Women and men have different needs when it comes to recovery from addiction. Gender-specific rehab programs can prioritize personal needs based on biological differences. Fresh Start Recovery Center offers a women’s rehab center program that personalizes treatment plans based on gender-specific needs. Our women’s rehab center program is a safe space for women to discuss past trauma and find a strong network of individuals who have relatable life experiences. Reach out to Fresh Start today at 833.625.0398 to speak with a trained professional who can help you determine if a gender-specific addiction treatment program is right for you.
Many women with substance abuse disorders have had traumatic experiences that involve men. Some women with addictions may have been victims of physical or sexual violence by a male partner. In a traditional treatment program, where both men and women occupy the same spaces, it can be challenging for women to feel safe expressing themselves.
Women need a safe space to communicate and form relationships with other women, especially when discussing topics like:
- Work-life balance
Issues like gender and sexual harassment in the workplace can be challenging to discuss even if men are not present. A gender-specific group can encourage opening up and a willingness to be vulnerable.
2. Counseling Designed for Women
Fresh Start’s women’s addiction treatment program offers distinct advantages over treatment centers that do not offer gender-specific treatment. These include open, honest communication between patients and fewer distractions from members of the opposite sex.
It’s essential that women feel comfortable openly speaking about their personal experiences in a receptive and open environment. Evidence shows that peer support plays an essential role in successful treatment. Safe situations with advocates who have faced similar experiences can help clients focus on the issues that are most important to them. These factors all matter when you’re on the path to successful recovery and long-term sobriety.
Women’s treatment requires different therapeutic approaches because women tend to have substance abuse disorders for reasons that are not the same as men. In Fresh Start’s women’s rehab program, our counselors know to focus on gender-specific issues. Therapy may begin by identifying your personal triggers and discussing what puts you at high risk for negative thinking and problematic behavior. Counseling for women may include discussion of emotional triggers and trauma, leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
3. The Stakes are Higher for Women
Life circumstances like the death of a partner, divorce, and child custody battles, are all factors that can lead to mental health disorders and substance abuse.
Women’s bodies metabolize addictive substances in a way that can make women more susceptible to addiction. Low doses of an addictive substance can more easily lead to addiction, putting women at greater risk of overdose.
Women often have stronger cravings once they become dependent on an addictive substance. As a result of hormonal shifts, women have a higher rate of risk for relapse.
Reach Out to Fresh Start Today About Rehab for Women
At Fresh Start, we know recovery takes work. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can start living a healthier and more enjoyable life. Fresh Start’s personalized treatment programs help clients learn essential life skills so they can get their future back on track. Our clients can expect to find acceptance and support from like-minded peers who have similar goals. While you overcome addiction and rebuild your life, you’ll develop tools and strategies for your future. Lasting recovery is possible. We offer a variety of addiction treatment services, including:
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Heroin addiction treatment
- Opioid addiction treatment
- Benzo addiction treatment
- Prescription drug addiction treatment
Contact Fresh Start today at 833.625.0398 to speak with a trained representative who can help discuss our women’s addiction treatment program and develop a personalized treatment plan that works for you.