There could be many reasons why anyone including a woman may reach out for drugs. Sometimes one gets addicted unknowingly, wherein a curiosity or a habit results in an addiction. However, women can find themselves amid unique situations or circumstances that may force them to abuse drugs such as depressants. Stress, sleeplessness, neurological disease, bodily pain, or trauma are some of the issues for which women might feel the need to seek out depressant substances to cope.
In addition, women who face domestic violence, sexual or physical abuse, the death of a loved one or the loss of a child, or are undergoing any mental health disorders are at an increased risk of abusing drugs. Additionally, they make seek drugs for unique reasons including hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, menstrual cycle, menopause, weight issues, or for self-treating mental health problems.
What is a depressant?
So what is a depressant? Alcohol, opioids, tranquilizers, and sedatives are all under the umbrella of depressant, or “downer” drugs. They limit the activity of the central nervous system, causing one to feel calm, reduces pain or induces sleep. The effects of depressants also include dependence and eventual addiction. When misused, depressants can cause serious physical and mental damage.
A comprehensive treatment for depressants abuse combines medically supervised detoxification treatment along with psychotherapies or counseling sessions. While a supervised detox program helps the body get rid of poisonous substances, psychotherapies help address the root cause of addiction also impart life-skills to patients to help them cope without drugs post their treatment.
A leading behavioral and substance addiction treatment facility for women, Sovereign Health of Arizona provides treatment for depressants that is holistic, evidence-based and offers a realistic alternative lifestyle to that of addiction.