West Coast seeks to remedy the limited availability of gender-responsive care for women with substance use disorder in need of behavioral healthcare in San Diego County. West Coast is the number one provider of gender-responsive care in North and Central San Diego County, providing access to individualized and intensive outpatient treatment services, in addition to offering access to affordable sober living by the beach in Carlsbad.
With limited access to secular women’s gender responsive outpatient treatment and limited availability of secular treatment options (there is one Christian-based outpatient program in North County we are aware of), West Coast fulfills this need, providing the community with its effective clinically based and alternative treatment models. For insurance dependent clients West Coast’s offering of the full continuum of care ensure optimal access to readily available and affordable substance use disorder care.
West Coast utilizes it proven comprehensive, gender-responsive, secular care for cash-pay and insurance- dependent clients. West Coast is the sole full-spectrum provider of both holistic and clinical care for women with dual-diagnosis and substance use disorder in North and Central San Diego Counties. We are proud to have our facilities located in Oceanside and Carlsbad, providing optimum treatment in a vacation-like setting.
Who We Can Help
In addition to providing gender-responsive care to men and women through our transitional living initiative, West Coast offers therapeutic services to women over the age of 18 with co-occurring diagnoses.
Some Facts – Women & Substance Use Disorder
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings 4.6 million women (or 3.8 percent) ages 18 and older have misused prescription drugs in the past year; furthermore, over half (55.7 percent) of the adults aged 18 or older with substance dependence or abuse were employed full time in 2013 – 11.3 million. In 2013, 4.1 million persons aged 12 or older (1.5 percent of the population) received treatment for a problem related to the use of alcohol or illicit drugs. Of these, 1.3 million received treatment for the use of both alcohol and illicit drugs, 0.9 million received treatment for the use of illicit drugs but not alcohol, and 1.4 million received treatment for the use of alcohol but not illicit drugs (SAMHSA 2014).
Lifetime rates of mood and anxiety disorders are significantly higher among women than men, with and without substance-use disorders. A recent study found that the 12- month prevalence rates of mood and anxiety disorders among women with substance- use disorders were 29.7% and 26.2%, respectively. The most common mood disorder was major depressive disorder (15.4%) and the most common anxiety disorder was specific phobia (15.6%). According to Greenfield, given this high co-occurrence, a comprehensive psychiatric assessment is critical; and resultantly, is a service provided by West Coast. Because chronic alcohol or drug use may enhance vulnerability for these disorders, or lead to organic changes that manifest as a mood or anxiety disorder, careful assessment is necessary to differentiate substance-induced, transient symptoms from a disorder that warrants treatment (Greenfield 2010).
For San Diego County: in 2008 there were 15,728 adults admitted to treatment, 5,516 of which were women; in the same year, of the 15, 728 admitted to treatment, 6,466 were between the ages of 18-34, and 10,118 between the ages of 18-44. The highest rate of admissions was for 25 to 34 year olds with a rate of 1,006 per 100,000 in 2008, followed by 35 to 44 year olds with a rate of 778 per 100,000 (CARS, 2010). For an in depth article on success rates of treatment, feel free to refer to the American Addiction Centers post here.
Start Your Journey With Us Today
At West Coast Recovery Centers, we understand the importance of incorporating different elements into our recovery programs that will reach all of our clients in a positive way, leading them on the right path to recovery and helping them stay there. To learn more about our treatment programs, contact West Coast Recovery Centers or Call Us 855-927-2687.
1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, NSDUH Series H- 48, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4863. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014.
2. Greenfield, S. F., Back, S. E., Lawson, K., & Brady, K. T. (2010). Substance Abuse in Women. The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 33(2), 339–355. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.psc.2010.01.004, S. F., Back, S. E., Lawson, K., & Brady, K. T.(2010). Substance Abuse in Women. The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 33(2), 339– 355. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.psc.2010.01.004
3. Indicators of Alcohol and Other Drug Risk and Consequences for California Counties. Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS), Inc. San Diego County, 2010.