Women’s Rehab Program

Studies show that gender-specific rehabilitation programs have higher rates of success. Benchmark Recovery Center has a men’s rehab program and a women’s rehab program, in two separate facilities on two separate properties, where men help men and women help women.

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The women’s house at the Benchmark facility accommodates 20 adult women, age 18 and up. House managers are on-site 24/7 to provide supervision, guidance and security during the 90-day residential women’s rehab program.

At the completion of the residential program, female residents have the option of moving to the Benchmark recovery residence for women, an 8-unit apartment complex located in Central Austin.  A recovery manager lives on the property and provides supervision, guidance and security 24/7.  Each one bedroom apartment is shared by two women.

The 12-month aftercare monitoring program, Segue, provides a structured support program with a Certified Recovery Coach, who works with resident one-one-one as well as with the resident’s family, 12 Step sponsor and other significant people. Throughout the 12-month four-phase monitoring program, female residents learn how to live a sober lifestyle and acclimate back into society.

“THE NATURE OF WOMEN’S SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS”

(From a study by Carla A. Green, Ph.D., M.P.H., titled “Gender and Use of Substance Abuse Treatment Services”, published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

  • Women are less likely than men to use illicit drugs and develop drug-related problems
  • Women drinkers tend to drink less alcohol less often than men do and are less likely than men to develop alcohol-related problems
  • When women do develop substance abuse problems, they report problems of greater severity and experience more health-related consequences
  • Women’s problems related to substance abuse interfere with functioning in more areas of life than men’s do
  • Women are older than men are when they begin drinking to intoxication, but once they develop a pattern of regular intoxication, they:
  • Encounter drinking-related problems more quickly than men
  • Lose control over their drinking more quickly than men
  • Recent research shows that women’s and men’s substance use patterns have become more similar in the past few years
  • Women make up about one-third of the population with alcohol problems and slightly less than half of those who have problems with other drugs