Alcohol Rehab Centers
Being a woman in the modern era and living a relatively “regular” life is already hard enough as it is. By nature, women, in general, have to face a roller coaster of physical and emotional experiences on a regular basis. Although not all, most women have to endure PMS (premenstrual syndrome), which typically includes symptoms like abdominal cramps and breast pain, food cravings, as well as feeling irritable, depressed, and moody. Aside from this monthly predicament, women also have to face a whole range of other personal issues in the family, workplace, and social settings.
We here at Her House Rehab, appreciate and recognize the various difficulties that afflict women. On a deeper level, we also understand how difficult it can be for women alcoholics. If you, or the important women in your life, happen to be afflicted with alcohol addiction, we offer alcohol treatment for women.
Understanding Women Alcoholics
To truly help women overcome their alcohol addiction, it is imperative to first be able to grasp and deeply understand their individual natures and histories – factors which are collectively very different from men’s. Furthermore, women are also more prone to experiencing emotional and physical mistreatment than men. This fact is backed by research contributed to the Child Abuse and Neglect publication, wherein sexual abuse reports reached 27 percent in women versus 16 percent in men. Moreover, that is based only on statistics. Sadly, the actual unreported rates are even higher due to shame and embarrassment, not to mention the social stigma that comes along with being victims of such atrocious crimes. It is no wonder women fall into the ugly habit of substance abuse.
Alcohol Rehab for Women
Many women alcoholics find themselves in the throes of addiction because they’re trying to cope with a chronic or one-time trauma such as depression or PTSD. Failure to address the trauma that might have initially pushed these women into alcohol will increase their chances of relapsing back into alcohol abuse (and usually with a vengeance) in the future. In other words, if the cause of the alcohol addiction remains unaddressed, the tendency to go back to their old habits is more substantial.
Furthermore, according to research published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, recovering women alcoholics tend to be more ashamed and depressed, while their male counterparts tend to be more detached. Emotional withdrawal can be easier for men, but this is not the case for women, especially when many women display a heightened sense of self-blame. The shame and embarrassment that comes with the abuse can prevent them from voluntarily entering treatment. Alternatively, if they do finally assent due to coaxing from family and loved ones, the very same shame and embarrassment may become their biggest stumbling blocks in the recovery process. By being too embarrassed to open up and share the significant details of the particular underlying cause of their addiction, the sensitive healing process might yet end up incomplete and thus not as effective. Entering an individualized treatment program for alcohol rehab for women significantly removes these barriers.
This empathic understanding of women is what makes Her House your best choice among other alcohol treatment centers for women. We believe in getting at the cause of addiction (the suppressed emotions, frustrations, and depression) and not just addressing and providing relief for the symptoms (which is simply like putting Band-Aid on a fractured bone, or taking pain relievers for a cancerous growth).
How Alcohol Treatment for Women Could Change Your Life for the Better
Her House’s alcohol addiction treatment exclusively for women intends to effectively address what other mixed-gender rehabs lack considerably. Meeting the particular needs of women and caring for them appropriately and sensitively are the basic make-up of our healing strategy towards a successful recovery.
Withdrawal from alcohol is a medical emergency which can be life-threatening. Because of this we prefer to begin the treatment process with medically supervised detox. Our experienced staff will help you through the difficult process as comfortably as possible. After detox, you’ll enter one of our women’s-only houses to begin treatment in earnest.
Using group therapy, experiential therapy, planned exercise and nutrition plans, and individualized one-one-one sessions, and employing the tenets of 12 Step programs, alcohol addiction treatment at Her House is an all-encompassing, holistic approach to recovery.
Our alcohol treatment includes psychotherapy sessions that could help women deal with:
- Shame and low self-esteem
- Anger and temper issues
The types of approach we use are sensitively tailored to reach out to various types of women, considering the different degrees of willingness, cooperation, and communication readiness of each individual. Dr. Karen Dodge, who has written many women’s addiction books, notes that healing in women is considerably faster when done in a positive and supportive environment. Compared to the more conventional private approach, the process of encouraging “relational growth” (to trust and share with fellow women alcoholics) dramatically empowers women and reaps more positive results.
Also, according to the Journal of American College Health, alcohol is usually introduced to a woman’s lifestyle during her college years. Peer pressure, social acceptance, and failed relationships are to blame. In other words, drinking sessions are almost equal to intimate conversations of the heart where a group of girlfriends can open up their vulnerable sides to one another. We wish to simulate that very same environment of feeling supported and encouraged to speak out openly yet safely, minus the alcohol.