When it comes to addiction recovery, there’s no one-size-fits-all method for treatment. While it’s important to seek out treatment for a substance use disorder, it’s equally (if not more) important to find a rehab facility and resources that cater to one’s individual needs. For men, in particular, it’s important to find a men’s rehab center that understands their needs when it comes to substance abuse treatment.
Why Is a Men’s Rehab Center Necessary?
Just as individuals are all unique in general when it comes to substance use disorder treatment, men and women are also quite different in their needs. For men, this is why it’s imperative to find the treatment that meets their needs.
There are a vast array of circumstances that have an impact on those recovering from a substance use disorder. Some of these include the following:
- Low self-esteem
Anger, low self-esteem, and stress are just a few of the many things that affect men in substance abuse recovery. Not only that, but these traits also complicate things when a co-occurring disorder gets caught in the mix. All of that being said, men have a hard time dealing with the challenges that present themselves every day, whatever they may be; as a result, some may turn to drugs and alcohol to cope.
What Does It Mean to be a Man In Treatment?
Being a man in the zeitgeist of the modern-day is a tough pill to swallow; people rely on men to be strong and reliable (or so it seems). As a man, not only can it be difficult to seek the treatment you need, but it can also be hard to deal with the psychological ramifications. As a man, finding the right recovery center is about coming to a place where you can get the treatment you need rather than worrying about whether you look strong.
At any rehab facility, any man who is there that’s worth his salt is there for the same reasons you are. At Chapel Hill Detox, we make it a priority to individualize our treatment options, including those that cater more to men dealing with substance use disorder. The addiction treatment programs that we offer are sure to help any man feel empowered and stronger than ever on their road to recovery. Our results speak for themselves; many individuals have felt the difference in the following ways:
- Successfully reaching sobriety
- Becoming self-sufficient
- Finding healthier ways to cope
- Managing irritability and stress in healthy ways
- Embracing and practicing positivity
- Recognizing your triggers and how to avoid them
- Learning to deal with their co-occurring disorders
- Learning how to live with their past traumatic experiences
Men’s Drug Rehab at Chapel Hill
As previously touched upon, our family at Chapel Hill specializes in individualizing a treatment plan for the men who step through the doors of our treatment facility. Not only that, but they work tirelessly to empower them and strengthen them to be the men they want to be; for some, the man they want to look different from others, but despite all that the premise is the same: empower and strengthen. That’s what we do at Chapel Hill Detox.
Our treatment options at Chapel Hill Detox help men reach fulfillment in their physical and emotional needs. By doing this, we are increasing their chances of long-term recovery. This means that their likelihood of relapse diminishes greatly. How does this work though? At Chapel Hill, we aim to treat the cause rather than the symptoms.
The goal to stop drinking or doing drugs, while admirable, is missing the mark. When, however, we aim to treat the reasons a person feels they have to act the way they do, whether it be chemical or psychological, breakthrough occurs. Developing new coping strategies and shifting the focus towards root causes is the basis of our success.
What Are Some Services Offered in Men’s Rehab at Chapel Hill?
When it comes to the ways that we can help men seeking treatment, there are a variety of options to choose from. At Chapel Hill Detox, our utmost concern is that those who walk through our doors get the best in individualized care. Some options when it comes to addiction treatment at Chapel Hill Detox include the following:
- Inpatient Residential Treatment
- Medically Assisted Detox
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Inpatient residential treatment is a method of care that allows individuals to stay in a treatment center 24/7. This gives those who participate ‘round the clock medical attention and access to our medical professionals should any need arise. Inpatient residential treatment can last anywhere from 28 days to six months in length depending on the needs of the individual. This form of care is meant for those who suffer from more severe forms of substance use disorder.
Medically assisted detox is a method of care that allows an individual to come off of alcohol and drugs gradually. When detoxing from addictive substances, it can become difficult to keep pressing on due to the symptoms of withdrawal. Some symptoms of withdrawal from a drug or alcohol addiction include the following:
- Mood swings
The symptoms of withdrawal from a drug or alcohol addiction are no joke. This is why medically-assisted detox is so important to the process of recovery. Medically assisted detox allows an individual to come off of a substance comfortably with the help of medication. Otherwise, weaning oneself from addiction is incredibly uncomfortable and discouraging, lessening the likelihood of success in recovery.
At Chapel Hill Detox, some mental health disorders that we treat include the following:
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
There are times when addiction and mental illnesses are in some ways intertwined (not that they’re codependent, just co-occurring). When someone suffers from a mental health disorder and an addiction at the same time, it is referred to as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. Sometimes an individual may become addicted to drugs or alcohol because of the way they’re coping with a mental health disorder; that’s not to say that the two are dependent upon each other to exist.
Why is Dual Diagnosis Treatment Needed?
By way of example, someone who is constantly anxious may start drinking or smoking marijuana to ease their tension. This may be someone’s only thought as to how they can cope. As a result, the more they use the substance, the more they need; the more they need, the more they abuse. At this point, an addiction exists, occurring at the same time as their mental illness.
Conversely, there are circumstances in which someone suffers from a substance use disorder, yielding a mental health disorder like depression. Some substances that depress include alcohol and marijuana. Some substances do the opposite like cocaine and methamphetamine (these have been known to cause anxiety and bipolar disorder).
Regardless of the order in which they came into being, it is imperative to seek the right treatment for you. Individualized care is at the forefront of what we do at Chapel Hill Detox. The answer for many men, and potentially yourself included, has been dual diagnosis treatment. This is because this specific treatment option aims to treat both disorders (substance use disorder and mental health disorder) at the same time.
Dual diagnosis has proven itself successful in regards to long-term recovery. This is because focusing on just one disorder at one time, regardless of how well a specific disorder is treated, will leave the other existent; this increases the likelihood of relapse.
What Are The Benefits of Men’s Rehab?
There are many benefits to attending a men’s rehab program. Individuals can grasp a better understanding of themselves in men’s rehab; they’re also able to focus on their triggers through therapy and 12-step programs. Our priority is that those who come to us to get the utmost in individualized care gather a better understanding of themselves and their values. Some of those values we explore include the following:
At Chapel Hill Detox, we are convicted of the fact that people need help that caters to their needs individually. Sometimes this includes personalities, sexuality, or spirituality; this also includes gender. Men and women, though unique individually, have differences. At Chapel Hill, we meet those needs as it relates to each individual in our care.
Our Dedication at Chapel Hill Detox
At Chapel Hill, there are a plethora of individuals ready to meet the needs of anybody that walks through our doors. Our family here is dedicated to helping treat your substance use disorder. Our programs can treat some of the most common substance use disorders, some of which include the following:
We are committed to providing you with the utmost professional care for substance use and mental health disorders. If you’re looking for resources to help you along your journey, we’ve got you covered; if you or a loved one is a man looking for substance use or mental health disorder treatment, reach out to us today.