Men and women often experience drug and alcohol addiction with different biological responses, triggers, and co-occurring issues. As a result, for some people treatment is most successful in gender-specific groups. At Four Circles, we offer a women-only track designed to empower young women who prefer to address their issues with the support of other women.
Our women-only track provides the same services and supports as our men-only program, but places an added emphasis on self-esteem, body image, healthy relationships, and the development of positive social behaviors. Our women’s groups also address depression, self-care, and trauma.
“The Only Substance Abuse-Specific Wilderness Treatment Program for Young Adult Women.”
At Four Circles, we aim to be gender responsive in our offering of a women-only track designed to empower young women who prefer to address their issues with the support of other women.
Once a week, a female therapist who specializes in women’s issues provides therapeutic and educational sessions in both one-on-one and small- group formats. Women also have the opportunity to attend gender-specific 12-step meetings. The women-only track incorporates experiential therapy, with groups going out on expeditions then returning to base camp to shower, discuss their experiences, and prepare for the next stage of treatment. These expeditions for women last two weeks and are followed by one week at base. Four Circles’ women-only track provides a unique setting for young women to begin exploring who they are physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
All-female support groups provide a compassionate, non-confrontational, and non-judgmental environment for women to share their stories, fears, struggles, and life lessons with other women who can sympathize and relate. This serves as an ideal environment for young women to challenge their beliefs and behaviors in order to grow into the women they want to be.