Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Women

We Offer Specialised Help For Women

Castle Craig offers women only accomodation and women-only group sessions every day.

As a woman struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, you face a unique set of challenges that can significantly complicate your recovery journey. Recognising these many complexities becomes crucial in acknowledging the issue, seeking appropriate support, and successfully navigating the path to a life free from substance dependency.

Why Are Women Affected by Addiction?

Addiction isn’t a one-size-fits-all struggle, especially for women. Balancing multiple roles, combined with biological, psychological, and social factors, makes you more vulnerable to substance abuse and consequently makes recovery more difficult in some cases.

Because there’s still a certain stigma attached to women and addiction, you may be hesitant to reach out for the support you truly need. Fear of judgment and societal labels can make it harder to admit that you have a problem, let alone ask for help.

Balancing family, work, and self-care amid addiction adds additional complexity. You’re less likely to take time off work if you’re worried about job security or concerned about who will care for your children.

In addition, as a woman facing addiction, you have a higher chance of having a dual diagnosis involving underlying mental health issues like depression, anxiety, co-dependency, or eating disorders. Continued drug or alcohol abuse might also increase your chances of engaging in risky behaviours, potentially leading to traumatic events like sexual assault.

Lastly, women also often downplay or disregard the signs of drug or alcohol addiction due to fear or shame, unaware of the potential impact on their physical and mental well-being. This does more damage in the long run, as your body is more prone to health complications such as liver damage, brain damage, heart disease, and even breast cancer. And as the drug or alcohol addiction progresses, withdrawal symptoms can become more unpleasant.

Help & Treatment Specifically for Women

Research shows that many women benefit more from female-tailored treatment options, as you will likely feel more comfortable opening up about sensitive issues in a same-sex group.

At Castle Craig, we understand the challenges you face and offer you a safe and nurturing environment for recovery. With us, you’ll find specialised women’s only groups, therapies and holistic treatments, as well as an environment where you will feel understood, empowered, and supported every step of the way.

Women Only Accomodation

Although Castle Craig isn’t exclusively a rehab for women, we take pride in offering Serenity House, a dedicated female-only residential unit managed entirely by a team of experienced female staff.

Serenity House stands as a safe community exclusively for women seeking drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised care tailored to address the many challenges you face as a woman during recovery.

In this space designed especially for women, you’ll find a comforting and welcoming environment where you will feel protected throughout your stay. Accommodations at Serenity House can be arranged upon request during admission, providing an optimal setting for you to focus on your recovery alongside other female patients.

During your stay here, you’ll also have exclusive access to various on-site facilities. These include a fully equipped gym for exercise and wellness activities, along with extensive grounds perfect for serene walks. Meanwhile, our catering team ensures healthy and delicious meals and snacks, promoting a well-balanced diet to support your long-term recovery.

A typical residential stay at Castle Craig ranges from 28 to 35 days for short-term treatment and 60 to 90 days for long-term care. Detox, if needed, averages around 3 to 10 days for most substances, although certain drugs like methadone and benzodiazepines may require longer.

At Serenity House, we’re committed to meeting the unique needs of women battling addiction. Here, you’ll feel right at home, knowing it’s a place designed specifically for you, ensuring that you receive the care you need.

Women’s Only Support Groups

Sharing experiences with like-minded individuals can be a powerful catalyst for your healing journey. Women’s only support groups foster an environment of empathy and understanding, encouraging open dialogue without judgment. Through these connections, you’ll find solidarity and strength to push through challenging moments and overcome your addiction.

In our exclusive women’s group therapy sessions at Castle Craig, we acknowledge the many social, emotional and gender-related issues and challenges that you face. The setting is designed to encourage you to openly discuss sensitive issues without any fear of being judged by your male counterparts.

Here, we tackle women’s issues such as societal stigma, the portrayal of women, body image, the challenges of motherhood, societal and family pressures, relationship complexities, eating disorders, and even more intricate issues like domestic abuse and sexual abuse. This nurturing environment aims to foster healing, providing a platform to address the diverse aspects of addiction that you face as a woman, and helping to confront the true roots of addiction in your life.

For many women, discussing deeply personal issues can be easier when there are no men around. These dedicated sessions provide a supportive environment for you to talk about these unique challenges, allowing you to be better heard and understood.

Therapies for Women

In addition to women’s group sessions, Castle Craig provides a wide variety of therapies designed specifically to support you in your recovery journey. An effective addiction treatment plan extends beyond achieving abstinence. Often, alcohol and drug addiction stem from underlying mental health concerns or traumatic experiences. Addressing these co-occurring issues alongside addiction treatment is crucial to achieving long-term recovery.

We believe in a holistic approach, combining evidence-based therapies and complementary treatments, all designed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. While not all sessions are exclusively for women, special attention is always given to your unique needs.

Group therapy serves as a cornerstone, creating a supportive environment where patients share experiences and develop coping strategies under the guidance of trained therapists. These sessions encourage mutual support and contribute significantly to the healing process. Simultaneously, individual therapy offers a confidential space for you to express yourself openly, ensuring personalised attention from our dedicated team.

In addition, we offer several holistic therapies, including equine-assisted therapy, art therapy, horticultural therapy, mindfulness practices, and yoga. These treatments are not arbitrary. Each one is carefully crafted to help you in recovering from addiction as well as any emotional or psychological issues.

Yoga, for example, stands out as a powerful tool in healing as it offers a space for empowerment and introspection, aiding in stress reduction and emotional regulation. If you’re an animal lover, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with our many furry friends, including horses and llamas, which not only aids in trauma recovery but also enhances self-confidence. Alternatively, if you are inclined towards nature, exploring gardening can offer stress relief and contribute to regulating your mood.

Lynda’s Recovery Journey

Lynda shares her inspiring journey from the depths of addiction to a life in recovery with Castle Craig. Listen to her powerful story as she reflects on past struggles and how rehab transformed her life.

Life after Rehab: Recovery & Support

Navigating life after rehab can be tough as you transition back to your daily routine, and continuing care is key in relapse prevention. At Castle Craig, we want to make sure you have the right support even after you leave, which is why we offer an extensive aftercare program and provide specialised assistance to our female patients.

Before leaving treatment, we’ll work together to create a plan that suits your needs. We’ll connect you with local support services including 12 Step meetings and therapists, ensuring you always have someone to turn to. In addition, you’ll also get access to our online support group, where you’ll have a place to connect with others who understand what you’re going through.

It’s not just about therapy. If you need help finding a place to live, or a job, or have unique personal circumstances, our team has the resources to assist you. And our support doesn’t stop there. After you finish your treatment programme, we’ll regularly check in to see how you’re doing and if there’s anything else we can do to help.

At Castle Craig, your journey toward a fulfilling, sober life doesn’t stop when you leave our care. We’re committed to being there for you, offering ongoing support and guidance every step of the way. Give us a call today and let us help you build a life free from alcohol, drugs and addiction.

Victoria Greenshields
Victoria Greenshields
Deputy Castle Unit Lead
Roseanne Boyle
Roseanne Boyle
Unit Lead for Admissions & Serenity Unit
Claudia Salmanis
Claudia Salmanis
Charlotte Pester
Charlotte Pester

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With a wealth of knowledge and services to help you regain control of your life, request a call-back from one of our professionals today. The choice you make today could change your life forever.

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