Gender Specific Treatment Programs

In some instances, a commitment to residential treatment is critical for establishing a safe recovery environment. In a residential setting, individuals will be provided with structure and support in early recovery that often makes drug rehab for women as well as men more effective. DreamLife Recovery personalizes our residential treatment to each client, yet offers a therapeutic model that is consistently informed by science, driven by data and administered in accordance with proven clinical methodologies.

At DreamLife Recovery, we know that the key to successful treatment — and the necessary life skills each client needs — is to encourage focus on the top-level program and services we provide. We offer drug rehab for women and for men separately so that all clients maintain the focus that is so crucial during these early stages of recovery.

Why are Gender Specific Treatment Programs Important?

While men may not really be from Mars (nor women from Venus), what cannot be disputed are the fundamental differences between the genders. It’s been noted and observed that although individuals struggling with addiction may have many similarities, they equally have inherent differences. It is necessary to recognize those differences clinically and sensitively address those issues in the individualized treatment plans. Some of these variations include differences as to why they began to use drugs initially, sensitivity in gender differences in early recovery and creating a safe space where each gender can be vulnerable with as little distraction from treatment as possible.

Gender specific treatment programs at DreamLife Recovery allows our clients to fully immerse themselves in their own tailored treatment plan without the concern or pressure to be “presentable” or “desirable” to the other gender. Research has shown and validated this approach that can help those considering drug rehab for women or men to get their lives back on track. There are not only psychological impacts, but physiological changes that occur when one enters treatment and being able to identify with peers is a crucial element of building a sustainable recovery. A few examples of topics that will be addressed in gender-separate groups include: sexual abuse, domestic violence, parenting with addiction, body image, self-esteem and self-concept.

Article Reviewed by Lidice Morales

Lidice MoralesLidice Morales, an honors graduate from the Kaiser University, has made a name for herself as the Director of Nursing at several behavioral health facilities and as the Director of Operations for Detox MD. Now she is the VP of Operations at DreamLife Recovery. She strives for better patient care through constant self-improvement and furthering her education. Her steadfast work ethic and passion in the field has remained the most important aspect of her professional career; showing dedication to not only the acquisition of new knowledge, but also its mastery. Lidice believes that a professional work atmosphere fosters cohesion and malleability amongst herself and her coworkers; thereby increasing both the level of patient care and quality of life.

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