Treatment for men in los angeles
Men's Addiction Treatment
Treatment Programs For Men
Drug addiction is a war that this country has been fighting for quite a long time, and it shows no signs of getting any better. With growing numbers of American men falling into the devastating cycle of drug and alcohol addiction, many are hesitant to seek help, because they aren’t sure if there are programs that fit their needs. Additionally, many men are also hesitant to talk to a professional due to the perceived social stigma of needing professional help.
The result of this is that millions of men go without critical addiction help and mental health treatment each year. Veritas Detox aims to change that by providing drug treatment designed specifically to meet the needs and privacy concerns of the modern male. We’re going to take a closer look at what men’s addiction treatment is, why it is needed, and what types of programs might be available through leading rehab centers like Veritas Detox.
Does Drug Addiction Affect Men Differently Than Women?
According to data published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2020, there are many significant ways in which men are affected disproportionately or uniquely by drug and alcohol addiction. This recent research has shown, among other things, that:
- Men are more prone to and have higher documented rates of, binge drinking
- When heroin is being used, men are more likely to inject it than women
- When heroin is used, men are more likely to use larger amounts or take the drug more frequently than women
- Men are more likely to seek treatment for heroin addiction
- Men who become addicted to marijuana are more likely to develop a co-occurring antisocial personality disorder
- Men who become addicted to marijuana are more likely to develop multiple other substance use disorders
- Men who use marijuana in high school are likely to have more problems with their family relationships, as well as more problems in school than women who use marijuana in high school
- Men are more likely to experience an overdose situation than women as a result of illegal drug use
- Men are more likely to end up in the ER as a result of their addiction
While most research shows that men and women have relatively comparable outcomes once they seek professional treatment, men are more likely to experience sufficient social support once they enter treatment. There are also some indications that while most treatments have a similar rate of effectiveness in both men and women, the specific treatment for cocaine use that involves disulfiram has been measured as more effective in men with a cocaine addiction than in women. Additionally, men that are treated with naltrexone for their alcohol use disorder often do not have the same degree of recovery as women.
What Types Of Programs Are Available In Men’s Drug Rehab?
There are several types of men’s drug rehab programs that can be found in leading rehab centers. There are three primary types of treatment programs, detox, inpatient, and outpatient.
Entering a detox program is entering into a residential setting where the individual can be monitored during their detox and acute withdrawal stage. This is generally used as the first step to a well-rounded treatment plan and allows the patient to let the drugs or alcohol leave their system in a safe and comfortable environment. When the patient is medically stable and out of the acute withdrawal stage, they will often be ready to begin either a long-term or a short-term inpatient treatment program to begin their recovery and relapse prevention programming.
Inpatient treatment programs are often called residential programs, as the patient will live completely at the treatment center for the duration of the treatment, and will check out after it has concluded. The patient will wake up each day and have breakfast, then spend a large portion of their day participating in individual and group therapy, counseling sessions, and addiction education programs, breaking for lunch.
After lunch, more recovery programming will continue until the early evening. The day’s programming will generally conclude before dinner, and following dinner will often be support groups or social discussion time, as well as personal time for the patients to reflect on the day and prepare for the next. Inpatient programs will often last at least a few weeks but can be as long as a few months, depending on the needs of the patient.
Outpatient treatment programs are one of the most flexible ways for men to continue their treatment and recovery, while also maintaining a job or going to school, and living independently or at a sober living facility. Outpatient programs will require the patient to travel to the treatment center at least once per week, to participate in counseling and additional treatment.
Depending on the needs of the patient, more intensive outpatient programs can be created as well. Some patients may find that 3 visits a week for 3-4 hours each is the level of treatment they feel they need. This can be adjusted as often as needed, in alignment with the opinion of the doctors and clinicians, and the needs of the patient. Frequently attending support groups or 12-step meetings is a component of outpatient programs of all intensity levels.
Outpatient programs are often used as a step-down treatment for those leaving inpatient treatment who will need some level of continuing care.
Is Specialized Drug Rehab For Men Available?
Specialized, gender-specific care is available in the form of men’s drug rehab. One of the biggest reasons that men often seek treatment in a male-only setting is due to the perceived social stigma in seeking help with mental health, in the form of treating co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders are other conditions or disorders, commonly mental disorders, that are present simultaneously with drug or alcohol addiction.
Traditionally, men are seen as weak or lesser for seeking help with mental health issues, and while we know this is not only unrealistic but dangerous, many men are still hesitant to seek professional treatment for non-physical conditions. It is important to remember that nobody is ever weak or lesser than another person for choosing to take better care of their health, whether physical or mental.
Co-occurring disorders can be incredibly hard to diagnose and treat, outside of a detox and inpatient rehab situation. The reason is that when the patient isn’t detoxed, the side effects of the substance use can mask or alter the symptoms of the undiagnosed mental illness, just as the symptoms of mental illness can also mask the signs of potential drug abuse. To combat this, the most effective treatments for co-occurring disorders are those that treat all disorders at the same time.
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We offer the full spectrum of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Our treatment includes detox, inpatient care, and aftercare planning on an individualized level. We’re excited to help you break free from addiction.
Veritas Detox Can Help You Get The Male-Centered Care You Need
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse and looking for gender-specific treatment options, a men’s drug rehab like the facilities at Veritas Detox can be just what you need. By working with a professional you can develop a treatment plan that addresses all of your needs, and you can receive treatment in a clean, safe, and completely confidential environment. Reach out to Veritas Detox today, you can discuss your needs and begin building a personalized treatment plan immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions About Detoxification
When you first arrive our medical will screen your physical and mental health. We’ll take blood tests to determine the amount of drugs in your body, ask you questions regarding your history of substance abuse, get an understanding of any potential mental health issues, and discuss your psychiatric history. We get you settled in, start your medical protocols, and vigilantly monitor your progress. The preliminary evaluations are crucial for determining the type of detox protocols that we’ll apply.
The process typically takes 2-7 days, but it can take longer depending on the substance you are detoxing from. If the substance abuse process was severe, it can take several weeks.
Very dangerous. Admitting yourself into a quality drug addiction treatment center is the best way to safely detox from drugs and alcohol. Detoxing at home can be dangerous because you won’t be medically supervised, nor will you have access to comfort medications. Due to medical variability, we cannot guarantee complete safety, but it is far safer to detox in a clinical environment than at your home.
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