The most important part of choosing a rehab program is finding one that is supportive of your unique needs. Seeking treatment requires vulnerability. To be open and honest, you have to feel comfortable and safe in your surroundings. To get the most out of treatment, you need to trust the staff and the group of people around you.
There are three specific areas in which women’s only rehab programs excel: understanding the difference between men and women regarding addiction, knowing how to support women in their unique circumstances, and creating a safe environment for women to be open as they go through recovery.
At Northern Illinois Recovery Center, we offer life-saving treatment programs specially tailored to the needs of women. Our caring, experienced staff are ready to walk with you on your recovery journey and offer support at every step. To learn more about the benefits of women-only rehab programs, please call 855.786.1978 or fill out an online intake form.
3 Benefits of Women-only Rehab Programs
Understanding Gender-Specific Rehab
Women face different psychological and physical challenges when working towards sobriety. Addiction can affect women in dramatically different ways than it affects men. Women need different support in their recovery. They need personalized therapy options that will address their unique responsibilities and help them heal from shame or low self-worth. Women may need special support and understanding as they navigate trauma and loss.
Most importantly, women must feel safe and secure. Many women in recovery have experienced different forms of intimidation and abuse, including sexual assault or other violence. Women’s only rehab programs offer a nurturing environment that gives women a safe space to open up about their lives and addiction. Gender-specific rehab programs allow women to address their addiction and begin to heal their bodies and minds in a safe, nurturing environment.
Understanding Women’s Addiction and Addiction Recovery
Women face different social challenges when working towards sobriety. Medical detox and treatment are not enough to give women a chance at a healthy life free of substance abuse. A good program supports women in all aspects of their lives, including what physical and psychological factors contributed to their substance abuse and what they will need to live free of addiction for the rest of their lives. This may include things like:
- Financial issues
- Childcare or child custody issues
- Addiction aftercare or sober living
- Ongoing therapy or support groups
- Addiction coaching
- Holistic treatment options
- Dual diagnosis treatment programs
Creating a Safe Space in Group Therapy
Group therapy is an important component of most women’s rehab programs. In addition to individual counseling, group therapy provides additional support from other women who understand addiction and recovery. Group therapy also helps create a sense of community. The support of other women, both during and after rehab, is an important relapse prevention tool.
The safe, nurturing environment of women’s only group therapy allows women to be open and honest without having to navigate deeply held societal gender norms while men are present. Staff who lead these group sessions are also aware of women’s issues and can guide them as they delve deeper into these topics. The safety of these groups creates vulnerability, which can lead to more thoughtful, open therapy sessions.
Learn More About Women-only Rehab at Northern Illinois Recovery Center
At Northern Illinois Recovery Center, we offer many different programs to help you recover from addiction. We want to support you in your recovery so that you can lead a healthy, self-directed life. Our programs include:
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient programming
- Outpatient drug rehab center
- Addiction aftercare
- Telehealth rehab program
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Sober living program
If you are ready to start the journey towards recovery or want more information, reach out to the Northern Illinois Recovery Center staff by calling 855.786.1978.