Addiction Resources for Women

Women suffering from substance use disorder (aka drug addiction) face unique issues, influenced in part by their biology and gender (culturally defined role in society).

Scientists who study substance use have discovered that women who use drugs can have issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause.

Females suffering from alcohol or drug addiction 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.

Addiction Treatment for Women

n this page, you’ll find information on what types of substance abuse treatments are available to women, what the most common drug addictions are, and the importance of gender-specific addiction treatment.

Alcohol Treatment for Women

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 important.

Drug Information for Women

On this resource page, you’ll find links to specific drug pages. We describe their effects on women, how women become addicted to them, addiction warning signs, and addiction recovery options.

Colorado Addiction Recovery Resources

This page has addiction recovery meeting information. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Alateen meetings in all of the state’s major cities are listed here.

Women Recovery Guides

On this page, you’ll find our extensive addiction 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.

Addiction Quizzes

Here you’ll find our addiction 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 addiction treatment but are unsure if you really need it.