While rehab is a necessary part of recovery from drug addiction, it may be hard deciding which type of rehab is best for you. Depending on your circumstances, you might want to consider a gender-specific drug rehab program. Many women benefit from the environment of a women’s rehab program, but how does it differ from a co-ed rehab? And how does it benefit women?
Empowering and Uplifting
One of the most difficult parts of drug rehab is regaining a sense of trust and confidence in yourself. Sometimes, it may seem like you’re all alone in the experiences or struggles that you’re facing. In a women’s rehab program, you’ll be surrounded by women who experience similar problems and situations, so you can assure yourself that you’re not alone during your journey.
An environment full of women who have similar experiences also allows women to enlighten one another and empower each other to make it through difficult times. When a precedent for understanding, support, and empowerment establishes itself in a women’s rehab program, clients in the program are more likely to develop confidence faster than those in other rehabs.
A Safe Space
Many women in a drug rehab program may have dealt with a traumatic experience or circumstance that makes it difficult for them to be around men. During their time in a women’s rehab program, clients can recover without encountering stressful people or situations.
A women’s rehab program is also a safe space to discuss sensitive topics or issues, allowing clients to be more open with themselves and one another. Women may have a hard time openly discussing topics of sexual assault or domestic violence in co-ed environments. However, in a women’s only program, clients can feel confident that their emotions, experience, and thoughts are valid and understood. Open communication and trust is the first step to developing lifelong friendships that can help prevent relapse and addiction in the future.
One of the most important reasons for enrolling in a drug rehab program is to meet other people going through the same struggles as you. In your home environment, the problems and emotions you’re struggling with may make you feel isolated. In a drug rehab facility, everyone is working on recovery together and supporting each other in ways that aren’t possible on your own.
Also, recovery doesn’t end when you leave the facility. You’re in recovery for the rest of your life and every day is a battle against relapse. This isn’t a battle you have to fight alone. By enrolling in a women’s rehab program, you’ll make connections that will support you for a lifetime.
Women’s Rehab Program at Denver Recovery
Choosing a gender-specific rehab program may be the extra support you need to overcome your addiction. At Denver Recovery Center in Colorado, we offer men’s and women’s rehab programs alongside evidence-based and holistic therapy options for a comprehensive recovery experience. Denver Recovery offers therapy options such as:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Outdoor therapy
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
At Denver Recovery, we understand that everyone’s experience with addiction and substance abuse is different. That’s why we encourage clients to discover what combination of substance abuse treatment and therapy works for them. Regardless of which programs they choose, Denver Recovery will be there to support them every step of the way.