Co-Ed Addiction Treatment
California Co-Ed Addiction Treatment
Addiction is a disease that favors no one. According to the National Institute of Health, 10% of adults in the United States have a substance abuse problem at some point in their lives. 75% of adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction report not receiving any treatment. Addiction is more common than you might think and often is co-occurring with a range of mental health disorders. Due to the negative social stigma around mental health care, many are unwilling to seek help for their problem.
In May of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States.
Addiction is a disease acknowledged in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) published by the American Psychiatric Association. Its symptoms impair your thinking and judgment, change your brain chemistry and impact emotional regulation and the ability to be successful in daily functioning. Like any other chronic illness, it is crucial to receive care and help to have the chance at the best quality of life.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction or mental health diagnosis, finding substance abuse treatment may be the way to save their life. Treatment programs should be a safe space to connect and receive help from issues and events that have caused great harm and negative effects in your life. At Create Recovery, the spirit of safety, inclusion, and diversity work to keep our treatment center the best place for adult men and women seeking long-term recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.
The Benefits of Co-Ed Addiction Treatment
There are many benefits for co-ed treatment in adults of all ages. Often we fail to realize that it is all transparency. We have more commonalities than we do differences’ especially in those walking the same path of recovery. Although we know that everyone’s journey of how they got to treatment is unique and that every individual has faced their own battles, when attempting to recover from drug and alcohol abuse, it is so important to build connection and share in common peril with others around you that have also had a similar experience.
At the beginning of the recovery journey, after taking a break from unhealthy relationships and disconnecting from old places and behaviors, individuals in recovery can begin to feel isolated and alone. Feelings of guilt and shame may creep in throughout the therapeutic process as individuals work to uncover the layers of their addiction’s effects on themselves and others.
During this time, having a group of peers to connect with, coming together from all walks of life to provide support, share experiences, and problem solve together is vital to keeping on the right track. Discovering other people’s experiences, challenges, anxieties, and emotions can be a building block for compassion and empathy towards others and oneself. Building a new support system and taking the necessary steps to heal the existing one is an integral part of the recovery process. When adults can learn to be open and honest about their needs and experiences, they are better positioned for long-term sobriety. Learning to build confidence and see recovery and getting help as strength is something we aim to teach our clients.
In being open to co-ed programs, individuals and families also have a wider choice of treatment facilities to pick from. Many treatment centers offer a mix of evidence-based psychotherapy and behavioral therapies, and holistic therapies to ensure clients have all of the tools and skill sets they need to succeed outside of treatment. Co-ed treatment also mirrors reality and a natural environment. Rarely in real life do we see a separation of genders, and participating in a co-ed program can be a way for clients of all genders to have positive meddling and examples of opposite-sex interactions. Addiction is a disease, not a choice, and it must be treated as such.
At Create Recovery, we want to teach men and women of all ages that their choice to get help is what makes them strong and what will contribute to them having the utmost success in and after treatment while obtaining long-term sobriety.