Women Drug Rehab And Alcohol Treatment in CA
The effects of Drugs Can Be Stronger On Women, Because Of This Detox Can Be Harder, Let Us Help You
Millions of women in the country are in need of treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. Many of these women need help but will fail to receive it. Like men, there are distinct reasons why women fall prey to addictive behaviors. Some of these reasons include the roles the play in society, which are often gender-based. There is also the fact that women have a
different psychological makeup than men.
Women and Drug Addiction
There are a number of reasons for addiction; some worth scientific examination. Women produce more estrogen than men, and the effect that estrogen has on certain drugs can offer a clue. Estrogen levels, changes, have an effect on cocaine and amphetamines. When a woman’s estrogen levels are lower, they can experience quicker gratification when taking drugs or drinking alcohol. Women also have a smaller body mass, which means men have a bit more tolerance. Another factor is that women can drink more before feeling the effects of alcohol, because they have more fat to store drugs and alcohol. They can drink longer, which makes them privy to the dangers of alcohol and drugs being released later into their blood. Naturally, their slower metabolic rate allows them to absorb drugs and alcohol at a slower rate than men on average.
Women, of course, have different societal roles. Their expectations also differ from those of men. The world has stereotyped women as being more passive in nature and less aggressive, and willing to take fewer risks. This may not be true in reality, but it places women at a disadvantage that creates much stress. Women who become addicted to drugs or alcohol are frowned upon in ways that men do not have to experience. For many women, an omission of addiction can lead to greater feelings of guilt, followed by feelings of low self-esteem, which can magnify their desire to abuse alcohol or drugs.
At Sprout Health California Detox, we fully understand the double standards that women must deal with, and how those standards can lead to addiction and a reluctance to seek treatment. As such, we provide a number of options to help women achieve sobriety.
Once an individual is accepted into our program, detox can begin. It can be a challenge for many so we monitor their condition very closely. Patients are required to remain at the facility 24/7. Note that any patient is free to leave at any time. However, it is our sincerest hope that patients will see their program through to the end. While detox is extremely helpful, it is not the end of the program. We also provide individual, group, and family counseling. Families can be one the most important elements in helping their loved one get back on the road to permanent recovery. Behavioral therapy insights can also help individuals to make the connection between their thoughts and actions.
Less intense than inpatient treatment, it provides patients with more freedom to return home after their daily session is over. Their treatments are just as thorough and effective. It is just that the patient has proven they have more control over their addiction.
At Sprout Health California Detox, we can provide other therapies that can help individuals achieve long-term sobriety. These include art therapy, equine assisted therapy, meditation, acupuncture, and yoga. These and a comprehensive follow up plan that keeps you connected to groups like Alcoholic Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous can help you remain sober for a lifetime.
Realizing sobriety is not easy for many. It takes commitment and a mind that can identify and avoid triggers that can lead to relapse. This is largely the purpose of our cognitive therapies. Patients learn a great deal about their addiction, its causes, and how they can abstain from abusing drugs or alcohol going forward.
Patients can also engage the following rules to remain sober:
- Take things one day at a time
- Get connected with a solid support system
- Listen to yourself, and not your addiction
- Set goals that you can follow
- Manage stressful situations and events
- Find a truer purpose in life
If you or a loved one is in need of addiction treatment, contact our treatment facility today to learn more about what it takes to enroll in our program. All our staff members are dedicated to the patient’s full recovery. They have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the best treatment protocols available.