Men Drug Rehab And Alcohol Treatment in CA
Your First Step To Recovery
At Sprout Health California Detox, we offer addiction treatment for both men and women. While addiction plays no favorites when it comes to gender, age, income or profession, there are different reasons for why men and women become addicted to drugs. Substance abuse disorders are more common for men as addiction tends to manifest itself differently in men than in women. For instance, men and women will typically begin using substances at different times in their life and for different reasons. Men also tend to enter treatment in the course of their addiction later than women do. This can affect the treatment needed.
Male Social Experiences
Our treatment for men narrows the focus of treatment, and allows for a more precise approach and treatment solution for each patient. Male drug and alcohol addicts face pressures that are unique to their experiences. The reality is that all humans generally define themselves with respect to outside expectations and their interactions with their surrounding society. Men are challenged by specific expectations and stereotypes that can both cause the addiction and prevent males from seeking clinical help. In short, men must deal with the expectation and image of being macho.
Many male substance abuse addicts have survived some form of past exploitation or sexual abuse. Society has evolved to a point of addressing issues of female sexual mistreatment, but the dialogue of what men face lags far behind. Men can feel a great deal of stress and shame in discussing and revealing near identical events that women experience. This can cause an insurmountable block to full psychological recovery.
At Sprout Health California Detox, we understand the traumatic events that can lead to addiction for men. As such, we take special care in creating a healing environment that eliminates the perception of judgement and hostility.
Male Specific Treatments
If you or a loved one is fighting an addiction, and considering male-oriented treatment programs, the following considerations may be of interest.
- Location is a factor to consider. Should the treatment center be near the patient’s home? If close by, it could make it easier for family and friends to visit. Or, a treatment center located far away may make it easier for the patient to focus on recovery.
- How long will the patient’s recovery program last? Short-term is considered 30 days or less, while long-term residential care can be from 60 to 90 days. Statistics indicate that patients who spend a longer time in recovery tend to achieve longer-lasting sobriety over those who do not.
- What will post-acute care offer. What is the recovering addict’s home environment like? Does if offer positive support or is it an environment that will cause relapse for the individual? Some patients choose to enter some type of halfway house or center before returning home.
- Does the recovering addict have a strong community of support? “Community” matters. Men seeking addiction treatment will face a different uphill battle, which creates a higher risk of relapse. The question is will an all-men program provide the best opportunities for long-term recovery. Will it help the individual to form those necessary links that some patients need?
Depending on the severity of addiction, inpatient treatment may be recommended. It is intense and comprehensive. Patients are required to remain at their facility 24/7 where they can receive medications to help them through detox. Then, rehab will consist of counseling and behavioral therapies to help the addict understand the connection between their thoughts and their actions. Patients learn to identify and avoid the triggers that can lead to relapse.
Less intense, it is just as effective, Patients can look forward to receiving the same, comprehensive oversight and care. Patients at this stage are generally more in control of their addiction. They are required to attend their sessions everyday, but are allowed to return home at the end of each day to resume their normal life. They can interact with friends and family which serve to help speed their recovery.
The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT is an essential element in all of our therapies. While detox can help tremendously, a person has to want to get well. This means changing how they process information. They learn the connection between thought, action, and behavior. If you, a loved one or friend is in need of treatment for addiction, do not hesitate to give us a call to learn more about our programs. We are experts at helping get our patients back on the road to recovery.