The Importance of Connection for Women in Recovery
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Connection is an important part of the recovery journey, perhaps, especially for women. Struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD) can feel very isolating. Many women are uncomfortable discussing it, even with those closest to them in their lives. They may feel that others will judge them or worry that they just won't understand what they're going through. 

At The Ho Tai Way, we recognize the fact that women heal in different ways than men. We also recognize that connecting with other women can really help women going through the recovery journey. The bond that women can share while in recovery from SUD simultaneously can be extremely special and valuable to the healing process. 

Understanding Why Social Connection Is Crucial to Recovery 

At The Ho Tai Way, a woman learns to focus on her own strength and heal from within during her recovery process. But this doesn't mean that social connection and the support of others aren't important. In recovery, you are nearly guaranteed to have both good days and bad ones. You'll have days where you feel very positive, confident, and in control of your sobriety. However, there will also be more difficult days. These days might be associated with certain challenges in life that may take a toll on your mental health. When you're feeling especially stressed or overwhelmed, you may be less equipped to turn down temptation and avoid relapse. 

It is during days like this that having a support system is especially important. You need to have people to turn to during difficult times with whom you can vent and work through your emotions. These are people who lift you up and encourage you to keep on your recovery journey even when times are tough. 

Understanding How The Ho Tai Way Encourages Woman-to-Woman Connection in Recovery 

At The Ho Tai Way, we cater to women. Thus, if you choose our facility, you'll be living and recovering alongside other women only. You'll have the opportunity to connect with these women through group activities, including 12-Step meetings, daily morning intention groups, education groups, yoga and art therapy, dialectal behavior therapy (DBT) groups, experimental groups, and much more. 

These are all opportunities facilitated by The Ho Tai Way that a patient can choose to take part in on a day-to-day basis. However, there will also be plenty of downtime when you can choose what you would like to do with your own time. During these breaks, our patients are encouraged to spend time with one another. They can simply spend quality time together relaxing, or they can discuss their own personal experiences and recovery journeys. Some of our patients may even leave our facility with long-lasting friendships that will stay with them for years to come. 

The Age Groups of Women That The Ho Tai Way Is Equipped to Treat 

At The Ho Tai Way, you'll have the opportunity to connect with women of a wide variety of ages and different stages of life. We understand that addiction can affect any woman at any stage in life. For this reason, we have designed our program to fit the needs of women of all ages. 

Our first category of women that we treat are young women. These individuals are anywhere from 20 to 34 years old. These young women are still trying to decide what they want from their life. They may be recent college graduates, military servicewomen, or young mothers preparing for what responsibilities parenting may entail. They may also be single women who are still trying to decide what their path in life is supposed to look like. 

The second category of women that we treat is accomplished women. These individuals are anywhere from 35 to 54 years old. A lot of these women are parents. Others are well-experienced in their careers. They may know exactly what they are trying to protect in their lives by avoiding relapse. In many cases, this could include family dynamics, future careers, and even connections with potential partners. Women who are in this category understand that all they have accomplished in life due to their determination and commitment to their recovery journey could go away at any moment. 

The third category of women that we treat includes those whom we refer to as experienced women. These are women who are between the age of 55 years old and up. In many cases, they have donated and sacrificed much of their lives to their family, their career, or even to the military. At our treatment facility, we encourage them to take time for themselves and consider their own well-being. This includes considering what they would like their life to look like moving forward. 

In recovery at our facility, a woman learns to focus on her own strength and heal from within. But this doesn't mean that social connection and the support of others aren't important. In recovery, you are nearly guaranteed to have both good days and bad. You'll have days where you feel very positive, confident, and in control of your sobriety. Some of the frameworks that make up one's recovery journey include connection with other women. This connection can come from women from all walks of life. If you are currently struggling with substance use disorder, consider calling our team at The Ho Tai Way. Call (714) 581-3974 today to ask any questions you may have and we can answer them.