When it comes to addiction and addiction treatment, men and women are far from equal – and, in fact, a growing body of research is continuing to explore gender differences in substance use disorder as well as other addictive behaviors.
What we do know is the men and women tend to develop, experience, and recover from substance use disorder differently – and that’s partly why an all-male environment can help provide comprehensive drug and alcohol rehab.
Here we take a look at a few of the many benefits of gender-specific addiction treatment:
A stronger focus on gender-specific issues and relapse triggers: The separation allows individuals to address core issues specific to each gender. For example, men are more likely to battle barriers such as pride and denial as well as relapse triggers like depression and anxiety. In addition, the following issues often need to be addressed during treatment:
- Emotional isolation
- Anger or aggression
- Sexual problems
- Father/son relationships
- Spiritual disconnection
Enhanced communication and support: An all-male environment allows clients to be less self-conscious and to freely share more personal, intimate information in groups with same-gender peers. This is especially for male clients who are less assertive.
Fewer romantic or sexual distractions: Romantic relationships during recovery, especially during the first year or so, can be a slippery slope into relapse. An all-male addiction treatment program minimizes this risk and allows our clients to focus on themselves and their recovery in a safe and support environment, without heightened emotions and stress.
Men-Only Addiction Treatment in Southern California
At 10 Acre Ranch, we specialize in treating male clients who are 18 and older. Our residential rehab facility is warm, welcoming, and tailored to healing the whole person. Therapy addresses the physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of drug and alcohol addiction. To learn more, call 877-228-4679.