A number of female clients are dealing with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol as well as a mental health concern such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or schizophrenia. A treatment center equipped to treat both conditions will evaluate a client carefully and offer addiction treatment and mental health care simultaneously.
This two-pronged approach to treatment is very effective, since the mental health concern can’t be left without treatment until the client is in recovery. Someone with a substance abuse issue may continue to use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate their mental illness, making it more difficult to treat.
Rehabs for women can offer the type of services this part of the population needs to effectively treat their substance abuse issues. When clients are also dealing with a personal history that includes trauma or are living with a mental illness, specialized care is necessary to give them the best chance to move toward a successful recovery.