Millions of women in the United States struggle with their mental health, addiction, or both. However, only a fraction of them will seek the treatment they need. This disparity may be due to feeling uncomfortable enrolling in a treatment program that is predominantly male or an inability to take time away from work and family obligations. Fortunately, more addiction treatment programs are now available to accommodate these needs and encourage more women to get help.
To provide women with the intensive support they need while maintaining their flexibility to be home with their families each evening, Crossroads offers a women’s partial hospitalization program (PHP). We understand how difficult it can be to be away from your children, so we want to make your recovery easier and more convenient. Give us a call today at 877.978.1667 to learn more about the best PHP Maine offers for women.
What Is Unique About a Partial Hospitalization Program?
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) bridges the gap between residential treatment and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP). Perhaps you have been released from a residential program but feel the need for a high level of support to keep you on your path to recovery. An IOP with sessions that last for a few hours on weekdays may not provide you with enough support at this time. That is where a partial hospitalization program comes in. To help you stick with your recovery goals, a PHP will supply you with:
- Intensive recovery support that typically takes place five days a week for full-day sessions
- Multiple therapy sessions throughout the week to help you address any difficulties that come up, such as cravings or triggers for substance use. Your counselor can guide you through different types of therapy to help restructure distorted thought patterns that are holding you back from your goals for a healthy lifestyle.
As you progress in your recovery and gain the skills you need to sustain a healthy lifestyle, you will be able to gradually scale back the time you spend in the treatment center. You could then transition to an intensive outpatient program (IOP), where you may still visit the center often but for shorter sessions.
Why Should You Choose a Women’s Partial Hospitalization Program?
Women make a small proportion of the population in most mental health and addiction treatment centers. This is not because they experience these conditions at a lower rate but instead because of other factors like:
- Fear of being away from, not having care for, or losing custody of children
- Fear of losing their romantic partner
- Concern about the stigma of admitting to addiction
- Concern about receiving treatment with males (especially if trauma is present)
- Worry about lack of services for women who are pregnant
When you choose a women’s PHP for mental health and addiction treatment, you are getting a program that we’ve designed specifically for your needs. Gender-responsive treatment can be more effective since it considers the different ways in which men and women experience addiction and recovery.
A women’s PHP will consider your family obligations and assist with convenient scheduling, transportation, and even childcare or prenatal services. You can also expect a softer, gentler treatment approach in a welcoming setting where you can feel safe to open up about your struggles.
Seek Treatment at Crossroads
A significant part of staying on the path to clean, healthy living is finding the right addiction treatment programs throughout your journey. Your needs may change as you progress, and a women’s partial hospitalization program may be the perfect fit after residential treatment. Call Crossroads today at 877.978.1667 to get started healing with our unique women’s PHP.