Women entering Brookhaven Retreat may be extremely sick upon arrival. Close-care quarters in the detoxification unit allow medical staff to monitor the clients and be sure their medical needs are being met. During a client's time at Brookhaven, they progress into higher phases of the program while taking greater steps of independence.
Brookhaven's atmosphere is more conducive for rebuilding self esteem and confidence.
The issues facing women today such as domestic violence, ability to earn less in the workplace, sexual vulnerability, and difficulty in obtaining home ownership are addressed and planned for in great detail. The usual responsibilities as the primary care provider of dependent children and the risks and dangers of parenting under the influence of alcohol or drugs are specifically addressed in their application to women. Many parents, husbands and partners feel much safer with their loved ones in a gender specific facility. Many employers desire gender-specific issues from within the workplace to be addressed during treatment.
We have found that many times women who have failed in other co-ed treatment centers feel as if they would have greater success in a gender-specific program and facility. Our optional wellness program is specific to female needs such as a routine PAP Smear, breast check, or pregnancy testing. Outdoor activities are specifically geared to a females body strength.