Men’s Treatment Program
At Newfound Life, we understand that men face unique challenges in overcoming addiction and achieving lasting recovery. Our men’s rehab program is designed to provide a safe, supportive environment where men can focus on their recovery and address the underlying issues that may be contributing to their addiction.
Our men’s rehab program offers a comprehensive range of services, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and holistic therapies. Our team of experienced and compassionate professionals works closely with each client to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.
How Men Experience Addiction
Men and women can experience addiction differently due to biological, psychological, and social differences. Here are some ways in which men may experience addiction differently than women:
Higher rates of substance abuse: Men tend to have higher rates of substance abuse and addiction than women. This may be due to societal expectations that men should be tough and self-reliant, leading them to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol instead of seeking help.
Different substances of abuse: Men are more likely to abuse alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs, while women are more likely to abuse prescription drugs and tranquilizers. Men also tend to use larger amounts of drugs and alcohol than women, which can lead to more severe addiction and health consequences.
Co-occurring mental health disorders: Men with addiction are more likely to have co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder than women. These underlying mental health conditions can make it more difficult to recover from addiction.
Social and cultural factors: Men may face different social and cultural pressures that contribute to addiction, such as pressure to perform at work or in social situations. Men may also have difficulty expressing emotions or seeking help due to societal expectations of masculinity.
Risk-taking behavior: Men may engage in risk-taking behavior such as driving under the influence or taking drugs in unsafe environments, which can lead to more severe addiction and health consequences.
Treatment needs: Men may require different types of treatment than women to address their addiction and underlying issues. For example, men may benefit from therapies that focus on anger management or relationship issues, while women may benefit from therapies that focus on trauma or self-esteem. It is important to have gender-specific treatment options to address
these differences and provide effective support for recovery.
Benefits of Men Only Treatment
It can be distracting for men to be in addiction treatment with women for several reasons. First, men and women may have different needs and experiences related to addiction and recovery, and addressing these needs may require different approaches. Second, men may find it difficult to focus on their own recovery when in the presence of women, particularly if they have a history of codependent or romantic relationships with women that have contributed to their addiction. Finally, some men may feel self-conscious or uncomfortable discussing sensitive topics related to their addiction or mental health in the presence of women.
The benefits of being in a residential treatment program exclusively for men include:
Gender-specific support: Men may feel more comfortable sharing their experiences and discussing sensitive topics with other men who can relate to their experiences.
More focused treatment: Men’s-only treatment programs can focus on issues that are unique to men, such as anger management, relationship issues, and stress management.
Fewer distractions: Men may be less distracted by romantic or sexual relationships with women in a men’s-only treatment program, allowing them to focus more on their recovery.
Safe space: A men’s-only treatment program can provide a safe and supportive environment for men to explore their emotions, process their experiences, and build a sense of community with other men in recovery.
Better outcomes: Research suggests that gender-specific treatment programs can lead to better outcomes for men and women in recovery, including higher rates of completion and longer periods of abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
Overall, a men’s-only residential treatment program can provide a safe and supportive environment where men can focus on their recovery and address the unique challenges they face in overcoming addiction.
What to Expect in Our Men’s Treatment Program
In our men’s rehab program, clients can expect:
- A safe, structured environment that promotes healing and recovery.
- Individualized treatment that addresses the unique needs of men in recovery
- Comprehensive support and guidance from experienced addiction professionals
- Access to a range of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma-focused therapy.
- Support for co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety
- Holistic therapies that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being, including yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices.
- We believe that men in recovery can achieve lasting success by addressing the root causes of their addiction and developing healthy coping strategies for the future. Our men’s rehab program provides the tools, resources, and support needed to make this a reality.