Many women use mind-altering substances at much higher levels than recommended. While some are able to use addictive drugs without experiencing dramatic life consequences, many women find themselves in situations they never would’ve imagined were possible. If drug use has caused your life to get out of control, you aren’t alone. Our Portland women’s drug treatment program is available to women who are looking for a new start. If you find yourself unable to let go of guilt, shame, failure, or trauma, our women’s program can help.
WOMEN’S DRUG REHAB PROGRAM FACTS
Studies show that men are more likely to suffer from substance abuse than women. However, this doesn’t mean that women don’t abuse substances such as alcohol. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says that 5.7 million women over 18 have an alcohol use disorder. In 2014, roughly 431,000 of these women sought treatment.
The number of women 18 and older with alcohol disorders is lower than men in the same age group. However, the number of women with alcohol use disorders under the age of 18 is higher. In 2014, nearly 367,000 women under 18 had alcohol use disorders. This is compared to 311,000 men.
What About My Medications?
At Crestview we specialize in medication management. While we understand that being away from home is stressful for many people, it is important for our clinicians to be able to observe your symptoms at all hours of the day and night if necessary. People who struggle with insomnia, chronic pain, and severe anxiety often feel most vulnerable at unexpected times. Being able to witness these issues first-hand allows our staff to adjust medication as needed. Our compassionate, respectful team is committed to helping women heal and move forward.
Women are at a higher risk to abuse prescription opiates than men.
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Put Yourself First
Many women who are struggling to take care of family members find that all of their energy is spent taking care of other people. Our team at Crestview can help women take the time they need in order to heal. When women put their recovery first, they can ensure that the people they care about most don’t have to come last on their list of priorities. Our treatment programs can help with the following issues commonly faced in the early days of recovery:
- Clouded thinking
- Chills & sweating
- Severe anxiety
- Sudden pain
- Muscle spasms
- Panic attacks
- Difficulty managing emotions
Addictions that go untreated tend to grow worse over time instead of improving. If you have noticed that happiness isn’t a general part of your life, this could be the result of a chemical imbalance caused by using certain drugs for extended periods of time. Using powerful drugs for the relief of chronic pain is the only acceptable solution for a person who experiences chronic pain. The problem is that when analgesics, tranquilizers, and other medications are not adjusted appropriately, the brain eventually stops producing feel-good chemicals in response to feel-good experiences.
Women are more likely to relapse because they experience more acute cravings than men.
When women stop finding joy in the people and experiences that used to make them the happiest, this isn’t a character defect or personal weakness; it’s the result of not having their medication adjusted appropriately. Long term use of drugs like oxycodone, fentanyl and Xanax impairs people’s ability to develop insight and coping skills. It can also cause people to use meth, cocaine, and other stimulants to stay awake. At the same time, people who develop an addiction to stimulants often need sedatives to sleep. Recovery may feel insurmountable, but we can help.
Even people who follow their doctors’ instructions to the letter are at risk of developing a chemical dependence. While some women choose to enter inpatient hospitalization to get help managing medications, at Crestview, we find that many women are happier in a more homelike environment. Our high-end treatment setting offers a partial hospitalization program without the hospital. It will make sense when you get here.
Is a Portland Drug Rehab Right for Me?
If you feel that casual drinking or drug use is turning into chemical dependence, confronting the issue is the first step to overcoming it. We offer gender-specific houses at Crestview because many women feel safer living in a group of women. While not all of our programs are gender-specific, we find that many women are more comfortable being open in groups of other women who have experienced similar circumstances.
If you are concerned about the following issues, our treatment center can help:
This is a wonderful treatment center, this place saved my life. Treatment is what you make of it, some people just aren’t ready to get sober. However, if you are genuinely ready to give recovery an honest chance this treatment is the perfect place to go.
– Logan K.
Mental Health Takes Time
Chemical dependence, addiction, alcoholism, and other types of compulsive behavior cannot be cured overnight. Our women’s drug treatment program at Crestview offers the counseling options that have proven to be effective for others, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Group therapy and life skills
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Trauma-informed therapy