Approximately 17 million people in the United States battle alcohol dependence. While an alcohol use disorder tends to affect more men than women, women have alcohol-related issues unique unto themselves. Plus, research actually shows that alcohol use and abuse among women only increase, putting them at higher risk of some alcohol-related problems than men.
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic disorder where the brain cannot control or stop alcohol intake even when it’s clearly affecting a person’s complete well-being. This lack of control characterizes a condition where professional help is needed to treat it and recover. Women face extra stresses in life where alcohol can be their crutch. Once you start, it’s hard to stop. Crossroads offers gender-responsive alcohol addiction treatment in Maine. If you or a woman you love needs help to beat a dependence on alcohol, we can help.
Getting Help for Alcohol Dependence
Our alcohol addiction rehab center in Maine offers gender-responsive, customized treatment plans to meet each person’s individual needs. Through a combination of addiction treatment options, our residents learn to overcome or manage the underlying issues that contributed to their alcohol use. We want each person to develop the skills and strategies necessary to reduce the risk of relapse and achieve the goals set while in treatment.
Alcohol Dependence in Women
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, women start to have alcohol-related problems sooner and with consuming less alcohol. This is because of a number of reasons. One is that women tend to weigh less than men. Also, since alcohol settles in body water once consumed, a woman’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) will tend to be higher if they consume the same amount as a man because women carry less water in their bodies than men.
Overall health risks of an AUD include damage to your brain, liver, and heart.
The statistics on alcoholism are staggering. If left untreated, it’s life-threatening.
- Alcoholism is one of the most common lifestyle-related causes of death in the United States.
- Close to 88,000 people die each year because of excessive alcohol use.
- While millions of people seek treatment every year, that only accounts for less than 10% of people who have an AUD and need help.
Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Crossroads
At Crossroads, we offer unique programming geared specifically for women. Our programs include:
- Women’s programs at Crossroads: We offer a variety of substance abuse treatment programs for men and women at any stage of life.
- Back Cove residential women’s treatment center: This women’s residential program uses an evidence-based relational model featuring trauma-informed and gender-responsive addiction treatment programs.
- Rehab for women with children: Our children and mothers residential program is a specially designed treatment for pregnant or postpartum women.
If you’re unsure if you need help, you can always reach out to our women’s treatment center. We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have and make sure that you have the support that you need to overcome your addiction.
Crossroads to Learn More About Alcohol Addiction in Maine
Our picturesque campus in the beautiful state of Maine provides a peaceful and therapeutic environment through our residential women’s treatment center. Women can focus on addiction recovery and healing the body, mind, and spirit. We offer a range of therapeutic options, all of which we tailor to the needs of the women we treat, giving them the tools they need to heal completely. For instance, our therapeutic options include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Family therapy
- Trauma therapy
Learn more about our women’s residential addiction treatment program in Maine by calling us at 877.978.1667.