Clinically Reviewed on: 23/09/2022 9:12 am by Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)
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Addiction in its various forms is not selective with who it targets, and both men and women can suffer from drug or alcohol addiction.
However, while addiction can affect both men and women, there is some indication that alcoholism may take a different toll on women. With this in mind, Cassiobury Court will consider the specific situations impacting your addiction and tailor a bespoke treatment plan to any woman who requires addiction treatment at our residential rehab.
Our admissions process is quick, easy, and effective. All you need to do is call us on 0800 001 4070. However, if you are a woman and feel you may need more information about how addiction rehab works at our treatment services, then you should find all the information you need below.
The majority of research into addiction was focused on how addictive disorders affect men until the early 21st century. It was initially assumed that addiction would take a similar toll on both men and women; however, due to the biological differences that occur between males and females, the effect can be very different — even in instances where men and women have been addicted to the same substances. One study, for instance, found that women may be less likely to end up abusing drugs and/or alcohol than men may be.
It is also suggested that the reason why women fall prey to addiction may be slightly different on average than the reason why men end up with addictive disorders. This is often the case as many women with addictive disorders will begin their descent into addiction by turning to drink in order to seemingly self-medicate against a stressful situation or re-occurring disorders. Additionally, some women find themselves turning to stimulants as a way to get through hectic lifestyles, enabling them to feel as though they are capable of doing more throughout the day.
While there are many drug and alcohol rehab treatment options that cater to both men and women, understanding more about how gender-specific addiction can manifest simply gives medical professionals a better chance of rooting out the underlying cause of a person’s addiction. Having more avenues to explore this means that your therapy will unearth more about your addiction and, in turn, give you a better chance of recovery.
Thankfully, there are more and more inpatient rehabs that are able to help those who have fallen prey to addiction. Additionally, the research done into how gender-specific differences may impact the manifestation of addiction means that more varied cases of addictive disorders are capable of being treated successfully.
There are also increasingly more places where women can find support in a safe space, such as with Women for Sobriety. Here at Cassiobury Court, we also take every single person’s individual relationship with addiction into consideration when plotting out their treatment plan. This means that we can pride ourselves on offering safe spaces tailored to each and every person — allowing your recovery to be conducted in an environment where you feel safe to be yourself and share your experiences.
When it comes to our therapies — and therapies available across other inpatient rehabilitation centres in the UK — you can hope to experience a wide array of treatments and therapies. By targeting both the body and the mind, our addiction specialists will be able to combat every aspect of your addictive disorder and, in turn, give you a more well-rounded and longer-lasting recovery.
When it comes to the actual treatments and therapies that you may experience when going through a course of addiction treatment, there are many different types that are used in practice. For instance, if you have developed a physical dependency upon alcohol (or another substance) then you will first need to go through a course of medically-assisted detoxification. This will allow our teams of medical staff to monitor you throughout withdrawal while also managing your side effects through carefully prescribed medication.
Once the withdrawal has been completed, you will experience such therapies as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), one-to-one psychotherapy, work with therapy groups, as well as the formation of a relapse prevention plan.
Your relapse prevention plan will enable you to, as the name suggests, avoid falling back into old negative habits once you babe completed your addiction treatments. This works by breaking down your behavioural patterns (through the use of behavioural therapies) and then helping you to forge healthier behavioural patterns which work as an outlet for the internalised emotions which lead you to have developed an addiction in the first place.
Cassiobury Court also proved all of our clients with a complimentary one-year aftercare program. This will mean that you have all of the resources that you need once you leave our treatment centre so that you can stay on the straight and narrow.
Cassiobury Court can provide you with all of the treatments and therapies that you require in order to overcome your addiction for the long term. We also make sure that we procure user consent prior to any treatments that you may receive as well as how we collect under personal data — all of which will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and security.
Reach out to our admissions team today to find out how we can help your specific needs, or contact us through our website.
It is hard to say exactly how long you would need to stay at a recovery centre without knowing more about the severity of your addiction. However, when it comes to standard inpatient rehabilitation here at Cassiobury Court, we typically recommend that you are with us for around twenty-eight days. This can seem like a long time, but the benefits of a longer, more intensive course of addiction treatment are paramount.
With an inpatient rehab, you will be able to spend time away from home and completely focussed on your treatment for the duration of your stay. Being away from your home can seem like a daunting prospect, but it can provide you with a much-needed distance and perspective on how your day-to-day life may have been contributing to the propagation of your alcohol consumption. Inpatient rehab really gives you the time to reflect upon what changes you need to make in order to achieve long-term sobriety.
Each treatment plan is different, which means that the cost of your specific treatment plan will be dependent upon what will be necessary for you to make the appropriate recovery. However, please do not let this prospect put you off, we are able to accommodate all manner of financial plans — so why not call our helpline for a no-obligation consultation today.
Raffa Bari - Author - Last updated: 23rd September 2022
Raffa manages the day to day caring services here at Cassiobury Court. Dedicated to the treatment and well being of our visitors she is an outstanding mental health coach registered with BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists). Raffa has outstanding experience in managing rehabs across the country and is vastly experienced at helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions.
Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner) - Medical Reviewer - Last Reviewed: 23/09/2022 9:12 am
Dr. Olalekan Otulana MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, FRSPH, MBA (Cantab)
Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction Physician. He has a specialist interest in Substance Misuse Management and he has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management (including detoxification) and residential rehabilitation of clients with various drug and substance addiction problems. His main aim is to comprehensively assess patients with addiction problems and determine their treatment needs for medical detoxification treatments and psychological interventions. He is also experienced in managing patients who require dual drug and alcohol detoxification treatments.
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