Women suffering from substance use disorder (aka drug abuse) face unique issues influenced by their biology and gender (culturally defined role in society). Scientists who study substance use have discovered that women who use drugs can have problems related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. Females suffering from alcohol or drug abuse have unique experiences and challenges, displaying different issues and needs that may be essential to address in order to achieve and maintain long-term recovery. With addiction treatment resources for women from Women’s Recovery, we can provide them with the tools they need to attain long-term recovery.
On this page, you’ll find information on what types of substance abuse treatment programs are available to women, what the most common drug abuse conditions are, and the importance of gender-specific substance abuse treatment.
This informational page describes the types of alcohol treatment centers available to women, the success of alcohol treatment, how to know if you or a loved one suffers from a drinking problem, and why gender-specific alcohol treatment is essential.
On this resource page, you’ll find links to specific drug pages. We describe their effects on women, how women become addicted to them, substance abuse warning signs, and recovery options.
This page has substance abuse recovery meeting information. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Alateen meetings in all of the state’s major cities are listed here.
On this page, you’ll find our extensive substance abuse recovery guides for women. We cover drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation, how to go about an intervention, and how to find the best female rehab program.
Here you’ll find our substance abuse quizzes. Take these quizzes to find out if you think you may have a drug and/or alcohol problem. If you think you may be suffering from a co-occurring disorder, or if you’ve been considering substance abuse treatment, but are unsure if you really need it.