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Women In Treatment

If you are a woman suffering from an addictive issue, you are not alone. Substance abuse is the number one health epidemic in the United States. Annually it causes more deaths, illnesses and disabilities than any other preventable health concern. Did you know that the number of women who die from addiction-related illnesses is more than four times the number of women who die from breast cancer?

The Women in Treatment program can help keep you from becoming another statistic. Our Intensive Outpatient program focuses on women’s issues in recovery and co-occurring disorders. We understand that addiction usually begins to help you cope with unresolved emotional issues. Women in Treatment provides a safe, compassionate, therapeutic environment with people who will help you work your way back to health.

Through psycho-educational and group therapy sessions, women have opportunities to grow in self-acceptance and explore their potential and creativity.

Women in Treatment is appropriate for uninsured women age 18-64 who suffer from addiction. Priority placement is given to pregnant injecting drug abusers, pregnant substance abusers and injecting drug users. The women must be uninsured or have exhausted available insurance benefits.

Sessions are conducted by a master’s level clinician Monday through Friday at the Peninsula Lighthouse campus, 1451 Dowell Springs Blvd (click for map), in West Knoxville.

Together, we cover topics that are vital to a woman’s well being and happiness including:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Self-esteem
  • Conflict resolution
  • Funding for this program comes from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
  • Parenting skills
  • Stress management
  • Body image
  • Symptom management/mental health diagnosis
  • Communication techniques
  • Trauma
  • Relationship concerns
  • Co-occurring disorders