As women, we absolutely understand that we have gender-unique physiological, emotional, and relational issues. That’s why we have created a track that capitalizes on the connection and support of other women:
• Women who can relate to and mentor each other
• Help you be accountable in a way that is specific to you
• Minimized sexual tension
• A more recovery-friendly opportunity
Additionally, a high percentage of women in recovery have some type of trauma associated with men so the Women-Only facility helps to counteract that. By ensuring that the majority of your time is in a women's only environment, and fostering clinically supervised co-ed groups, you can be at ease knowing that you are safe and secure at all times.
One of the primary reasons our meetings are so beneficial for women is a fostered relationship of trust that is cultivated through house managers who have extended recovery time from addiction and similar traumas. The house managers are carefully selected for this important quality and take great pride in passing on what they have learned about living and recovery. Think of it as a full-time recovery coach or sponsor with you at all times.
To understand the temptations and cross addictions associated with recovery is critical to the process as addicts frequently fall back to other self-defeating behaviors. Having other women who can recognize this and know how to confront each other is invaluable. It may just be as important as any feature of our gender specific program.