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The Purpose of Gender-Specific Treatment

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The Purpose of Gender-Specific Treatment

If you live in Charleston, SC, you may be looking for an addiction treatment program in North Carolina to meet your needs. Sometimes, it helps to get away from home to concentrate on healing and recovery. At Red Oak Recovery® in Ashville, we welcome clients from other states in our gender-specific drug and alcohol treatment programs. These programs enable men to concentrate on recovery without the distractions of home or the opposite sex.

Why Consider Gender-specific Treatment?

There are reasons that it makes sense for men and women to segregate for the purposes of addiction recovery treatment. The different sexes have unique expectations from a residential or outpatient treatment program.

Here are some of the benefits of attending a men’s rehab program in North Carolina:

  • Treatment that addresses gender-specific issues
  • Freedom to express yourself without judgment from members of the opposite sex
  • Treatment that addresses the emotional and physiological needs of men and women separately
  • Develop a sense of trust and understanding with members of the same sex
  • Eliminate sexual tension caused by female attraction

How Men Benefit from Gender-specific Treatment

Men turn to drugs and alcohol for different reasons than women do. Some of this has to do with the stereotypes and roles imposed on them by society. Also, men often don’t want to appear weak to members of the opposite sex.

It takes men longer to open up about their feelings and to trust their peers in our men’s rehab programs. For this and other reasons, therapy seems to go better when men can build a rapport with other men in recovery. Men think differently than women and often respond best to therapies that emphasize changes in thoughts and behavior.

Male sexual abuse also has complicated roots. Traumatic events and early childhood can impact emotional and psychological health. Men who have experienced sexual exploitation may have a hard time talking about it honestly in a mixed-sex situation. You can build a network of supportive peers who help you overcome the insecurities and fear associated with physical and mental abuse you may have suffered as a child.

Seeking Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Another benefit of seeking a gender-specific treatment program is that you can also get mental health treatment at the same time. In many cases, mental health conditions co-occur with addiction. In some situations, a person’s depression or anxiety causes them to start using drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. Unfortunately, this method of dealing with your mental health condition can quickly develop into an addiction.

Conversely, a person may be abusing drugs or alcohol and develop a mental health condition. Many substances have psychological symptoms that can wreak havoc on a person’s ability to function in day-to-day life.

Fortunately, whether your mental health condition started your addiction or was due to your condition, our team can help. With dual diagnosis treatment, we provide simultaneous treatment for both conditions, giving you the chance to live a life in recovery. We offer a range of dual diagnosis treatment options, including:

  • Depression treatment
  • Anxiety treatment
  • Disordered eating treatment
  • Bipolar disorder treatment
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment

Seeking Gender-Specific Therapy in North Carolina

If you live in Charleston, SC, you may be considering addiction treatment centers in South Carolina as well as North Carolina. Often, getting away from home can help you get a fresh start. When you evaluate programs available at Red Oak Recovery® in Asheville, NC, consider the number of specializations we have to tailor your recovery to your specific needs, including:

  • Alcohol addiction treatment
  • Heroin addiction treatment
  • Cocaine addiction treatment
  • Benzo addiction treatment
  • Opioid addiction treatment

Contact us at 866.457.7590 today for more information on our services and to begin your recovery process as soon as possible.