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Written By Legacy Healing Center - Feb 18 2021
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When it comes to life in general, giving men and women the same access to services makes perfect sense. But when it comes to addiction treatment and recovery, taking a one-size-fits-all approach can be counterproductive.
The fact is that women’s addiction treatment can have some powerful benefits for female addicts, their family members, and everyone else who cares about them. Whether you are the addict in question or seeking help for someone you love, you owe it to yourself to explore the power of single-sex treatment.
Struggling with an addiction or substance use disorder entails an enormous challenge for anyone, regardless of age, income level, or gender. That is undoubtedly true, but it is also true that women face some unique challenges as they embark on their recovery journey, including many obstacles their male counterparts often don’t face.
For starters, many female addicts are custodial parents, struggling to care for their children while trying to overcome their dependence on alcohol and drugs. This juggling act is a huge challenge and in many cases, a significant impediment to getting help.
Those single mothers may fear that seeking treatment will mean losing access to their children, but those parental fears are not the only obstacles women face. Many women with a history of substance abuse also experience other kinds of abuse, from sexual exploitation in childhood to ongoing domestic violence as an adult. For drug treatment to be effective, it needs to address these personal histories, giving female addicts the time, space, and necessary support to heal.
Women face some unique challenges as they embark on their recovery journey, but they do not have to face those obstacles alone. By choosing a female-centered treatment program, women who suffer from substance use disorder and a history of drug and alcohol abuse can gain several essential benefits.
There are many advantages to seeking treatment tailored to your gender, and you should not be afraid to demand this type of treatment. When you choose to heal in a supportive sex-segregated environment, you can enjoy these significant benefits:
Women face some unique challenges in treating alcohol and drug dependencies, healing in a supportive environment surrounded by other women who can relate can be critical to their long-term recovery.
The fact that so many women who suffer from substance use disorder are also parents introduces yet another challenge, one that women-only treatment centers are uniquely able to address.
Many female addicts are also victims of abuse, from spouses and romantic partners, as well as parents and fellow addicts going through struggles of their own. Choosing to heal in a female-centered environment can provide women with a large degree of personal safety, so they can focus on overcoming their addictions.
Having a thorough understanding of rehab and detox is critical for counselors, but so is recognizing the root causes of that substance abuse. The caring counselors at Legacy Healing Center are true professionals with a deep understanding of addiction, from the disease’s root causes to its aftermath.
Women may face some unique medical challenges as they heal from their drug addictions, including preexisting gynecological illnesses and past traumas. At Legacy Healing Center, our staff consists of medical professionals who can provide the ongoing support female patients need to stay safe and comfortable throughout the entire detox process.
If you are tired of struggling with the demands of your drug addiction and fears of your family being torn apart, we have the answers you need. Whether you have been addicted to alcohol and drugs for many years or just a short time, our caring counselors stand ready to help you heal in mind, body, and spirit.
At Legacy Healing Center, we understand the unique obstacles female addicts face as they walk the road from addiction to recovery, and we are here to help you meet those challenges head-on. The guidance you need to begin the healing is just a phone call away, and we encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call today. When you call, we will walk you through the admissions process, including planning your stay while taking care of your children. We will provide you the tools you need to build strong coping skills when you return home to your family.