Men’s Addiction Treatment

Men’s Addiction Treatment Center

Studies have shown that separating sexes during addiction treatment increases the chances of successful recovery. Design for Change Recovery believes it’s important to give men their separate space in order to achieve full recovery without distraction.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Men

If people are distracted by the opposite sex, they cannot focus on getting healthy. This is why we provide specialized men’s addiction treatment in Lancaster, California. Taking the first step into sobriety is the most important step anyone must take in order to achieve a substance-free life, so distractions are counterproductive.


Early sobriety is difficult, and confusing, so adding a new relationship is an unnecessary obstacle. Clients need to focus on themselves, not worry about building and maintaining a relationship.


Men and women are biologically different. Men have different ways their bodies’ process drugs and alcohol, and different reasons they started using in the first place.

Typically, men have more difficulties expressing themselves because our society tells them if they cry, or show feelings, they are not “manly” men. Many times they are told, “boys don’t cry” or “man up.” These sayings crush the ability for men to grow and express themselves emotionally.


Our rehab center gives men a safe space to express themselves free from judgment. They form camaraderie with each other, and form supportive friendships. They can relate to each other because all of them are walking a similar path.


Men are free to be emotional, and do not feel embarrassed, ashamed, or guilty when they have a safe space to share their stories and learn about themselves. At our rehab center, men learn about:


  • Roles
  • Emotions
  • Communication
  • Boundaries
  • Self-Love
  • Self-Care
  • Relationships, etc.


They are free to male-bond in a non-competitive setting at our affordable drug rehab center in Lancaster. They don’t need to show off, or compete with each other. They can share feelings without worrying about women’s opinions of them. Design for Change Recovery is a place to grow, learn, and gain tools to live a life free from addiction. They can completely focus on


  • 12 Steps
  • Counseling/Therapy
  • Coping Strategies
  • Triggers
  • Stressors
  • Learning about themselves
  • Boundaries
  • Meditation, etc.


Dual Diagnosis

Many patients come into treatment with addiction paired with mental illness. Many men suffer from

  • Bi-Polar
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders, etc.

In our men’s group counseling sessions, there are no more than 6 men per counselor, which is rare in other addiction treatment facilities.


Because we have smaller, intimate settings, men can get to know each other faster, create trust more quickly, and form close friendships swiftly.


Our qualified therapists, counselors, physician, and psychologist are available for every client that we treat. Our facility is a 12 Step based treatment center, but we also treat each patient as a whole, with holistic treatment. We also offer an affordable rehab program that may be eligible for HMO coverage.


Addiction isn’t just chemical, it affects our bodies, minds, and spirit, so we treat all aspects of a client’s being at our rehab program for men in Lancaster.