12-step programs can be the foundation on the road to recovery from any addiction at any stage of life. While 12-step programs hold high success rates, mixed-gender programs and support groups can often be more triggering than healing for many women. For some, it may be easier to open up to others, connect with supportive sponsors, and feel comradery in a women’s 12-step recovery program.
Learn more about our women’s 12-step recovery programs at Soledad House today online or by calling 866.314.3222.
The Advantages of Women’s Addiction Treatment Centers
Just as no two experiences of addiction are alike, women often find themselves needing different addiction support than men. Throughout life, women seek support and connection with other women, whether they are celebrating the birth of a child or navigating the unique experiences of menstruation and menopause. No matter the trial or joy, women generally experience more enriching support within all-female groups based on the unique experience, brain chemistry, and societal pressures of women’s lived experience. When it comes to women’s drug treatment programs, the need to deeply connect with other women through shared experience remains at the forefront of healing and sobriety.
Benefits of a Women’s 12-Step Recovery Program
The key to successful womens’ drug rehab programs is a safe and nurturing environment. When a woman enters a women’s only sober living facility, she often feels a sense of ease and can more readily share her experiences with her peers. Here are some advantages of a women’s-only 12-step recovery program:
- Women are more readily able to discuss relationships, motherhood, and social stigmas.
- Women feel more comfortable sharing traumatic experiences such as domestic violence or sexual assault.
- Women open up more quickly through listening to other women’s experiences.
The support of other women is a key factor in women’s drug rehab. Women’s 12-step programs create solidarity, reduce social stigmas around motherhood, partnership, and other challenges unique to women. Similarly, women’s sober living facilities allow women to see they are not alone in their recovery journey. This model allows women to support each other at every stage of recovery, providing mentorships and support.
Is a 12-Step Program Right for You?
12-step recovery programs have long been a standard in addiction recovery. Here are some key reasons why a 12-step program may be right for you or someone you love:
- You want the support of a relatable group of peers
- A judgment-free environment is where you thrive
- You seek a type of addiction treatment with high success rates
- You thrive in community environments.
A women’s 12-step program combines the successful format of programs like Alcoholics Anonymous. It personalizes it for a safe, nurturing, relatable environment where women can carry themselves and one another through every step of recovery.
In addition, this approach to addiction treatment is available outside of our center and can be a great way to participate in ongoing treatment even after completing a program.
Begin Your Journey with Women’s Sober Living in San Diego
If you or a loved one is ready to begin a women’s 12-step program, look no further than Soledad House. We offer women’s sober living and a variety of therapy treatment programs, all within a faith-based treatment center in beautiful San Diego, CA. Our programs range from residential to extended care and aftercare to ensure you or your loved one has support throughout recovery. Addiction can be trying on every facet of a woman’s life. Soledad House understands. Whether you or your loved one is ready for a 12-step program or our other rehab programs, we encourage you to put your faith-based recovery in our hands. Reach out online or contact us at 866.314.3222 today to speak with an intake specialist.