Self-respect and Addicted Women

Self-respect is a difficult thing to come by when you're addicted and sometimes also well into recovery. Men and women addicts share a lot of issues in this realm, but many are also gender specific. Our culture and society at large define gender roles to a large degree,  although we thankfully live in a time [...]

By | June 8th, 2015|Addiction, Codependecy, Guilt and Shame, Overcoming Addiction, Rehab for Women|Comments Off on Self-respect and Addicted Women

Needs of Women in Treatment

Women have different needs when it comes to treatment.  Just as each person has individual needs, it is well known that women and men are different.  There are known differences in treatment of addiction for men than for women.  Attention must be paid to the special needs of women, especially when it comes to treatment [...]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Addiction, Rehab for Women|Comments Off on Needs of Women in Treatment

Inspirational Quotes for Women

Inspirational quotes for women can motivate, support and comfort. Here are some for use in your meditations or as daily words of wisdom: “The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent [...]

By | May 15th, 2015|Inspirational Quotes, Recovery, Rehab for Women|Comments Off on Inspirational Quotes for Women

Women and the Stigma of Addiction

Addicted women and men are both victims of addiction and in addiction. Their experiences are different in significant ways, however, due to the gender roles and gender biases in our culture. All in recovery have to adjust the boundaries they established in active addiction in order to get well and stay well. So many found [...]

By | May 13th, 2015|12 Step Recovery, Addiction, Recovery, Rehab for Women|Comments Off on Women and the Stigma of Addiction

Protecting Yourself in Recovery–for Women

Protecting yourself in recovery can seem very unfamiliar to a lot of people. Addiction distorts our sense of safety--physical, emotional and psychological. Our boundaries are non-existent or loose. The interactions we have with others can be considered unusual at best and often very dysfunctional, even extreme. Because addiction interferes with our judgment, insight and impulse-control, [...]

By | May 13th, 2015|Addiction, Codependecy, Dealing with Trauma, Mental Health, Overcoming Addiction, Recovery, Rehab for Women|Comments Off on Protecting Yourself in Recovery–for Women

Relapse Prevention and Domestic Violence

A relapse prevention plan for addicted victims of domestic violence should include a safety issues. Many will also need to include a plan for exiting the relationship in order to continue their recovery efforts. Victims are controlled by their abusers. Attending community support groups will be problematic. Having supportive people involved in the victim's life [...]

By | April 25th, 2015|12 Step Recovery, Addiction, Dealing with Trauma, Recovery, Rehab for Women, Relapse Prevention|Comments Off on Relapse Prevention and Domestic Violence

Rehab for Women–Living with Power and Control

Rehab for women gives women the opportunity to address gender-specific issues in a safe and therapeutic environment. Among these issues are traumatic experiences of the past that still impact them as well as current and ongoing trauma. Domestic violence is a common issue among addicted women, however the day in and day out dynamics of [...]

By | April 25th, 2015|Addiction, Addiction Education, Dealing with Trauma, Rehab for Women|Comments Off on Rehab for Women–Living with Power and Control

Women and Alcoholism Recovery

It seems as if more and more women are turning to drinking to contend with life’s stressors. What started off as an occasional cocktail after work is turning into nightly cocktails and binging on the weekends with friends.  This, on top of the already hectic schedules for most women with work and childrearing, is really [...]

By | March 19th, 2015|Alcoholism, Rehab for Women|Comments Off on Women and Alcoholism Recovery

Treating Women for Addiction

There are noted differences in treatment of addiction for men than for women.  Similar to the fact that each person’s needs are unique; a treatment plan must be specified to the person.  Special attention must be paid to the special needs of women. What works for men in treatment doesn’t always work the same way [...]

By | February 25th, 2015|Addiction, Recovery, Rehab for Women|Comments Off on Treating Women for Addiction

Women in Rehab and Motherhood

Women in rehab often have deep, very painful feelings about their lives and things that have occurred throughout their addiction and prior. Many women have been traumatized as youth before beginning drug use. Their issues may be related to physical, sexual or emotional abuse; neglect or abandonment, physical injury of illness, etc. Many addicted women [...]

By | January 25th, 2015|Recovery, Rehab for Women|Comments Off on Women in Rehab and Motherhood