A gender-specific rehab enables people to attend process groups with others of the same gender. These programs, which also extend to mental health treatment, allow for a few key advantages. Some people are more comfortable sharing personal details in small groups of people of the same gender. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery, we offer separate treatment options, including a comprehensive women’s rehab and a separate men’s rehab.
What Is Gender-Specific Rehab?
In this type of treatment, women and men are separate when receiving care. They have separate group programs and therapy sessions. For many, being surrounded by people with similar learning styles and needs can help make therapy more effective.
What Are the Benefits of a Gender-Specific Rehab?
- Specialized Care: More women enter treatment for prescription drug abuse than other drugs. In men, binge drinking, marijuana use, and other illicit drug use are most common.
- Eliminating Distractions: Removing the opposite sex from treatment reduces distractions in the environment.
- Feeling Comfortable: Being comfortable enough to open up during therapy is essential for effective treatment. Sometimes, being around the opposite gender makes that more difficult.
- Effectiveness of Treatment: Treatment needs to address the specific needs of a person’s life. For some women, that means treatment that addresses family and children. For men, it may include overcoming stereotypes about addiction.
- Less Cultural and Social Influence: In group therapy, the gender-specific treatment creates a safer environment that allows people to express themselves in ways that impact them. For example, less time is spent defending gender-related topics, and more time is spent on healing.
What Do Women Need in Gender-Specific Rehab?
Addiction often impacts men and women differently. In a women’s rehab program, the focus is on creating a strong sense of community and support that allows women to open up more readily. Women typically communicate with each other more openly about relationships, motherhood, and family life. Women also are more likely to need treatment for traumatic events in their past. That includes physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
Women often need coaching and support in a comfortable place. While men do as well, women typically heal when they can open up freely with other women.
What Do Men Need in Gender-Specific Rehab?
Some men feel more comfortable in small groups of other men. In a men’s rehab program, the goal is to work through cultural and stereotypical beliefs to get to the heart of the problem. Men who need treatment for drug or alcohol addiction or mental health disorders are more likely to face stigmas over being viewed as weak or a failure.
Men also typically need more time in therapy to open up and achieve better results. This is especially true with there is underlying trauma that takes time to surface. Men also benefit from treatment that’s meant to be more introspective. That is, men, work through struggles over time and often on their own.
Finding the Right Level of Gender-Specific Treatment
At Viewpoint Dual Recovery, this type of treatment is available. The environment for both men and women is supportive and positive. It creates an opportunity for healing through a range of therapies and treatment programs. These programs allow men and women to heal and overcome addiction in the most meaningful manner possible.
For those who are ready to learn more, connect with our team for a full consultation. Some of the program options we offer include:
- Intensive outpatient program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Outpatient treatment program
- Medication-assisted treatment programs
- Sober living homes
- Aftercare treatment programs
Invest in Treatment Right for You at Viewpoint Dual Recovery
Gender-specific rehab offers a different perspective. You may benefit from this type of treatment. Learn more about our men’s rehab and women’s rehab programs at Viewpoint Dual Recovery. To do so, call 855.746.3633 or connect with us online now.