There are many benefits to a women’s drug rehab program. These programs are designed to support women in a gender-specific environment when they are struggling with a substance use disorder. Research has shown that women feel more comfortable around other female peers who are going through a similar experience and experiencing the same types of challenges surrounding their addiction. With fewer distractions, they can fully focus on their treatment and recovery. In many cases, addiction can stem from a toxic relationship with a member of the opposite sex. To find out more about the benefits of a women’s rehab program, call the team at SARC at 866-957-7885.
A women’s rehab program provides a safe space for women to receive treatment for a substance use disorder and focus on their recovery without distractions. Relationship conflicts are one of the key causes of addiction in women and having that trigger exist when going through treatment and recovery can be counterproductive. Therapies in a women’s rehab have an extra focus on relationships and developing skills to recognize and avoid bad relationships in the future.
Benefits of a women’s rehab program include:
There are different levels of rehab available depending on the severity of the addiction. Whatever option is chosen, treatment will allow women to:
The two main types of rehab experiences are:
This type of treatment is for severe addictions and situations where women are unable to control cravings and cannot stop their addiction on their own. This usually requires a medically supervised detox to rid the body of the substance completely and safely manage the difficult withdrawal symptoms. Residential treatment involves 24/7 care in a safe, home-like environment free of distractions. A combination of traditional, behavioral and experiential therapies are used in each customized treatment plan. Length of stays can vary depending on the need. Typically 1 month to 3 months is the length of a residential stay. When extra support is needed, a transition to outpatient or sober living may be an option.
Outpatient treatment programs include partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). The type of program depends on the level of care needed for the addiction and allows for more flexibility than a residential program. Some clients start with outpatient treatment if they do not need around-the-clock care and if they have responsibilities with work, school, or home that make it difficult to attend a residential program.
Outpatient care is also a great option to transition to after a residential treatment program is completed. Clients participate in therapy sessions around their schedule for a few hours a week while living at home or in sober living. The length of the programs varies, from a few weeks to a few months.
Addiction is a disease, and like any disease can affect women and men differently depending on environmental, genetic, and gender-specific factors. In many cases, addiction is a result of a toxic or abusive relationship issue. Therefore, the best course of treatment is separate men from the experience altogether. In a space where only women are treating other women, clients can feel comfortable talking about issues that impact women specifically. As a result, they can work together on learning and implementing coping skills to move forward in their treatment and recovery.
The goal of any rehab program is to avoid or overcome a relapse. A variety of therapies can treat a substance use disorder. These therapies can include:
Reach out to SARC today at 866-957-7885 or use the online contact form to learn more about what a women’s rehab looks like and how you, or a loved one, can benefit.
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