According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, two times more men enter rehab programs than women. While in rehab, these two genders respond differently to treatment methods and services. This is why many doctors recommend men and women attend gender-specific addiction treatment. Men’s alcohol rehab programs offer many benefits for men ready to achieve lasting sobriety.

About Men’s Alcohol Rehab

Man Who Found Recovery at Our Men's Alcohol RehabMen’s alcohol rehab programs provide focused addiction treatment through methods benefitting men most. These programs include many therapies and services found in co-ed or women’s rehab. However, the treatment approach is different.

Men and women learn things in different ways, and they have different needs. In many cases, they also start drinking heavily for different reasons. Men’s alcohol rehab programs focus on why men developed an alcohol addiction. They also provide a safe place for men to analyze the underlying issues that led them to drink.

How a Men’s Alcohol Rehab Program Removes Distractions

During their time in a men’s alcohol rehab program, there’s no distraction from being around the opposite sex. While they’re am, men don’t feel stifled by needing to present a certain image to female rehab participants.

Counselors and therapists also don’t spend time on issues particular to women. A women’s alcohol rehab will likely focus on issues such as eating disorders, physical appearance, intimate relationships, and children. Conversely, men tend to focus on issues of anger, isolation, sexual dysfunction, aggression, and their careers.

Many aspects of alcohol addiction and treatment overlap between the genders. However, males in rehab find it easier to be themselves, let their guard down and really work on the issues affecting them without having women present. This openness results in greater progress during addiction therapy. It also provides room for men to bond more among each other and work toward peer-to-peer recovery support.

Just as they respond to treatment according to their gender, men and women often have different relapse triggers. While many relapse concerns affect both genders, there are some triggers specific to men that men’s substance abuse programs must focus on in gender-specific group therapy.

Men’s Rehab Programs for Real Life Recovery Success

At Crest View Recovery Center in Asheville, North Carolina, men achieve healthy recovery among male peers. Men live in two homes as part of CVRC’s reality therapy, developing life skills and coping strategies they need in order to live healthy post-treatment lives. Weekend activities continue the social support men gain in group therapy and educational sessions. These important relationships last and become a lifelong support system.

The Crest View Recovery Center facility is small and intimate, located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Men achieve overall wellness in this serene location in tandem with therapies needed for strong sobriety. Additionally, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, recreational therapy, and nutrition counseling help men rebuild their wellness.

In addition to our comprehensive alcohol addiction treatment program, we offer:

If you or someone you love is ready for lasting sobriety, our men’s alcohol rehab can be the solution. Call Crest View Recovery Center now at 866.327.2505.

Article Reviewed by Patrice Wishon, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Patrice Wishon, LCSW, LCAS, CCSPatrice has over 30 years experience working in social work and mental health/substance abuse counseling. She received her Master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and has worked in a variety of settings, including community-based outpatient, hospital and classroom settings. Patrice specializes in substance abuse treatment, trauma and women’s issues.