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women in Texas.


Receive specialized, gender-specific addiction treatment for
women in Texas.

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Women and Addiction

Our Women's Program

Women and Addiction

Historically, studies on addiction and its physical and emotional impacts primarily focused on men. For decades, men were the primary participants in studies and surveys regarding substance abuse. Unfortunately, years of bias have left a notable void in understanding how addiction affects women. It was in the late 1990s that several organizations put forth requirements for including women as participants in drug and alcohol addiction studies. Finding women’s addiction treatment centers in Texas can be an incredibly vital aspect of finding the best treatment program to fit your needs.

Data from a recent study by the NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) indicates nearly 5% of women have an alcohol use disorder. As many as 23% of women are addicted to nicotine and nicotine-containing products. Women generally experience greater levels of difficulty quitting both alcohol and nicotine compared to men. 

Opioid Drugs

Women between the ages of 45 and 54 are more likely than women from any other age group to die from complications related to a prescription drug overdose. Statistics from 2018 studies suggest approximately 4.5 million American women over the age of eighteen misused opioid drugs in the past year. Of those women, 300,000 report heroin abuse. Opioids are also frequently used by women during pregnancy. Data suggests up to 22% of women filled an opioid prescription during pregnancy in 2015. The rate of maternal opioid use disorders (at the time of delivery) quadrupled between 1999 and 2014.

Buprenorphine is one of the most commonly abused prescription opioids among women over age 13 (29%). Buprenorphine is followed by methadone, oxycodone, fentanyl, hydrocodone, codeine, tramadol, and morphine. 


Public health monitoring in recent years suggests methamphetamine use is on the rise among women of all ages. Between 1995 and 2005, the rate of methamphetamine use in the United States more than doubled.


In 2017, just over 1% of women reported using cocaine. Women also report first using cocaine at a younger age than men.


Between 7% and 12% of women abuse alcohol. Although men are still more likely to be diagnosed with an alcohol abuse disorder, research shows that the gender gap related to alcoholism has been narrowing steadily for the last fifty years.


Statistics suggest that women are less likely to use marijuana than males (roughly 5% of women and 10% of men). However, research suggests that women who do are more likely to progress into dependence or abuse far more quickly than males.  

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How Does Substance Abuse Impact Women?

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How Does Substance Abuse Impact Women?Are There Women's Only Detox Programs?

There are various reasons for the differences in addiction rates and related behaviors in men and women. Perhaps the two most notable are biological and sociological. Many researchers point to biological differences, primarily those that revolve around gender at birth, as well as body composition and other unique individual characteristics, as a critical factor in comparing gender-specific effects of addiction. Other factors, called social factors, including relationship dynamics, the environment at home, family responsibilities, and addiction stigma, also play a role. 

A study by Harvard Medical School also points out various other notable differences in addiction between women and men. For example, compared to men: 

  • Women are more likely to self-medicate using illicit (illegal substances).
  • Women are more likely to transition rapidly from drug or alcohol use and abuse to dependence and addiction than men. 
  • Women report first using illicit substances at a younger age than men.
  • Statistics suggest women are equally as likely to engage in illicit drug abuse as men. This includes drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine. 
  • Women are more likely to use it at higher doses than men. 
  • Women are more likely to experience severe side effects of substance use, including liver damage and overdose. 
  • Women are more likely to experience powerful and overwhelming cravings and are more likely to relapse. 
  • Adolescent females between ages 12 and 17 are more likely to abuse all types of prescription stimulants and opioids than boys of the same age. 
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Are There Women-Only Rehab Programs?

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Are There Women-Only Rehab Programs?

Women-only rehab programs, also called gender-specific or gender-focused rehabs, are programs designed explicitly around the unique needs of women seeking addiction treatment. These programs consider the differences men and women face when trying to heal from addiction. They also consider the underlying reasons why men and women begin using while developing treatment plans. 

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

The most effective rehab program for you is one where you feel safe and supported throughout the treatment process. It is essential to consider what benefits and amenities you may need from a rehab program. For some, a gender-specific or gender-focused rehab may provide the most significant opportunities for positive treatment outcomes.

Studies show several benefits for gender-specific treatment for women seeking to heal from drug or alcohol addiction.

-Treatment staff understand and are trained to address the unique treatment needs of women in rehab.

-Women-only rehabs provide a safe and open space where women can feel comfortable sharing their experiences with others with similar worries and concerns.

-Gender-specific rehabs focusing on women's treatment needs provide the opportunity for women in recovery from addiction to build lasting relationships with other women in recovery.

-Women's rehabs address the emotional and social concerns that are unique to women's addiction treatment.

-Women's rehab programs allow women who enter rehab after experiencing a traumatic event a safe and comfortable space to talk about their trauma as it relates to addiction.

-Women-focused treatment programs may also help women who are mothers as they progress through treatment and share experiences with moms in the program.

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Comprehensive Rehab for Women in Texas

Addiction is a complex and challenging illness. The most effective treatment programs are those where you feel safe, supported, and comfortable throughout your treatment journey. For some women, a gender-specific or women's addiction treatment program in Texas may offer a higher level of comfort and security than a traditional treatment program. When you feel comfortable, you are more likely to remain committed to treatment and recovery.

If you or a loved one are conserving taking your first steps towards recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, let our caring and compassionate team of professionals at Dallas Detox's' women's addiction treatment program help.

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