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Extended Care Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery

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.


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)

  • 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