Women’s equality is a topic at the forefront of social awareness, but we still have a long way to go before we achieve it. Women of all walks of life continue to face gender-based pressures, stresses and worries, which leads to distinctly female ways of thinking about, reacting to and interpreting the world around us. The female experience remains vastly different from that of men.
Women, for example, continue to be more likely to experience discrimination based on their physical appearance. Women, on average, make less money than men, and are more likely to be single parents. Women are also more likely to be victims of assault or abuse, and are more likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety. Statistics like these inform the way we provide addiction treatment at Origins Behavioral HealthCare: many of these issues can exacerbate substance abuse — body image disorders, financial difficulty, burnout, trauma and mental health disorders are all risk factors for addiction that we see among the women in our programs.
At Origins, these concerns matter just as much as symptoms of addiction. We provide care that looks at each patient as a whole person, taking into account every woman’s past and the reasons that she has arrived at our doors. Our gender-specific women’s treatment programs are created and provided by our talented all-female staff who understand how the uniquely female perspective influences women’s needs during recovery. We emphasize support, safety, acceptance and understanding, allowing the women we treat to leave behind the problems that impacted their substance use and look toward a brighter, sober future.
Origins Behavioral HealthCare offers two world-class boutique residential programs designed exclusively for women. We combine extraordinary living accommodations in Texas and Florida with sophisticated clinical and medical care. Both of our residential facilities are comfortable and modern and situated in relaxing resort-like locations. Both women’s residential centers also maintain an entirely female staff of addiction professionals with years of personal and professional experience.
The addiction treatment programs for women at Origins offer comprehensive healing, from detox through continuing care planning. We provide specialized treatment for women who have co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders and can help uncover underlying mental health disorders that are as yet undiagnosed. We work tirelessly to improve the lives of women in our programs by identifying everything that influences their substance use, and by creating a personalized long-term strategy for addiction and mental health management.
Designed with love, care and clinical expertise, we provide truly nurturing environments where women can safely and comfortably recover under the supervision of expert physicians, compassionate nurses, gifted therapists, and hand-picked support staff dedicated to the recovery process.
In so many aspects, the needs of women are completely different and distinct from those of men. Nowhere is this more evident than within the recovery process. One of the biggest disparities is in the number of women we treat who have been the victims of trauma, abuse or neglect compared to their male counterparts. The women’s programs at Origins focus on evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment to provide the refuge and healing that women need in recovery.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a cutting-edge approach to trauma therapy that uses eye movements to re-frame traumatic memories. This well-researched form of psychotherapy enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy the patient can disassociate the trauma from the event itself, giving her better control over her reactions to life stressors.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of talk psychotherapy that focus on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. In sessions that utilize these modalities, the patient collaborates with her therapist to pinpoint a pattern and work through exercises aimed at changing it. The patient also puts these exercises into practice in everyday life between therapy sessions, and discusses her progress with her therapist.
Motivational interviewing is a form of talk therapy that focuses on helping patients identify issues that prevent them from taking action in their life. Traumatic experiences and substance misuse are common issues that come up in motivational interviewing as they place a mental block on a patient’s ability to move forward with her goals. Motivational interviewing can renew confidence and hope in a better future.
Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control bodily processes that are normally involuntary, such as muscle tension, heart rate, or blood pressure. During biofeedback, sensors receive information about the body. This feedback guides the patient to make subtle changes, such as relaxing certain muscles or steadying breathing. In essence, biofeedback gives you the ability to practice new ways to control your body, often to improve a mental health and coping skills.
Psychological tests are clinically administered questionnaires that give the treatment team information about a person’s personality and frame of mind. They provide valuable insight into patterns of thinking and co-occurring disorders that may impact a women’s potential for long term sobriety. Advanced testing can play a key role in ongoing treatment planning.
Physical activity in therapies like team sports, problem-problem-solving game or swimming to get the body involved in the recovery process. Not only is physical health a vital component of lasting recovery, but women in particular benefit from feeling good about their body and learning to use their body for activities that make them feel strong and empowered.
The time-tested 12-Steps remain one of the most effective ways to guide patients through the recovery process. Our women’s addiction treatment uses this framework to encourage our patients to set and achieve their goals, to get out of their comfort zone and to live life with a conscious mission of sobriety. We use a well-crafted, personally designed curriculum to guide our patients as they have a personalized experience with this spiritual-minded Steps.
The therapies in our women’s program leverage Origins’ legacy of superb medical and clinical expertise, including psychiatry, pharmacology, psychotherapy, medical supervision and nursing, physical fitness, spiritual guidance and more. In addition to individualized intensive clinical treatment, each patient benefits from ongoing interaction with our physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurses.
Our programs harmonize the latest advances in addiction medicine and evidence-based therapeutic interventions with an immersion in the ageless 12-Step experience. Each is designed for women with unresolved trauma or co-occurring disorders. With deep compassion, we help patients heal long-standing wounds while they build their spiritual strength through the 12-Steps. We also pair each patient with a primary therapist who gets to know them personally and guides them through treatment and beyond. At Origins, our therapists are experienced, masters-level clinicians trained in treating addiction and dual diagnoses including sexual and physical trauma, disordered eating, self-harm, body-image issues, and other challenges commonly facing addicted women.
Many of the guests of our women’s residential programs share that they have not felt truly safe in a very long time. At Origins, our community exudes the love and healing energy to empower a woman to feel safe and free to recover in peace, without external worries or pressures to distract her; in this way, she may reconnect with her authentic self and focus on finding fulfillment in sobriety.
Our women’s addiction treatment programs are offered in two locations:
Origins Behavioral HealthCare provides a full range of levels of care for women ages 18 and up struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders, from detox through residential treatment and beyond. We work with every one of our patients to make sure they get the care they need to feel healthy and confident before returning to everyday life. Before women leave our programs, our therapists and Continuing Care specialists work with them to create a sustainable continuing care plan to set them on a path of lifelong recovery.
We also offer gender-specific treatment for adult men, as well as age-specific treatment for seniors over 65. We also provide executive and professional treatment services through our Headwaters center. Learn more about our locations in South Padre Island, Texas, and West Palm Beach, Florida:
Relief begins here. Contact an Origins Admissions Specialist today at 844-843-8935.
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