Treatment for women with Substance Use Disorder is in a class of its own.
When treating a woman, her whole family especially her partner and children need to be included.
Research has shown that treatment which does not include the significant others in the woman’s life is not effective because women always put their family first before, during and after treatment.
Keep in mind that over 70% of women seeking treatment have experienced at least one trauma in their lifetime.
Treat women with respect and show that you can be trusted. Women prefer to work with genuine people who care about their situation, show respect for them and empower them to make good choices.
According to SAHMSA, women do better in women only treatment facilities run by women.
4 thoughts on “Care for Women with Substance Use Disorder”
Very educative article
You are welcome, Serwaa
That’s very important because, it’s once by one Ghanaian historian Mr. Qwegyiri Aggrey that: “If you train a man you train an individual but when you train a woman you train a whole nation.” You said it all and keep it up the more insight.
Women train the whole nation indeed. Thank you Eric Baiden.