Addiction specialists have known for decades that men and women have different needs when it comes to substance use problems. Individuals of different genders have different relationships with different substances, and their bodies handle rehabilitation and recovery differently. To address this issue, at Alina Lodge, we offer gender-specific treatment. The idea is that when the genders are separated, each gender is likely to benefit. At the women’s rehab program at Alina Lodge, women struggling with addiction issues will discover a place where they can process their experiences in the presence of women who have similar sobriety goals. This kind of support can be enormously beneficial at every stage of recovery and is a compelling reason to consider our program in addiction treatment for women.
If you suspect that a women’s rehab center might be the right choice for you or someone you care about, reach out to Alina Lodge online or call us at 833.685.1700 to learn more about addiction treatment programs in New Jersey we offer.
Could I Benefit from a Women’s Rehab Program?
Women battling addiction need a safe space to discuss their substance use issues with other women. In the women’s rehab program at Alina Lodge, you will feel that sense of security the moment you enter. All-female groups can be particularly useful because they encourage openness on topics exclusive to women, like motherhood and children, and family and romantic relationships. Issues like sexual harassment and gender discrimination are also easier to discuss in a supportive, all-women setting.
A women’s rehab program like the one at Alina Lodge has more specific benefits as well. As tragic as it is, a high percentage of women who are struggling with substance use issues have experienced sexual violence and domestic abuse. These types of trauma can too often lead to unhealthy relationships with drugs and alcohol, especially when the trauma has resulted in depression, anxiety, or anger issues. Unfortunately, when a woman has suffered at the hands of a man, she can have trouble opening up and getting the help she needs in a group that contains men. This is precisely the reason the support and respect that women can find in a women’s rehab center can lead to effective recovery.
The interaction of substance abuse issues and mental health issues, often brought on by trauma, forms a potent and dangerous combination. Mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or anxiety can push a woman to abuse alcohol or drugs, leading to further feelings of anger, depression, or anxiety and creates a downward spiral. The co-occurrence of substance abuse issues with mental health issues is called dual diagnosis.
Some common symptoms of dual diagnosis include, but are not limited to:
- A sense of anxiety that can only be relieved through specific behaviors or actions
- Difficulty in forming or maintaining relationships due to mood swings or behavioral shifts
- Changes in sleep patterns such as insomnia or sleeping too much
- Dramatic shifts in mood or behavior
The highly trained and qualified staff at Alina Lodge is experienced in recognizing dual diagnosis. They will assess your needs and provide a continuum of care tailored to your specific challenges and help lead you towards recovery.
At Alina Lodge, you will find acceptance and kindness in the presence of strong, brave women who have had experiences similar to yours and who have similar recovery goals. And these relationships will continue to develop even after you have left our care.
The Advantages of a Women’s Rehab Center
In addition to the above, there are several specific benefits that our women’s rehab program in New Jersey has over more traditional mixed-gender programs. Among these are:
- An atmosphere of honesty, openness, and support among students and between staff and students
- A social support network that you will be able to count on even after you have left our facility
- Treatment plans that are customized to suit your needs
- An alumni program that will support you as you transition back into everyday life and rebuild
At our women’s rehab center in New Jersey, you will find what other substance use treatment programs lack: woman-centered, supportive, compassionate care. If you or someone close to you would benefit from this type of care — and especially if you have tried other kinds of care and have relapsed — consider reaching out to Alina Lodge today.
Contact Alina Lodge to Learn More
Not every treatment approach is right for every person struggling with substance use issues. At Alina Lodge, we have designed our program around giving patients the time and individual support they need to achieve lasting sobriety. At Alina Lodge, we can give you the tools you need to reclaim your life from drugs and alcohol. Reach out to us online today or call 833.685.1700 to learn more about what we can do for you.