Two people discussing women's addiction treatment expectations

Women’s Addiction Treatment Expectations

It’s no secret that addiction recovery looks different for everyone. The path to sobriety is full of twists and turns, and what works for one person might not work for another. But while addiction may be unique to each individual, there are still some commonalities—especially when it comes to gender-specific care. At Painted Desert Recovery,…

People experiencing the benefits of women's addiction treatment

5 Benefits of Women’s Addiction Treatment

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that substance abuse disorders affect over 23 million Americans, almost two-thirds of which are women. One of the primary benefits of women’s addiction treatment centers is simply making rehab more accessible for more of those women. Gender-specific care is essential because some people face unique gender-related challenges…

Person experiencing the signs of benzo addiction

5 Signs of Benzo Addiction

Psychiatrists and primary care physicians commonly prescribe benzodiazepines to treat anxiety disorders, some of the most common mental health diagnoses. Due to the strong addictive potential of benzos, there has been a shift to prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), which have fewer risks and side effects. Nevertheless, upwards of…

a woman prepares to enter an intensive outpatient program or iop

Preparing for an Intensive Outpatient Program

Making the choice to seek treatment for drug or alcohol addiction can feel monumental. If you or a loved one is wondering about intensive outpatient programs and you want to learn more, contact the caring team at Painted Desert. Our women-specific offerings can help restore health, personal agency, and purpose for those combating addiction. Learn…

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5 Benefits of Trauma-Informed Therapy

If you’ve suffered a traumatic event or events in your life, you’re not alone. Trauma is a major cause of mental health and substance abuse concerns in the U.S. Fortunately, this also means that many effective trauma treatments are available. Trauma-informed therapy, in particular, offers many benefits. If you or a loved one is suffering…

a woman starts an intensive outpatient program for addiction treatment

What to Expect in an Intensive Outpatient Program

Why is it common for rehab facilities to offer gender-specific treatment, such as intensive outpatient therapy for women or residential addiction treatment for men? Gender-specific treatment programs are designed to specifically treat men and women separately. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), fundamental differences exist between men and women in…