If there comes a time when you have to find a rehab program, you may be nervous about sharing your struggles with others. At Phoenix Rising in Palm Springs, California, we understand that discomfort, so we created a program for you.
If you can relate to these feelings, read on to find out more about our women’s rehab program at Phoenix Rising.
What Struggles Do Women Face With Addiction?
Women have unique struggles when it comes to addiction. They often self-medicate, using prescription drugs to help them get through the day, which eventually leads to addiction. Women also tend to take higher doses of these medications and experience more side effects.
In addition to the struggles they face as they take drugs, women also find it harder to quit using drugs or alcohol. If women complete rehab programs, they are also more likely to relapse over time.
Research has also shown that:
- More than 6% of women misused prescription drugs in the year 2018.
- At least 19 million women used drugs in 2018.
- Women tend to develop addiction more quickly than men do.