Men’s Addiction Treatment
When it comes to substance abuse, trauma, and mental health, we know that young men and women are very different and must be treated as such.
Anger. Low self-esteem. Failure to launch. Stress management. These are just a few of the many issues that greatly impact young males recovering from substance use disorder and/or co-occurring disorders.
Why Choose Men’s Addiction Treatment?
A men’s addiction treatment program is designed for individuals that need to take a more gender-specific approach to find sobriety. Treating addiction is a difficult process, but it can be done. By choosing a men’s addiction treatment program, you are eliminating some of the distractions around you. For example, during group therapy, you may not open up and talk about certain issues, because of worrying about how the women in the room view you. You should not feel this way. You are in treatment for yourself and yourself alone. Holding back issues that need to be addressed will only hold you back from treatment and recovery. Another distraction among co-ed treatment programs is dealing with relationships. While you should be in treatment to get sober and healthy, some people believe that they can handle both. Seeking out a boyfriend or girlfriend during treatment is frowned upon. In fact, some addiction treatment centers have very strict rules against it. Remember you are there for treatment for yourself. By taking on a relationship as a couple, you are taking on their addiction problems and dealing with the stress of a new relationship. Taking on these issues will jeopardize your treatment and sobriety.
A men’s addiction treatment program is not just for eliminating distractions, but also for forming bonds with your fellow members in treatment. By forming a bond with other members in treatment, you can go to them if you are struggling with your sobriety or even create a healthy environment for people to be around. One of the main struggles, when people leave addiction treatment, is how they have fun without their choice of drug. They can no longer go to the bar or be around people that are still using, so by forming that bond they can do sober activities together like, watch movies, go for a hike, and other activities they enjoyed while in treatment.
USA Addiction will help you every step of the way when finding a substance abuse treatment program. We work with the top addiction treatment centers nationwide that provide the best substance abuse treatment.
We take pride in finding the perfect substance abuse treatment program for each individual that contacts us. We take an in-depth look at your situation and provide you with a personalized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.
Unique Pressures Facing Men
Men experience addiction and recovery differently than women. For example, they’re about twice as likely as women to battle drug addiction, most often to amplify positive moods and cope with social and behavioral problems. Although men likely struggle with co-occurring depression, anxiety and trauma at similar rates as women, they’re more often diagnosed with anger problems and antisocial personality disorder.
Because of these and other differences, Specific Treatment Centers offers gender-specific rehab for men where their unique issues can be addressed among other men with similar struggles.
Some examples of unique issues that men with addiction might grapple with include:
Social pressure. Because of social expectations, men are sometimes more prone to risk-taking, impulsivity, leadership, and competition, which could make them more vulnerable to addiction and/or less likely to seek help for an underlying mental health disorder.
Not perceiving the need for help and not asking for help. Men may receive messages that they’re expected to be strong and stoic. This can discourage them from recognizing their feelings and speaking out about mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Challenges with getting and staying sober. It can be difficult to give up drinking or drug use if you’re surrounded by other men who drink or use, meeting up in bars or other venues where alcohol or other drugs figure prominently. Relapse can be particularly challenging for men who work in high-stress environments where heavy drinking or drug use is the norm.
Your Addiction Has Gone On Long Enough.
We are committed to give psychosocial and medical services to your loved ones and show them the way to a healthy recovery. We also guarantee that our method of intervention works as we are going to provide lifetime support.
FINDING A TREATMENT CENTER TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
The types of services offered by substance abuse help centers vary. Some offer limited services, while others can be considered luxury rehab facilities. Although you want to enter substance abuse treatment as soon as possible, it is important to take some time to choose the treatment center that is right for you. The right facility will help you achieve sobriety while the wrong one may not produce the desired results. Here are some questions to ask yourself that can help you find the best treatment facility.
- How far do you have to travel to get to the treatment facility?
- Do you require special accommodations for a disability?
- What type of services does the facility offer?
- How long would you be required to stay at the center if you elect for inpatient treatment?
- Are friends and family allowed to visit?
- What is the fee for services? What payment methods does the center accept?
- Do you prefer a facility that caters to your religious beliefs?
- What programs are required as part of your treatment?
- Does the center offer referrals to other services after treatment?
- Will the center help you transition to an addiction support group?
It is essential to thoroughly research the rehab facility before beginning treatment. While most facilities are reputable and provide assistance, there are some facilities that have a poor track record or use unproven methods of treatment. Use the Internet to find reviews of the center and learn about the quality of care you can expect to receive. It is normal for any business to have a few negative reviews, however, it is best to avoid treatment facilities that do not have a clear track record of success.
You should also check the reputation of the treatment specialist. If the person provides medical or mental health services, they should be licensed. This can usually be checked online at the licensing website of the state where the person is practicing. However, you may need to call the state department that handles this type of licensing for information about a doctor or clinician.