The women’s community was opened in 2010 out of a learning recognition of the unique needs of this population and out of a desire to mobilize and provide an appropriate response to women aged 18 and over who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
The unit consists of: “Michal House” and “Hostel for Women” which constitute a comprehensive treatment sequence and also operate as independent units – units that receive women who are weaned from other communities and treatment centers.
The treatment set-up at Beit Michal is based on the d.b.t method, a modern treatment method based on a combination of ideas from the behavioral-cognitive therapy combined with the dialectical worldview. The model allows the development of skills of interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, frustration control and self-awareness. The model is applied through the learning group, individual therapy according to the principles of the db.t. meditation practice aimed at awareness and acceptance and filling a personal diary.