Rehab for women

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment tailored for women of all ages

Drug rehab for women can be specifically customised to support the unique challenges women face 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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Women face unique challenges in overcoming drug and alcohol addiction compared with men, teens, and other segments of society. For example, men become addicted to drugs and alcohol more quickly, whereas 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 addiction treatment plans for women seeking addiction treatment. 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 explains how addicts cannot predict how much they will 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 simultaneously treat all issues — universal or particular to women. We develop a personalised addiction treatment plan for each patient, focusing 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
  • Total 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


Drug addiction and mental health issues can adversely affect women's emotions. 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

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Women seeking drug rehab can begin their journey to recovery from addiction immediately. By booking a consultation with The Hader Clinic’s rehab for women, our team of experts can come to understand your specific situation better. Our comprehensive women’s rehab program pre-assessment phase determines exactly what drug treatment services 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 treatment program, women seeking addiction treatment will be treated for the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Here, women in rehab have the opportunity to find their 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 women will involve additional addiction treatment following detox and withdrawal management. In our inpatient program, we work with women to achieve sustainable, long term goals. These subsequent women’s addiction treatment 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 everyday 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 the women’s addiction treatment program involves ongoing professional support outside of the clinic. Adjusting to a normal life free from addiction can sometimes take years. Our relapse prevention programs continue to offer the same support to patients as they 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, but they are often used as a coping mechanism. Substance abuse helps women deal with a range of issues in 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

At Hader Clinic, issues like mental illness are addressed in conjunction with addiction and mental health problems. Our holistic treatment model manages all facets of the self to improve your chances of long-term sobriety.

How does substance abuse differ between women and men?

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

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

Where are some other places women can turn to for support outside of specific rehab for women treatment programs?

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

There's community and professional support for you, no matter your situation. If you have mental health and substance abuse issues and are considering rehab for women, call The Hader Clinic. Help is only an appointment away.

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