Inpatient rehab is a space that helps women and men find healing from addiction. They can detox, join recovery groups, and begin to put their lives together. Outpatient rehab is different in that men and women come from their homes to space and receive treatment. Depending on the type of rehab, those that serve women only can be of great service to those needing help with the challenge of addiction. If they can find a treatment center that is supportive of their needs, they often thrive more than in a mixed company, depending on many factors.
Women who are not able to live comfortably at home with loved ones, or need time and space away, may find being in residential rehab more settling. They can separate from daily activities and stresses to focus on rehab. Inpatient rehab may be beneficial for women experiencing:
- Polydrug use
- Mental health disorders
- Lack of support at home
- Lack of transportation to and from rehab
- History of severe complications during withdrawal
- History of not complying with facility
Inpatient settings help women feel safer and supported so they can discuss things they may not normally discuss in front of others.
Many women’s only facilities often treat common addictions that afflict so many women, including heroin, alcohol, cocaine, opioids, marijuana, and other drugs. They approach it from a perspective of female-centric drug use that looks at why women use drugs, why they use certain types of drugs, and how drug use impacts them uniquely as women (including as mothers, grandmothers, caretakers, survivors of trauma, etc). Some of their unique needs might include:
- Relationships, behavioral issues, low self-esteem, feelings of disconnection, power dynamics, feelings of not being heard, abuse, or violence
- Family influences: many women raised in households where the abuse took place to encounter those in adulthood and need support by getting away from those familial relationships
- Partner relationships: they may gear themselves towards damaging relationships because they lack support and need time to learn how to be individuals with autonomy and a healthy sense of self
- Sexuality: finding a way to explore healthy sexuality after assault, abuse, body image issues, and other things can help women focus on just their own healing without being traumatized by other men in group settings
- Parenting: taking care of children can be addressed in rehab so they have the ability to go home as better caregivers
- Different mental health focus: women can focus on the unique way they experience mental health issues and find support for it amongst other women
Rehab for women works when the woman is ready to admit the need for help. When she is ready to focus on rehab and has a positive attitude about maintaining her status as clean and sober, she will be ready. Seeking treatment is advisable as soon as the woman feels ready. A willing family member or people should be there to support them if possible so they feel they are not alone. Women thrive when they have a strong support network to boost them up.
Oceanfront will help you kick an addiction to the curb with our premier beachfront community in Laguna Beach. We have women’s only programs for those who desire to give this a try and find hope. Call us to find out how we can help you navigate addiction recovery: 888-981-4295