Men and women experience substance use disorders (SUDs) and recover from them differently. An approach that works for women may not work for men and vice versa. As a result, providers like Gulf Breeze Recovery have designed programs that cater to a specific gender. For example, a men’s rehab program is built to meet the unique needs of men in recovery from SUDs.
Better, long-lasting outcomes are often determined by how individualized a treatment plan is. Men’s rehab ensures that men receive customized treatment to maintain sobriety and experience life transformation. Learn more about men’s rehab by calling 833.551.2304.
What Is Men’s Rehab?
On the face of it, a men’s rehab program looks like any other form of rehab. The difference comes from who this treatment is designed to serve. The core elements of SUD treatment remain the same, but how they are implemented shifts to accommodate male needs.
How Is Men’s Rehab Different from Other Forms of Rehab?
Three factors that differentiate men’s rehab from mixed gender or women’s rehab are detailed below.
Focus on Male Issues
Group and individual therapy during men’s rehab is geared toward issues that affect men. Typical focus areas include stigma, gender roles, peer pressure, and interpersonal conflict.
Positive Male Role Models
Mentors and role models play a critical role in the recovery process. Often, men come to SUD treatment without having had strong male role models or positive father figures. Negative male presence may have, in fact, influenced the development of SUDs in their life.
Men’s rehab programs offer positive male role models that male clients can connect with, look up to, and learn from throughout their recovery. A tangential benefit is that men’s rehab provides a fantastic peer support network. Men get to practice building healthy, sober relationships with other men.
Men’s rehab provides a safe environment for men to be vulnerable. Accessing and expressing complex emotions is necessary during recovery. Many men feel like they have to hold back or act a certain way in mixed-gender settings. Men’s rehab offers a safe environment where men can open up and be their whole selves.
Why Choose a Men’s Rehab Program?
Gender-specific programming offers several benefits and reasons for selecting this style of treatment. For starters, a men’s rehab program is often an excellent choice for people who have tried treatment before but have not experienced the kind of progress they wanted. It could be that they did not receive care that was as targeted as what they will receive in men’s rehab.
Another differentiator for choosing men’s rehab hearkens to the vulnerability piece discussed in the previous section. Many men struggle to open up and get in touch with their emotions fully. Significant issues might go unaddressed simply because men refuse to open up about them in a mixed space. Limiting treatment to men only provides the kind of space men need to dig deep emotionally and get things off their chests. For example, Gulf Breeze Recovery’s men’s rehab program offers numerous benefits, such as:
- Treatment designed around male physiology
- Emotional safety
- Peer support
- Less social distractions
Histories of violence and abuse often play a role in substance abuse. Men are often perpetrators of violence or abuse but may also be the victims. Removing women from the equation makes men’s rehab a more productive environment for men to process what has happened to them or what they may have done to others.
Experience Men’s Rehab Benefits at Gulf Breeze Recovery
Gulf Breeze Recovery offers comprehensive men’s rehab ready to provide you or someone you love with support. Recovering from a SUD is difficult and complex. Not experiencing results from previous treatment can feel like a significant setback. But healing is still possible for you. Reach out by calling 833.551.2304 today to take advantage of our men’s rehab program.