Alcohol and drug treatment
for some requires a gender-specific setting. While alcohol dependence
and drug addiction
are generally treated the same regardless of gender, a co-ed setting can be a distraction for some valid reasons. So an alcohol and drug treatment provider that offers gender-specific treatment removes the distraction and improves the opportunity for long-term recovery
in these cases.
All alcoholics and drug addicts engage in negative behaviors that can cause long-term psychological issues of one kind or another. In most cases they can find freedom from them with the help of addiction counselors and a program of recovery. But for some these behaviors can cause paralyzing phobias, anger, and habits that prevent them from focusing on treatment in a co-ed setting.
Women, for example, may believe that men are untrustworthy because all of the men they encountered during alcohol or drug use were predatory. Or they may have used sex as a means of getting the drugs they needed, again with predatory men, which can link sexuality to personal validation. And some were involved in abusive relationships with men, which can lead to fear and anger with all men. In many cases, these problems are discovered by counselors in alcohol
and drug detox
All of these, and other factors, distract women if they are in alcohol and drug treatment with men. They not only benefit when men are not present in treatment, but also when treatment staff and mental health
professionals can focus on women’s issues during treatment. Combined, treatment is more effective and provides the opportunity to correct habits and heal the very real pain.
There are also women with children who have no means to leave home for treatment while providing care for them. Or, they don’t feel comfortable leaving a child for several weeks or months. When treatment includes parenting classes and groups, as well as childcare, these individuals have access to treatment and don’t need to worry about the care their children are receiving.
Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles
and women with children treatment, to eligible patients, as part of our commitment to integrated behavioral healthcare
in alcohol and drug treatment
. If you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol dependence or drug addiction
, please call us now at 800-996-1051 or contact us here
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.