Rehab for women

Drug and alcohol rehab tailored for women of all ages

Drug rehab for women can be specifically customised to support the unique challenges faced by women confronting addiction and ongoing mental health issues.

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Women seeking drug and alcohol rehabilitation can get help immediately. The Hader Clinic offers fast admissions for patients in crisis. Get in touch with us right away.

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Treating common drug rehab issues faced by women

When entering into drug and alcohol rehab, women faces challenges that are unique, compared to those faced by men, teens, and other segments of society. While men become addicted to drugs and alcohol more easily, women are more negatively affected by long term substance abuse. Women also exhibit specific physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual symptoms of addiction.

The Hader Clinic understands these challenges, and develops holistic treatment plans to address them. We treat all women with a personal, approach, providing them with the scaffolding to support the best possible chance at long term recovery from addiction.

The Hader Clinic’s Jackson Oppy explains how addicts are not able to predict how much they are going to use once they start using or control their use.

Common issues faced by women in drug rehab

Women have to deal with a myriad of issues when overcoming substance addiction. Some of these are universal, and apply to all addicts. Others are more specific. At The Hader Clinic, we treat all issues — universal or specific — at the same time. We focus on treating the whole self, allowing women to heal and move on.


The physical effects of drug addiction on women are common in both sexes, and can include:

  • Lowered inhibitions leading to STIs and infections
  • Immunocompromised conditions leading to chronic illness
  • Blood-borne diseases as a result of needle-sharing
  • Sexual dysfunction and inability to enjoy sex
  • Complete, irreversible infertility, and other fertility issues
  • Physical injuries sustained from reckless activity
  • Complete physical dependence on substances
  • Increased risk of cancers


The psychological effects displayed by women entering drug rehab include:

  • Violent, erratic, or paranoid behaviour
  • Obsession and compulsion
  • Stimulant-induced psychosis
  • Increased risk of exposing latent mental health issues


Women can be adversely affected by drug addiction and mental health issues on an emotional level. Symptoms include:

  • Confusion, anxiety and depression
  • Mood swings and erratic reactions
  • Extreme anger and rage
  • Complete withdrawal from society


Women can also suffer socially from long term substance abuse. Common consequences include:

  • Sexual and romantic issues
  • Lack of interest in hobbies and activities
  • Inability to function at, or loss of, work
  • Stress on family and other relationships
  • Financial hardship


Trauma and addiction can manifest in anyone, regardless of sex or gender. These can potentially include:

  • Lacking personal confidence
  • Destruction of self-worth and self-esteem
  • Complete inability to function in society
  • Damaged view of self
  • Lack of interest or connection with life

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How to get started with The Hader Clinic

Book a free 60-Minute Consultation

Women seeking drug rehab can begin their journey to recovery from addiction immediately. By booking a consultation with The Hader Clinic, our team of experts can come to better understand your specific situation. Our comprehensive pre-assessment phase determines exactly what you'll need for ongoing success.

  1. Get in touch with The Hader Clinic
  2. Book a consultation time
  3. Fast admittance, if requested
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28-Day Withdrawal & Detox Program

Detox is the first on the road to rehab for women. In our initial stage of the program, women seeking addiction treatment will be treated for the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Here, women in rehab have the opportunity to find their own sense of personal accountability.

  1. Attend our specialist medical detox and withdrawal centre
  2. Take part in group and individual sessions
  3. Benefit from ongoing support and recreation activities
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Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

Most types of rehab for young women and older women will involve additional treatment following detox and withdrawal management. In our inpatient program, we work with women to achieve sustainable, long term goals. These programs last between 60 and 90 days, depending on the addict's situation, and will grant them the tools to make a soft entry into normal life again.

  1. Attend our second stage treatment facility
  2. Engage in group sessions and individual counselling
  3. Enjoy ongoing support from peers and staff
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Outpatient Relapse Prevention

The final stage of drug and alcohol rehab for women involves ongoing professional support outside of the clinic. Adjusting to normal life free from addiction can sometimes take years. Our relapse prevention programs continue to offer the same support to patients as they continue to reintegrate into society.

  1. Transitional Housing supports reintegration into the community
  2. Ongoing counselling and support
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Frequently asked questions about drug rehab for women

Why do women turn to drugs and alcohol?

There's no single reason or range of reasons why women use drugs and alcohol in excessive quantities. Drugs and alcohol, like all mind-altering substances when abused, are a coping mechanism. They help women deal with a range of issues from modern life, including:

  • Failed or difficult relationships
  • Pressure to conform to traditional gender roles, like motherhood
  • Latent, undiagnosed mental health issues
  • Post-traumatic stress from sexual abuse and assault

Fortunately, these issues can be addressed in tandem with addiction and mental health. We treat all facets of the self, through our holistic model of treatment.

How does substance abuse differ between women and men?

Sex plays a key role in the impact of drugs and alcohol on individuals. A well-respected study published in Front Neuroendocrinal discovered startling instances of women suffering more from addiction than men:

  • The frequency that young women are becoming intoxicated on alcohol on a regular basis is rising.
  • The number of women using and abusing prescription and illegal drugs is on the rise.
  • Women tend to increase their rate of consumption of alcohol, marijuana, opioids, and cocaine more rapidly than do men.
  • Once addicted to a substance, women can find it more difficult to quit than men do.

Women find it harder to recover from drug and alcohol abuse, as well. Brain atrophy, heart, muscle and liver problems, and infertility issues are much more common in women than in men, and develop faster.

Where are some other places women can turn for support outside of addiction treatment?

If the patient is not ready for treatment, there are government and community services available to all women. These include:

No matter what your situation, there's always community and professional support for you. If you have mental health and substance abuse issues, give us a call at The Hader Clinic. Help is only an appointment away.

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