Gender specific women’s rehabs cater to the needs of women struggling with addictions. Men and women experience addiction differently but many rehabilitation centers are male-oriented even though they treat both sexes.
It’s An Escape
Women, more often than men, turn to drugs or alcohol to escape the pain of a traumatic event or period in their life. Â For women who need to confront these issues, the caring, empathetic atmosphere at a women-only rehab center is vital. In group therapy situations, women may not feel comfortable discussing certain things around men but discovering why the drug or alcohol abuse started is the key to a successful recovery. Women with addiction problems resulting from trying to block out an abusive or violent situation will draw strength from seeing other women who learned new, healthier ways to cope.
Addiction is more of a social issue for women than it is for men
Society sees men who drink too much differently than women who drink too much. It may not be fair, but it is true. It is harder for women to admit they have a problem. Women tend to let financial concerns keep them from seeking the treatment they need to overcome their addiction. The money’s needed for kid’s school clothing, food, rent or other expenses. Women are expected to be the caregivers, the ones who spent money for their own care. If you find yourself like so many other women, putting off calling an addictions counselor because you feel like you cannot afford rehab, do not wait any longer. There are rehabs that accept payment plans or accept insurance; there are also low-cost options but you won’t know what rehab will cost until you pick up the phone and make the call.
Many women avoid getting the help they deserve because they are their children’s sole caregiver. Â Single moms fear making the call for help because they know they cannot commit to a residential treatment program. Not all women’s rehabs are residential; there are intensive outpatient programs that cater specifically to single moms and working women who cannot enter an inpatient program. There are even a few treatment facilities which allow Mothers to bring their children along with them to live on site and assist in taking care of them.
It is never too late too get help with Women’s Rehab
Understand that your addiction problem will not just go away. If you have a severe addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may need residential rehab. Talk to an addictions counselor and see what your options are and find out what other women in your situation are doing to still meet family and work obligations while getting help. The truth is, if you have a severe addiction problem and you avoid rehab to care for your children or to keep your job, you are probably going to lose both to problems associated with your addiction if you don’t get help.
Call for help, talk to someone about your options and then you will feel so much better. You will not be judged; someone will help you find the women’s rehab that meets your specific needs.