Addiction Recovery 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. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation gender-specific addiction treatment addresses women's needs and concerns. 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 alcohol or drug addiction treatment is recommended, our multidisciplinary care team will consider multiple factors in developing your individualized recovery 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 addiction treatment 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 Women, Alcohol and Addiction Millions of women in the U.S. engage in drinking behavior that poses a substantial risk to their health and well-being, particularly young women in their late teens and early twenties. Addiction researcher Audrey Klein, PhD., joins host William C. Moyers to take a closer look at what's behind the increased rates of binge and heavy drinking among women, why addiction progresses more rapidly for women than men, and what kinds of medical, mental health and other complications are associated with hazardous drinking for women. Klein also addresses the shame factor: Women typically wait longer than men to seek help for addiction, resulting in a more severe progression of the disease. Want to hear more addiction related podcasts? With equal parts information and inspiration, Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery opens the door to help, healing and hope.