Begin Your Healing Journey With Us Today

We are here for you 24/7

Why Residential Treatment is Crucial for Women’s Recovery

Women face unique challenges when seeking support for addiction or mental health issues, which is why specialized care is the key element that ensures a successful recovery. Because women are juggling so many responsibilities at work and home, their self-care practices often fall to the backburner – which is why it can be difficult to recover while staying in the same environment. 

Often, the best solution is to find addiction recovery services through a residential treatment center. In fact, researchers have found that residential treatment is more effective than other less intensive treatment modalities for some substance abuse disorders.  

This environment is carefully designed to address the specific needs women face when they are in recovery. The goal is to not only help a woman get back on her feet again but also empower her to move forward in life and create a better future for herself.

In this article, we are taking a deep dive into the reasons why a residential treatment center often makes sense for women’s addiction recovery. Here are some of the reasons why this approach can be more supportive than typical out-patient services:

Comprehensive, Holistic Care Model

Navigating detox is the first step that must happen, and 24/7 hour support helps each woman stay on track during this phase. In a residential treatment setting, trained professionals are always nearby, offering a safety net as the patient is facing instability and vulnerability in their recovery.

Not only does it give the woman peace of mind to know that experts are always there to help. But the families also feel reassured knowing that their loved one is in the hands of capable providers. 

At the same time, each person receives a personalized treatment plan as they are navigating the different phases of recovery. At Avery Lane, we understand the importance of addressing the symptoms of addiction AND the underlying causes as well. For this reason, we take a holistic approach to help with both substance abuse and mental health issues since many women are dealing with co-occurring disorders

An Environment Designed with Safety and Structure in Mind

Maintaining a stable routine offers the structure to help each patient feel grounded in their recovery. Moving into a residential treatment program often feels like going from chaos in their daily life to an oasis of healing and support. Daily scheduling includes therapy, group sessions, activities, holistic therapies, and more. 

The goal is to help each woman rebuild healthy routines and habits in a structured and supportive environment. As they learn these skills, then they can bring the tools into their personal home after leaving the recovery center. The successful integration of self-care habits can set a woman up for a healthy lifestyle going forward. In addition to improving her own life, this new way of living has a ripple effect on her family and loved ones.

One benefit of recovering through an in-patient program is the ability to remove the person from their familiar environment. Removing a patient from their typical triggers and stressors can help to break the cycle of addiction. The negative behaviors start to fade away, especially when women can focus on their healing without the immediate pressures of navigating daily life. 

Building a Good Community

The best outcome for recovery happens when a woman has a community of like-minded people to assist with the support that she needs. In a residential treatment setting, unique bonds form between women who can relate to the experiences of others in the group. 

It’s nice to feel understood and know that other people know what you are experiencing. As these community relationships form, it helps to reduce feelings of isolation. Even after the residential treatment program is over, many of these friendships continue in daily life – offering the ongoing support that helps to integrate these new practices into regular routines.

Group therapy is an effective outlet, allowing each person to be vulnerable and open in their challenges and successes. The shared activities that are experienced together foster a sense of belonging and empowerment. Our group programs are designed to provide each person with sponsors or peer mentors so everyone knows where to turn when they need guidance or inspiration.

Addressing Issues Specifically for Women

In a female-only residential treatment program, such as Avery Lane, the services address many unique issues that women face which are contributing to their addictive behaviors. Genders-specific challenges might include things such as being a mother and a working parent at the same time or the stigma of seeking addiction recovery support during the childbearing years.

Women often need specialized therapy for trauma or violence they’ve experienced. These issues have a higher prevalence in women, which is why the treatments that are effective for men aren’t often sufficient for women. A trauma-informed therapist can help the patient work through the underlying emotional challenges that are affecting mental health (which plays a critical role in addiction recovery).

In order to achieve a long-term recovery, it’s critical that these underlying issues are addressed. At Avery Lane, we help with the surface symptoms and detox, while also going to a deeper level to reduce the likelihood of the person slipping back into the old patterns after recovery.

Our specialized therapeutic approaches cater to the unique psychological and emotional needs of women. We use various holistic approaches, such as trauma-informed care and mindfulness practices, to help women navigate the internal factors that are affecting their recovery.

Personalized Treatment and Therapies for Every Patient

Our expert team at Avery Lane recognizes that every woman is different, which is why there isn’t a cookie-cutter approach when designing a recovery program. We take the time to understand the needs and desires of each patient, then work together to create the most supportive solutions that will assist her in this journey.

No two women are alike. Residential treatment is an effective solution because the programs can be adapted to each person’s specific history, challenges, and goals. In addition to designing the ideal program in the beginning, we take a proactive approach to adjust the treatment plan as needed along the way. 

We use traditional therapy and science-based methods, as well as other activities to complement these services. For example, art and yoga can be fantastic creative outlets for women, helping to promote relaxation and emotional expression. The goal is to support each woman in letting go of her stress and anxiety so that she can re-discover her best self and overall well-being.

This personalized approach increases the likelihood that a woman will be able to achieve changes that last. 

Transition Care and Long-Term Planning

A woman can experience relief through an in-patient recovery program. But the real success happens when she transfers out of the residential setting and back into normal life again. It’s critical that each woman is equipped with effective tools and coping mechanisms so that she can navigate any challenges that come up in the future. A good transition plan reduces the risk of relapse and helps her stay on track in her long-term recovery.

Setbacks are a natural and expected part of life. So, true recovery is characterized by the person’s continual growth and improvement while they are able to manage setbacks simultaneously. Our programs are designed to help each woman navigate the real world as part of her ongoing addiction recovery.

A continuing care program is designed to provide a safe and stable environment. When the patient can maintain optimal health and a positive mental perspective, it helps them stay away from addictive substances. Our professional team helps each patient learn how to design their external environment, such as healthy relationships and a substance-free network, to ensure success in the future.

At Avery Lane, we offer continuing support so that each patient is empowered to build a healthy and fulfilling life in the coming months and years after leaving treatment. It’s normal and expected to need continued care and support in recovery. We normalize outpatient therapy services, and also offer other options if additional support is needed through sober living environments or support groups.

Residential Treatment is an Excellent Choice for Women

If you or a loved one is in need of recovery support, then reach out to our team at Avery Lane. We offer residential treatment centers that are designed with women in mind, creating the safe and caring environment that can help you overcome the challenges of addiction recovery. 

Have hope: transformation and lasting recovery are possible! Choosing to start an addiction recovery program is one of the best investments you can make to set yourself up for success in the future. 

If you have questions about residential treatment options, then reach out to our team for support. Avery Lane is always here to help: (800) 270-2406.

You May Also Like…