Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehab for Women

Gender-specific addiction treatment at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation addresses women's needs and concerns.

Focused Addiction Treatment for Women

The disease of addiction and the process of recovery affect women differently than men. Women tend to:
  • progress faster in addiction than men
  • experience more addiction-related mental health problems
  • face different barriers to getting help
  • benefit from different types of recovery support

We recognize these and many other gender-specific issues in developing the most-effective treatment plan for each woman who turns to us for care.

Understanding Your Situation

Denial, fear and shame prevent too many women from taking an honest look at their drinking or other drug use. With expert knowledge and complete confidentiality, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation can help you understand your personal situation and determine whether a women's rehab program makes sense for you.

If addiction treatment is recommended, our multidisciplinary care team will consider multiple factors in developing your individualized care plan, including:
  • physical health
  • mental health
  • gender
  • family relationships
  • substances used

Our addiction treatment programs for women provide a safe, supportive place for you to explore sensitive issues as you participate in:
  • individual counseling
  • group counseling
  • educational presentations
  • peer activities and discussions

We maintain separate lodging for women and men at our inpatient centers.

Extra Focus When Needed

More often than not, addiction comes with complicating factors such as mental health issues related to depression, anxiety, or trauma. Our clinicians take an integrated approach to your health by addressing all interrelated issues with whatever therapies, services, and medications are appropriate.

With You, Every Step

Regaining and maintaining your health and freedom from addiction means learning to live differently; learning to manage a chronic disease. Our help and support won't stop when you complete treatment. You will receive a personalized continuing care plan to support your recovery. Recommendations might include:
  • ongoing therapy
  • support groups
  • recovery services specifically for women

Are you or a loved one struggling with alcohol or other drugs?

Call toll-free to speak confidentially with a recovery expert now.

Most insurance accepted. Call to check benefits.


The Unexpected Addict: Tara's Story - Part 1

Hazelden has helped thousands of people find freedom from alcohol and other drugs and regain hope for healthier and more fulfilling lives. In this video, Dr. Andrew Mendenhall interviews Tara, a woman who became addicted to pain killers after a car accident.

The Unexpected Addict: Tara's Story - Part 2

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