Studies have shown that separating the sexes during addiction treatment increases the chances of successful recovery. Design for Change Recovery believes it’s important to give men their separate space to achieve full recovery without distraction.
Men’s Addiction Treatment Program
If people are distracted by the opposite sex, they cannot focus on getting healthy. This is why we provide specialized men’s addiction treatment with a gender-specific focus. Taking the first step into sobriety is the most important step anyone must take 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.
Why Gender-Specific Rehab Is Effective
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 that they are not “manly” men if they cry or show feelings. Many times they are told, “boys don’t cry” or “man up.” These sayings crush the ability of men to grow and express themselves emotionally.
Our men’s addiction treatment program gives you or your loved one a safe space to express yourself free from judgment. Our clients form a camaraderie with each other and form supportive friendships. They can relate to each other because all of them are walking a similar path.
Why are the Men’s Addiction Treatment Program Is Successful
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:
- Relationships, etc.
Our clients are free to male-bond in a non-competitive setting at our affordable drug rehab for men. 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 recovery in the following areas:
- 12 Steps (We also offer “non 12 steps” alternatives)
- Coping Strategies
- Learning about themselves
- Meditation, etc.
Men’s Addiction Treatment with a Dual Diagnosis Focus
Many patients come into treatment with addiction paired with mental illness, also known as a dual diagnosis disorder or a co-occurring condition. Many of our clients suffer from some of the following mental illnesses:
- Personality Disorders, etc.
There are no more than 6 men per counselor in our men’s group counseling sessions, 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 with others in recovery.
Our qualified therapists, counselors, physicians, and psychologists are available for every client that we treat. Our facility is located in Lancaster, CA, easily accessible for residents of the Antelope Valley area. Learn more about our affordable rehab program and contact us today to speak to an expert.