When women come to us we conduct a Substance Abuse Assessment (either in person or over the phone) and get their detailed history of substance use in order to determine the extent of services needed. Sometimes a mental status evaluation is also needed to determine if there are any co-existing mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety. Taking clients’ mental stability into account is critical because substance abuse among women is closely linked to traumatic events, as opposed to men, where substance use is typically linked to dependency needs.
Many of our services, whether itâ€™s therapy, skill-building classes, recovery education, relapse prevention, stress/trauma reduction workshops, etc., are provided in a group format. By working alongside each other, clients feel part of a larger group and less alone. Bonds are often created in our groups that help our clients build a new family â€“ one that belongs to a strong recovery community.
We also provide individual and family counseling. Families of women in recovery have often lost trust due to the individual’s history with substance abuse. We work to reestablish this trust and rebuild healthy and strong relationships in order to create strong support networks.