Gender-specific treatment immerses individuals in a structured and supportive environment, only co-inhabited by members of the same sex. This allows those in rehab to feel more comfortable as they are exclusively around individuals who share a similar viewpoint. Our rehab for men is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of male clients while helping them to grow alongside those who have encountered similar life experiences.
What Is Rehab for Men?
Rehab for men refers to an addiction recovery facility that only accepts male clients or offers a program specifically designed for men. This allows clients to feel more connected with their peers as they share core characteristics. Men often have different struggles from women, especially when it comes to treatment needs. The resources provided and approach taken in men’s rehab is gender-specific, addressing the problems that only men face.
Statistics on Men and Addiction
According to statistics, men struggle with addiction and alcoholism more than women. This could be due to men’s generally more private nature. Often they use drinking and drugs as a way to cope with emotional, mental, and physical pain rather than seeking professional help. This leads to a higher percentage of male addicts. In fact, an estimated 20% of men are struggling with alcohol misuse. Additionally, men are over twice as likely to engage in binge drinking as well as have a higher chance of dying from alcohol-related causes. Men are also more likely to misuse stimulants, hallucinogens, prescription medications, and marijuana than women with almost 12% of males over the age of 12 having a substance use disorder (SUD).
Why Do Men Abuse Drugs or Alcohol?
Research suggests that men start to abuse drugs or alcohol for a variety of reasons. One, as indicated above, is social. When you’re in college or working a job, most social events involve alcohol. Additionally, due to social stigmas, men are reluctant to talk about their feelings and can turn to an addictive substance to help them cope with new or challenging emotions. In many cases, they feel that using alcohol and drugs to suppress their feelings is a better alternative than talking about them.
After men become addicted to a substance, they may be reluctant to seek help due to shame or guilt. They may even believe that treatment is a sign of weakness. However, it is not. If your male loved one is battling addiction, it is important to remind them that their struggle is valid and that they deserve help. Phoenix Rising in Palm Springs, CA can help answer questions if you think your loved one is struggling with addiction or substance abuse.
Risk Factors for Addiction in Men
- Trauma, neglect, and/or abuse experienced during childhood
- Strained family relationships
- History of substance abuse in the family
- Growing up or currently living in poverty
- History of mental health conditions
- Chronic pain or substantial injury
Benefits of Rehab for Men in Palm Springs, CA
There is a multitude of benefits associated with our men’s rehab program. The most important of which is getting individuals clean and set up for long-term recovery. Additional benefits include:
Overcoming Societal Pressure
American culture generally expects men to be strong and heroic, which could lead some to be hesitant to enroll in a rehab program. Society demonstrates that men aren’t supposed to show signs of weakness and vulnerability, especially in front of women. Rehab gives them a safe space to overcome these unrealistic standards.
If you are in a male-only treatment program, you might feel more comfortable letting your guard down and sharing your feelings and concerns. Making you feel more comfortable during the treatment process will only better your chances of recovering from your addiction and living a clean and sober life.
Men and women view addiction differently. In a men’s only treatment program, the instructors and counselors can use male-dominant viewpoints as a teaching tool. This allows them to better focus on the emotions, thoughts, and concerns unique to men.
In rehab, men have the opportunity to develop a strong support system to help them on their road to recovery. Having a support system consisting of other men can go a long way in not just getting sober, but staying sober as well.
What Is Rehab for Men Like?
Rehab for men in beautiful Palm Springs, California is a four-story ranch secluded from the outside world. Here, you can focus on your recovery instead of the external pressures of everyday life. It is also equipped with an in-house pool, gym, rec-room, and a jacuzzi. This allows you to use fitness and physical well-being to bring you closer to recovery.
Therapies and treatment methods used in men’s rehab:
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- EMDR therapy
- Neurofeedback therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Holistic treatment modalities
- Motivational enhancement therapy
- Equine therapy
- Residential treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Standard outpatient program (OP)
- Sober living
Men’s Addiction Help in Palm Springs, CA
Though the road to recovery is worth it, it can be very difficult. That’s why we at Phoenix Rising in Palm Springs, CA are proud to offer a special rehab program designed exclusively for male clients. Our caring staff is dedicated to helping you every step of the way as you work towards overall healing and wellness. Stop waiting; call us or visit our contact form to get help today.