Men are equally as likely to become addicted to drugs and alcohol as women. However, the ways in which men typically experience addiction are unique. Generally speaking, men will come to use drugs differently and have their own set of physical and mental responses to the addictive substances. Additionally, the issues faced by men during treatment are also unique, so men deserve a dedicated men’s rehab program that is staffed by an experienced team with the skills to foster recovery successfully. Men’s rehab can be the best place to get the help you need to overcome a substance use disorder.
Summit Estate Recovery Center is a professional facility well versed in men’s issues during recovery. Contact us online or call us at 800.701.6997 today to learn how our men’s rehab program can help you get sober and stay clean.
How Does Gender Impact Addiction Recovery?
When it comes to the sex of the person using drugs, there is a significant difference in regards to substance use disorders, addiction treatment, and men’s issues in addiction recovery. Today, gender’s effects on traditions, cultural roles, and how a person views themself can significantly impact how a person thrives in recovery.
One prominent difference between men and women occurs with addiction to alcohol. Men possess increased levels of the enzymes that break down alcohol in the stomach, and as a result, men do not absorb as much alcohol into their bloodstream. This can result in a blood alcohol concentration level that will be lower than women.
This is just one treatment concern that our men’s rehab program will be aware of during the recovery process. Our men’s rehab will create a customized treatment plan just for you, based on your unique needs. At the same time, we’ll consider the client’s life experience and perspectives on a lifelong recovery from a substance use disorder. A men’s rehab program is best suited to oversee a successful recovery.
3 Benefits of Men’s Rehab
The rates of drug and alcohol dependence, the substances being used and abused, and how the male brain responds to substance use are different. Men also have their own set of triggers and reasons for starting to use drugs. Additionally, one of the issues we address in men’s rehab is the commonality of relapses that are caused by unique sets of circumstances.
Summit Estate Recovery Center’s men’s rehab program is keenly aware of the issues men struggle with in addiction recovery. This awareness enables our skilled, compassionate staff to provide a comfortable and supportive environment for you and other men to work through disorders. You can then begin recovery in a safe space. Three of the benefits of a men’s rehab program include:
One piece of a men’s rehab treatment and recovery plan is developing a healthy support network. During a men’s rehab program, you will work with other men, each of whom possesses a capacity for understanding and relating to your specific life experiences. You can be vulnerable and express a sense of shame over the damage your substance use disorder has caused to your loved ones. Your story will be met with understanding and compassion. The other guys in men’s rehab may be able to provide much-needed support by sharing their own life experiences with addiction. They can also offer helpful advice on how to heal those relationships as a partner, brother, son, and father.
There are fewer hurdles and distractions to overcome while in a men’s rehab program. Men have enough distractions pulling them in many directions in their day-to-day life. We strive to remove as many distractions as possible in our men’s rehab center. Within a dedicated men’s rehab program, we have seen that treatment is more effective.
You may not feel comfortable sharing intimate or traumatic experiences in a mixed-gender group therapy program. This discomfort is normal. It’s one of the common issues in addiction treatment, and it is why getting help in a men’s rehab program can offer an environment that is:
Being comfortable in men’s rehab will encourage you to be honest with yourself, your therapist, and your fellow men on similar journeys. You can be comfortable in a way that you maybe cannot be in regular life. As a result, the healing process, addiction treatment, and recovery each have a chance to be more effective and successful.
Learn More at Summit Estate Recovery Center
Don’t put off getting the help you need to be the man you want to be. Learn more about our men’s rehab program by reaching out using our secure online form or call us at 800.701.6997 today.