90-Day Program: Sober Living and Addiction Recovery For Women
Our 90-day program for addiction recovery and sober living for women in Colorado offers hope for drug and alcohol addicts. As a woman, you have specific needs that often aren’t adequately addressed in traditional rehab. This unique program was designed to speak to those needs and provide you with the care you need.
There’s no denying that addiction is different for women than for men. Women have certain challenges they face that are much different from what men encounter. It was our desire to acknowledge those needs and offer a place where women would feel comfortable.
If you’re a woman who is battling addiction, a different method of addiction treatment may be what you require. This type of support will take your personal needs into account throughout your recovery journey. We’re confident that you’ll appreciate this approach and the way that it meets you right where you are.
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Treating Your Addiction as a Woman
Being an addicted woman means that you are met with some unique challenges. These are both psychological and physiological in nature. Research tells us that men are much more likely than women to become addicts. However, the issues that women face make them much more susceptible to it.
For instance, women may struggle with:
- Managing their homes and families
- Incredible amounts of stress
- Mental health issues like depression and anxiety
- Work-related problems
- Histories of trauma and possible PTSD
All of these can be diagnosed as being root causes of addiction. Biologically, women are more susceptible to cravings and relapses than men. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, women may become addicted more quickly. This is simply due to the fact that their biological makeup is so much different. They carry less water in their bodies, and so substances aren’t as diluted as they are when men use.
These differences are why this program was created. It’s necessary to speak to the unique issues that women face as they’re recovering from an addiction. Otherwise, the problem is likely to persist and recovery can be an even greater challenge.
Our 90-Day Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program
Our 90-day women’s program is two-fold. The first component of it is an intensive outpatient treatment program, or IOP. This type of addiction treatment is similar to inpatient care in many ways. Patients attend their appointments for several hours a day, one to five days during the week.
An IOP is much different from the more traditional outpatient method of recovery. Patients get to spend a lot more time with their therapists. They also get to participate in group therapy, which isn’t usually available in an outpatient setting. The intensive nature of an IOP offers the additional support that most women need during this time.
You’ll find that the program is varied, but that it will also be tailored according to your needs. The number of women participating is kept small to ensure you get the attention you deserve. IOP is something that has proven to be beneficial for women who wish to recover from their addictions.
Depending on your addiction, you may need to detox prior to starting treatment. This is important because obtaining treatment for withdrawal will only make your chances of success higher.
There are certain drugs that need detox treatment as you begin your recovery. For example, if you’re an alcoholic, detoxification will be required. You also may be required to participate in a detox if you’re addicted to some prescription pain medications.
Sometimes people look at detox as being a wasted step. We want to assure you that it’s not. For many women, adequately detoxing can mean the difference between a successful recovery and a relapse. Furthermore, we want you to quit using safely, without any medical complications as a result. Drug and alcohol detox can help with this as well.
You have unique treatment needs as a woman, and it’s important that those needs are met. There are several different types of therapy that women can benefit from. Again, these are all based on what you require as a part of your personal treatment plan.
Our 90-day program for women offers several different types of therapy, and these may include:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – This method of therapy is quite unique, and it is being used more and more in the treatment of trauma. Patients are able to teach themselves that healing is possible through EMDR, which is incredibly empowering. By utilizing the movements of the eyes in concert with painful memories, mental blocks can be removed that impede healing.
- Experiential Therapy – Experiential therapy can be used to treat many conditions. It is often used to help manage anger, heal trauma, and manage behavioral disorders. By using various activities and tools, therapists guide patients into re-experiencing emotional situations. This type of therapy helps them learn to release negative emotions.
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) – CPT has been found to be quite helpful in treating PTSD. Patients learn how to identify certain automatic thoughts that contribute to their symptoms. They also gain confidence in confronting the traumatic event instead of running from it. This type of therapy can be used in individual or in group sessions.
- Narrative Therapy – Many women carry false perceptions about themselves through life. These perceptions help to shape their identities and behaviors. Narrative therapy seeks to change this. It is based on the theory that it is possible to create new stories about yourself by truly identifying your own values.
- Equine Assisted Therapy – This form of therapy is also known as horse therapy. It allows patients to perform basic tasks with horses while observed by the therapist. The therapist can then identify certain behavioral changes that need to be made. Patients are able to develop essential new skills, confidence and self-control.
The Women’s Sober Living Program
Women in need of addiction treatment often need more than an IOP program. They also usually require longer lengths of stay than what an inpatient rehab can provide. For these reasons, a sober living component has been added to our program.
Sober living provides women with a safe place to live during their addiction treatment. For many women, living at home would be counterproductive. They may have home situations that would make recovering from addictions almost impossible. A sober living home meets this need that many women have.
Our sober living component maintains a small patient population. This way, women won’t have to worry about sharing their living space with a lot of other patients. They can feel comfortable in their surroundings and spend time with other women who face similar challenges.
Our Aftercare Program
Because our program only lasts for 90 days, it’s important for us to ensure ongoing recovery for our patients. This is why we have implemented an excellent aftercare program. Unfortunately, there is no cure for addiction. The issues that women deal with are diverse and complex. This means that ongoing addiction treatment is essential.
Our goal is to help you be successful in your recovery. This is why we work with each patient individually to develop an aftercare plan. This will include a relapse prevention plan, along with a plan for outpatient care.
Following up is critical for anyone with an addiction. However, it might be even more essential for women in recovery. Your chances of remaining abstinent from substances are much higher when you continue to get help.
Is Our 90-Day Program for Women Right for You?
So far, it may sound like this is the perfect program for you. However, how can you be sure that you’re a candidate?
An IOP and sober living might be the perfect combination for you if you:
- Have a long-standing history of addiction, personally
- Live in an environment where using substances is supported and encouraged
- Have tried to quit using with another form of rehab, or on your own, and failed
- Suffer from PTSD, depression, or have another co-occurring disorder
- Have gender specific needs that would make you uncomfortable in a treatment center with men
If any of these apply to you, our program is definitely one that you should consider. You’ll find that it’s much different from other programs, and it might be just what you need to recover.
Paying for Addiction Treatment and Your Options
It makes sense that you would be concerned about how to cover the cost of addiction treatment. Paying for it out of pocket is expensive, and most people don’t have that type of money. You may be able to get a personal loan, or borrow money from a relative. However, allowing your insurance benefits to cover the expense is really the best idea.
Most people in the United States have health insurance today, and they’re required to by law. So many changes have been put in place because of the Affordable Care Act. One of those changes is that your health insurance company is mandated to provide you with benefits for addiction treatment. This may be something that you were not aware of.
Individual insurance policies vary, but the majority of your care should be covered. You may have to pay something out of pocket, but it should be minimal. If you currently don’t have health insurance, you can apply for a plan through HealthCare.gov.
Get Information About the Women’s 90-Day Program Today
The thought of finally recovering from your addiction might seem like a concept that’s too good to be true. Many women feel this way, and want to assure you that you’re not alone. You can recover from your addiction successfully, as long as you have the right type of support. It’s a process, but we’re confident that with our help, we can guide you through it.
Here at AspenRidge Recovery, your successful recovery is our ultimate goal. We know that this looks different for every patient we work with. You have needs that are unique to you, and your addiction sets you apart from anyone else. With an excellent treatment plan, we can provide you with the services you require to recover.