Every addiction varies and so, too, do the needs of men and women who suffer from addiction. Gender-specific rehab programs have the purpose of addressing the individual needs of men and women, giving them appropriate tools and strategies to help them break the cycle of addiction and the best chances of breaking free from drugs for good. When men and women get the help that’s specifically geared towards their needs, they can recover more quickly and stay sober longer.

Men and women have different reasons for using drugs and alcohol and, as a result, have different needs during rehab. For example, women are more likely to use drugs to cope with issues, such as:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Domestic violence or physical abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress from resulting from work-life balance issues

Gender-specific rehab options also minimize the distraction of treating individuals with different needs in the same group. When individuals with similar issues can work together to learn new ways to cope, the group and the individual can enjoy more productive treatment with greater effectiveness and longer-lasting results.

Since men and women differ, so should their addiction treatment options

While addiction is found in both men and women, statistically, men have a higher propensity towards substance abuse than women. Girls under the age of 18, however, are more likely to abuse substances than boys in the same age group. This is but one of the many ways the genders differ in the relationship to substance abuse.

Another way the genders differ is in the benefit they derive from extended care recovery programs. While both sexes benefit from extended care, in general, women benefit more from this program format. Women who enjoy the most benefit tend to do so in rehab programs lasting 90 days or more. One reason is that a woman’s relationship to substance abuse and addiction is often relatively more complex and deep-seated than is a man’s addiction drivers.

By providing recovering women with the appropriate recovery for their needs, Bayview Recovery can substantially improve their likelihood of achieving and sustaining their sobriety for each group.

How Bayview Recovery Can Help You Live a Drug-free Life

Trying to end your addiction on your own poses many risks. Withdrawal can present new health risks, and relapse can increase the threats to your health, introducing the possibility of overdose and accidental death. To break free from addiction, you will need the help of doctors and psychologists trained in addiction recovery, who can address the medical and therapeutic needs you will have during this critical time. Bayview Recovery creates a treatment environment that maximizes your chances for success by providing an extremely comprehensive rehab program along with rehab aftercare to safeguard your sobriety. Bayview Recovery’s offerings include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Evidence-based therapy
  • Extended care
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Comprehensive rehab aftercare

Gender-specific Rehab at Bayview Recovery

An individualized rehab program — one that recognizes the gender-specific differences of addiction — can give recovering individuals another effective pathway to help them break their dependency and stay sober. Coupled with evidenced-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and individual and group therapy — as well as holistic options — Bayview Recovery clients can benefit from one of the most comprehensive rehab programs anywhere. And individuals can recover in a well-staffed and safe environment with all the comforts of home.

Call Bayview Recovery today at 888.570.7154 to speak with one of our addiction specialists, vet your insurance and get started on your treatment. Your recovery can begin today — at Bayview Recovery.