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Benefits of Hormonal Therapy

Women in recovery have a lot to contend with. In addition to the physical withdrawal symptoms from their drug of choice, the ongoing psychological cravings for drugs or alcohol and the issues that developed prior to and during active drug addiction, there is also the problem of physical and emotional symptoms related to menstruation and menopause. These hormonal shifts can be significant, and they increase the amount of stress that is already inherent to trying to maintain sobriety during and after drug and alcohol addiction.

At The Orchid, we recognize the severity of the issue, and in response, we have created Hormonal Therapy, a unique program that directly addresses the issues of hormonal shifts and stages throughout a woman’s life as she goes through recovery. The benefits are vast, beginning during drug rehab here at The Orchid and continuing long after the individual returns home. Contact us today to find out more.

Benefits of Hormonal Therapy

Through monthly monitoring and tracking of their cycles, women who participate in The Orchid’s Hormonal Therapy program will be better able to predict when hormonal shifts will occur and how this will affect their physical and mental wellbeing. They will also be more efficient at discerning when their hormones are ruling their decisions or when stress from physical discomfort is causing them to crave drugs and alcohol. Avoid relapse starts with being able to recognize triggers, and hormonal shifts are most certainly a trigger for women in recovery. Hormonal Therapy provides the benefit of knowledge and an advance plan on how to deal with these issues before they conflict with recovery.

Hormonal Therapy Benefits to Women During Drug Addiction Treatment

While at drug rehab, emotions run high. The physical stress of withdrawal symptoms during detox as well as the removal of the ‘numbing’ factor, drugs and alcohol, can release a flood of emotions for the woman attempting drug addiction treatment. It’s difficult to focus on therapy, hard to discuss trauma and other difficult issues without feeling overwhelmed and cravings are intense.

Hormonal shifts due to menstruation or surrounding menopause in older women in recovery can make things even worse. Hormonal Therapy offers women in recovery the immediate use of tools that will help them to understand their cycle and the changes that occur in their body. They will learn how to mitigate the symptoms that go along with these hormonal stages and stop them from affecting their recovery in a negative fashion.

Hormonal Therapy Benefits to Women After Drug Rehab

After drug rehab, women in recovery cut their support by half; it can be a difficult transition, even without the added stress of hormonal shifts. Our unique Hormonal Therapy program can be implemented at home without the assistance of counselors or peers, allowing women to take this invaluable tool with them and reap the benefits long after they return home.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Hormonal Therapy or learn more about the details of this innovative program, contact us today at The Orchid to learn more.

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