Infographic: Women only Rehab

This infographic enumerates some of the unique elements in the typical expression of substance abuse and mental illness in women as opposed to men. Drawing upon information and statistics from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the National Institutes of Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – this infographic makes the case that women only rehab can be an appropriate tool in addressing the unique challenges women face in recovery. The infographic begins with noting that women often progress quicker from drinking problems to full-blown addiction than men. It also states that women are more likely to have co-occurring psychiatric disorders along with their addictions. It concludes by examining the unmet need for treatment among women by citing the statistic that less than 15% of women with substance abuse issues receive treatment.