Addiction is a chronic disease, meaning that many of those who struggle with addiction will relapse more than once before achieving long-term sobriety. For women who are struggling with addiction, Mother’s Day can be a challenging holiday. It can be a reminder of what they’ve lost and what they’re still fighting for.
Mother’s Day is an ideal time to reach out to women who are struggling with addiction and offer them hope. The women’s “Real Change” program in Charleston at Hammocks on the Edisto offers women a chance to break the cycle of addiction and achieve long-term sobriety.
Why Real Change Is a Challenge
Substance use disorders cause changes in the brain that can make it difficult for women to break free of addiction. Over time, women who misuse drugs or alcohol will develop a tolerance, meaning they need to use more of the substance to achieve the same effects. Even after going through an addiction treatment program, women may still struggle with cravings and relapse.
As Mother’s Day approaches, consider how substance use issues have impacted your life. Whether you’re struggling with addiction or you’re concerned about a loved one, this holiday provides an opportunity to reflect and learn more about addiction and treatment options.
Substance use disorders are characterized by:
- A strong need or compulsion to use drugs or drink alcohol
- Difficulty controlling use
- Continuing to use despite negative consequences
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using
Finding an effective addiction treatment program can be life-changing. With the help of addiction treatment professionals, women in treatment can begin to heal from the physical and emotional damage caused by addiction.
The Power of a Supportive Environment
One of the biggest obstacles on the road to recovery is isolation. When women are struggling with addiction, they may feel like they’re all alone. The women’s “Real Change” program at Hammocks on the Edisto provides women with a supportive environment where they can begin to heal.
In treatment, residents of Hammocks on the Edisto will have the opportunity to:
- Work with an experienced and compassionate team of addiction treatment professionals
- Learn about the disease of addiction and how it has affected their lives
- Identify and address the underlying causes of their addiction
- Develop healthy coping skills to deal with triggers and cravings
- Begin to rebuild their lives in sobriety
Our “Real Change” program includes an emphasis on holistic approaches that take into account the importance of sleep, nutrition, and exercise in recovery. Women in treatment will also have the opportunity to participate in individual and group therapy, as well as experiential therapies like yoga and equine-assisted therapy.
Developing new coping skills and learning how to deal with triggers and cravings is essential for women in recovery. Real change isn’t possible without making some lifestyle changes. If triggers like chronic stress or pain have been contributing to your addiction, treatment can help you manage these triggers and identify other solutions.
This Mother’s Day, Make a Change: Reach Out to Hammocks on the Edisto
This Mother’s Day, give the gift of real change to a woman who is struggling with addiction. Help her take the first step towards a better future. Hammocks on the Edisto’s serene treatment center is nestled among live oaks and Spanish moss in the low country of South Carolina. Our women’s “Real Change” program can help women reach a place of sustainable sobriety and begin to rebuild their lives.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, reach out to us today at 833.793.0191 or connect with us online—it’s never too late to take the first step towards a new life.