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Long-Term Addiction Care for Women

Mar 8, 2021

As a woman who’s been in treatment before, you understand the work that goes into recovery. What you may not have experienced is a process like the one we’re going to describe here. It’s not one phase of treatment; it’s linking multiple steps to create long-term addiction care. Today, we’ll talk about how to build a longer ramp to your recovery.

Lifelong addiction recovery for women is an approach that involves multiple steps, starting with long-term addiction treatment. At this kind of facility, a patient can get help in healing from substance use disorders as well as mental health disorders. The transition to an intensive outpatient program (IOP) allows her to continue devoting time to learning the skills to keep recovery going. In a sober living environment, she can learn to be responsible and accountable to others as she prepares to live independently again.

What are the benefits of long-term treatment?

Many positive outcomes begin with a commitment to long-term treatment. You’ll learn what’s caused your substance use. You may receive treatment for mental health concerns that have worsened your drug and alcohol use.

Learning the skills needed to keep your recovery going is another benefit. It will involve looking differently at the people you used to spend time with and the places you used to go. It will also mean learning strategies to cope with life’s pressures, without turning to drugs or alcohol.

Rebuilding your family relationships can be a benefit of long-term treatment as well. Regaining the trust of the people closest to you is important. Their support can be pivotal in keeping you focused on your sobriety.

Undoing the damage from a lifetime of harmful choices takes time. There’s much to learn to make healing possible. Long-term treatment sets you up for success by not rushing to an invisible finish line but preparing you for the work that lies ahead.

What are the benefits of IOP after residential treatment?

The next step in this chain of long-term addiction care is an intensive outpatient program (IOP). When residential treatment ends, beginning an IOP right away improves your chances to stay in recovery longer. It’s a structured way to keep you working on the skills you need to stay away from drugs and alcohol while preparing you to return to family and community settings.

In a safe setting with other women, an IOP patient learns how to manage stress, build healthy relationships, and raise her self-esteem. She comes away with coping mechanisms she practiced while in the IOP. She’s learned how to use mindfulness and meditation regularly.

Not only is the IOP takeaway a big step for staying in recovery, it helps a woman rebuild her life and establish professional and educational goals. She may see opportunities to start or return to school. She can find additional resources for building a career through help in the program and people connected to it.

What are the benefits of sober living?

The third step in the chain of long-term addiction care is a sober living environment. In this setting, a woman remains accountable to others for her choices as she prepares to return to independent living. The primary focus on sobriety is important here, and she’s reminded daily to be responsible for her own recovery.

That responsibility is reflected by other women within the community around her who are aiming to meet the same expectations. They work together, learn life skills together, and nurture each other’s recovery daily. This kind of peer support is essential, for the sober living space and beyond. It helps a woman see how to form and maintain healthy relationships before she’s returned to living on her own.

Another benefit for a woman in sober living is taking steps to support herself. Finding job opportunities, applying, interviewing, and showing self-reliance are important parts of this step in the chain. Steady income and financial stability can make practicing self-care easier to do independently.

 

Hannah’s House is a well-known care provider offering a range of treatment programs targeting the recovery from substance use, mental health issues, and beyond. Our mission is to provide a clear path to a life of healing and restoration. We offer renowned clinical care for addiction and have the compassion and professional expertise to guide you toward lasting sobriety. For information on our programs, call us today: 561.841.1272.

Origins Counseling is a new outpatient program in Dallas, Texas, made available by Origins Behavioral HealthCare, offers a range of treatment programs targeting the recovery from substance use, mental health issues, and beyond. Our primary mission is to provide a clear path to a life of healing and restoration. We offer renowned clinical care for addiction and have the compassion and professional expertise to guide you toward lasting sobriety. For information on our programs, call us today: 561.841.1272.

Windhaven House made available by Origins Behavioral HealthCare provides transitional sober living after primary treatment for women who desire comprehensive recovery support. Windhaven House provides the highest level of care and accountability for those who are in need of long-term care and sober living. Our primary mission is to provide a clear path to a life of healing and restoration. Contact us for more information about how Windhaven House can help you achieve and maintain lasting sobriety. Call 561.841.1272.

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