National Women’s Health Week begins annually on Mother’s Day. In 2021, it’s May 9-15. This is an ideal moment for women to check in with their health. Women, like all marginalized groups, are disproportionately susceptible to health concerns. By some estimates, women are 50% more likely to have a mental health disorder. Data collected about substance abuse suggests that 19.5 million women (greater than 15%) have used drugs, and 20% have engaged in binge drinking in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made matters worse. A women’s rehab center can provide much-needed care to women struggling with substance abuse disorders.
It’s important to know that it’s ok not to be ok. Then comes the hard work for choosing to get better. Fresh Start Recovery Center wants women to know there is a safe space for them to seek recovery options and return to a healthier way of life. Call 833.625.0398 today if you or someone you care about needs help.
Do You Have a Substance Use Disorder?
Signs you may have a substance abuse disorder include:
- Difficulty reducing or stopping use of a substance
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Worsened physical or mental health conditions
- Trouble coping with ordinary tasks without substance use
- Missing regularly scheduled activities
- Not visibly intoxicated after using large amounts of a substance
- Engaging in risky behaviors
- Using lots of time obtaining substances
- Difficulty maintaining positive relationships with others
If you believe you’re battling an addiction, it’s nearly always best to seek treatment.
Moving Forward with Addiction Treatment During National Women’s Health Week
As natural caregivers, women often do not prioritize their physical and mental health. However, it’s important for women of all ages to prioritize their well-being and seek out positive lifestyle changes.
It’s only in recent decades that drug and alcohol addiction research started to examine women. Before then, all research exclusively focused on men’s health. Since then, it’s been found that women become addicted more easily than men, find it harder to quit, and are also more likely to relapse.
Nearly 6 million women in the U.S. have alcohol use disorder, and prescription painkiller deaths have exponentially increased in women in recent decades. Long-term use of drugs and alcohol put women at higher risk of having severe health consequences like organ damage and cognitive impairment.
What Treatment Options Are Available?
There are many avenues for addiction treatment and recovery services. Fresh Start Recovery Center offers a wide array of services for those battling addiction.
Fresh Start’s substance abuse treatment programs can help overcome:
- Alcohol addiction
- General drug addiction
- Opioid addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Painkiller addiction
- Prescription drug addiction
To learn more about our treatment programs, please contact Fresh Start Recovery Center today at 833.625.0398.
Benefits of a Gender-specific Rehab Center
Treatments that work best for men do not always work as well for women. Some women will feel more comfortable in a gender-specific addiction treatment program. Fresh Start’s women-only rehab center accounts for biological differences as well as life circumstances while offering a safe space for recovery. Because gender differences affect how men and women experience substance abuse disorders, Fresh Start believes it’s essential to offer these separate spaces.
- Gender-specific treatment facility offer:
- Safe spaces for clients to share their personal experiences
- A network of support
- Less distraction by members of the opposite sex
- Individualized treatment plans
For more information about this treatment option, please contact Fresh Start Recovery Center.
Seek Support at Fresh Start Recovery Center
Tragically, women are less likely than men to seek help for their addictions. If you believe you or someone you care about can benefit from this type of specialized care, we encourage you to get in touch with Fresh Start Recovery Center using either our secure online form or by phone at 833.625.0398 to learn more about treatment options.