In the US, the first National Women’s Day was observed in 1909, and the day has grown since.  This year’s celebrations are focused on the #BalanceforBetter campaign theme, which strives to achieve gender balance in the workplace and beyond.  This day centers on the empowerment of women, and at Banyan Treatment Center Hyde Park, we believe that sobriety empowers women. We explore how sobriety empowers women and how getting sober can help women achieve this year’s theme of #BalanceforBetter with professional drug and alcohol treatment for women.
There are many gender differences worldwide that International Women’s Day aims to shed light on, and the differences addiction enforces make these challenges greater. Women who allow addiction to continue controlling their lives are doing themselves a disservice in achieving their goals. Sobriety empowers women to take greater control of their lives, focus on their goals, and bridge the gender gaps between women and men. Drugs and alcohol distract anyone, man or woman, from being their best while sobriety allows a person to focus on achieving any goal they work towards.
This year’s International Women’s Day centers on the concept of #BalanceforBetter, and while this balance is encouraged in professional settings, aiming for personal balance is key as well. With addiction in control, nobody can live a balanced life. Sobriety is the best gift any woman can give herself, sobriety allows women to achieve their potential.