Women and men experience substance use disorders in unique ways, so we focus on women’s physical and mental needs in recovery. Let us help you break down the barriers that prevent you from getting the help you need. If you have tried to quit on your own, you don’t have to feel embarrassed. At our outpatient women’s treatment center, you can lean on our dedicated staff and support other women in recovery. To learn more about our treatment options, contact Women’s Recovery today at 833.754.0554.
Tips for Women in Recovery
Women often feel a greater degree of guilt and shame for substance use disorders. These feelings are particularly prevalent for women who have children or act as primary caregivers for other family members. We teach all our clients to check in the guilt and shame at the door. They can only hurt you. Instead, bring your determination and commitment to every session, drug test, and medication check-in.
Build a Strong Support System
Women thrive when they have strong relationships with other women. We make it easy to make connections in our women’s addiction treatment program. When you build a strong support network, you can help other women by providing support and learning from others in group therapy.
Develop New Passions
Developing new interests helps you leave illicit drug and alcohol use behind, such as learning new hobbies or focusing on nutrition and physical fitness. Finding new things that you love to do can help you avoid a relapse. New skills can help you build your confidence and find people who share your interests. If you have left behind friends who still abuse drugs or alcohol, this can help you rebuild your support system.
Find Better Ways to Manage Stress
If you have difficulty managing stress, it may have contributed to your substance abuse. Substitute healthy outlets for your frustration such as meditation, exercise, and eating well. Our Nutrient guide for eating disorders focuses on rebalancing your diet and replenishing your body with good food. Using drugs and alcohol has negative impacts on your mental and physical health. By dealing with stress productively, you can give yourself a chance to maintain long-term sobriety.
Accept Yourself With Patience and Love
Women with substance use disorders often suffer from low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness. These feelings may stem from being undervalued by those they care about or derive from the guilt and shame associated with drug abuse. However, you can’t learn effective coping mechanisms until you forgive yourself and accept that you have a right to happiness and productive living.
Know Your Triggers
You may already have a pretty good idea of what people, events, and emotions trigger your cravings for drugs or alcohol. At our women’s treatment center, each woman focuses on her unique triggers and learns ways to face them without relapsing.
Contact Women’s Recovery in Colorado For Treatment
Women’s Recovery can meet the needs of women facing substance use disorders. Our outpatient treatment program in a female-specific setting creates a safe space for women learning to rebuild their lives in recovery.
Our exceptional treatment programs include therapy geared toward specific dependencies, such as the following:
- Cocaine use disorders
- Alcohol use disorders
- Heroin use disorders
- Opioid use disorders
Our kind, caring staff members can support you through dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Let us help you heal from traumatic experiences and take ownership of your future health and wellness. Using evidence-based intervention techniques, we provide a healthy atmosphere for lifelong recovery. Contact us at 833.754.0554 for more information on our services or to speak with an admissions counselor today.