Are you looking for a women’s rehab center for yourself or someone you love? If you are, you need to know what to look for in one of these facilities before selecting one. Rehab for women can be done in co-ed programs or gender-specific treatment facilities. Selecting the one that feels most comfortable will help the client feel more at ease, which can help with addiction treatment.
Finding the right rehab for women starts with knowing what the specific woman is looking for in treatment. To learn more about the benefits of gender-specific treatment in general – and of women-only rehab in particular – reach out to Sunflower Wellness Retreat online today or call 855.730.8825 today.
What Is Gender-Specific Treatment?
There are some significant differences between men and women when it comes to the way that they use substances. Biologically, the way the female body responds to substances is different than how men’s bodies do. However, there are also psychological differences. Men and women tend to retreat into addiction in different circumstances, for instance, and different reasons. Gender-specific treatment is designed to specifically treat one gender and the unique challenges that those individuals face.
Some of the main differences in how individuals of different genders approach substance abuse include:
- How each gender responds to substance abuse in the brain
- The reasons that men or women turn to substance use
- The rates of dependency between genders
- The circumstances that may lead to relapse
- The choice of substances to use
For example, statistically speaking, women are more likely to turn to substance abuse as a way to cope with traumatic experiences, such as domestic abuse, rape, or other serious trauma. Alcohol or drugs may appear to be a good way to escape from the feelings that come with that trauma, though self-medication is harmful in its own way.
Women who turn to substance abuse also often have a family history of abuse. Some become addicted to substances as a result of a partner or spouse’s own addictive behaviors.
Is Gender-Specific Treatment Beneficial?
Yes, gender-specific treatment is highly beneficial. Gender-specific programs:
- Offer unique, gender-specific support for emotional issues, relationship problems, and physiological conditions
- Minimize the risk of sexual tension between male and female clients
- Offer supportive single-gender therapy that may make it easier for clients to communicate about their issues
- Reduce cultural pressures that may exist between men and women
- Encourage a sense of trust among same-sex clients
- Allow participants to build a support network that will be beneficial to them even after they have left our care
Women who have past traumatic experiences with men may also appreciate the perceived safety of remaining in a same-gender treatment program, particularly if interaction with male clients could be a triggering issue.
By creating a safe space where there are fewer distractions and better peer support, clients may find it easier to focus on their health and wellness. Addiction treatment becomes more effective when the client is able to focus on it, which means that they’re more likely to have a better outcome overall and less likely to relapse.
Contact Sunflower Wellness Retreat for Gender-Specific Treatment and Rehab for Women
At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we know that being in a group of peers that reflect you and your experiences can help while you recover. We would be happy to speak with you about the gender-specific treatment options that are available now, and particularly about our women’s rehab program. Call us today at 855.730.8825 to learn more about our program and how it can get you or someone you love on the road to a healthier, happier lifestyle.