What Should You Look for in a Men’s Addiction Treatment Program?

Choosing the right addiction treatment program is a complicated and daunting decision, so many people avoid it altogether. Many treatment options are available to men who are seeking recovery, and our admissions coordinators can talk with you to find the best treatment resources for your unique needs. In other words, addiction recovery is available to any man who needs specialized care.

Why Men Need Specialized Rehab

Not all treatment programs are created equal, so some will treat men drug addicts better than others. Traditional programs focused most of their attention on overcoming physical addiction, meaning they ignored the underlying causes of addiction and did not train people to stay sober in the future. The problem is that many drug addicts need intense treatment, because they suffer from at least one of the following co-occurring disorders:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Anger management issues
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Bipolar disorder

Substance abuse blocks the symptoms of these and other psychological issues, which greatly strengthens addiction. The brain then craves this relief from drug abuse, so it will do anything to keep drugs coming. This is called psychological addiction, which is even more powerful than behavior or conscious thought can control. Because psychological addiction is so powerful, many addicts keep using even when they want to quit. This means that recovery requires comprehensive treatment for all aspects of an addict’s health, both mentally and physically.

How Rehab Helps Men Recover from Addiction

The most successful addiction treatment programs for men include the following components:

  • Individual counseling of various types
  • Support group meetings
  • Entertaining and enriching activities
  • 12-step meetings
  • Massage, acupuncture, meditation and other new-age relaxation techniques
  • Adventure therapy
  • Strategic preparation for life after rehab

Men’s residential treatment offers addicts the chance to focus on recovery without the stress and distractions of daily life. Furthermore, rehab helps men overcome the following obstacles to treatment:

  • Personal pride prevents them from admitting that they need help
  • Work and family responsibilities prevent many men from entering rehab
  • Many men deny their disease or their need for help

Unfortunately, many men avoid help until they hit rock bottom, which might involve job loss, losing a family or even jail time. Some men can be reached before that point, so reach out for professional help right now to initiate recovery.

Help Finding Rehab for Men

If you would like more information about men’s addiction treatment, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our admissions coordinators are available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions confidentially. They can even connect you with the best treatment programs for your specific needs, and they can find out if your insurance will cover treatment. The call is confidential, so call now for instant support.