Just as there are addiction rehab centres and programmes designed for females only, there are some designed for men only. Nevertheless, they aren’t as many of them due to a lack of acknowledgement within the drug rehab community that men would benefit from a segregated environment.
It has long been known that women can do better in drug or alcohol rehab in a female only facility. That makes sense given the fact that many women suffering from addiction have also been abused at the hands of their male partners. However, men have their own issues that are better treated in male only rehab.
One of our jobs is to help men find those facilities and programmes if a segregated environment is best for them. As we said, there’s not as many male only rehab centres as there are female only, but they are out there. We work with the best clinics in the UK to make sure every client gets the appropriate help he needs. If we can find you a male only facility, we’ll be happy to do that for you.
Reasons for Male Only Rehab
When women seek a female only rehab centre it’s most likely due to abuse and trust issues. For men, the reasons tend to centre on distraction or violence. A specialist may recommend a male only alcohol or drug rehab centre for the following reasons:
Dual Sex Addiction – When a straight man is dual diagnosed with both substance and sex addictions, having him undergo rehab at a facility that also includes women could complicate matters considerably. By putting such an individual in a segregated environment, it reduces the risk of unnecessary temptation and disruption.
Distractions – Many men, even if not addicted to sex, find females distracting during the detox and rehab processes. In order to mitigate that distraction, a male only facility may be recommended.
History – If a man entering alcohol or drug addiction recovery has a history of violence, a male only facility would be better for both the staff and the other residents.
Abuse – Believe it or not, there are times when men are battered by their female partners. Every now and again, we make contact with these types of clients. Just like their female counterparts, men who have been battered will suffer from anxiety and mistrust where women are concerned.
Breaking the Addiction Lifestyle
Male only rehab centres exist for one reason and one reason only: to assist men in breaking the addiction lifestyle once and for all. They do not exist simply to give man a place to get away from life’s troubles for a while. This must be fully understood before entering a rehab programme.
To that end, breaking addiction requires a number of therapies, including detox and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Detox is necessary in order to overcome the physical dependence on alcohol or drugs. Cognitive behavioural therapy and other types of counselling are designed to help you overcome the psychological and emotional factors.
Choosing to Get Help
They say that attitude is everything. Would you agree, or disagree? We ask only because the attitude you take when you enter rehab will likely determine the outcome.
Your willingness to do whatever it takes to come clean, and stay that way, will be the most important factor in determining whether you completely overcome your addiction or not. If you are entering rehab for any reason other than the fact that you want to achieve total and permanent victory over addiction, your chances of relapse are greater.
A male only rehab facility will only help you if you have the right attitude. If you don’t have the right attitude, we are not suggesting you forget about rehab treatment. Rather, we are suggesting you change your mind about addiction. No good ever came from it; no good ever will come from it. For the sake of your family, yourself, and your future, make the choice to get help today.
Getting Help for Someone Else
As a confidential referral service, we sometimes get phone calls from clients looking for ways to help a friend or a loved one with addiction issues. If you are part of this group, please know that we want to help you as well. You may even have a tougher road to hoe because you cannot necessarily force your friend or loved one to seek treatment.
If you are willing, one thing you can do is assemble a group of family members and friends willing to undertake an intervention. An intervention is a scenario in which a group of concerned individuals confront the addict about his/her behaviour. If done correctly, it can motivate the drug addict to agree to treatment.
Assuming that to be the result of an intervention you conduct, you need a treatment option information before you begin. Otherwise, you may not be ready to act right away should the intervention result in a decision by your loved one. Never forget that you may only have a short window of time before the addict changes his mind again.
We are here to assist you by offering you the treatment option information you need in a way that makes it easy to understand. When you get in touch with us, we want to make sure all of your questions are answered. We will help you understand everything, including outpatient programmes, residential treatment, financing options, and so on.
Whether you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, help is available by way of male only rehab clinics. If you are willing to contact us via e-mail or telephone, we promise to give you our best effort at finding you the appropriate services and facilities.
All of our services are confidential and free. Our staff are caring, compassionate, and fully qualified to offer the referral and treatment services we are known for. Please do not delay another day. Your road to recovery can begin right now simply by sending us an e-mail or calling on the telephone.