Womenâ€™s sober living
What expect out of a sober living for women
Womenâ€™s sober living facilities, like those for men, are gender specific facilities for women who are re-entering society as a sober individual, but still need additional support and help with recovery. Treatment programs that focus solely on women are in the best position to help with understanding their particular issues and the underlying problems faced by women trying to recover from addiction. For example, biological differences play a role in addiction and addiction recovery. Studies show that women are more likely to self-administer psychoactive drugs, and increase their use more quickly than men.
These differences, as well as societal mores and pressures placed on women in their different roles, are the key reasons why gender specific treatment programs have a high rate of success. This includes sober living homes. Because of long ingrained inhibitions, women are more likely to speak out about addiction issues among their peers, and the greater sense of community found in female only settings establishes an environment that encourages exploration of personal issues and obstacles to recovery.
Benefits of using s sober living for women
Sober living homes for women are excellent venues for women returning to society as sober individuals. If they have entered the sober living home from a women only treatment program, the single sex environment helps to reinforce the skills acquired while in formal treatment. If the individual is coming from a mixed gender environment, the single gender setting is a more relaxing atmosphere, and the mix of treatment experiences that will be encountered can provide new insights into the recovery process. As confidence is gained, and sober living principles reinforced, residents are better equipped to return to their pre-treatment situation and find success.
As with a menâ€™s sober living home, discipline and guidance are the primary focus, and resident can expect a rigid schedule with a no nonsense approach to house rules