Inpatient Drug Rehab for Women

For women who are addicted to drugs, there are many reasons why one might want to enter an inpatient drug rehab facility specifically for women. Sometimes it can be more comfortable for women to be around the same sex when in recovery, and gender specific facilities can focus on issues specific to that gender.  While such facilities are not quite as common as those designed to accommodate both men and women, there is generally at least one in every major metropolitan area. To find one, start by searching the web, asking your doctor, or contacting a local support group.

Why do some people seek inpatient drug rehab for women? One of the main reasons is childcare. When a women is the primary caregiver for children, the idea of taking time away for addiction recovery is often prohibitive. For many women, it is just plain impossible. At many treatment facilities for women, there is on-site childcare that allows patients to spend time with their children every day.

Another major reason is that some women are simply more comfortable recovering in an environment that does not include men. There are any number of reasons why this may be. Some women are more comfortable around other women, some may have a history of abuse at the hands of men, and some may have certain medical needs that can best be accommodated by a female-oriented facility. In any event, there is nothing wrong with preferring a women-only environment if you feel it will benefit your recovery. That is the most important thing.

Aside from the gender factor, women-only inpatient drug rehab facilities are very much like standard facilities. There is a multistage process involving detox, counseling, stabilization, and aftercare, and there is therapy available to anyone who needs it. Meanwhile, many inpatient drug rehab facilities for women are associated with support groups that likewise cater exclusively to females. For many people, both male and female, gender-specific support groups are more comfortable than the alternatives. Many people find that they can only relax and be totally honest around people of their own gender. And again, if it benefits your recovery, there is nothing wrong with preferring a single-gender recovery path.

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