At Crossroads, we offer gender-responsive treatment, focusing on women and their specific needs. A woman’s path to alcohol addiction is not necessarily the same as a man’s. Every woman who comes to our treatment centers, whether for inpatient or outpatient treatment, receives a treatment plan designed for their unique needs. You can choose from our women’s residential treatment program, our rehab for women with children, our intensive outpatient program (IOP), or our dual diagnosis treatment program.
The Crossroads treatment team can guide you to the treatment type that’s right for you because, thankfully, alcohol abuse is a treatable condition. This can include a combination of counseling, wellness services, holistic care, therapeutic modalities, and ongoing support so that you can learn to overcome and manage the triggers that led to your alcohol misuse.
Facts About Alcohol Abuse that Are Unique to Women
The facts from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are staggering:
- Almost half of women over the age of 18 report drinking alcohol in the past 30 days.
- Approximately 13% of adult women binge drink, and, on average, they do so four times a month, consuming five drinks per binge.
- About 18% of women of child-bearing age (ages 18–44 years) binge drink.
- In 2019, about 32% of high school women consumed alcohol. In contrast, about 26% of male high school students drank alcohol. Binge drinking was also more common among women than male high school students.
- In the same year, 4% of women overall and 8% of women aged 18 to 25 years had an alcohol use disorder.
Women and Alcohol Addiction
Women have biological differences from men, and they tend to have smaller physical builds in general. As such, they can develop alcohol-related problems sooner without consuming as much alcohol as it takes men to create the same issues. Women tend to have higher blood alcohol levels, and the effects of alcohol last a lot longer in women than men. This also leaves women more prone to the health risks associated with alcohol abuse, such as brain damage, breast cancer, heart disease, and liver damage.
Sadly, alcohol abuse is only increasing among women. But more women do seek treatment for an alcohol use disorder than men. Signs of alcoholism to be on the lookout for are:
- Risky behavior or poor decisions during or after consuming alcohol
- The inability to stop drinking even when it negatively affects your health, your job, or your close relationships
- Your tolerance for alcohol gets higher and higher, so you need to consume more to feel the same effects as previously
- A singular focus on drinking alcohol above anything else in your life
- Memory loss following drinking to excess
- Serious withdrawal symptoms, including hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, sweating, irregular heartbeat, vertigo, depression, or anxiety
Give Crossroads a Call to Help with Alcohol Addiction
If you’re looking for a peaceful, therapeutic setting to receive alcohol addiction treatment, then Crossroads offers an ideal location. It’s an environment where women can focus on addiction recovery as well as healing the mind, body, and spirit.
The children and mothers residential rehab program at Crossroads in Maine is one of our most unique programs designed specifically for women with children. It incorporates childcare, parenting education, and other services to complement the more traditional elements of an alcohol addiction treatment program.
We offer different evidence-based therapeutic programs and services to choose from like:
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Family and group therapies
- Trauma therapy
- Yoga therapy
Learn more about our women’s treatment programs by giving us a call at 877.978.1667 or using our convenient online form. Our experienced treatment team is standing by to help you find the care you need to recover from alcohol addiction.