The Rose is our women’s rehab program in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn how our Florida addiction treatment programs help women take the first steps to overcome addiction.
“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
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 regards 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.
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:
- Medical detox programs
- Inpatient rehab program
- Residential rehab program
- Partial hospitalization program
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 centers 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. Call us 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.