It’s also believed that hormonal differences affect how women respond to substances. For example, women may be more sensitive to the effects of substances than men. They may also experience more cravings and be more likely to relapse after treatment.
Benefits of Women Only Addiction Treatment
We know that when a person engages in highly specialized treatment, the more likely they are to achieve lasting recovery. There is a variety of specialized approaches to addiction treatment that can address your unique needs, interests and goals. Gender-specific, women-only treatment is particularly useful.
In Immersion Recovery Center’s women-only addiction treatment program, women support other women on the journey toward lasting recovery. Healing involves a certain level of vulnerability, and women may not necessarily feel comfortable discussing such intensely personal issues in a co-ed setting. In women-only treatment, however, women feel safe and supported as they share their experiences with a group of people who also understand the pressures women face.