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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…

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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 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…

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3 Benefits of Experiential Therapy in Utah

Addiction can require multiple forms of therapeutic care, and evidence-based ones like medical-assisted treatment (MAT) and behavioral psychotherapy may even benefit from combining selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches. Many of these approaches focus on holistic healing that’s focused on providing care for the whole body, mind, and spirit. Experiential therapy may be one…

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Finding Women’s-Only Day Treatment in Utah

For some women struggling with addiction, a gender-specific rehab program could be ideal. Whether it’s because their struggle involves mostly women-only issues such as pregnancy complications, or it’s because they have unresolved trauma related to men, women in rehab may find it difficult to share their experiences with men. That’s why some rehab facilities offer…

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Sober Summer Activities for Women in Utah

Alcoholism, also called alcohol addiction or alcohol use disorder (AUD), can develop in people from all walks of life. Multiple behavioral, genetic, and psychological factors can contribute to the development of this particular mental health issue. Getting professional help is not a sign of weakness but an essential step in overcoming addiction and maintaining a…

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Physical Effects of Opiate Use in Women

The U.S. opioid epidemic is affecting more women than men. And while medical science has evolved since the 1880s, when women became dependent on laudanum tinctures prescribed by their doctors, opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment remains mostly gender-neutral. However, some rehab facilities do offer women’s opiate addiction treatment programs. Gender-specific rehab programs could make a…