what to look for in a women's rehab center

What to Look for in a Women’s Rehab Center

Women face unique circumstances and challenges while in rehab and during their recovery. Some of these hurdles are due to the physical differences between men and women and factors like pregnancy, motherhood, and a history of trauma that can make treatment difficult. This is why a dedicated women’s addiction treatment center can be more effective…

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Benefits of a Women’s Rehab Program

Biological and psychological differences between men and women exist. With that in mind, many addiction treatment providers offer gender-specific programs to provide the best possible environment and structure to support recovery. Clearly, overcoming addiction is not easy. However, the benefits of a women’s rehab program can make a meaningful difference for a person’s ability to…

how alcohol abuse effects women

How Alcohol Abuse Affects Women

Alcohol abuse affects women and men differently. Men more often abuse alcohol or at least use it in larger amounts. That sometimes leads to alcohol’s impact on women being downplayed or ignored. In fact, the gap in alcohol usage and abuse between men and women has narrowed in recent years. Furthermore, biological differences in women…

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The Right Addiction Treatment Program for Moms

One of the biggest reported barriers among women to seeking treatment for addiction is childcare concerns. This is particularly true for single mothers. But many two-parent households could face similar childcare challenges if the mother enters treatment. Additionally, mothers oftentimes fear losing custody of their children if they enter rehab. Thankfully, many quality rehab programs…

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Living with an Alcoholic Spouse

Rarely does an alcohol addiction only affect the user. This is especially true in marriages or partnerships where one person is an alcoholic spouse. The first thing to remember is that their addiction is not your fault and not your responsibility to solve alone. It is possible to find a healthy balance between supporting a…

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How Addiction Affects Family Dynamics

Take a close look at your family. For many with addiction and family dynamics that are less than ideal, many factors are at play. Past trauma and difficult living arrangements could have pushed a person towards using these substances. Blame and guilt may be present. At the same time, family members may be frustrated with…