FAQ

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How effective is treatment?

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While each individual in treatment is unique, and no single treatment approach is effective for all women with substance abuse problems, clients have similar goals overall:

  • Reducing substance abuse or achieving a substance-free life
  • Maximizing multiple aspects of life functioning
  • Preventing or reducing the frequency and severity of relapse
  • Treatment of other life problems associated with addiction

Recovery is complex and requires a long-term commitment from the client. For women in particular, additional problems can emerge related to parenting, trauma resulting from physical or sexual abuse, or mental illness. A woman's recovery will only be successful to the extent that the other issues which precipitate or relate to the substance abuse problems are also addressed. The path to recovery can be unpredictable and messy, including periods of relapse. Sustained recovery requires ongoing counseling, attendance in self-help and other support groups and accessibility to other resources.

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How is the family involved in treatment?

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Addiction is a family disease, and no treatment can be fully effective without the involvement of the family in the treatment process.  In order to visit a resident at our center, the person must be a family member and must have attended our family group.

Family group is where loved ones learn about the nature of addiction, their role in the treatment process, and how they can heal from the damages that addiction has caused the family.

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What is the advantage of gender specific treatment?

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There are gender differences when it comes to the environment, the development of the addiction, as well as the indicated treatments for alcoholism and addiction. Women often have issues of esteem, dependence on others, lack of empowerment, traumatic experiences, and other issues that can be address specifically in an environment that fosters the empowerment of the whole woman.