When people participate in a gender-specific addiction treatment program, they tend to stay in treatment longer. And when a patient stays in treatment longer, the less likely he or she is to relapse.
Men’s treatment for addiction is a means of treating males without the distractions and self-consciousness that might affect men in mixed-gender settings. The reason for this is that, for some men, this single-gender setting has proven more effective in enabling men to live longer, healthier, addiction-free lives.
In defining the benefits of men’s treatment for addiction, it is important to note the gender differences in substance abuse and addiction treatment. For instance, some statistics suggest that men are more likely to:
- Use drugs in general
- Develop severe marijuana use disorders
- Use heroin intravenously
- Engage in binge drinking or otherwise
Men also seek (and avoid) treatment for reasons different than those of women. Statistics suggest that men are more likely to:
- Deny they have a problem
- Believe they can overcome addiction without help
- Believe that seeking treatment is a sign of weakness
- Believe their masculinity is measured by how much they can drink
- Feel they can keep their lives under control while maintaining an addiction
- Avoid treatment out of fear of damaging their career or failing their families and themselves financially
- Seek treatment due to external factors like legal issues, work-related consequences, or interventions
These factors cause men to seek addiction treatment later in the course of their addiction. This attitude can set them up for increased physical and emotional loss.
Benefits of Men’s Only Treatment For Substance Abuse
Our clinical team meets regularly to discuss their experiences working with our patients. Therapists in the addiction treatment industry report that, when men patients are not present, men tend to:
- Use humor less often as a deflection tactic
- More often show vulnerability
- Express a broader range of emotion
- Develop stronger bonds of camaraderie
- Take on caretaker roles for one another
- Support one another more readily
- Be less competitive
Men-only treatment groups also remove potential romantic distractions that tend to occur among mixed-gender treatment groups. Even among men who identify as members of the LGBTQ community, many therapists report that, in men-only treatment environments, the flirtation factor remains close to nil.
Men and Co-Occurring Disorders
Men come to treatment with histories of trauma and often discover co-occurring mental health disorders once they detox and experience a sustained period of sobriety. These co-occurring disorders are most often anxiety and depression.
We treat professional men who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. This is done by our using a number of different treatment modalities or treatment approaches. Some of these treatment approaches include:
- Individual or one-on-one therapy
- Group therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Family therapy
In addition to the therapies on offer at JourneyPure Bowling Green, other services as part of our men’s treatment for addiction include:
- Medical detoxification and stabilization
- Treatment for co-occurring disorders
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- In-home services
- Recovery coaching (peer support)
- JourneyPure Coaching™
Break Free With Our Men’s Addiction Treatment In Kentucky
If you or someone you love could benefit from a men’s treatment like ours, do not waste one more minute. Contact us right now to learn more about what we offer, as well as how we can help you or your loved one.