Women’s Drug Rehab Sense of Community
Women with addiction are broken, patched together with whatever is handy and will seem to do the job. It’s much like repairing a piece of furniture with tape, wire, string, or whatever is nearby. It only appears that the furniture is held together. Just because the chair is still standing doesn’t mean it will stay in good shape for the long haul. Addiction breaks down the relationships in a woman’s life, leaving a woman isolated and vulnerable.
The Facade of Addiction and Emotional Pain
It may seem too hard and confusing to take the chair apart and put it back together properly. So when there is a crack or something comes loose, more tape and string go on. After a while, it’s easy to forget what the chair used to look like when it was strong and didn’t have all the extra stuff kind of (but not really) holding it all together.
People accommodate and adjust around this half-broken chair because it is known that the chair is not really that strong; but still, nobody makes the effort to have it properly repaired. When really put to the test of time, the makeshift repairs eventually show their weakness and the brokenness becomes ever more apparent. It may seem like it’s too late to save the chair, but it’s not.
I’m not suggesting that addiction recovery is as straightforward as basic carpentry. Glue this, nail that, and the chair (addiction) is fixed. I’m speaking to the way addiction is like rigging all kinds of not-quite right things together to make it look like a person is whole. But in fact, they are still very broken – and getting ever more so as their addiction wears on.
Addiction Treatment For Women Puts Lives Back Together
The Orchid Recovery Center offers just that – a unique look at addiction recovery that addresses everything that really matters to a woman. A woman who learns to rely on a supportive network of women has the best chance at recovery. No matter where they live, their age, or other personal differences, women can join and utilize social networks throughout their life. Being able to do this is absolutely critical for a woman’s emotional health.
Women are really built to navigate through connections, relationships, and networks. The absence or deterioration of these elements in a woman’s life can be even more devastating than it might be or a man. Certainly, all human beings need connection and warmth in their lives. However, the idea of a “helping community of relationships” is a fundamental part of womanhood. Therefore, it is only right that a sense of community in women’s drug treatment should be at the heart of the Orchid Recovery Center.