Addiction is an individual, personal disease that manifests differently for each person. We offer gender-specific treatment because our clients ask for it directly. Process groups of men only provide a safe space for people to discuss their issues openly. While some aspects of our addiction treatment programs in Boston involve both men and women, we understand the benefits of offering men-only group therapy. According to a national drug use and health survey, men battle substance abuse and dependency at rates almost double that of women (10.8 percent versus 5.8 percent).
Men have been shown to abuse drugs and alcohol more often than women do. One problem that particularly affects men is binge drinking. Men are more likely to binge drink (drink five or more alcoholic beverages in two hours), be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime, have alcohol-related health problems, and die due to alcohol-related causes. Men also may be more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol during a happy time to increase these feelings. Men also use drugs and alcohol to cope with social or behavioral differences. Greater Boston Addiction Centers strives to provide optimal treatment methods to address all forms of drug abuse.
Both men and women abuse substances in an attempt to cope with anxiety, depression, mental illness, and trauma. Men are often more likely to experience antisocial behavior during addiction. And the presence of a co-occurring mental disorder may indicate the need for a more specialized treatment model. If you are looking for a men’s rehab program in Massachusetts, we are proud to offer Greater Boston Addiction Centers’ innovative approach to treating substance use disorder. We offer a professional, community-centered, and therapeutic environment treating substance use disorder problems and co-occurring psychiatric issues.
Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs provide continuous supervision and care for the duration of the program. Hospital-based inpatient facilities offer around-the-clock medical care from healthcare professionals. Attending inpatient treatment is not an option for most people because of work, family, and other obligations. Many Boston non-hospital-based residential programs also facilitate access to medical services when needed.
An intensive outpatient program like the one we offer at Greater Boston Addiction Centers can be a suitable alternative to residential drug rehab. Financial, employment, and family commitments prevent some people from seeking treatment. Some individuals may have already spent time in an inpatient facility or partial hospitalization program and now need a program designed to help them re-enter their lives after completing rehab.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, perhaps our IOP in Boston is the right choice.
Binge drinking is associated with a vast number of health problems, including (but not limited to) the following:
Don’t wait to get help for yourself or another male in your family—substance use disorder, whatever the substance, almost always requires professional treatment to truly overcome.