Women’s Residential Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
The Cove provides a women’s drug rehab and behavior therapy, in a nurturing and therapeutic environment. The Cove’s Addiction Treatment Program provides opportunities for women to share their experiences in gender specific therapeutic groups, where each girl can process female issues, experiences, and perceptions relative to each women’s life. The number of women using or abusing drugs and alcohol is equal to men’s drug use and drug abuse.
The Cove also provides gender specific High School Education, providing an education format, allowing women to focus more on their studies and less on distractions from men. In providing gender specific education, The Cove have witnessed a decline of women’s focus on appearance and perceptions from men. Although it is necessary for girls and boys to learn to interact appropriately with each other, Inspirations limits their involvement to specific activities, which are monitored and structured.
The Cove also provides tutoring, allowing women to improve in academic areas in which they show signs of struggle. The Cove treatment center also provides “Online” programs for additional program and academic opportunities, including early college course classes.
Help for Women and Substance Abuse
Recent studies of women and drug abuse, reveal they use and abuse drugs for different reasons than men. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDP), a three-year study on women from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University revealed that women use substances for reasons different than men. The study also found that the signals and situations of higher risk are different and that women are more vulnerable to abuse and addiction: they get hooked faster and suffer the consequences sooner than men. (National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, the Formative Years: Pathways to Substance Abuse Among Women, February 2003.
According to the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 42.9% of women reported using an illicit drug at some point in their lives. Approximately 12.2% of females reported past year use of an illicit drug and 6.3% reported past month use of an illicit drug. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). However, males and females had similar rates of past month non-medical use (abuse) of psychotherapeutic drugs (2.6 and 2.4 percent, respectively), pain relievers (2.0 and 1.8 percent), tranquilizers (0.7 and 0.8 percent), stimulants (0.4 percent for both), methamphetamine (0.1 percent for both), and sedatives (0.1 percent for both). At The Cove, women are provided the time and opportunity to grow in mind, body and spirit, focusing on goals and the psychological tools and life tools needed to reach their goals.