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.
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.
(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)