Treatment for women with Substance Use Disorder is in a class of its own.
When treating a woman, her whole family especially her partner and children need to be included.
Research has shown that treatment which does not include the significant others in the woman’s life is not effective because women always put their family first before, during and after treatment.
Keep in mind that over 70% of women seeking treatment have experienced at least one trauma in their lifetime.
Treat women with respect and show that you can be trusted. Women prefer to work with genuine people who care about their situation, show respect for them and empower them to make good choices.
According to SAHMSA, women do better in women only treatment facilities run by women.
We are always preoccupied with eating, drinking, sleeping and exercise.
We are so high maintenance.
Failure to do any of these maintenance activities results in deprivation which prevents the human body from functioning properly.
Overindulgence in these activities floods the system with unnecessary junk and also causes the human body to malfunction.
The human body will function at optimal capacity only when a good balance is found between indulgence and deprivation.
There can never be perfect balance of course, but a careful balance at both ends is essential.
I know you have heard all this before, but sometimes I think about it a lot, and realize how so basic this life is, how it can easily be destroyed if not properly cared for.
Take care of yourself, like you would care for your little child.
If you would not over feed or over exert your child, do not do the same to yourself.
Recovery from Substance Use Disorder is not only about Abstinence, it also has everything to do with Self Care.
Take good care of Yourself.