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What Are the Benefits of Gender-Specific Addiction Treatment?

2023-05-19 00:49:28

What Are the Benefits of Gender-Specific Addiction Treatment?

Whether we realize it or not, different genders experience addiction differently, and the type of help and support they need differs as well. This can make finding treatment that works even more difficult. Sometimes people of different genders don’t do well in treatment facilities together. This means that finding a different option is the best way to be able to get your loved one away from their addiction and on the path to recovery. Gender-specific treatment is one way to get the specialized help your loved one needs without the traps and pitfalls of standard addiction treatment. 


At Find Luxury Rehabs, we help you discover recovery by matching you with treatment from one of our network providers that are right for your situation. Through our system of assessments, we are able to pinpoint the right type of treatment and setting for your situation and addiction. We know the struggles that addiction can cause, and we want to be there for all of our clients and their families, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or background.

What is Gender-Specific Rehab? 

Most standard rehab treatment centers are mixed-gender. They allow both men and women to come to treatment, go through group and individual treatment sessions, and fraternize with each other throughout rehab. This type of treatment does not account for the gender differences that occur within addiction or the social differences that can impact how different genders interact with one another. While some people may be fine being part of a mixed-gender rehab program, not everyone is. 


That’s where gender-specific rehab comes in. Gender-specific rehab is a rehab center or program that is designed for just one gender, such as alcohol treatment for women only. Gender-specific treatment has programs that are tailored to the needs of men or women respectively, and these programs may differ from programs offered in a mixed setting. The scope of the program and specific treatment offerings will vary, but the key component is that gender-specific rehab only allows one gender in the program. 

What Are the Benefits of Gender-Specific Rehab? 

There are many benefits to gender-specific rehab. Programs that are dedicated to a specific gender are better equipped to handle the problems that the specified gender faces. For instance, the National Institute of Health states that women face numerous barriers to getting treatment for addiction. Women are less likely to seek help for addiction, and when they do, they tend to seek help in a medical or clinic setting rather than in a treatment facility for addiction. This can be stigmatizing as treatment outside of a licensed treatment facility may not have the same care for the struggles that a person is going through, and this may make getting clean even more difficult, particularly if underlying issues like mental health are involved.  


Similarly, men are more likely to abuse drugs and suffer negative outcomes than women. Overall, more men abuse drugs than women, and of those that abuse drugs and alcohol, more are likely to have negative outcomes such as overdose and death. Men also may abuse multiple substances at once, such as alcohol and other drugs, at the same time. 


By attending gender-specific rehab, though, the program is able to find ways to deal with these differences in a productive way, such as teaching women that it is ok to seek help and dealing with underlying issues such as mental health. It also gives each gender a place to have camaraderie with others in similar situations that may have more experience. This helps to improve positive outcomes for the rehab program and promote long-term sobriety.

Let Find Luxury Rehabs Find the Right Treatment Program For You

It can be tough just admitting that you have a problem, especially if you face social pressure for having an addiction or you have outside factors affecting your sobriety. That’s why it is essential to reach out and ask for the help you need. 


When you are ready to get help, let Find Luxury Rehabs guide you to the treatment you need and deserve. Our program is designed to match each person with their own kind of rehab for their unique situation. Don’t wait until addiction has taken over your life to get the help you need. Contact us today to find luxury drug and alcohol rehabs near you


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