Treatment of female drug addiction

Drug addiction without pity breaks the fate of people, regardless of age, gender, nationality. This terrible disease can be compared to an epidemic, but especially insidious is female drug addiction, since in this case not only the future of a woman, but also the life of her children is in question.

Peculiarities of female drug addiction

The consequences of drug use for the female body:

  • menstrual irregularities (or disappearance).
  • the birth of underdeveloped children.
  • blocking ovulation.

Women’s drug addiction, unlike men’s, has its own developmental characteristics. They are caused, first of all, by the difference in the work of the central mechanisms of the nervous system, which, when using drugs, leads to a higher concentration of dopamine, a neurotransmitter responsible for the psychoemotional state of a person. Unlike men, who develop depression and bad moods during the formation of addiction, women start using drugs to cope with these conditions.

In addition, in the liver of the weaker sex there are significantly fewer enzymes that are responsible for the metabolism of chemicals. Thus, their body quickly adapts to drug use, and the treatment of female drug addiction is a more complex and lengthy process.

Drug addiction among women has another feature – the fair sex very rarely start taking drugs on their own. Most often, they are persuaded to do this by close men, thus offering them to experience new sensations.

Female Addiction Treatment

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Female addiction is a disease of loneliness and emotions. Its treatment takes a longer period and requires much more effort. In this case, more than ever, the personal characteristics of the patients play a huge role.

The Transformation Narcological Center offers a unique rehabilitation course who helped millions of addicts to regain their freedom and the opportunity to have a family, to achieve their goals in life. The basis of our wellness system is the 12 Steps program. Despite its versatility, it helps every patient find their own way to get rid of drugs.

The program includes group sessions with psychologists and psychotherapists, art therapy, activities aimed at moral and moral development. Patients have the opportunity to improve themselves and play sports. An important stage of the course is resocialization or adaptation to a new life in society under the supervision of experienced psychologists.

An important condition for effective treatment is the patient’s desire, therefore, compulsory treatment is carried out only in critical cases. If necessary, we provide psychological assistance (motivational). If you need an ambulance for drug treatment – contact us, we are always ready to help. You can find out more details about how much the treatment costs, the cost of individual services by calling the free hotline indicated on the website.

For more information about the treatment program, you can find out in the article or see the visual infographic.

12-step treatment process

Step one

Acknowledging Our Powerlessness: The first step in the program for the addict is to admit that he is no longer in control of his own life. Understanding that we cannot save our lives on our own is the first step to our recovery.

Step two

In his struggle with the disease, the patient can enlist the help of God, such as he sees him.

Step three

The patient learns to trust the power that leads him to recovery; he completely delegates control of his life to this power.

Step four

The stage of careful introspection: the patient reveals his hidden fears and negative experiences to the group in order to understand the root cause of the development of the disease.

Step five

The patient accepts himself and his negative experience; he admits his mistakes not only to himself, but also to his loved ones and to God leading him.

Step six

The patient prepares for active actions aimed at getting rid of the disease. He understands that alcohol or drugs is not the cause of addiction. The reason lies in himself. You can defeat addiction only by changing yourself.

Step seven

Based on the experience of other members of the group, patients begin to correct their own behavioral patterns, correcting their shortcomings.

Step eight

The patient makes a list of the people he has harmed during his illness and prepares himself to apologize for the pain and make amends.

Step nine

The patient apologizes and compensates for the damage to all people offended by him. Thus, he gets rid of remorse and forgives himself.

Step ten

The patient develops the habit of constantly analyzing his actions and immediately admitting his mistakes. This is learning self-control and responsibility for his life

Step eleven

The patient continues his path of reflection. This allows him to develop the spiritual essence of the addict, his moral sphere.

Step twelve

The patient uses the knowledge gained during the course to help himself and other victims of addiction. He uses these skills in all areas of his life, thus achieving inner harmony and happiness.

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