Mitigating outside distractions and unnecessary complications is essential to achieving your full potential throughout addiction recovery. While addiction doesn’t play favorites, men and women deal with varying issues, emotions and situations when battling addiction.
As a woman, you will trudge through much different circumstances throughout your recovery journey than men. Because of this, a gender-specific addiction treatment program that is hyper-focused on your unique situation and needs may be the best recovery route for you.
Learn more about drug treatment for women and discover the benefits of women’s addiction treatment:
Gender-specific treatment should not only focus on biological differences, but also social and environmental factors. These can influence a number of gender-related characteristics impacting the addiction process, including:
A number of life circumstances are more common in women as a whole than men, impacting the therapeutic environment and creating a need for gender-specific treatment options.
The manner in which these issues are addressed and accounted for can benefit sustained personal success and help ease the assimilation into treatment in general.
One specific example is the impact that physical and sexual trauma, and corresponding
PTSD diagnoses, has on drug-abusing women seeking treatment.
Additionally, factors such as financial independence, pregnancy, child care and decreased social stigma for women seeking treatment are unique to the female gender and important to consider when identifying how women’s-only addiction treatment can prove more beneficial for some individuals.
Studies have shown that developing sexual and intimate relationships in treatment have negative consequences in regard to completing treatment and achieving long-term
personal success and sobriety.1
While this is an isolated example, it effectively highlights a potential distracting factor associated with co-ed treatment facilities and the unforeseen temptations affiliated with shared traumatic experiences.
The benefits of a women’s-only treatment program include:
The road to recovery is notoriously bumpy. Full of distractions and road-blocks, navigating this journey requires complete commitment while actively avoiding all unnecessary distractions along the way.
Enrolling in a gender-specific treatment program narrows the scope of potential complications within the therapeutic environment. Additionally, it ensures that the content of the treatment program will be specifically focused on topical areas uniquely impacting your progress and personal journey.
At Covenant Hills, we believe that it is important to separate the sexes during addiction rehab. Our individualized treatment programs are gender-separate as well as gender-specific. Men and women live and recover in completely separate living and treatment environments.
Through our Christian-based treatment programs, we address gender-specific issues and approach them through the lens of God’s truth.
1 National Center for Biotechnology Information. Substance Abuse Treatment for Women. Accessed October 7, 2018. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK83257/.