Drug and alcohol addiction treatment is a challenging process for anyone. When obtaining treatment for your needs, it is important for you to look for the right type of supportive environment for you. For women in recovery, that means choosing a location that can support you while in treatment and gives you the tools you need after you leave to get the help necessary. At Crestview Recovery, we are here for you now and in the months and years to come.
What Makes Women in Recovery Different?
Men and women have different wiring in their brains. What motivates one person does not motivate the other. What you think about, what is important to you, and what your goals are, remain very different than what they are for men. More so, women often have a different outlook on themselves and the world around them. What is so different?
Meeting the Needs of Their Family
Many women are likely to push off getting the care they need because of their family’s needs. In some situations, women spend a significant amount of their time helping and supporting their family members. Some women have no support, but they have a strong drive to meet the needs of their children even at their own expense.
Many Women Battle Mental Health Problems
Another key concern for many women is that they are more likely to struggle with mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder than men. Mental health disorders complication the addiction recovery process. They can make it very challenging for you to find a way to heal unless both the addiction and mental health needs are met at a dual diagnosis treatment center.
Women Are Often the Supporters
Another key concern lies in how women often become the individuals who support others. Yet, they often lack a lot of individual support for their needs. This makes them more prone to long-term use. Women may not reach out for help if they are in an abusive relationship because they fear the stigma of doing so. Then instead, they use drugs or alcohol to cover up those experiences.
Physically, They Need Different Support
Women are unlike men physically, and that means they need a different type and level of support. For example, balancing hormones and chemical needs are different for women than men. Women’s bodies are also different in terms of how they take in drugs and process them. It is very common for women to find themselves facing more physical challenges, including weight gain, during the recovery process. That can make it more challenging to stick with it.
Women in Recovery Need Different Support
Women in recovery need the right resources to support them. That is why they need a treatment program designed to meet their individual needs. At Crestview Recovery, we offer a separate women’s drug rehab program and residential treatment program. You’ll spend time working with other women going through the same struggles you are. Our team is committed to giving you the support you need to improve your health outcomes. That includes providing you with access to a range of treatment that’s right for you, as a woman. All you have to do is to reach out to us and start on the path to healing. Our programs include:
- Women’s alcohol rehab
- Outpatient drug rehab programs
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Dual diagnosis treatment
Call Crestview Recovery Now for Immediate Help
Women in recovery face some of the most intense challenges. Every day can seem impossible when you are using drugs and alcohol, too. That is why we’ve created a safe place for you to get the help and support you need at Crestview Recovery. Reach out to our team by calling 866.262.0531 and get into a program that can resolve your concerns.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.