Women Drug Rehab


Specialized Treatment for Women

There are a number of notable differences that can be found between men and women when it comes to the development of a substance use disorder and recovery. As an example, women tend to use substances in a different manner than women. Women tend to use smaller amounts of certain drugs for a shorter period of time before developing a substance use disorder. Additionally, in recovery, women are more likely to experience cravings which can contribute to an increased risk of relapsing. 


There is no denying that there are differences between men and women when it comes to substance use disorders. So, it makes sense that men and women would have different needs when it comes to addiction treatment programs. There are a number of commonalities which is why men’s and women’s specialized treatment options are used in addition to traditional treatment programs. 


Marina Harbor Detox is a women’s rehab program in San Francisco, CA. As a specialized detoxification program, we support those who are struggling with alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, opioids, prescription medications, and meth. Marina Harbor Detox offers medical detox in San Francisco. Contact us today to learn more about our California holistic addiction therapy options.

Women Addiction Statistics

Approximately 4.6 million women, ages 18 and older, in the United States were living with a dual diagnosis in 2018. When we look at women who were struggling with a substance use disorder in the same time frame, research showed that:


  • 2 out of every five women were abusing illicit drugs
  • 3 out of every four women were abusing alcohol
  • 1 in every eight women was struggling with both illicit drugs and alcohol

One of the more notable changes that was observed from 2018 to 2019 was the rise in marijuana use among women. Other commonly used illicit drugs include psychotherapeutic drugs, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, methamphetamine, and heroin.  


Marina Harbor Detox is a rehab for women that provides dual-diagnosis treatment for individuals who are living with additional mental health concerns. This includes depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma-related concerns, and borderline personality disorder. To learn more about the difference Marina Harbor Detox can have on your recovery, call (866)525-3026 today!

How Does Substance Abuse Impact Women Differently?

Biological differences between men and women impact some of the differences between the way that substance use disorders impact men and women. As an example, women tend to have a higher fat content in their body, which we know plays a role in how much alcohol women need to feel its effects. This number tends to be smaller than the number of drinks men can consume to experience the same effects.


Women who misuse and abuse drugs and alcohol are at risk of experiencing fertility concerns. Additionally, women are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular concerns compared to men. 


When we look at the role that social stigma has, it is important to note that women who have children may be in a caretaking role within their homes. Women in these roles may feel unable to take time to get help and worry about the way that their struggle will be perceived by others. 


As noted above, a barrier for women who find themselves in a caretaking role is finding alternative options for managing their responsibilities. This can be caring for a parent, sibling, or child. This can make it challenging for women to have the time needed to step away and engage in addiction treatment programs. 


Other barriers that are known to impact a woman’s participation in an addiction treatment program are access to quality care, denial, prior unsuccessful treatment episodes, and the cost of addiction treatment. 


If you have been looking for a women’s rehab in San Francisco, CA, we encourage you to contact Marina Harbor Detox. We can provide you with private accommodations, including a room and bath, to ensure your comfort and privacy during your time in our program. Call (866)525-3026 to speak with a Marina Harbor Detox representative now!

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What Are the Benefits of a Women's Rehab Program?

There are several benefits that women can experience from a specialized treatment episode. Specialized treatment programs can use group therapy, individual therapy, and educational sessions that can touch on topics or concerns that may not be addressed in other areas of a treatment program


Another benefit is that women would be in these treatment programs with other women. For some, there may be some challenges and experiences that women are uncomfortable talking about in front of men. If these challenges and experiences played a role in the progression of a woman’s addiction or could impact her recovery, it is important that they receive the time and attention needed to prepare the woman for her recovery. 


Women’s treatment programs can also provide women with the opportunity to feel validated and supported for some of their experiences that men are unable to relate to. This also provides women with the opportunity to help other women, which can be an empowering experience to take part in. 


Marina Harbor Detox is a women’s substance abuse treatment program located in San Francisco, CA. Our staff will provide you with valuable support, compassion, and knowledge that can support you throughout your recovery. 

Escape the Chaos of Addiction Today

Here at Marina Harbor Detox we understand that no two clients are alike. We offer each and every client a unique experience that fits their individual needs when seeking treatment for addiction. Our San Francisco drug and alcohol rehab center provides the perfect escape. Here you can focus on healing the core issues that lead to substance abuse in the first place, in a safe and comfortable environment. Our admissions coordinators are standing by day and night to help you find your personal solution. 

Marina Harbor Detox Provides Addiction Treatment for Women in San Francisco

Addiction can impact several areas of your life, including your physical health, mental health, relationships, career, finances, and legal concerns. The severity of the consequences that you experience is influenced by a number of characteristics, including the severity of your addiction and the number of substances that you are struggling with. 


Specialized addiction treatment programs are growing in popularity among addiction treatment providers because research has found that they can increase the clinical gains of clients who participate in their treatment programs. This is because specialized treatment programs work to address aspects of your experience that may not be addressed in other areas of your addiction treatment program.


Marina Harbor Detox is a detox program in San Francisco, CA that offers a women’s addiction treatment program. As a detoxification program, we have a 6-person maximum capacity which allows us to provide you with personalized and focused treatment. 


We work with individuals who struggle with various substances, including alcohol, cocaine, benzodiazepines, amphetamines, opioids, prescription medications, heroin, and meth. This includes individuals who are struggling with more than one substance. 


We also work with individuals struggling with other mental health concerns besides their substance use disorder. Common dual diagnoses that we see include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma-related concerns, and borderline personality disorder. 


Our staff will work with you to develop a discharge plan tailored to your unique needs before you leave our treatment facility. This can include recommendations for continued addiction treatment, mental health treatment, and medication-assisted treatment if appropriate. 


If you are a woman who has been struggling with alcohol or drugs, the fact that you are reading this means that there is a part of you that believes that there is a possibility that you could live a healthier life without the use of substances. We invite you to have a conversation with a Marina Harbor Detox representative about your use and explore how you could benefit from our women’s rehab program in San Francisco. Call (866)525-3026 to speak with a Marina Harbor Detox representative today!