At New Life, women can turn to an intensive outpatient group that is especially designed to provide a safe and confidential environment to address past and present traumatic and/or abusive situations. In this culturally sensitive, trauma-informed women’s support group, you will finally encounter the respect, dignity and platform that you deserve. The support of other women who have similar experiences is an essential component to any woman’s wellness and complete recovery.
Women’s Support Group
Be Heard. Be Seen. Feel Safe.
The Importance of a Women-Specific Group
Women’s experiences can be very different from men’s experiences. That is why having a space to share relatable stories is vital—it can greatly impact treatment and recovery.
Some experiences that are different for women than men may include:
Traumatic experiences—including intimate partner violence, rape/sexual abuse, and childhood abuse and/or neglect—are risk factors for substance use and mental health disorders. Knowledge of the possible risk factors and their consequences is critical in preventing and treating these disorders among women, who are more vulnerable to violence and trauma.
Stigmas & stereotypes:
Women with substance use and mental health disorders may be at greater risk of being blamed or judged because of their disorders. In addition, they may face negative sexual stereotypes or criticism of their parenting ability. New Life addresses the impact of such stigmas and stereotypes on recovery for women, as well as the skills and attitudes required to address these challenges.
Role as a mother:
Substance use disorders affect the entire family. Because parenting and caregiving are key roles for many women, New Life addresses the needs of women’s interactions with their children. Stress management, relapse prevention and the management of post-acute withdrawal symptoms are a must.