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.
Sovereign Health of Arizona provides treatment for depressants that is holistic, evidence-based, and offers a realistic alternative lifestyle to that of addiction. Treatment for depressants abuse at our state-of-the-art treatment centers combines medically supervised detoxification treatment along with intense psychotherapies. While detox helps the body get rid of poisonous substances, psychotherapies help address the root cause of addiction. Additionally, patients are also offered experiential therapies such as yoga and meditation to help them maintain focus during their drug treatment and help in their recovery.