The Importance of Gender-Specific Treatment
Substance abuse has a variety of root causes, and these causes differ depending on your personal background, environment, sexual preference, socioeconomic status and gender. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Scientists who study substance abuse in women have discovered that women who use drugs can have issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. In addition, women themselves describe unique reasons for using drugs, including controlling weight, fighting exhaustion, coping with pain, and attempts to self-treat mental health problems.”
There is no question that women face a unique set of challenges and issues when it comes to the development of substance abuse and the addiction recovery process. Gender-specific treatment — more specifically, our women’s rehab program — allows for a more in-depth focus on these issues. This ultimately paves the way for a more individualized addiction treatment experience.