Women in recovery sometimes have issues to work through that men do not. But they also have an innate ability to communicate their needs and no societal prohibitions about seeing a therapist for help. Women who decide to stop abusing drugs/alcohol generally do it more successfully than men.
That is just a picture, for the full report, here is the link
Nevertheless I have a few general things to think about for women:
- the basics of addiction, the principles of the Twelve Step program, and how to get started in recovery.
- how addiction and recovery are different for women
- what self-care means-physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually
- recognizing and working with feelings in a mature way
- how recovery affects relationships, including those with your children
- how the promises of recovery can transform your life, inside and out
Here are some more tips for women in recovery.
- Surrounding yourself with family and friends who support your recovery can help you keep from falling into these relapse traps.
- Continue working with your counselor to help you stay on track and improve your coping skills.
- Attend AA/NA meetings and meet with your sponsor to get insight and perspective from others who have been in similar situations.
- Set attainable goals and work toward them. If you are in considering getting into a relationship so quickly, ask yourself if the relationship is going to help you reach your goals. You may find that it will distract you from your goals.
- Ask for help when you need it. This does not take away from you being a good wife, mother or career woman.
(excerpt from this blog)
There is not the amount of information out there for women in recovery as there is for men. I’m going to let the experts do the educating on this subject. The links above can work as a starting point for women in recovery. Hopefully it will help women seek help and lead full, healthy lives.
Here is one last resource.