The Rose – Womens Rehab Center

The Rose – Womens Rehab Center

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse*, women tend to abuse substances differently and react to substances differently than men. This indicates that getting access to a women’s rehab center is a priority for millions of women dealing with substance abuse. From studies*, it has been found that women’s susceptibility to drug abuse is high. The same study shows the vulnerability of women to relapses after overcoming substance abuse. The Rose is our women’s rehab program in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn how our gender-responsive addiction treatment programs help women take the first steps to overcome addiction.

Ellen Ovsen Medical Director


Medical Director
“The services we provide at Lakeview Health are better by far than anything I have seen in my 18-year career in addiction treatment. We run gender-specific groups. We have a trauma group for both genders that is very, very therapeutic and effective. We have a pain recovery program. We have a professionals program for people with high-level professional jobs. We employ physical therapists and personal trainers. We have so many assets to bring to the table, and that’s a great thing for our patients.”


Substances Commonly Abused by Women

Though men lead women in alcohol abuse, this gap has decreased over time. Other substances that women are using include methamphetamine, crack, cocaine, heroin, nicotine, and cannabis.

Why there has been an Increase in Women Abusing Substances

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One contributing factor is that women had not been previously been included in clinical research studies. Federal agencies have made significant strides in recent years to ensure women are included and that specific gender issues are being studied with regard to substance abuse.

 Other influences that have contributed to closing the gap between men and women’s substance use disorder over time: more women in the workforce in management and professional positions, higher rates of divorce, and as primary caregivers of young children, women typically have had competing time demands.  Substance abuse also often goes undetected because doctors focus on more complex female biological issues such as weight and metabolic disorders, cancer prevention, pregnancy, heart conditions, and more.

 More women are experimenting with and being prescribed various drugs and substances due to anxiety, trauma, and stress also leading to an increase in substance use disorders. According to data by the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), women also experience a significantly short time between initiation of alcohol use and the onset of addiction. Most women abuse stimulants such as methamphetamine, but prescription opioids are also being highly abused. In addition, the number of women engaging in the non-medical use of opioids has surpassed the number of men by some margin.

How Trauma Plays a Role in Addiction

Research shows that women are at a far greater risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder than men. Sadly, many hesitate to seek professional help. Instead, they often turn to self-medication as a coping mechanism. As a result, women never receive a diagnosis nor do they address issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, or childhood trauma. At our women's addiction treatment program, we provide trauma therapy to help individuals work through their past traumatic experiences and heal.

Effects of Women Abusing Drugs and Alcohol

  • Women who abuse drugs and other substances usually suffer more physical issues in their cardiovascular systems and blood vessels
  • Women are more likely to be rushed to emergency rooms or die of a drug overdose
  • Drug use in pregnant women is dangerous to both mother and baby. Miscarriages and stillbirths are the most likely consequences
  • If a pregnant woman misuses prescription sedatives, caffeine, opioids, or alcohol, there is a risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)

The Rose women's rehab program offers trauma-informed care that teaches effective ways of coping that don't involve using.

About Our Women’s Rehab Center - The Rose

Some of the treatment services offered by our women’s rehab program in Jacksonville, Florida include:

Besides these, there are intensive outpatient programs and aftercare services. It is very important to note that substance abuse treatment for women might differ slightly from that for men. The withdrawal symptoms of women might be highly intense due to the fact that they get very easily addicted.

In cases where the woman is pregnant, in addition to having a drug or substance abuse problem, we have a specialized program to overcome the addiction while at the same time providing prenatal care.

Women's Rehab Program in Jacksonville, Florida

These programs are gender-specific, and uniquely designed to aid in full recovery.

  • Medical and psychiatric care
  • Chronic pain recovery
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Alumni program

Finally, women have to deal with extraordinary issues when it comes to alcohol and substance abuse. Top among these issues are gender and sex. Interestingly, in women, substance addiction tends to develop faster than in men. Our women’s rehab center concentrates more on these influencing factors to give the woman a better chance of overcoming addiction. At our women’s rehab center in Jacksonville, Florida, our main focus is for our patients to get better. As a woman, battling addiction can sometimes be doubly traumatizing. Do not keep the problem to yourself. Contact Lakeview Health today at 866.704.7692. Our doors are always open to providing professional addiction treatment and recovery services at The Rose of Lakeview women's rehab center.

We currently accept Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare. We do not currently accept Medicare, Medicaid, or Florida Blue.



*National Institue on Drug Abuse

*U.S. National Library of Medicine