Gender Group Therapy

Florida Gender Group Therapy

Gender group therapy exists because men and women experience addiction differently. When they come into substance abuse treatment, their experiences are different there. At the same time, addicts have a long list of reasons why they can’t go to rehab right now, and reasons tend to vary by gender.  Generally, men tend to start abusing drugs or alcohol to increase stamina, have a good time or even to have confidence. Women, on the other hand, are seeking to escape painful emotions caused by trauma. They may also start using drugs or alcohol because their spouse or partner is using them too. Being part of a gender group allows clients to openly discuss specific gender issues and directly support their peers. It also creates an opportunity to talk about sensitive topics that are not for larger group consumption. The importance of providing our clients with gender group therapy can’t be overstated. 

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Addiction is Different in Men and Women

  • Approximately 4.5 million women in the U.S. have an addiction issue. 3.1 million use illegal drugs on a regular basis and 3.5 million abuse prescription medications.
  • Women’s body weight tends to be lower than men’s, and they carry more body fat and less water. The body will retain alcohol in its fatty cells longer than if it had a higher water content. Additionally, a woman’s internal organs have a longer period where they are unprotected from the effects of alcohol.
  • Women also have smaller levels of enzymes capable of breaking down alcohol in their stomach and liver. Alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream at a faster rate for women, meaning their blood alcohol content will increase more swiftly than a man who has had the same number of drinks during the same period.

The Benefits of Florida Gender-Specific Treatment Programs

Addiction is a disease that affects both men and women, but that doesn’t mean each gender benefits from the same approach to addiction therapy. Since males and females identify differently, it stands to reason that their experiences with substance abuse will also look dissimilar.

These experiences form part of the criteria considered when establishing an individualized treatment plan. It’s possible to use some general modalities when determining the best ways to get a client on the road to addiction recovery.  Gender-specific treatment programs have some advantages for chemical dependency, as they address the sensitive needs of each group in treatment and provide a safe, supportive group of individuals. Many of these benefits include positive changes in:

  • Self-Esteem & Self-Worth
  • Conflict Resolution & Anger Management
  • Family Roles
  • Self-Image, Body Image & Health
  • Defense Mechanisms/Unhealthy Coping Patterns
  • Healthy Exploration of Emotions

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