substance counselor, she founded a non-denominational church in 1991.  She developed a holistic, spiritually-based residential treatment program believing that freedom from addictions is possible.  It became necessary to close the center because she experienced a severe stroke and open-heart surgery in 2013. Ellen and her husband Daniel now live in Cottonwood, Arizona.  Her two adult sons and their families live in the state of Washington. Feeling physically healthy again she believes that it is time to share what she has learned about freedom from addictions.