Men and women face many similar challenges when overcoming substance use disorders, but there are also times when their experiences are very different. Victory Recovery Partners provides specialized women's groups at its locations in Farmingville, Shirley, and Massapequa, New York, where women can come together safely for mutual support. Find out how you could benefit from participating in a women's group as part of your addiction recovery by calling your nearest office or booking an appointment online today.
Women's groups are safe environments where women can find the help and support they need to overcome substance use disorder.
Substance use disorder is typically tougher to overcome for those who don't have positive and supportive people in their lives. Part of the recovery process involves creating healthy relationships with people you trust and can support you when you need them.
The addiction treatment programs at Victory Recovery Partners include support groups that allow women to form bonds and share experiences that someone who hasn't been through addiction recovery might struggle to understand.
Women experiencing addictions face unique challenges and have different experiences, issues, and needs. It's vital to address these so they can succeed with their recovery and maintain it long-term.
Women may find it harder to open up when there are men present. They might have experienced abuse from former partners, for example. For many women, only another woman can truly understand the issues they face and the problems they have to overcome.
There's also a difference in the stigma women experience around substance use disorder resulting from their traditional roles as mothers and caregivers.
The way substance use disorder affects women is different, too. For example, physiological differences mean addiction progresses faster in women because they don't metabolize alcohol and drugs the same way as men. Women have more fatty tissues and fewer stomach enzymes, which means they process alcohol and drugs more slowly.
Victory Recovery Partners uses women's groups as part of a comprehensive approach to recovery. They use behavioral therapy to help direct your thoughts away from your addiction and provide prescription medication to ease the psychological and physical reactions due to withdrawal.
To support these fundamental approaches to substance use treatment, Victory Recovery Partners provides a variety of support services. These include different counseling approaches and referrals to programs such as local 12-step organizations.
Women's groups are a key element of the recovery program offering the chance to connect with people who can appreciate the process you're going through. People often find that helping others with their addictions through women's groups is as beneficial as the help they receive in return.
To learn more about women’s groups and the other services offered by Victory Recovery Partners, call the office or book an appointment online today.