Drug Abuse Rehabilitation
Occasional drug or alcohol use can quickly spiral into a substance use disorder. Our women’s addiction treatment program empowers you to break the cycle and create a life you love.
Drug Addiction in Women
At our California treatment facility, we frequently help women dealing with addictions to:
Prescription pills, including stimulants (Adderall®, Ritalin®), opioids (Vicodin®, OxyContin®), and benzodiazepines (Xanax®, Klonopin®)
Illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine, crack, meth, and ecstasy (MDMA) or clandestinely produced fentanyl
Signs of Substance Use Disorder
Researchers have found that women become addicted more quickly than men, even when they use smaller amounts of a substance. This phenomenon is called telescoping. Their bodies respond to drugs and alcohol differently, too—it’s common for women to experience more cravings and more severe health problems associated with substance abuse.
Signs of substance use disorder in women include:
- Secrecy and changes to normal routine
- Forgetting about or ignoring important obligations at home, work, or school
- Sleeping and eating much more or less than before
- Changes in hygiene; appearing disheveled or developing dental issues
- Financial problems (asking for money)
- Tolerance (needing more of a substance to feel the same effects)
- Withdrawal (headache, nausea, sweating, shakiness)
- Stealing or breaking the law to obtain more drugs or alcohol
- Spending time with a new, shadier crowd
- Inability to control drinking or drug use
- Acting inappropriately or exhibiting emotions that don’t fit the situation (goofiness, depression, aggression)
Women’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment
We understand the realities of addiction—that shame is deeply intertwined with substance abuse, people make mistakes during the healing process, and positive feedback can help clients make changes that last a lifetime.
This is our promise: instead of guilting or shaming you, we’ll love you into better habits. Our compassionate staff will work with you on an individual level, helping you to learn from your past so that you won’t relive it in the future. As our counselors are fond of saying, “life gets life-y,” so we’ll make sure you have all the skills and tools needed to protect your sobriety and mental well-being for years to come.
Our methods include:
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Individual treatment planning and therapy
- Accelerated resolution therapy (ART)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Process groups
- Expressive arts therapy
- Life skills trainings
- Therapeutic experiences
To learn more about our treatment program, contact our admissions staff.