Addiction affects people from all walks of life. Both men and women struggle with various types of addiction and co-occurring disorders, like depression. For women, addiction may stem from sexual trauma, social pressure, motherhood, and challenges unique to the female experience. Many women abusing alcohol and drugs may attempt to detox at home. They often hide drug use from loved ones and don’t ask for help. This can lead to relapse, increased substance abuse, and overdose. Both addiction and attempting to overcome addiction alone can be lonely. A women’s rehab program can provide a safe, inclusive space to detox and recover among other women.
If you or a woman in your life needs addiction support, call Baltimore Detox Center today at 833.714.1575. You can learn about our intimate, Baltimore-based women-only rehab programs.
What Is a Women’s Rehab Program?
Gender-specific treatment programs are increasingly popular. A women’s rehab program brings women struggling with substance abuse together. Many women may not seek treatment from mix-gender programs because they feel unsafe. Women’s rehab programs, however, create a safe space where women can talk about their issues affecting addiction. Most women feel more comfortable recovering in the company of other women. Solidarity with other women also provides clients and residents with perspective. Many women find their problems and addiction triggers are similar to other women’s experiences. This can shift how they view, treat, and live with addiction. Aspects of women’s only rehab include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Nutrition counseling
- Family therapy
- Specialized alternative therapies like yoga, art, and EMDR therapy
Women’s rehab centers allow women to be themselves without fear of judgment. Without the societal pressures of parents, children, and spouses, women have the opportunity to heal together. This opportunity for vulnerability can build resilience for strong and long-last sobriety.
Is Gender-Specific Treatment Right For Me?
In most cases, a gender-specific treatment program allows clients to be more relaxed. For many women, their addiction triggers and underlying causes of substance abuse stem from societal expectations and violence against women. A women’s only space can be a safe way for women to connect, share, and tell their stories without judgment. They can also build lasting relationships centered on sobriety. Gender-specific rehab might be right for you if:
- You lack strong connections with women.
- You feel uncomfortable around men.
- You’re a survivor of sexual abuse.
- You want to redefine your experience as a woman.
- You seek connection with other mothers.
- You’re a survivor of domestic abuse.
- You prefer the company of other women.
- You like working with female doctors and therapists.
- You’re not sure you know other women battling addiction.
It’s hard to go wrong with gender-specific rehab programs. For both men and women, gender-specific treatment can ease social pressures and create a safe space for healing. While society may place unrealistic and toxic expectations on women, a women’s-only rehab facility can help women regain their strength together.
Recover with Baltimore Detox Center Today
Today, women often feel that they have to face challenges alone. Becoming a super mom or a boss babe can be stressful. Both childhood trauma and violence against women have made addiction among women common. If you or a woman you love needs addiction recovery support, know you are not alone. There are women waiting to support you today at Baltimore Detox Center. Our private residential facility is one of the first freestanding detox centers in the city. We specialize in dual diagnosis treatment for holistic healing. With a focus on women’s only and men’s only programs, our gender-specific treatment can help you recover from drugs or alcohol today. Call us at 833.714.1575 to learn what our women’s rehab program can do for you.