Today, we know that women are more likely to experience discrimination based on their physical appearance and more likely to function as single parents. Likewise, women are also more likely to be victims of abuse or assault, and they receive diagnoses of depression and anxiety at higher rates than men. This understanding informs the way we provide addiction treatment at Hanley Center as many of these issues can exacerbate substance use. Body image disorders, trauma, and co-occurring mental health disorders are all risk factors for addiction that we see among the women seeking treatment.
At Hanley, these concerns matter to our team. We provide care that takes every woman’s past and the reasons that she has arrived on our campus into account. We emphasize safety, support, understanding, and compassion, allowing the women we treat to look toward a brighter, sober future.
“Dual Diagnosis” Addiction
Treatment for Women
Hanley Center provides comfortable, tranquil accommodations in South Florida with sophisticated clinical and medical care. Our addiction treatment program for women offers comprehensive healing: body, mind, and spirit. From detox through discharge and continuing care planning, we provide specialized treatment for women with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. Through rigorous psychological and psychiatric assessment, we can help uncover underlying mental health disorders that have yet to be diagnosed.
Designed with love, care, and clinical expertise, our nurturing environment allows women to safely and comfortably recover. Our team includes:
- Expert physicians with an understanding of women’s issues
- Compassionate nurses
- Gifted masters-level therapists
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) specialists for trauma therapy
- A female-led psychology group through Hanley’s Center for Brain Recovery
- Female support staff dedicated to recovery
EMDR for Trauma Therapy
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a cutting-edge approach to trauma therapy that helps re-frame traumatic memories. This proven form of therapy enables people to heal from the emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences. Using EMDR therapy can help a patient disassociate the trauma from the event itself, giving her relief and improved control over her reactions to life stressors.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on identifying and changing negative behaviors and thought patterns. In sessions that utilize CBT, the patient collaborates with her therapist work through exercises aimed at changing these patterns. These exercises are put into practice in everyday life between therapy sessions and our caring primary therapists follow up on each woman’s progress.
Motivational interviewing techniques can help patients identify issues that prevent them from taking action to change their life. Traumatic experiences and substance misuse can both place a mental block on a patient’s ability to move forward with her goals. Through skilled motivational interviewing, we can help our patients renew their confidence and pave the way for a better future.
Neurofeedback and Biofeedback
Neurofeedback and biofeedback can help a person retrain their brain. These powerful evidence-based techniques are offered through the psychologist-led Center for Brain Recovery nestled on our campus. Through these cutting edge psychological techniques, we allow our patients to practice new ways to control the body and mind through improved mental health and coping skills.
Women’s Addiction Treatment
Hanley Center’s women’s program focuses on evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment for women in need of recovery. Our masters-level therapists are trained in treating both addiction and dual diagnoses. We offer care for sexual and physical trauma, disordered eating, body-image issues, self-harm, and other challenges that addicted women face.
Our interventions leverage Hanley’s legacy of superb medical and clinical expertise, including:
- Trauma-informed treatment and therapies
- Individual as well as group therapy
- Medical supervision
- Neurological interventions
- Physical fitness
- Spiritual guidance
- 12-Step practice
- Nutrition education for brain health
We offer advanced psychological testing and assessment to give our treatment team crucial information about each woman’s personality and mental health. Administered through our Center for Brain Recovery, these assessments provide valuable insight into thought patterns and co-occurring disorders that may impact a women’s potential to stay sober long-term.
Physical activity in therapies like problem-problem-solving games, team sports, and swimming can help the body becomes actively involved in the recovery process. Our dedicated Wellness Coordinator has decades of experience and is committed to helping our women recover. This is a vital component of our program, as it allows women to benefit from feeling good about their body while enabling them to feel strong and empowered.
The time-honored 12-Steps remain one of the most effective guides through the recovery process. Our women’s program uses this framework to encourage our patients to get out of their comfort zone, form a relationship with a Power greater than themselves, and to live with a conscious mission of sobriety. Our carefully designed curriculum allows us to guide our patients as they have a personal experience with this spiritually-minded principles inherent in the Steps.
A Safe Space
With deep compassion, we help patients heal invisible wounds while they build their spiritual and emotional strength. Many of the guests of our women’s program share that they have not felt a true sense of safety in a very long time. At Hanley, we empower women to feel safe and free to recover in peace, without external pressures or distraction. We hope that each patient will reconnect with her authentic self and focus on personal fulfillment and sobriety.
Contact Hanley Center
Hanley Center provides a full range of care for women ages 18 and up struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. We work with every one of our patients to ensure they receive the care they need to feel confident and healthy before returning to life. Before each woman leaves our program, Hanley’s therapists and Recovery Care Coordinators work with them to create a sustainable discharge and continuing care plan for lifetime recovery management.