When a woman battles a substance use disorder and/or accompanying mental health issues, she faces challenges differently than a man. As a result, a dedicated women’s treatment center can help her overcome those challenges rather than treating her with the same methods as a man. At Women’s Recovery, we strive to help women by using a wide array of treatment methods to help them face the challenges of substance abuse. Our Colorado women’s treatment program provides the tools you need to break the cycle of addiction and start the journey of recovery. To learn more about the advantages of treatment at Women’s Recovery, contact us today by calling 833.754.0554.
Women’s Substance Abuse Treatment
At Women’s Recovery, our women’s treatment center offers a variety of evidence-based therapies and holistic approaches to help you overcome substance use disorder.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is an integral part of our treatment program. During this therapy program, our clinical staff will help you identify problematic thoughts, emotions, and behavioral processes. Then, we’ll work with you to replace those adverse thought processes with healthy ones, leading to beneficial change. CBT helps treat women with substance abuse disorders and mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. As a result, we also often use CBT in our women’s dual diagnosis treatment.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an offshoot of CBT. It can show women how to focus on changing things they can influence while accepting those they can’t. DBT offers a wide range of benefits for women, including:
- Teaching women how to cope with distress rather than turning to drugs and alcohol to escape
- Improving their ability to communicate with the people around them
- Increasing their ability to trust other people by working with a trained therapist
- Encouraging mindfulness
- Encouraging an optimistic attitude
DBT empowers women to acknowledge their present circumstances and accept them rather than fighting them to change
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is especially useful in our women’s dual diagnosis treatment program, particularly for women who are dealing with trauma. While your therapist asks you to use your eyes to follow their hand movements, you’ll reflect on your past. Doing so helps clients reprocess negative memories such as physical, emotional, or sexual assault, combat service, or similar traumatic experiences. In combination with cognitive-behavioral therapy and other treatment methods, EMDR and our trauma treatment program can help you come to terms with your past so that you can move forward into the future.
Love and Logic
The love and logic portion of our women’s substance abuse treatment program is ideal for mothers. During this training, you’ll learn how to deal with less stress while helping your child survive and thrive in today’s world. Through this lesson, you’ll learn how to accept your perceived failures with love and empathy and that you can make your own choices. You can apply these lessons both in your own life and as you parent your children.
Mindfulness Practices form a significant part of our women’s substance abuse treatment program. These practices help individuals cultivate a focused awareness of the present moment without judgment or distraction. Mindfulness techniques can help manage stress, reduce the risk of relapse, and improve emotional regulation.
Techniques used may include the following:
- Guided meditations
- Breathing exercises
- Daily mindfulness exercises
These practices can help women build a stronger sense of self, cope with cravings, and better understand their triggers. Mindfulness practices at our women’s treatment center in Colorado are facilitated by experienced professionals, ensuring that each woman receives the most benefit from this powerful approach to addiction recovery.
Contact Women’s Recovery Today
At Women’s Recovery, our goal is to empower women to overcome substance use disorder and any co-occurring mental health conditions. Our Women’s Recovery staff uses many effective evidence-based and holistic therapies to achieve this. To learn more about our women’s substance abuse treatment program, contact Women’s Recovery at 833.754.0554 today or reach out online.