Gender Specific Drug and Alcohol Treatment
The National Institute on Drug Abuse says evidence shows men and women require different prevention and treatment approaches. Pacific Hills Treatment Centers Inc endorses this research and offers treatments based on gender specifications. The gender specific treatments at Pacific Hills underlines the biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors that impact an individual’s drug abuse.
As men and women have different outlooks, the gender specific treatment at Pacific Hills is designed on the lines of their individual experiences, including health and relationships. We develop different programs to address their respective issues and approach them with a unique strategy.
For example, men generally get support for seeking treatment while women are discouraged to do so (usually by family members) due to guilt, shame and anxiety. Also women tend to exhibit lower levels of self-esteem and higher levels of depression than men. Therefore, our women's program helps women identify and build on their strengths rather than their deficits. The men's program focuses on issues unique to their needs.
Both programs include a defined set of activities that address the symptoms and root causes of addictions, and the abusers are taught new ways to manage their lives without alcohol and drugs. These activities include education, group support, therapy and, occasionally, medication.