ADDRESSING CORE ISSUES
MARR provides comprehensive and intensive residential addiction treatment that meets the needs of each client. Our professional and skilled staff is committed to helping clients and family members begin the recovery process. By offering gender-separate and gender-specific treatment centers, we address core issues men and women face in active addiction.
MEN V. WOMEN – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
While there are some commonalities, there are many differences between men and women struggling with substance use disorder. Until recent decades, research conducted on addiction was focused primarily on men. When experts in the field began to turn their attention to addiction in women, they recognized that there were dissimilarities in the way they abuse drugs and alcohol and how it affects their lives. At MARR, we understand the depth of substance use disorder in men and women and believe gender-separate addiction treatment is essential for lasting recovery.
According to the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, “Substance abuse in women is multifaceted, often leading to violence, sexual abuse, risky sexual behavior, unwanted pregnancy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and a myriad of other complicated conditions.” While men seem to compartmentalize their addiction, substance abuse radically impacts every part of a woman’s life, including her identity, roles and relationships. In fact, the disease is so powerful that it has the capacity to take away a woman’s maternal instinct—the very core of human existence.
FOCUSING ON RECOVERY
When addicted men and women are physically separated from each other (in MARR’s case, 20 miles), they are able to concentrate on their recovery. We not only view gender-separate addiction treatment centers as important—we consider them vital to long-term sobriety. Our mission is to direct and guide clients onto the road to recovery, and help them achieve a full life in sobriety. We have witnessed remarkable successes at our Women’s Recovery Center and Men’s Recovery Center.