An Addiction Recovery Center Dedicated to Women’s Well-Being
Future Women's Center
Samaritan Colony has been helping men heal physically, mentally, and spiritually from addiction problems since 1972. Today, a plan for a 14-bed women’s recovery center in Rockingham, North Carolina is currently underway.
Why We Need Women-Specific Treatment
Women Experience More Obstacles and Shame
Fear of losing child custody, the stigmas associated with substance abuse, cultural influences, lack of social support, and other reasons make it harder for women to access treatment for addiction. While many of these obstacles can be dealt with, some women feel scared and ashamed to seek help. However, once a woman undergoes our treatment for addiction, we believe that she can recover successfully just like, if not more likely than men.
Addiction and Trauma Have Greater Impact on Women and Their Families
When it comes to drugs or alcohol, women are more quickly and adversely affected than men. This means that while women may consume less than men, they will experience the same, if not a higher level of physical, emotional, spiritual, and social damage over a shorter period.
Women Need a Safe Place to Build a Strong Support Network for Recovery
There are many underlying causes of addiction that must be addressed. These include lack of meaningful relationships and traumatic memories women may find hard to discuss with their loved ones. That is why women need to have a safe place where they can interact with others who share the same experiences.Our gender-specific treatment plan allows women to form a strong network of peers who support and understand each other.
Addiction Knows No Social Class and Neither Should Treatment
How Your Contributions Will Help Women
We encourage you to make donations so that we may achieve our goals such as: