Lionrock recently introduced several special interest support groups with plans to bring more online this year. The new groups include gender-specific groups, a first responder group and a group focused on anxiety related to the global pandemic.  

Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse highlights gender differences in substance use disorders. For example, men are more likely than women to use illicit drugs and also more likely to end up in an emergency department or overdose as a result. Women, however, are just as likely as men to develop a substance use disorder but often face unique issues that can impact their treatment and recovery. related to their SUDs. 

For example, “women who use drugs can have issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. In addition, women themselves describe unique reasons for using drugs, including controlling weight, fighting exhaustion, coping with pain, and attempts to self-treat mental health problems.” Women also may have specific issues they want to discuss related to pregnancy and child care, or may be dealing with sexual trauma, and find a woman-only meeting a safer space than a mixed gender group.

In addition to gender-specific groups, we also offer a Thin Line Support Group for first responders struggling with stress, trauma, substance problems, and anything else. 

Lionrock is virtual by design, providing convenient, private and secure counseling for our clients. These special interest group meetings provide a safe place to share and connect with others from the privacy and convenience of home, work, or where ever someone chooses to connect. 

To find a meeting visit Lionrock Recovery.