The goal of any addiction treatment is to serve the client’s needs best and achieve the most successful outcome possible. Gender-specific treatment is often the very best option for both men and women for a variety of reasons. Though addiction works similarly for both women and men, there are biological and psychological differences, such as why women become addicted and how treatment works best for them.
If you are a woman contemplating a rehab program or someone who cares for a woman who could benefit from professional addiction support and treatment, consider the merits of a women’s rehab center. TruHealing Centers have women’s addiction programs that may be perfect for you or your loved one. Reach out to learn more about what women’s addiction treatment looks like at Amatus. Call [Direct] or fill out our online form.
5 Benefits of a Women’s Addiction Treatment Center
1. A Nurturing Culture
Women are more attuned to relationships, and as nurturers themselves, they seek nurture when they are healing, although asking for it is not easy for them. If they have experienced any form of trauma or abuse at the hands of their spouses or partners, which inevitably becomes a part of their addiction profile, women will more willingly seek and accept that nurture from other women.
No one can heal if their most basic need, safety, is not met. The number of women in recovery who have co-occurring diagnoses is much greater than among men. Trauma-induced mental health challenges are high on that list. In a women’s rehab center, women will feel more secure, be more willing to open up about their painful histories and how those intersect with their substance abuse and thus have a greater likelihood of success in rehab.
3. Woman-Centric Therapy
In a women’s rehab, therapies can be individualized to address the specific issues faced by women. The staff at a women’s addiction treatment center is prepared to partner with women clients to tackle their unique challenges, ranging from guilt at neglecting their families to enter treatment to eating disorders, body dysphoria, and PTSD specific to sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. They will also target the relapse risks that are largely specific to women.
A safe, healing, woman-centric environment has a greater likelihood of eliciting full, unfettered participation from clients, which in turn will improve outcomes. Recovery can be a tremendously empowering experience for both genders. Still, women are more likely to feel seen, heard, and understood by other women. Thus, they become stronger, more emboldened to tackle their addictions, and move forward with confidence in recovery.
5. Staff Expertise in Women’s Biology and Health
For too long, medical professionals predicated all their research on men and based their conclusions, diagnoses, and treatments on male biology. That is less true today, but even in the behavioral health world, a lack of awareness of women’s unique physical and psychological profiles can slow down or derail effective therapy and treatment. Any treatment center that focuses on women and addiction is much more likely to have a thoroughly informed medical and therapeutic staff that will address the whole woman without judgment.
Women’s Addiction Program at TruHealing Centers
At TruHealing Centers, located in numerous states, we offer rehab in treatment centers just for women. The collaborative, multi-disciplinary treatment approach that is paramount for all our addiction treatment programs is fully in place in our women’s programs, including a range of group and individual therapies. We offer evidence-based treatments such as:
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
Also, we offer holistic wellness opportunities and treatments such as meditation, massage therapy, yoga, and more, which are ideal for women for whom, all too often, any kind of self-care is rare.
Begin Recovery with Our Women’s Addiction Treatment Center
The opportunity for women seeking recovery to find a quiet place to center, find balance, be wrapped up in supportive care? Priceless. Reach out to TruHealing Centers today, and we can tell you more about our women’s addiction treatment. Complete our online form or simply call [Direct] to talk to someone on our staff. Start to heal from addiction by contacting us today.