According to the American Psychological Association, approximately 50% of individuals in inpatient recovery for addiction also meet the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder.1 And there is little question that this number is significantly higher when one takes into account patients in outpatient care or who are not in recovery. What is rarely considered, however, is that women who have undergone a traumatic event have unique needs that cannot be adequately addressed in a co-ed environment; they instead require the help of women’s therapy programs.
To provide women with the best treatment for PTSD and other mental health concerns brought on by past or recent trauma, enrolling in women’s therapy programs can give women the help they need to overcome their addiction and past traumatic events.
At Hammocks on the Edisto, our women-only program is tailored to meet the needs of women struggling with trauma that has led to drug or alcohol addiction. If you or someone close to you is battling substance use disorder, call 833.793.0191 today to speak with our staff about our trauma-informed care program in Charleston, South Carolina.