The newly released film \u201cNymphomaniac\u201d speaks to an underserved female treatment population that can now find healing at a brand new women\u2019s treatment program at Right Step in Dallas\/Ft. Worth, Texas. Opening this week, Right Step DFW\u2019s innovative Substance Abuse and Intimacy Disorders (SAID) program for women addresses the emotional challenges that underlie addiction, specifically problems with intimacy, relationships, sexuality, past abuse or trauma. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 \u2013 Right Step addiction treatment center in Dallas\/Ft. Worth opens the Substance Abuse and Intimacy Disorders program (SAID DFW) for women only. SAID DFW treats women who have relationship and intimacy issues that are undermining their ability to live healthy, satisfying, sober lives, including many of the trauma issues and relationship patterns so meaningfully depicted in the newly released film \u201cNymphomaniac.\u201d For example, women attending this new program often have a history of maintaining close relationships with abusive or unavailable men, as well as partners who remain actively involved with alcohol or other drugs. Women with underlying sex and relationship disorders and trauma often use alcohol and drugs to enjoy or even tolerate sex or unfulfilling relationships, or to cope with loneliness and painful past traumatic relationships and experiences. \u201cIncreasingly, the research bears out that substance abuse in women often stems from lifelong patterns of disturbed sexual, relationship and intimacy concerns,\u201d said Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, the internationally renowned addictions expert and author who designed and oversees the SAID DFW program. \u201cMovies like \u2018Nymphomaniac: Volume 1,\u2019 for example, are helping to bring home to the public that what some might dismiss as bad choices are, in fact, untreated and unresolved early emotional challenges that can be addressed with treatment. This significantly lowers the chance of relapse.\u201d The SAID program addresses not only substance use problems but also early trauma, neglect, and related adult intimacy and sexual disorders, noted Program Coordinator Sylva Frock, Ph.D., CSAT. \u201cBy taking on a multidimensional treatment approach that combines shame resilience\/reduction combined with an integrated focus on healing past trauma, intimacy and relationship wounds, we are following the best practices of evidence-based substance abuse treatment.\u201d SAID DFW integrates concepts from the highly successful SAID program for men at Promises Malibu, the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch and The Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, all designed and overseen by Weiss, who has opened the first dedicated treatment centers for women's intimacy and sexual disorders in the U.S. SAID DFW is made up of dedicated female senior master\u2019s level clinicians working intensely with each client to create an individualized treatment plan that draws from the following options: \tDrug\/Alcohol and Intimacy\/Relationship\/Trauma\u00a0Assessments \tIndividual, Group and Family Psychotherapy \tDaily Interactive Educational Sessions on Trauma, Relationships, Addiction, Intimacy and Related Topics \tNutrition Counseling with a Licensed Nutritionist \tFitness at a New Onsite Gym with Licensed Trainers \tYoga, Body Awareness and Mindfulness Meditation with Certified Experts \tIntensive Family Involvement \tRelapse Prevention, Individualized Aftercare Planning and Follow-Up \tOnsite Medical Detox and Psychiatric Stabilization \t12-Step Involvement \tPsychodrama and Creative Expression Therapies \tDr. Bren\u00e9 Brown\u2019s\u00a0Daring\u00a0Way\u2122 Shame Resilience Curriculum \u201cToo often, women struggling with substance abuse are treated solely for their drug or alcohol problem, but not for the emotional challenges that often underlie the presenting addictive problem,\u201d said Avery Rowles, LPC, CSAT-C, CDFW-C, a therapist at SAID. \u201cSAID DFW seeks to shift the focus of treatment by offering a safe, nonsexual environment where women are focused on creating meaningful, healthy connections with their peers while simultaneously eliminating their related abuse of drugs and\/or alcohol.\u201d At SAID DFW, treatment takes place in a gender-specific environment with fully separate women\u2019s housing, staff, services, programming and activities. This \u201cwomen only\u201d setting helps foster a community in which women are free from any pressure or competition for male attention and in which they can more easily open up about deeply personal topics such as sexuality, body image, relationships and trauma. It also allows them to learn from and bond with women of all ages and perspectives. Ultimately, by addressing the underlying emotional and relationship issues behind the addiction as well as the substance abuse itself, women can develop the skills to maintain long-term sobriety while also finding greater connection and health in their lives and relationships. \u201cThe goal is for our clients to celebrate their lives by embracing joy, connection and emotional fulfillment,\u201d Weiss said, \u201cnot just eliminating the use of alcohol or other drugs.\u201d About Right Step Right Step is a network of outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment centers in Texas. Since 1990, Right Step has provided compassionate, comprehensive substance abuse treatment at an exceptional value. In recognition of its high-quality programming, breadth and depth of treatment services, and commitment to personalized care, Right Step has earned full accreditation by the Joint Commission. Today, Right Step is the largest, most trusted private chemical dependency treatment provider in the Southwest. For more information about Right Step, call (855) 893-5987 or visit www.rightstep.com. Right Step is part of Promises Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch, The Sexual Recovery Institute, The Recovery Place, Journey Healing Centers, Lucida Treatment Center and Clarity Way. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Promises Behavioral Health, visit elementsbh4.wpengine.com.