Updated on February 6, 2024
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Men’s Rehab: Treatment Programs & Centers

Men’s Rehab - Drug & Alcohol Treatment Programs & Centers

Addiction affects men and women differently. Additionally, drug and alcohol treatment programs benefit each sex differently. For this reason, gender-specific rehab programs can be beneficial.

Men-only rehab programs address the unique challenges men face in recovery. These programs also provide more customized treatment.

Many men find it challenging even to seek addiction treatment. Once in treatment, they might struggle to analyze their problems. Many are more likely to act out aggressively or be competitive. 

On a more positive but still challenging note, men tend to be very goal-focused. They need to address recovery with a practical and reasoned approach.

Addiction Treatment for Men

What Does Rehab Involve?

Treatment varies based on the severity of someone’s addiction. However, most men who enter rehab can expect the recovery process to include:

Admissions and Assessment

After finding the right rehab, you’ll contact the facility and provide them with information about insurance, overall health, and addiction concerns. The intake process includes both physical and mental health assessments. This includes an assessment of your immediate medical needs.

Detox

Most people enter rehab intoxicated or in withdrawal. The first phase of treatment is detoxification. This is the process of clearing substances from your body. Medications might be given to ease withdrawal symptoms.

The detox process is medically supervised. It usually lasts about a week. Detox is available in both inpatient and outpatient programs. Inpatient detox is recommended for moderate to severe addiction.

Therapy

Therapy varies based on the type of program.

People participating in residential, intensive, or inpatient programs attend several individual therapy sessions per week, as well as group therapy, educational classes, and supplemental therapy sessions.

Partial hospitalization (PHP) and outpatient therapy programs are similar to inpatient therapy. Most PHP participants live onsite or in a group facility offsite. The primary difference between inpatient and PHP programs is the number of treatment hours per week.

Outpatient treatment program participants live offsite. Therapy sessions might be as little as one per week. These programs are usually supplemented with participation in a 12-step or other self-help treatment program.

Some people participate in recovery on an outpatient basis only. However, many people use these programs for long-term care following a more intensive treatment approach.

Are There Men-Only Rehab Centers?

Yes. 

There are several men-only rehab centers located throughout the United States. These programs offer several benefits, including:

  • Reduction in substance use
  • Reduction in PTSD and other mental health disorder symptoms
  • Retention in treatment

Some people believe that men-only addiction recovery programs are more successful because they make expressing their emotions more comfortable. Some find it easier to focus on recovery in gender-specific programs.

Unfortunately, there are also challenges. 

Some men are more likely to be competitive or aggressive during recovery. This can negatively impact group dynamics. The success of a group program requires the group to support one another.

Additionally, LGBTQ men are more likely to struggle in men-only programs. It could be more beneficial for these men to find addiction treatment focused on these groups instead of men-only groups.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

A dual diagnosis includes a co-occurring disorder in addition to a substance use disorder. It is when someone with an addiction also has a mental illness. 

Co-occurring disorders occur in cases of both drug and alcohol abuse.

For addiction treatment to succeed, both substance abuse and mental health disorder must be treated.

Dual diagnoses include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD

These mental health disorders make someone more likely to use substances. Many turn to drugs or alcohol to treat their mental health disorder. Their mental health challenges make them more likely to develop a substance use disorder.

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Common Men-Only Rehab Centers

Staff at men-only rehabs are trained to work with men and their unique challenges during recovery. They emphasize that seeking treatment is not a sign of weakness. They might have experience with anger management. 

They might also take a more physical approach to recovery. Many incorporate exercise or movement into therapy sessions to help clients overcome alcohol or drug addiction.

Some of the most common men-only recovery centers in the United States include:

Bedrock Recovery Center, Canton, Massachusetts
Men-only treatment center focused on treating first responders and the trauma they experience.
Contact:
1 Meadowbrook Way
Canton, MA 02021
(617) 657-2877

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Lake Worth, Florida
Inpatient treatment for men.
Contact:
7859 Lake Worth Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33467
(888) 432-2467

Brazos Recovery Services, Morgan, Texas
Long-term recovery for men that addresses substance abuse and mental health issues.
Contact:
300 FM 927
Morgan, TX 76671
(254) 232-1550

Immersion Recovery Center, Delray Beach, Florida
Men-only recovery utilizing a 12-step addiction treatment model.
Contact:
3333 South Congress Ave.
Suite 401
Delray Beach, FL 33445
(877) 378-0280

Lakeview Health, Jacksonville, Florida
Inpatient program that treats substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Contact:
1900 Corporate Square Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(888) 618-1284

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How Does Addiction Affect Men Differently?

There are common patterns all people with substance abuse disorder share. However, some issues affect men more than women and vice versa.

For example, men are more likely to need emergency medical care due to illicit drug abuse.1 Additionally, they are more likely to overdose due to illicit drug use than women.1

Statistics also show that men are more likely to inject certain drugs than women. Men are more likely to abuse marijuana, heroin, and alcohol, while women tend to struggle with prescription painkillers and other opioid abuse.

For some men, recovery is more challenging than it is for women because they experience more withdrawal symptoms.

On a positive note, men are less likely to relapse. They have longer periods of sobriety than women. Some speculate this is due to relapse triggers, including trauma, abuse, and negative emotions. 

Additionally, it takes them longer to develop an addiction when abusing substances.

Statistics on Men’s Addiction in the U.S.

Research shows that men:

  • Have higher rates of alcohol consumption
  • Are more likely to binge drink2
  • Have a higher rate of alcohol use disorder2
  • Use more heroin than women and are more likely to inject the drug3
  • Have a significantly higher rate of substance use4 

Summary

A men-only rehab program offers drug and alcohol addiction in a same-sex environment. These programs are located throughout the United States. 

They focus on the addiction issues that tend to affect men more than women. For example, more men enter rehab due to illicit drugs rather than prescription drugs.

Programs vary from facility to facility and are based on someone’s addiction, but most often include medically supervised detox, individual and group therapy, and relapse prevention support.

Anyone dealing with substance use disorder must seek treatment for any co-occurring disorders. This improves the chances of recovery.

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Updated on February 6, 2024

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