Every day, young men nationwide battle with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Social, economic, educational, and family pressures can lead adolescent and adult men to suffer from depression and other mental health disorders. Furthermore, many young men today struggle with low self-esteem, unprocessed anger, and fear of failure. Often, men feel like they must keep their fears and feelings inside. This trauma and stress can lead to drug and alcohol abuse to lessen the emotional and physical pain. Fortunately, today, there are numerous rehab centers across the country dedicated to men’s only programs to help men of all ages regain confidence and control of their lives in the company of other men.
If you’re looking for an alternative to men’s rehab in Texas, consider North Carolina’s Red Oak Recovery ®. Our men’s addiction treatment programs can help. Reach us today at 828.382.9699 to learn more about our wilderness therapy programs for men.
Why Should I Consider Men’s Rehab Programs?
It’s no secret that men and women have different experiences of the world. Young men and women endure specific social and hormonal stresses during adolescence. Gender-specific rehab can provide a strong sense of community and solidarity. Unlike work, school, or even home life, men don’t compete with one another during rehab. They build relationships with other men, express feelings, and gain perspective. Many men find that the solidarity of men’s only rehab programs makes them feel less alone in their addiction and life experiences.
Adolescent men face many challenges that lead to substance abuse. They may be less likely than adolescent women to seek support for mental health. They may also be more likely to hide drug use. Because men generally develop more slowly than women, young men can feel left behind at school. They may also feel undue social pressure to succeed, appear masculine, and act a certain way. Many young men develop process addictions, using video games, smartphones, or social media to avoid difficult emotions and daily stress.
Using Wilderness Therapy for Men in Treatment
There are many types of alternative therapies that work well alongside traditional talk therapy for addiction recovery. Wilderness therapy helps young men disconnect from technology and home life by reconnecting with nature. While programs vary, wilderness therapy engages a group of men in various outdoor experiences. Led by a certified wilderness therapist, some sessions may be like extended camping trips while others may be day hikes.
Wilderness therapy helps men challenge their bodies and minds as they navigate the natural world. Many young men today spend little time outside and even less time in the wilderness. Studies show engaging in the natural world can reduce stress and help young men reestablish their priorities. Used alongside individual, group, and family therapy, wilderness therapy can provide the missing link in addiction recovery for many men.
Try Men’s Addiction Rehab in North Carolina Today
Some of the most popular men’s addiction treatment programs are based in Texas. If you’re looking for men’s rehab on the east coast, call Red Oak today. Our men’s addiction treatment programs treat young men for conditions such as:
- Cocaine addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Prescription painkiller addiction
- Alcohol addiction
We also treat depression, disordered eating, and process addiction. We believe alternative therapies are a key component of holistic healing. Young men at Red Oak can also practice meditation, yoga, wilderness, and experiential therapy alongside traditional cognitive-behavioral therapies.
Try a Different Type of Men’s Drug Rehab at Red Oak Recovery®
If your son or a young man in your life is struggling with addiction and mental health disorders, call Red Oak today. Give your young adult the opportunity to recover in the beautiful landscape of North Carolina. Call us at 828.382.9699 to speak with a member of our staff today.