Women’s-Only Rehab Saved My Life


Jaana Woodbury, 31, reveals how gender-specific treatment helped her finally overcome her addiction.


Original Source: cosmopolitan.com

There are five million young people in this country dealing with addiction as you read this, and a staggering 90 percent of them will never get the help they need. This story is a digital-exclusive element of our “How to Go to Rehab” package, designed to make seeking treatment easier and less intimidating than ever.

I started drinking and doing cocaine and ecstasy in high school. At first it was recreational, but when I was 21, I had my first daughter, Salia. That’s when things got really bad.

I had a C-section, so my doctor prescribed me oxycodone—two pills every four to six hours. Usually, they only give you 30 pain pills total after a C-section, but I kept complaining and got about…click here to continue reading