Different Kinds of Men’s Rehab
Similar to women-only rehab, men-only rehabs are usually available in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Depending on the personal need of the man, both of these levels of care can be extremely effective in combatting alcoholism and addiction and many treatment facilities offer both inpatient and outpatient services.
Inpatient centers are treatment facilities where the men are offered room and board, therapy sessions, and all of the other necessities of life. During their stay at an inpatient facility the men will live on site and they will not have the need to deal with any of the daily stressors in their outside lives. This is the preferred method of treatment for many men because it allows them to truly focus on themselves and not have to worry about familial or work obligations.
Inpatient facilities focus on helping men recreate connections with their loved ones, create new friendships with other sober men, and also build social structures that provide them the balance they need to stay sober after the program ends.
Outpatient centers are treatment facilities where the men attend treatment during the day or night, but go home to their house every day and sleep in their own beds. Many times men who attend these types of programs either do not have severe addiction or alcoholism issues, or they have certain life obligations that they cannot neglect. These types of programs allow the men to continue with their work and show up in their daily life, but also give them the structure and tools they need in order to maintain recovery.
It really depends on the individual as to which type of treatment program will work best for them, because some people truly need the structure of an inpatient program, while others thrive in an outpatient program.
Should I Attend a Men-Only Treatment Facility?
If you find that talking about your personal issues in front of women may make you anxious or make you want to shut down then attending a male-only treatment facility may be right for you.
Early recovery is usually an emotionally charged time and having the ability to recover around people of only your own gender can sometimes make the difference between a successful recovery and a relapse back into substance abuse.
In reality, it can be difficult sometimes for men to truly open up when women are present and because of this a co-gender treatment experience may not be right for you. During your stay in treatment, you will be exploring items from your past that may be embarrassing or hurtful and so being surrounded by only peers of the same gender may make processing this information easier.
Finding a Men’s Rehab Center That Is Right For You
If you think that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and you believe that you would be better able to recover in an environment with only peers of the same gender then a Men’s Rehab may be the correct course of action for you. At Elevations Health Austin, we understand this and our trained staff of professionals are standing by to help you in any way we possibly can. So give us a call today at 1-866-200-3224, and begin your journey into recovery the right way, with Elevations Health Austin.