therapist talking to female client about substance abuse treatment programsMany women suffer from substance abuse in Denver, Dillon, and the surrounding Colorado areas. Yet, they often lack the proper support and aftercare upon completing substance abuse treatment programs, whether inpatient or outpatient. If this is a concern you have, at Denver Women’s Recovery and Summit Women’s Recovery, we want to provide you with the support and help you need. It all begins by helping you understand substance abuse and how we treat it.

Feel free to contact Women’s Recovery at 833.754.0554 with any questions regarding insurance coverage, payment options, or our outpatient addiction treatment programs and services.

What Is Substance Abuse? 

When you abuse a substance, it simply means that you are using it in a way that was not intended to be used. For example, people often abuse alcohol, but that does not mean they are addicted. They may drink alcohol as often as they can, and they may even participate in binge drinking behaviors. However, if they do not feel compelled to drink alcohol, that means that dependency has not set in.

When you are dependent on a substance or to a behavior, the compulsion to use is strong, and at times, it can even be overpowering. When you have a substance dependency, you’re suffering from an illness or a disease that is progressive, which means it only ever gets worse unless you get the treatment you need. Substance abuse disorders are chronic, and in some cases, they can even become fatal.

When a relationship with a chemical or a behavior reaches the point that you just can’t live without it, you are at risk. This can lead you into a dependency that can affect you in a number of ways, including:

  • Regulating and controlling your emotions
  • Maintaining your self-esteem
  • Maintaining your relationships
  • Your ability to take care of yourself properly

For women with substance abuse disorders, it often feels like they have no hope. They are desperate for a way to recover and break free of their condition, and the only way to do that is through a professional women’s substance abuse treatment program. For many, the first step toward life-long recovery is choosing the right substance abuse treatment program. At Women’s Recovery, we are all about restoring hope in women who long to reach their recovery goals but who need the right level of support to be successful.

What Types of Substance Abuse Treatments Are Available?

The women who enroll in drug or alcohol rehab at Women’s Recovery all have different needs that must be explicitly addressed. Therefore, we offer a range of therapeutic treatment methods depending on the client’s specific recovery needs and goals. Our therapists are highly trained to provide the highest level of clinical treatment to all our clients. We offer a variety of evidence-based therapies and holistic approaches to treat substance use disorders and any co-occurring mental health conditions. These include the following:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Anxiety treatment
  • Depression treatment
  • Bipolar disorder treatment
  • Meditative therapy
  • Relapse prevention therapy
  • Trauma therapy

In addition, women will also benefit from:

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

For many women, going to a traditional outpatient treatment program with appointments once a week or a few times a month simply is not an option. While that level of care might be appropriate for some, we have found that an approach that includes an intensive outpatient program (IOP) can more ably address women’s needs regarding their substance use disorders. After completing an inpatient treatment program, most women find that they require the additional stability and support that an IOP program can provide them.

12 Step Program

The best chance for long-term recovery for women in drug rehab is regular attendance and participation in 12 Step programs. The 12 Step model of treatment is easily integrated into recovery and healing for women, and women need the transitional therapy that this model offers them. At Women’s Recovery, we firmly believe in 12 Step programs, which is why participation in one is required for those receiving our services.

Sober Living

Completing the best women’s substance abuse treatment program in Colorado is not enough when you have a living situation that makes it easy to revert to your old way of life. That is why sober living programs are so vital for women who need them. Sober living offers a sense of community that many women lack in their current home environments, and it promotes an environment of continued recovery, which so many women need.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is one of the foundational treatment methods for women in inpatient settings, and the same is true for outpatient settings. Counseling is vital to recovery because that one-on-one interaction is so needed. Women need to have someone they can turn to and who also has the capability of providing them with insight into their addictive behaviors.

Case Management Services

These services are available for women who need assistance to transition back into the community once they have been in an inpatient setting for a period of time. Case managers work with clients to facilitate that process.

Group Therapy

Likewise, group therapy is also essential for women who are a part of IOP programs. It has been shown repeatedly that receiving peer counseling is a vital part of the recovery process, and women can participate in a wide variety of groups that will meet their needs.