Drug Rehab in Utah
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Research and Issues for Women in Addiction Treatment

The specific treatment of women with substance abuse disorders must take in a variety of issues and factors in order to be efficient and effective. Women dealing with drug addiction vary by location, culture, race and living circumstances.  The common thread that drug treatment centers must focus on during the recovery process are specific women’s issues and how they relate to a substance abuse disorder.

Assessments have been used to analyze data from the individual to understand the psychosocial, biological, epidemiological, and psychological influences surrounding their substance abuse disorder.  This information is then used to decide what method or treatment plan is going to be used and how to integrate gender specific programming into the plan as well.

Gender specific addiction treatment is relatively new as far as documented research and results.  In this area, the most significant findings have been that of social and cultural stigma’s relating to women and addiction, the limited resources and education at their disposal, and the psychosocial and/or psychological difficulties often instigated by physical and sexual abuse that is pervasive in the female substance abusing population. Research has also found that educating communities in treatment support activities, having women in prominent clinical roles during treatment, and employing single site services for both substance treatment and child services have had a positive effect for lasting treatment. Having specifically tailored treatment approaches and facilities is beneficial to the female population seeking to overcome addiction.