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
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
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