Alcohol addiction can happen to anyone and has been known to affect women differently from men. There are gender-specific rehab facilities and support services that specialise in helping women on the road to recovery from alcohol addiction.

Until the 1990s, most of the research into substance abuse was focused on men alone. However, there are biological and social differences between men and women that can make their experiences with addiction different.

Understanding these differences can help to ensure the right methods are used when treating women with addictions.

The reasons why women become addicts are also often different from men. Many women turn to drugs or alcohol as a way of self-medicating a particular issue. Some women also turn to drugs or alcohol to escape difficult situations such as domestic abuse.

Email Icon Get in Touch

Our admissions team can give you expert help and advice on the best options available for Alcohol Rehab for Women in Scotland, get in touch today to find out more.

Contact Us

Alcohol Rehabilitation for Women

Facilities that focus on helping women with addiction have been established to create a safe and comfortable space for women to overcome addiction. These facilities typically welcome anyone who identifies as female.

Entering an addiction treatment plan can be quite scary. This is where being surrounded by people with shared perspectives can be very helpful. A feeling of belonging can help you when receiving the help you need.

Many women feel safer and more comfortable around women. This is especially true for those who are victims of domestic abuse or some other form of abuse from a male partner that has caused their addiction.

Treatment and Therapy Options

There are many treatment options and therapies available to women when combating addiction. These include the following:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – a specialised talking therapy focussed on identifying and correcting negative thoughts that encourage you to keep abusing substances.
Prescribed Medications – These are prescribed to help with the withdrawal effects when easing off alcohol and drugs.
Dual-Diagnosis Treatment – If your addiction is accompanied by mental health issues such as depression, a dual diagnosis treatment will help your counsellor tackle both of these problems at once.
Support Groups – These are peer-led therapy groups where attendees share their experiences with addiction to help each other on the road to recovery.
Family Therapy – This is where family members come along to support you with your recovery. They may also seek support for themselves as helping someone through addiction can be quite difficult.

All of the treatments and therapies listed above can be undergone as either outpatient weekly sessions or as part of a residential rehab recovery programme.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

The main goal of rehab is to have you feeling much better when you leave than when you arrived. This can often be more than just ridding you of your addiction.

Rehab centres take a holistic approach when it comes to addiction recovery and aim to help you rebuild your confidence, restore your balance in life, and improve your resilience.

The aftercare team after rehab can help you with many things such as helping with housing benefit applications when you escape a domestic abuse relationship, helping you with job applications, and providing you with all of the support you need to commence your new life when you leave the rehab centre.

It’s important that you don’t see your rehab treatment as the end of your recovery journey. When you are in a rehab centre, it’s easier to avoid your usual triggers for your addiction. However, these triggers may return when you go back home to your usual environment.

Rehab can give you the tools you need to go back to your usual triggers and avoid relapsing. However, this can sometimes be difficult. The aftercare team are there to help you if you feel like you’re in a difficult situation and need someone to talk to.

Recovery from addiction lasts a lifetime and it’s something that you need to continue working on. It will get easier as time goes on. The aftercare that you get when you leave rehab can include regular therapy sessions, counselling sessions, and more to help make sure you continue your recovery journey after leaving the treatment centre.

How We Can Help

Here at Nova Recovery, we are a dedicated private hospital in Scotland, providing constant care for those with stress-related mental illnesses and alcohol dependency. Our treatment services are led by a nurse manager, a psychiatrist, a clinical nurse specialist, mental health nurse therapists, and support therapists.

We provide evidence-based therapeutic programmes that are proven to support your recovery from alcohol addictions, anxiety, stress, PTSD, addictive behaviours, and depression.

For help with drug and alcohol rehab services in Scotland, get in touch with us for your professional recovery care at Nova Recovery. You can call us any time on 01475 303998.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can you stay in a rehab facility?
Many treatment facilities will offer a programme that lasts for around 28-30 days. However, some residential facilities offer extended stays for an additional fee, as long as the patient is showing signs of positive recovery. Everyone’s journey to recovery is different, so some people will stay longer than others.
What are the benefits of inpatient drug rehab?
There are many benefits to inpatient drug rehab. The rehab provides a safe and comfortable environment where you can recover. This puts you away from all of your usual triggers at home and makes it much easier for you to stay away from the substance that you’re addicted to. You will also have access to prescribed medication, if needed, to help you cope with the withdrawals symptoms during the detox stage. Additionally, you will have access to aftercare services to help you continue with your recovery after leaving the rehab facility.
How much does alcohol rehab cost?
Alcohol rehab facilities are not cheap but definitely worth it. Inpatient rehab centres will usually charge around £1500 per week for treatment. For a typical 28-day programme, you should expect to pay around £6000 for the whole rehab treatment. This will depend on the facility that you choose, however. Some rehabs are more expensive than others.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: October 17, 2022

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. His passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases. The journey continues. In recent times, John has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with NAD+ scientists and the very best of the medical professionals in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Hospitals own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists. Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with NAD+ Therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.