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Due to women’s histories of violence and trauma, a gender-specific treatment program provides a safe opportunity for treatment and recovery. Aventa’s treatment programs place an emphasis on providing an environment that is safe, supportive, and establishes a clear recovery process for women.

Over 85% of women accessing treatment services at Aventa have suffered from trauma, much of this trauma has never been addressed. Addiction is one way that women deal with trauma; it is a learned way of coping with life’s problems. For many women trauma occurred in childhood or adolescence and has been left untreated, the result has left them self-medicating to cope with their pain. This has had a significant impact on the lives of these women.

Aventa offers a trauma-informed curriculum specifically designed for women with addictions, the treatment program has been researched and written by Dr. Stephanie Covington, a nationally recognized clinician, author and lecturer. She is a pioneer in the field of women’s issues, addiction and recovery.

Dr. Stephanie S. Covington

Website – Dr. Stephanie S. Covington

Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women

Breaking Down the Bars – Crossroads and Choice Points (Oprah Winfrey Network)

Breaking Free from Addiction: A Story of Recovery

Trauma-Informed Practice and Policy for Disconnected Girls Conference

#ibelieveyou – BFF’s

#ibelieveyou – Bros for Life

#ibelieveyou – My Baby Girl

Heidi Smith – From Rock Bottom to the Oscars

Articles and Books – Dr. Stephanie S. Covington

Women and Addiction: A Gender-Responsive Approach

A Women’s Way through The Twelve Steps

Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women

Leaving the Enchanted Forest: The Path from Relationship Addiction to Intimacy

A Women’s Way through The Twelve Steps

Publications

Research Papers

Videos

Dr. Stephanie S. Covington

Addressing Trauma with Dr. Joe Solanto

Part 1 – The Impact of Trauma (37:30 min)
Part 2 – Trauma and the Brain (56:49 min)
Part 3 – The Impact of Trauma (9:36 min)