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Addressing Differences in Drug Rehab for Women

Drug rehab centers take a different approach when treating woman.

Drug rehab centers take a different approach when treating woman.

Women respond differently to treatment than men do and this is why some rehab centers are not co-ed. Differences in men and women, differences in the way that we respond to treatment and differences in the reasons why men and women use drugs make a one size fits all approach to treatment for both men and women will never work. Drug rehab centers for women address the significant differences between men and women to provide a unique approach to treatment that truly works.

Why Women Use Drugs

Research and studies show that women use drugs for very different reasons than men. Often times, women use drugs because they have been abused physically or sexually in the past or because they are currently in a situation in which they are suffering abuse. As many as 70% of women who use drugs report using the drugs because they are trying to overcome or cover up pain associated with sexual abuse, physical abuse or trauma.

While men often use drugs for similar reasons, the number of men who are addicted to drugs as a result of sexual abuse is typically far lower. Additionally, men do not typically admit to the sexual abuse and are often addicted to drugs for other reasons such as stress, trauma or another cause.

Rehab Centers for Women Build Trust

Women who have been abused either as children or as adults need a way to overcome the lack of trust that the abuse causes. Some of the ways that trust can be built for women in drug rehab centers is by providing them with a sense of community and understanding when in treatment. Rehab centers that provide only treatment for women can help women to feel comfortable, safe and secure while they are getting the mental and physical help that they need to overcome addiction.

Women Only Rehab Centers Address Various Conditions

Rehab Centers for women do not only address addiction to drugs or alcohol. They take into account a number of other factors that could be causing problems mentally, physically and emotionally for the woman in treatment. Family issues are discussed and most times family therapy as well as relationship therapy is provided in women’s rehab centers. Additionally, a treatment program for women will also take into account the need for relapse prevention, the cultural components of a woman’s treatment and other conditions such as eating disorders, problems with image, sexual behavior and parenting concerns. Many of these conditions are not treated or tend to be overlooked in a co-ed rehab center.

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Pregnancy and Rehab

It is an unfortunate fact that a large number of pregnant women abuse drugs or alcohol during their pregnancy. Although there are different reasons for this the outcome is generally the same. That is why there are rehab centers that cater specifically to pregnant women and their offspring. Why Drug Abuse and Pregnancy Drug abuse….

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10 Reasons you Do Not Want to Go Through Withdrawal Alone

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is always good to have a support network while you go through withdrawal. Although every individual is different, there are some common reasons why you do not want to go through withdrawal alone. 1. Everything is Harder on Your Own Although it might not always seem….

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5 Signs You Need Drug Rehab

Drug rehab isn’t a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.

It is never too late to seek help for addiction but if you wait too long the chances of irreparable damage being cause as a result of your addiction increase significantly. If you are not sure whether you need drug rehab or not consider this – if you have tried to stop using on your own and….

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How Family Members can Support the Recovering Addict

Recovering addicts need to have their family for support.

Do you have a loved one who is recovering from drug or alcohol addiction? Addiction has been known to cause significant strains on families and can be a very difficult situation to deal with. When a family member is recovering from addiction there are some things that you can do to help out and support the….

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All About the Steps of Drug Rehab

It's time to look into drug rehab programs!

The process of addiction rehabilitation and getting sober differs from one patient to the next but there are always some similarities involved with each. For instance, everyone who decides to get sober will have to take steps to overcome physical dependence on drugs and to overcome psychological implications of the drug abuse. The steps of….

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Rehab, Relapse and the Road to Recovery

Relapse is a difficult subject to tackle because many people use it to invalidate all of the progress made during rehabilitation. If an addict has a slip or backslides, it is as if their previous hard work and abstinence goes out the window. But, the reality is that most people don’t seek treatment and immediately….

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Advantages of Long Term Drug Rehab

Long term drug rehab can help you on a deeper level!

If you’re considering drug rehab for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to consider which type of drug rehab is going to be most beneficial. There are many advantages to long term drug rehab versus a short, program. Most rehab centers provide a range of programs that can differ in length based largely in….

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Am I Struggling with a Dexedrine Addiction? When to Consider Treatment

Dexedrine belongs to the amphetamine class of drugs, commonly used to treat conditions involving sleep disorders, ADHD and weight problems. Like most all amphetamine-based drugs, Dexedrine stimulates chemical activities throughout the brain and central nervous system and speeds up bodily processes. This drug also comes with a high risk for abuse and addiction. If you’re….

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