Gender-Specific Men’s Addiction Treatment
At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we believe in personalizing all of our men’s addiction treatment services. In order to provide quality and individualized drug and alcohol programming, it is important to understand the complexities attributing to their addiction in the first place. Drug and alcohol addiction impacts the lives of both men and women, however it is clear that men have many reservations and fears about seeking treatment services for their issues.
Offering a complex approach to address the root cause of addiction, allows for a more focused and effective treatment setting experience than prior attempts at therapeutic services.
For any male that makes the decision to seek help for their addiction, the drug and alcohol rehab must be able to meet their specific needs. The idea of a “cookie cutter” model is not as effective in the contemporary society of today, as many patients are seeing multiple treatment episodes often within the same calendar year.
The importance of providing our patients comprehensive treatment while seeking help for their addiction often provides them with much better outcomes for long-term recovery. When the family and the patient are both engaged in our programming, there is a more effective treatment episode.
- Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
- Conflict Resolution and Anger Management
- Family Roles, Family Systems and Father Issues
- Self Image, Body Image and Health
- Defense Mechanisms/Unhealthy Coping Patterns
- Healthy Exploration of Emotions
- Yoga, Personal Training, Wellness, Other Forms of Traditional Meditation
The Importance of Gender-Specific Men’s Addiction Treatment
Going through substance use treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, mental illness or trauma is difficult. The pain many have been trying to hide for years is brought to the surface, and new coping skills are slowly integrated into thought processes. Examining each and every part of ourselves can be frightening, however searching fearlessly for strength, courage, and recovery is the path to a successful future.
Fortunately for those in need of men’s addiction treatment, there are strategies to help ease this burden.
First among these is by offering small addiction program size options, for the patients in both inpatient and outpatient levels of care.
During the clinical day, our smaller size groups and counseling allow men to get honest. They don’t have to deal with unnecessary distractions. They’re able to share and receive feedback in a supportive setting with their peers and the clinical staff. Simply put, men’s drug addiction treatment offers these men the chance to remove the mask of masculinity and have a real opportunity to heal.
In a Community Living environment, it allows men the freedom to concentrate on completing clinical assignments from their clinical team. Additionally, it allows men the freedom to develop healthy, interdependent friendships and support each other in various ways. This provides an avenue to focus solely on their treatment work and building a basis for long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol.
The Benefits of Men’s Drug Addiction Treatment
Men’s addiction drug rehab offers our men the ability to engage issues distinctly their own. These can take the form of anger management, trauma, pride, relationship issues, mental illness, and many others.
While these struggles aren’t exclusive to men, the way they often manifest in men’s lives is very unique. Offering a multifaceted approach through clinical interventions and a supportive community living environment does provide the following benefits:
- Allows for Group Therapy to Focus on Specific Underlying Issues
- Attributing to Addiction
- Affords the Opportunity for Honest Communication
- Allows Patients to Form Deep and Lasting Bonds
- Allows Patients to Support Each Other in the Recovery Process
- Provides More Effective Family Recovery