FAQs About Women-Only Treatment

The Rose’s drug & alcohol addiction treatment for women is rooted in a science-based, research-supported clinical model to ensure a healthier life without addiction.

What does gender-specific treatment mean?

The term gender-specific treatment does not refer to a specific type of treatment; instead, it refers to the environment in which that treatment is provided, and the individuals who are receiving that treatment. In a gender-specific group or program, the individuals who are receiving care will either be all men or all women. Some programs provide gender-specific groups within a larger continuum of co-educational care, while other programs, such as The Rose, provide a completely gender-specific treatment environment.

What happens at a women-only treatment program?

A women-only treatment program may provide as wide or narrow a scope of services as do any men-only or co-educational treatment programs. For example, a women-only addiction treatment program may provide individual, group, family, and experiential therapies, just as many co-ed and men-only programs offer. The main differences in a women-only environment are not the types of treatment that are offered, but rather the issues that are focused on during these therapeutic activities, and the types of support that women can expect to receive when they enter a women-only program.

What are the advantages of being treated at a women-only program?

When a woman chooses to enter treatment at a women-only program such as The Rose, she joins a vibrant community that is dedicated to identifying and addressing the specific ways that women’s lives are impacted by addiction and certain co-occurring mental health disorders, and the challenges that are most common among women in recovery. For example, at The Rose, we have established a safe and supportive environment in which women can work through issues such as domestic violence and other forms of trauma, which are unfortunately prevalent among women who have had problems with substance abuse and chemical dependency.

Why does The Rose promote that it was “created by women for women”?

At The Rose, we are proud to have designed our comprehensive treatment program specifically to address the needs of women whose lives have been disrupted by substance abuse, chemical dependency, and certain co-occurring mental health disorders. We are similarly proud to have incorporated the insights and expertise of women who have dedicated their professional lives to fighting the scourge of addiction. At The Rose, women in treatment have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with female professionals who understand exactly what they have been experiencing, who have developed specialized programming that has proved to be extremely effective at helping women in crisis, and who bring world-class capabilities, unquestioned dedication, and immeasurable compassion to our program every day.

Are there drawbacks to a women-only treatment program?

At The Rose, through our decades of collective experience, we have discovered no drawbacks to being treated at a women-only program. As is the case when evaluating any treatment program, including co-ed and men-only programs, we believe that what is most important is finding a program that is best prepared to meet your needs and to provide both the clinical excellence and the ongoing support that will empower you to achieve long-term recovery. For women who prefer to receive care in a safe and supportive environment that has been specifically designed by women, for women, we know of no better option than The Rose.

For answers to additional questions about women-only treatment, or for information about any aspect of treatment at The Rose, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you to make the best decisions for yourself or for a loved one.

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