Overcoming addiction is a day-to-day, lifelong process. For those looking for a rehab program, the choices can be overwhelming. Inpatient treatment provides round-the-clock care, while outpatient recovery gives people the flexibility to work, go to school, and be there for their families. Today, many men excel in gender-specific rehab programs.
If you’re looking for a men’s-specific rehab program, Fort Behavioral Health is here to help. Our treatment programs provide men’s detox and recovery with a range of inpatient and outpatient programs. Call us now at 844.332.1807 or fill out our online form to find the right men’s recovery program for you or a man in your life.
What Is Men’s Rehab?
Men’s specific rehab is just what it sounds like, which are addiction recovery programs just for men. Today, many men and women find success in single-gender recovery programs. They can feel safer and help clients move past social pressures that lead to addiction. For men, rehab among other men can be an intimate experience that shifts their relationships with other men. Unfortunately, men are often conditioned to hide feelings, emotions, and vulnerability. Cultural norms lead many men to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol because they’re afraid of failure, live with unprocessed trauma, or have undiagnosed mood disorders. Prolonged stress at school and work can also lead to addiction.
A men’s program can help men connect with other men, mirror good behavior, and shift a client’s perspective. For many people living with addiction, it can feel like you’re the only one who has suffered from drug or alcohol abuse. A men’s program can show men their addiction, triggers, and life history may not be all too different from someone else’s.
Steps to Overcoming Addiction in Men’s Rehab
While every recovery program is different, the general steps of recovery are often the same. Recovery begins with admitting addiction, asking for help, and starting detox. Detox lasts about a week as a substance leaves the bloodstream. This period can be emotionally, physically, and mentally painful. For many attempting to quit cold turkey, the first week of detox usually leads to relapse. In many programs, men will receive medically assisted detox to ease withdrawal symptoms.
In a men’s program, clients will begin addiction therapy right away. Through group, individual, and family therapy, clients uncover addiction triggers, improve communication, and make amends with loved ones. This step of recovery is long-lasting and ongoing.
During therapy, clients also undergo dual diagnosis. This form of treatment diagnoses co-occurring mood disorders. For many men, mood disorders can lead to self-medicating and addiction. Unfortunately, mental health is often inaccessible or too stigmatized for men to seek help.
Dual diagnosis can diagnose, treat, and help men manage:
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Mood disorders
Finally, men begin relapse prevention and help others on the road to recovery. Some may join 12-step programs as sponsors or alumni programs to help themselves and other men stay sober.
Learn More About Overcoming Addiction at Fort Behavioral Health Today
Men’s rehab can be deeply rewarding. It can offer men the opportunity to help one another rather than compete. If you or a man in your life needs help to overcome addiction, contact our Fort Behavioral Health team today. Our Fort Worth programs provide detox and treatment for men. With both inpatient and outpatient treatment and master clinicians, the men at Fort Behavioral Health receive the support, structure, and care they need for long-term recovery.
Don’t wait. Call Fort Behavioral Health at 844.332.1807 or contact us online to learn more about our men’s addiction recovery programs and get started on a new healthy lifestyle today.