The Liberty Ranch for Women: Catering to The Unique Needs of Women
Besides the obvious biological differences there are also social and environmental factors, which influence the reasons that women use drugs and alcohol and conversely why they also seek treatment. The Liberty Ranch’s women specific program focuses on the unique needs of women.
Specialized treatment for women at the Liberty Ranch includes:
- Self esteem
- Co-dependency/ we teach women to become independent, to stand on her own two feet
- Recovery Dynamics
Other factors unique to women that can influence the treatment process include issues around pregnancy and child-care, financial independence, and how they come into treatment (as women are more likely to seek the assistance of a general or mental health practitioner).
Friendships that Last a Lifetime
One of the main reasons The Ranch is successful in treating alcoholics/addicts is because of the highly structured program. The Women’s Program creates an environment where the participants develop a sober support system based on an honest desire to help another alcoholic with true feelings of love and respect for each other. Through the structure and rules of the program, participants are empowered to change the behavior that has contributed to drug and alcohol abuse.
“We can be ourselves. There is a sisterhood here like I have never experienced before.”
Quite simply, the Ranch is a place for women to escape common social and family pressure, and instead focus on sobriety. “We don’t have to worry about our appearances. Program graduate Chrystal H. says, “We can be ourselves. There is a sisterhood here like I have never experienced before.” At the Liberty Ranch we focus on important issues such as behavior, sobriety, and changing lives.Tanith Wilson, Program Director of The Liberty Ranch says, “It’s a learning process, not just for the recovering addict but the families as well. We have seen alcoholics/addicts do well in our structure and want to be here, but because some family members were unwilling to let go of control or take a look at their own behavior, they would pull the participant out of the program and put them someplace else. Many of those parents realized their mistakes after their kid got loaded and brought their child back to us vowing never again to get in the way again.”
Why our Women’s Recovery Center is Successful
Often, chemically dependent women try to disguise addictions by assuming a socially acceptable appearance, career, or community involvement. The Liberty Ranch for women provides a safe place for women only; one in which they can feel more comfortable being themselves and more open to reveal what lies behind the masks they wear and begin to resolve their feelings of guilt and shame. For example, women addicts who are also caring mothers carry immense guilt and shame not only for their disease, but also for the effect their diseases have on their children’s lives. Our structured program helps women in recovery learn to move beyond the social stigmas and labels to openly face their feelings and take responsibility for their actions.
By treating women, we create an environment in which clients can develop friendships and sober support groups, with a focus on cooperation rather than competition. Seeing other women succeed in sobriety can be a great motivator to the newcomer.
The Liberty Ranch is a drug abuse and alcohol recovery center in the tranquil hills of Kings Mountain, Kentucky. While in the drug rehab and alcohol addiction program, individuals learn about the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction and how their lives have been impacted as well as those around them. Clients learn how to apply the principles of a 12-step program in their lives. Participation in 12-step meetings and sponsorship is mandatory and necessary following graduation.
Having been built on 70 acres of gentle rolling hills and woodlands, the participants of The Liberty Ranch women’s program are able to relax and focus on developing a 12-step program appropriate to their chemical dependency in a very serene and comfortable environment away from the fast paced life of city living.
Program participants also enjoy activities such as barbecues & swimming, or setting around the fire pit on logs enjoying the company of friends and loved ones while watching a beautiful sunset over the mountains.