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Drug and alcohol addiction is an issue that doesn’t discriminate, affecting women and men alike. In a government report it was revealed that more than a third of people seeking treatment are men but, “in the alcohol only group the divide is smaller with men making up 58% and women 42%.”Though addiction can strike anyone, the reasons behind them are many and factors such as gender can have a big effect on the source and impact of addiction.
Rehabilitation is a vital weapon against drug or alcohol addiction and creating environments to encourage women to seek help is part of Rehab Clinics Group vision.
As a woman considering addiction treatment, you need to make sure that the treatment programs available are right for you and take into consideration the circumstances around being a woman in society today.
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Rehab Clinics Group are leading UK based experts in alcohol rehabilitation treatment. Find out how we can help you recover and get your life on track by getting in touch with our friendly team today. You can either call our confidential helpline on 0800 470 0382 or request a call back straight away by clicking on the below form.
Benefits of Rehab for Women
Finding treatment centres that are female-only or have a treatment plan that contains female-only aspects brings many benefits to women wanting to start their recovery journey.
A Safe and Secure Space
Situations that sometimes push women into addiction are domestic abuse and sexual assault. Usually, these acts are perpetrated by men and victims of such crimes may be unwilling or afraid to completely open up whilst men are present. Women who experience such brutality require an environment that is safe and will help them explore the reasons behind their addiction. If women or anyone for that matter feel unsafe at treatment centres, they are more likely to end their time there and not get better.
Different Approach to Treatment
Women are physically different to men, so the physical effects of addiction are not the same and the same course of treatment cannot be applied. As the substances and bodies interact differently, the detox to flush them out may have to be different. More specific treatments for women means that they will be more effective and have a greater chance at being long-lasting and preventing relapse and a possible return to drug or alcohol rehab.
Therapy Based Around Gender-Specific Issues
As stated, when alluding to creating a safe and secure space at rehab, the therapy undergone by women may need to be different. Issues such as eating disorders, domestic abuse, motherhood and being a female are issues that women struggle with. In an all-women environment, the setting will be more supportive and understanding. There are some things that male counterparts may not truly have the knowledge or experience to help with.
Greater Sense of Understanding
Amongst women and led by female support workers there will be a greater sense of understanding to your experiences. This understanding can bring with it support that continues throughout alcohol and drug rehab and even beyond.
Treatment Options for Women
Through a combination of medical and therapeutic treatment, women that attend Rehab Clinics Group treatment centres gain access to effective, industry-leading help and support.
Through a thorough detoxification process, your body will be weaned off the substances you are addicted to – allowing your body to begin to heal itself and end the physical dependency. Medication is administered to ease withdrawal symptoms where you will be looked after by medical professionals. Though detoxing is stressful, knowing you are being cared for will relieve a lot of the worries associated with this step of recovery.
The bulk of your time in rehab will be spent in therapy. Whether this is in individual sessions or group therapy – the work you do in these meetings is where you will start to uncover the reasons behind your addiction and learn to fight back.
The therapy options we provide are expansive including evidence-based treatments such as CBT and DBT. Combining this with holistic therapies such as acupuncture, art therapy and low-level laser therapy allows you to experience a comprehensive addiction treatment that you might not get at other rehab centres.
Beyond Rehab – Aftercare & Relapse Prevention
What comes immediately after completing a rehab program is an essential part of a woman’s recovery. Unfortunately, women are more likely to experience stronger cravings after getting sober and thus more likely to relapse.
Rehab Clinics Group understands that this initial period after residential rehab and so offers a free 12-month aftercare plan. Created by our aftercare specialist, this plan acts as a recovery roadmap – laying out achievable goals and markers to aim for.
Aftercare revolves around attending weekly support meetings. We can help you find women-only support meetings if that is what you prefer and are used to and where you feel safe.
Through these meetings, you will continue the work that began in rehab and develop your coping techniques to deal with addiction triggers and stressors that you will surely encounter in everyday life.
Amongst your peers, hopefully, you will build a wider support network that can guide you through the hard times and keep you accountable – upholding standards so that everyone remains dedicated to being free of alcohol and/or drug addiction.
Attending support meetings and therapy after rehab is a major part of relapse prevention and help you live a life free of substance abuse.
Find Out More Now
If you are a woman and looking to find out more about the treatment services at Rehab Clinics Group, you can reach a member of our team at 03301 596 494 or go to the website and fill out the contact form. If you are ready to start your journey to long term recovery, our admissions process is swift and we can get you into a rehab facility in just a few days.