Women's Specialty Services

Women's Specialty Services (WSS) are available at all levels of care, including residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient treatment, and recovery supports. There are lots of places near you that offer Women’s Specialty Services, including:

  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Case Management Services
  • Peer Recovery Services
  • Withdrawal Management Services
  • Residential Treatment Services*

If you are a woman in need of treatment for a substance use disorder, please click here for a directory of highly qualified, licensed experts in our region. To find mental health services for you or your children, please click here to find the Community Mental Health center in your community. 

*Women’s Specialty Residential Treatment Services allows for children to stay with their mother while in treatment.

Why Do We Provide Services Just for Women?

To meet the specific needs of women, our providers take into account the emotional growth of women and their reliance on the relationships in their lives. The majority of research done on treatment practices has been based on the emotional growth and development of men, and programming was developed based on this research. With the research of women gaining recognition, programming has evolved to acknowledge women have different pathways to alcohol/drug use, consequences of use, treatment needs, and recovery support needs than do men. Learn more about WSS by downloading our brochure here

In Michigan, women who are pregnant, or women with parental rights to their children are placed on a priority list for admission to treatment services. These treatment services are provided through state and federal funds. Women who are enrolled in Medicaid are considered a priority for admission to treatment services, and are immediately admitted to treatment. Parents who are involved with Children's Protective Services, or whose children are in foster care or placement with relatives, are also eligible for services.

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