Research has proven that even though addiction can be related to on many different levels, that both men and women experience substance abuse differently. Also, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), there has been positive correlation between attending a gender-specific program and the likelihood of long-term sobriety. Therefore, backed by evidence-based research, we at Northbound offer both a men’s and women’s CORE treatment program, where our highly experienced clinical team can assist in these programs to provide both men and women with top-of-the-line treatment that creates a structured yet supportive environment.
As our primary mission for gender-specific treatment, we offer rehabilitation services where men and women can experience treatment while maintaining dignity and respect. Same-sex treatment programs offer a level of comfort for those who might otherwise feel uncomfortable in a mixed gender environment. Some of the key factors that develop in same-sex treatment include:
- Sensitive issues are discussed with peer support
- Topics are discovered that may be overlooked in mixed groups
- “Attraction distraction” is not an issue
- Same-sex supportive
- Peer support safety
- Gender neutral trust
- Emotionally secure environment
- Friendship, trust and bonding
Northbound recognizes the many differences that treatment can bring about for men and women, which is why we put a major focus on treating one gender at a time. For example, it is common for men to often experience issues such as depression or anger management, while women commonly battle trauma and social issues. By keeping genders apart, Northbound can provide the best form of care for patients through addressing pressing issues in a safe environment from the start.
We also understand that there are many people who come to treatment who require more extensive therapy with family members or loved ones who might not be of the same gender. Therefore, we make sure to incorporate marriage and family therapy into this program for those who need it. Not only does this entire spectrum of care help heal the individual and the family as a whole, but also provides participants with life-long friends and confidants who can continue to help aid in their sobriety long after their participation in gender-specific programs at Northbound.
For more information on the different types of therapy available with NTS, click here.