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Drug Rehab for Men

Written on: June 29th, 2009 By:

Drug Rehab for Men

Men and women have different needs, even when it comes to drug rehab. Whereas women are more comfortable expressing their feelings, societal expectations have always dictated when it’s “okay” for a man to express his. Using alcohol or drugs to stuff down emotional pain or discomfort is very common for men and over time, can lead to alcoholism or drug addiction. Drug rehab for men that addresses this conditioning is an important aspect to consider when choosing a drug rehab.

Men receive messages from society that influence their behavior. Have you ever seen the hard-drinking detective cry? No, he pours himself another shot of scotch, neat. The connection between emotions and avoidance of those emotions is a driving force toward addiction. Emotions are energy. Continually suppressing emotions leads to physical ailments, such as high blood pressure, ulcers, anxiety and depression. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a direct by-product of suppressing emotions over time and is typically associated with men returning from active war zones although it can also be a result of other life-threatening trauma. Many people who struggle with alcoholism or drug addiction and need drug rehab also have dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders; that is, the presence of an underlying psychological imbalance that may provoke alcoholism or drug addiction in the act of self-medicating.

SouthCoast Recovery offers more individual clinical therapy and drug & alcohol counseling sessions than any other drug rehab center in Orange County, California. In addition, we offer alternative measures for handling stress such as acupuncture, massage therapy and a complimentary pass to the local fitness center. Handling any type of emotional situation in early sobriety can be extremely uncomfortable. The loss of a job or a loved one, ending a relationship or establishing new ones, moving or any major life transition can lead men right back into alcoholism or drug addiction. At SouthCoast Recovery, our drug rehab for men program helps bridge this gap through a combination of clinical therapy, holistic therapies, group therapy, innovative workshops and introduction to the 12-step model of recovery that provides group support following initial inpatient drug rehab and alcohol treatment. In addition, we offer transitional living that provides continued counseling, career guidance and life skills management to help men transition back into society with as little stress and emotional discomfort as possible. At SouthCoast Recovery, we show you how expressing emotions can be a great strength, not a weakness.

SouthCoast Recovery offers a state-licensed facility in the upscale beach community of Dana Point, California, for 30, 60, 90 day and 6 month residential treatment. For more information, please call and speak with one of our intake coordinators. We’ll help you overcome your addiction and get back on track.


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