Is Addiction Treatment Different For Women?

Men and women often differ in their addictions, and that means the approach to treatment for substance use disorder between the two groups should vary, too.

The biggest obstacle for many women is just making the decision to reach out for help so they can detox and go through inpatient or outpatient treatment.

Perhaps a lifetime conditioned to never allow yourself to imagine the life you’ve always wanted to lead has been a barrier between you and treatment. Maybe you have young kids at home and you are battle feeling of guilt for leaving them while you take care of your own needs.

The good news is that once many women do decide to make a change, they often take the process seriously and immerse themselves fully into the process.

The Mend offers addiction therapy services that can help women thrive, including group counseling sessions that offer female residents the chance to connect and bond with peers who may have gone through similar life experiences or share common points of view.

There are also TK, TK and TK that cater to women’s needs.

Above all, the Mend’s staff strives to provide a center that is safe and comfortable for all women — both before, during and after treatment.

If you’re experiencing a relapse or just hoping to begin recovery with the help of a detox or treatment program, now is the perfect time to make a change. Contact one of our care coordinators, who can address any questions or concerns you may have.

If you’re still not sure whether you’re ready to quit drugs or alcohol, take our 10-question quiz HERE.

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