Recovery at the Crossroads, the top alcohol and drug rehabilitation center in New Jersey, is now offering women-only treatment options at its 4.5-acre campus at Black Horse Acres.
The all-female staff is made up of licensed recovery professionals who understand the unique challenges women face as they work to recover from drug and alcohol addiction. As a result, the campus is completely free from the issues that can make it difficult for women to open up about their trauma in coed treatment settings.
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Women-Focused Addiction Treatment
When it comes to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, men and women have different needs. Many women turn to substance abuse when their selflessness leads them to ignore their own needs in favor of helping others. The more they give, the harder it is to juggle the demands of everyday life, increasing the risk for substance abuse and other addictions.
At Recovery at the Crossroads, our licensed staff members have extensive experience helping female patients understand that putting themselves first doesn’t make them selfish or uncaring. With guidance from our recovery professionals, patients learn how to stand up for themselves and say no to requests that are likely to make life more stressful.
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Care
Our staff members recognize that many women with addictions to drugs and alcohol have a history of trauma. Some of those women experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse during childhood, while others were subjected to abuse by their spouses or significant others. A history of trauma increases the risk for substance abuse and other mental health conditions, especially in women whose journeys took an unexpected turn.
Many of the women who come to Recovery at the Crossroads report that their relationships started out strong and then took a turn for the worse, leading to ongoing pain and abuse. For some of these women, the physical and emotional abuse made it seem that life would never get any better. Once they had the courage to seek addiction treatment, they saw that they could recover from their addictions without tolerating abuse and mistreatment from others.
Types of Trauma
At Recovery at the Crossroads, our staff members have extensive experience treating both type one trauma and type two trauma. Type one trauma refers to trauma caused by a single event that occurs without any advance warning. Sexual assault, mugging, natural disasters, medical emergencies and traffic accidents are all examples of events that can trigger type one trauma.
Type two trauma is caused by repeated traumatic experiences over a long period of time. Bullying, domestic violence and ongoing sexual abuse are all examples of ongoing events that can trigger type two trauma. In many cases, type two trauma is caused by the people who are supposed to love you and want the best for you. For example, domestic violence may be perpetrated by a spouse, or ongoing sexual abuse may be committed by a parent.
Whether you have type one trauma or type two trauma, our staff members have the knowledge and skills needed to help you recover. Individual therapy, group therapy and other treatment options can all help you understand how trauma has been contributing to your addiction and give you the tools you need to put the past behind you and start living in the present.
Culturally Sensitive Addiction Treatment
Culture is another important aspect of the recovery process; it also plays a major role in the development of some addictions. In some cultures, women are expected to be submissive or to handle the majority of the household chores and parenting responsibilities. When child-rearing, cleaning, cooking and other responsibilities fall squarely on your shoulders, it’s more difficult to manage stress. For some women, drinking or using drugs makes it easier to meet everyone’s expectations.
At Recovery at the Crossroads, we understand the role that culture plays in recovering from addiction. Our staff members can help you learn how to honor your culture without sacrificing your physical and emotional well-being.
Many of the women who come to Recovery at the Crossroads decided to seek treatment when they realized their addictions were having a negative effect on their children.
At Recovery at the Crossroads, we give women valuable opportunities to work through trauma, giving them the inner strength they need to serve as positive role models for their children and other family members. While participating in our treatment programs, women also learn new skills that can help them strengthen their families without ignoring their own needs.
Comprehensive Addiction Treatment
When you enroll in treatment at Recovery at the Crossroads, you’ll undergo a thorough assessment to determine what treatment options are right for you. The result of this assessment is a completely customized treatment plan designed to help you recover from addiction, address past trauma and get help with any other mental health conditions you may have.
At Recovery at the Crossroads, your needs come first. You’ll participate in a wide variety of activities designed to help you rediscover and reinvent yourself, giving you a strong foundation for your recovery.
Individual therapy is one of the most important components of your recovery plan. You’ll work with a therapist who can help you figure out why you’ve been using drugs. Some women use drugs because they have untreated mental health disorders; others develop addictions because they’re trying to forget about the abuse they’ve suffered. No matter why you developed an addiction, a therapist will be able to help you set goals for the future and discuss your situation in a nonjudgmental manner.
Our therapists focus on providing emotional support and helping you identify negative thought patterns that could be preventing you from living your best life. When you work with a therapist, you’ll also have the opportunity to develop healthy coping mechanisms, making it easier to manage stress and deal with the hustle and bustle of daily life without turning to drugs and alcohol.
When you’re in recovery, it’s important to build relationships with people who understand how difficult it is to stop using drugs. Talking with people who’ve been sober for several years can also inspire you and motivate you to continue getting individual therapy or taking medications.
During group therapy sessions, you’ll have an opportunity to discuss your problems with people in various stages of recovery. You’ll also have a chance to improve your listening skills as other group members share their experiences.
Medication Assisted Treatment
Detox is one of the most difficult steps of the recovery process, as eliminating drugs and alcohol from your body can cause withdrawal symptoms that make you feel sick and anxious. While you’re withdrawing from drugs, you may experience nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and other symptoms, making it difficult to complete the detox process and start treatment.
Recovery at the Crossroads refers medication-assisted treatment to help manage these withdrawal symptoms, making you more comfortable as you work to eliminate drugs from your bloodstream and start recovering from your addiction.
Addiction is typically referred to as a “family disease” because of the impact it has on family relationships. Your addiction may affect your emotional and physical health, but it also affects the people who love you, including parents, siblings, children and friends. In some cases, addiction causes behavior changes that can damage your relationships with others, leaving you without the support you need to make a full recovery.
During a family therapy session, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to your loved ones under the supervision of a trained therapist. The therapist can help you communicate your needs without resorting to aggressive behavior, making it more likely your family members will be willing to listen to you. Your therapist can also help you and your family members work through generational trauma and resolve conflict without causing further damage to fragile relationships.
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
Many women with alcohol and drug addictions also have other mental health disorders, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. When these conditions occur alongside an addiction, they’re known as co-occurring disorders. Recovery at the Crossroads offers comprehensive treatment for co-occurring disorders, ensuring you have the tools you need to manage your mental health and do the work necessary to recover from addiction.
At Recovery at the Crossroads, every staff member who treats patients with co-occurring disorders has a master’s degree in the field. Treating co-occurring disorders is complex, which is why we hire only the most knowledgeable and experienced staff members to oversee your care.
Take Control of Your Life
If you have an addiction to prescription drugs or illicit substances, you don’t have to struggle alone. Recovery at the Crossroads now offers women-only treatment programs at its Black Horse Acres campus. Our staff members are waiting to assess you and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that can help you blossom. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from women at different stages of the recovery journey, giving you extra support as you attend therapy sessions and take advantage of other treatment options. Call (888) 342-3881 to speak with one of our experienced, compassionate staff members.