Women Helping Women Get Sober

Women in recovery face unique challenges that only other women can fully appreciate. That’s why our residential women’s addiction treatment program is designed for women by women and led mostly by female staff.

Pressure, judgment, shame, insecurity, and self-doubt often follow women into recovery. Addiction is hard enough without all that. We work hard to understand your unique situation and remove such barriers to success. Facing past traumas and experiences in an honest way requires the kind of trust and support that only the most skilled therapists can provide. It takes time, patience, and a feeling of safety. The women’s rehab team at Balboa Horizons prides itself on creating that very kind of place.

Women who abuse drugs or alcohol usually start for different reasons than men. Relationships, both romantic and with family members, are a frequent cause. The magnitude of emotions and stress from relationship issues can lead women to self-medicate. Whatever the reasons, the staff at Balboa Horizons will help identify, understand, and address them to help ensure a long-term recovery. You and your treatment team will meet every week to check in and gauge your progress. Our female patients leave with newfound confidence, community, and most importantly, a new personal foundation for continued sobriety.

Co-Occurring Disorders, a.k.a. Dual Diagnosis

In many cases of substance abuse, another disorder is present, such as a mental illness or eating disorder. If a woman has untreated depression, she may have started drinking in an effort to self-medicate. A woman with weight or body image problems, for example, may have started abusing stimulants to reduce her appetite and sense of self-loathing. This is what we mean by dual diagnosis.

When a mental-health issue accompanies addiction (and it often does), it’s important that the disorders be treated separately. But their relationship to each other is important, too. The clinical staff at Balboa Horizons knows how to address co-occurring disorders in a way that leaves you not only clean and sober, but feeling better and more confident. We call this holistic care because it treats the whole person.

Inpatient to Outpatient, All In One Place

Following our highly individualized residential care program, patients move on to day treatment and then to STRIVE—our clinically supervised intensive outpatient program. Recovery is a process that continues after you leave and we’re with you all the way. It’s not just about treating addiction. It’s about understanding why you became an addict, how you can avoid a relapse, and how to become the best version of yourself going forward. Whether your goals include education, family, or a new career, we’ll help you plan a future filled with happiness, health, and success.

All Identities and Cultures Welcome

Balboa Horizons has a long history of respecting both cultural and gender differences. We have a long history of respecting both cultural differences the LGBTQ community. Although we strive to deliver gender-specific care, we also realize that gender and cultural identity are complex matters. We respect all identities here and understand the unique challenges faced by individuals who don’t fall neatly into the “traditional” gender binary. When we say we create a judgment-free environment, we really mean it. The important thing is to customize care to the individual and help everyone live their best life.