No one knows what goes on in another person’s life. The challenges for women on the addiction recovery journey are generally much more difficult than the challenges for men. No one knows exactly why that is. What they do know is that women go through an addiction phenomenon known as telescoping. In terms of substance abuse, telescoping means women develop addictions faster than men. For that reason, women-only treatment centers serve the unique needs that women have during addiction recovery.
Substance abuse rehabilitation is a step-by-step process. Many women feel they don’t have the time or the resources to commit to rehab. However, if they choose to fight their substance abuse alone, it’s not likely they’ll achieve lifelong sobriety. It’s often just a matter of time before they start self-medicating with drugs or alcohol again.
Women Recovering Together
Finding a women-only treatment program gives women their first step forward. Women with addictions need individualized treatment. Many also need a program that offers support groups and programs for children and partners. A woman on a journey through substance abuse rehabilitation surely needs the support of her loved ones more than ever.
When you’re ready to start your recovery journey, reach out to us. The drama, pain, and negative consequences of addiction can end altogether. We don’t reserve treatment for the brave and heroic. Treatment can be effective for you, even if you feel despondent, hopeless, or scared. Life was meant for living, no matter the challenges women face. That’s what makes being a woman in recovery a beautiful thing.