The National Institute on Drug Abuse research suggests that men and women experience alcohol and drug addiction differently. Not only do they have different biological responses and co-morbid factors, but they also have separate reasons for turning to drugs and alcohol in the first place.
Therefore, it makes sense that men and women should receive separate treatment for substance abuse and addiction, treatment focused on their needs.
Women often feel more comfortable discussing deeply personal issues with other women.
Women also fear entering recovery because of the effect it may have on their children or partners and carry guilt for “abandoning” their families.
Women-only programs focus on:
- Body image
- Positive social behaviors
- Eating disorders
- Healthy relationships
- Hormonal issues
- Positive peer connections
Find a rehab that specializes in women’s only rehab groups.