At Footprints Beachside Recovery, we are committed to helping our female clients heal in a safe, supportive environment. Our women’s residential treatment program provides gender-specific treatment for substance misuse. This allows women to focus on addressing the specific issues that contribute to their drug and alcohol misuse. At Footprints Beachside Recovery, we understand that each woman’s experience with addiction is unique.
To learn more about the benefits of our women’s residential treatment program, please contact Footprints Beachside Recovery today at 727-954-3908. Our Tampa addiction treatment programs take into account that women face certain challenges regarding addiction and recovery.
Luxurious Beachside Addiction Treatment for Women
Footprints Beachside Recovery offers private living quarters separate from our campus for women to ensure a comfortable stay. Our trained art therapy staff leads our women’s empowerment groups and explores topics such as healing, hope, and empowerment. Gender-specific group therapy has also been an effective tool because women and men have some inherent differences from one another. Don’t take it from us. Hear testimonials from our past clients, including two women who recently graduated from our program:
Unique Challenges of Addiction Treatment for Women
Anyone can fall victim to addiction regardless of gender. However, women often experience different problems than men regarding substance abuse, both physically and mentally. In fact, there are a number of challenges that women commonly face during their struggles with addiction.
Women Are Often Caregivers to Children and Commonly Feel Stigmatized
Women are more likely to be the main caregivers to children. Unfortunately, many believe their responsibilities to their children and household cannot be neglected for even short periods of time. This can make it difficult for mothers to attend regular treatment sessions and even stop them from getting treatment. Women are more likely to report feeling shame because of their addiction and are more susceptible to feeling stigmatized by needing substance abuse treatment.
They Often Self-Medicate Trauma
Many women with substance misuse issues are also victims of sexual abuse or another significant emotional trauma. The majority of these women also had at least one parent who misused substances. Women are also more likely to be suffering from mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder or major depression, which contributes to their substance misuse. These are called co-occurring disorders, also known as dual diagnosis disorders. Fortunately, through dual diagnosis treatment, our women’s treatment center in Tampa can address a range of mental health concerns, including:
- Bipolar disorder
If you or a woman you love has a co-occurring disorder, it’s vital to seek professional help as soon as possible. If left untreated, mental health disorders can worsen and lead to a relapse of substance abuse.
Women Face Severe Health-Related Consequences
Women with a history of addiction are more likely to experience health-related consequences than men. Many women tend to develop substance misuse problems faster than men. The bodyweight of women tends to be lower than that of men. They also tend to carry more fat and less water in their bodies. This causes their bodies to retain drugs and alcohol longer and exposes their internal organs to the effects of the substances for an extended period of time.
Why Gender-Specific Treatment Leads to Success
Gender-specific treatment for substance abuse is crucial in addiction treatment for women. Enrolling in a women’s addiction treatment center or program allows for these different experiences to be addressed in a comfortable environment that is sensitive to the needs of women in recovery. For instance, during our women’s treatment program, we may discuss topics such as:
- Disordered eating
- Domestic violence
Discussing these personal issues in a women’s rehab can provide great benefits. Gender-specific treatment also leads to success because it focuses on helping women feel comfortable opening up about their experiences in addiction and recovery.
Heal from Addiction at Footprints Beachside Recovery
If you are a woman in need of treatment, Footprints Beachside Recovery can be your first step on your journey to recovery. Contact us today at 727-954-3908 to learn more about the benefits of women’s residential rehab.