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Lucida Treatment Center offers gender-specific rehab for women where they receive care tailored to their unique physical, mental, relational and spiritual needs. Our women’s addiction treatment center offers medical detox and rehab for women in a nurturing and supportive setting, allowing each client to focus on their own recovery without the distractions that can occur in co-ed treatment programs. At the same time, they benefit from supervised interactions with our male clients in certain co-ed groups and activities so that they’re prepared to sustain their recovery in a real-world environment after treatment.

The experienced Lucida care team also assesses and treats any co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, trauma, depression and other mood disorders. Using evidence-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR, clients learn essential skills for preventing relapse, developing healthy boundaries and relationships, and healing from shame and trauma. At our women’s rehab center, clients also develop new coping skills to support their recovery and attend 12-step support groups or alternative support groups such as SMART Recovery to begin building a long-term support network.

Women’s Unique Path to Addiction and Recovery

Men and women experience addiction and recovery in different ways, and we believe treatment needs to address those differences. For example:

Risk Factors: Women have unique risk factors that make them vulnerable to addiction. Substance abuse is frequently triggered by co-occurring mental health disorders, relationships, trauma, victimization and abuse, stress, and a troubled environment growing up. In many cases, women start drinking or using because they get introduced to it by a boyfriend or spouse. Hormonal changes also can contribute to addiction in women, and women tend to report more physical symptoms related to mental health disorders, including fatigue, nausea or loss of appetite, restlessness, and aches and pains.

Consequences: Women are less likely to struggle with addiction than men, but they experience more serious health and social consequences, and those consequences take effect more quickly than they do in men. For example, women get drunk faster and with fewer drinks than men. Addiction takes hold more quickly, despite the fact that women tend to use smaller amounts for a shorter period of time before ending up in treatment.

Treatment Outcomes: The good news is women who reach out for help tend to stay in treatment, have shorter relapse periods and are more willing than men to seek help after a relapse.

Start Your Recovery Today

Getting treatment for addiction is critical to improving your health and rebuilding your relationships. Take the first step today and reap the rewards of recovery for years to come. Call 844-874-8503.

This entry was posted on August 1, 2017 and modified on April 28, 2019