To help reduce the high rate of addiction in Ohio, treatment facilities are looking at new ways to enhance their treatment services. One of these is by providing gender-specific women’s and men’s drug addiction treatment programs. Studies have found that men and women experience addiction and recovery differently. By designing addiction treatment that accounts for these differences, men and women can achieve a more successful, lasting recovery.
At Midwest Center at Youngstown, we realize the difference having a gender-specific program can make in your recovery. Our men’s addiction treatment was developed with your unique needs in mind. Call us today at 844.544.0502 to learn how our gender-specific programs can help put an end to men’s drug addiction.
Why We Offer Men’s Addiction Treatment Programs
Men and women often fall victim to addiction for different reasons. Understanding the root causes of men’s addiction can play an essential role in planning the best treatment method. Some of the most common reasons men turn to substance use include:
- Having a family history of substance abuse
- Trying to suppress emotions they feel are unacceptable for men, such as sadness, fear, or grief
- Trying to cover up mental health conditions
- Having a stressful or high-pressure job
- Having unresolved childhood trauma
- Trying to fit in with peers
While emotional pain can lead to women’s and men’s drug addiction, men are more likely to live in denial of the pain and try to stuff it down. Women tend to seek the help of therapy or addiction treatment sooner than men since they do not feel the same pressure to appear tough. Men put themselves at a higher risk for severe addiction by bottling up these emotions and trying to tough it out on their own.
Why Should You Choose a Men’s Addiction Treatment Program?
Men tend to feel pressure to maintain a tough exterior, so they may feel uncomfortable admitting to addiction and seeking treatment. They would instead try to deal with their problems on their own. Unfortunately, even the toughest person can struggle with addiction and the withdrawal symptoms that occur when you try to quit. And putting off getting treatment can allow the habit to become more severe and crippling. Our men’s drug addiction treatment programs focus on helping men see that they are not weak for asking for help.
Relapse prevention is emphasized since men tend to relapse and overdose more often than women. Men are also more likely to experience a fatal overdose.
The social aspects and stigma of men’s addiction are addressed in therapy to reframe your thoughts about treatment. Some men find it difficult to seek treatment for fear of being viewed as a failure.
Group therapy will focus on addiction challenges that are most relevant to the male recovery experience.
Group therapists make extra effort to foster a sense of camaraderie among group members since men may struggle more to bond with others during sessions.
Men may not feel the embarrassment they otherwise would if they allowed themselves to be vulnerable in front of women.
Mixed-gender addiction treatment can work wonders for some, but if you relate to any of the above and have been hesitant to get treatment for those reasons, you may want to consider a men’s addiction treatment program.
Midwest Center at Youngstown: Men’s Drug Addiction Treatment You Can Trust
At Midwest Center at Youngstown, we want men to realize that there is nothing wrong with asking for help when suffering from addiction. Admitting that you have a problem and accepting treatment takes a lot of strength. Do not let the fear of stigma hold you back from the life you deserve. Call us at 844.544.0502 to get started with our specialized men’s addiction treatment program.