The fallout of addiction affects women in different ways than men. While men may be more prone to falling into substance abuse, women often fall harder and have more trouble getting clean. At Crestview Recovery women’s rehab program in Bend OR, we put the focus on issues women face while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It’s a safe sanctuary for female clients looking to start taking the first steps toward overcoming addiction.
Substance Abuse in Women
More and more women are becoming addicted to substances like heroin, crack, and methamphetamine. It’s believed by some that past failures to include women in clinical research on substance abuse led to a failure to properly address their issues. That led to changes that included gender-specific issues in ongoing studies related to substance abuse.
Another possible contributing factor to growing addiction issues among women is an increase in their numbers in positions of power. Many women also find themselves the primary caretaker and breadwinner in the family while still having primary responsibility when it comes to childcare. That extra responsibility may lead to a desire to find relief through chemical means.
Some physicians overlook the possibility of substance abuse in women, focusing on other biological issues. They may offer them prescriptions to relieve stress and anxiety. Women then find themselves growing more dependent on those medications just to get through the day.
Those prescribed drugs may act as a gateway to harder drugs like opioids. Women tend to become addicted to drugs and alcohol in a shorter period than men.
Trauma and Addiction
Many women clients come into the Crestview Recovery’s Bend OR drug rehab center suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. It can result from childhood abuse, mistreatment by partners, or being victims of sexual abuse. Self-medication becomes the vehicle through which they manage their issues. That leads to them never receiving a formal diagnosis and treatment for underlying mental health disorders.
Participating in a women’s rehab program offers them the opportunity to work with therapists who understand the effect of trauma on women. Crestview Recovery offers a variety of different treatments and therapies that help female clients work through and overcome past traumatic experiences.
Without treatment, women may end up suffering from physical issues related to their cardiovascular system. They could also end up in the emergency room or possibly dying of a drug overdose. Continued substance abuse during pregnancy could lead to congenital deformities in their babies. Admission to our Bend OR women’s rehab center can help women learn to cope with life without resorting to drug or alcohol use.
Women’s Rehab Center
Women typically experience feelings of shame when it comes to their addiction. They don’t want their peers and family to find out how far they’ve fallen. There’s also the fear of losing the respect of work colleagues and putting their career in jeopardy. Those worries keep them from seeking out help, which could imperil their health and their life.
Crestview Recovery’s Oregon women’s rehab center in Bend allows women to get to the core of their addiction issues. That includes exploring the possibility of having underlying mental health disorders exacerbating their substance use.
The combination of traditional and holistic therapy options allows women to chart an individualized course of treatment. Some of the programs offered by Crestview Recovery include:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Mindfulness Meditation Therapy
- Sexual Health in Recovery
- Trauma Therapy
- Yoga Therapy
At Crestview Recovery’s women’s rehab center, female clients learn to combat any feelings of hopelessness that come up during treatment. Committing to goals during therapy helps them learn skills that let them handle triggers that could lead to relapse while in the outside world.
If you or a loved one are ready to put in the work needed to gain a better life, call Crestview Recovery at 866.262.0531.