THE IMPORTANCE OF GENDER-SPECIFIC TREATMENT

Psychologically, women who become addicted have a different narrative and profile than men who become addicted. As a rule, women have a greater tendency to have developed an addiction to cope with trauma and emotional pain than men. Women also have a range of social and cultural pressures and issues that men do not experience.

A Focus on Trauma

At Clearpoint, special attention is paid to the issue of trauma. Accounts of physical, sexual and emotional trauma are particularly common among women in addiction. We believe that until this trauma is effectively addressed and healed, that emotional pain will continue to threaten a woman’s ongoing sobriety.

Therapeutic Interventions

Therapeutic Interventions at Clearpoint include not only the traditional one-on-one Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment, but also additional forms of treatment that allow women to safely explore and address their personal issues including:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Experiential and process group work

Integrated treatment services

All clients receive individual, group and family therapy, and a psychiatric evaluation. While everyone’s treatment program is unique based on their specific needs, there are several common components to treatment:

    • Individual counseling – one to three days per week with a masters-level therapist specializing in substance use and co-occurring disorders.
    • Female-only & co-ed Intensive Outpatient Programs – our intensive outpatient program provides up to fifteen hours a week of individual, group, and family therapy over a period of eight to twelve weeks.
    • Female-only & co-ed Outpatient Program – our outpatient program provides up to six hours a week of individual, group, and family therapy.
    • Medication-assisted treatment -anyone battling an addiction to alcohol or opioids may benefit from medication-assisted treatment, which includes using medication like Vivitrol (injectable form of Naltrexone) along with therapy.
    • Aftercare services – Individualized case management, drug testing, and psychiatric services are available to support and reinforce healthy behaviors, relationships, and lifestyle. Aftercare services will be recommended to those who have successfully completed our outpatient program.
    • Sober living – we have a relationship with a reputable female sober living home offering a supportive, home-like environment with built-in addiction recovery support and resources – located in the Westport community – for female patients for whom home may not best support their recovery.

Contact Us

If you are facing the challenge of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, we can help. Our professional staff is equipped to facilitate assessment, treatment planning, and clinical recommendations. To learn more about Clearpoint or to find out whether our outpatient program for women is right for you and your family, caring admissions counselors available to speak with you at 203.293.1723.

The Importance of Gender-specific Treatment

Psychologically, women who become addicted have a different narrative and profile than men who become addicted. As a rule, women have a greater tendency to have developed an addiction to cope with trauma and emotional pain than men. Women also have a range of social and cultural pressures and issues that men do not experience.

A Focus on Trauma

At Clearpoint, special attention is paid to the issue of trauma. Accounts of physical, sexual and emotional trauma are particularly common among women in addiction. We believe that until this trauma is effectively addressed and healed, that emotional pain will continue to threaten a woman’s ongoing sobriety.

Therapeutic Interventions

Therapeutic techniques used at Clearpoint include not only the traditional one-on-one Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment, but also additional forms of treatment that allow women to safely explore and address their personal issues including:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Experiential and process group work

Integrated treatment services

All clients receive individual, group and family therapy, and a psychiatric evaluation. While everyone’s treatment program is unique based on their specific needs, there are several common components to treatment:

  • Individual counseling – one to three days per week with a masters-level therapist specializing in substance use and co-occurring disorders.
  • Female-only & co-ed Intensive Outpatient Programs – our intensive outpatient program provides up to fifteen hours a week of individual, group, and family therapy over a period of eight to twelve weeks.
  • Female-only & co-ed Outpatient Program – our outpatient program provides up to six hours a week of individual, group, and family therapy.
  • Medication-assisted treatment -anyone battling an addiction to alcohol or opioids may benefit from medication-assisted treatment, which includes using medication like Vivitrol (injectable form of Naltrexone) along with therapy.
  • Aftercare services – Individualized case management, drug testing, and psychiatric services are available to support and reinforce healthy behaviors, relationships, and lifestyle. Aftercare services will be recommended to those who have successfully completed our outpatient program.
  • Sober living – we have a relationship with a highly reputable female sober living home offering a supportive, home-like environment with built-in addiction recovery support and resources – located in the Westport community – for female patients for whom home may not best support their recovery.

Contact Us

If you are facing the challenge of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, we can help. Our professional staff is equipped to facilitate assessment, treatment planning, and clinical recommendations. To learn more about Clearpoint or to find out whether our treatment program for teens & young adults is right for you and your family, caring admissions counselors available to speak with you at 203.293.1723.

Speak with an Admissions Coordinator

We can help. If you’re struggling to stay sober or stepping down from an inpatient treatment program, contact us at 203.293.1723 to find out how we can help.