Men Respond to Rehab Different Than Women Do

There are certain things that must be noted when it comes to men in recovery. They take the process from a different perspective, which makes a rehab for men the best environment for many men who need rehab. Here's why.

First, men prefer having the camaraderie of other men around. It allows them to open up, and it allows them to feel as though they do not have to remain tough in front of the ladies.

Second, men typically prefer long-term treatment, but they usually don't enter it without outside pressure. It could be due to a job pressuring him, or even a family member, but he will often require pushing.

Third, men often apply the techniques they learn for coping better than women do, so rehabs for men often put a lot of time into training these techniques.

Fourth, with the fact that men often take longer to get addicted, they also often take longer to get over an addiction.

Fifth, men need to avoid the stigma that often accompanies addiction, because it is one of the biggest reasons they avoid going to rehab, so once they are in rehab, that stigma needs to continue to stay away so it doesn't slow or stop progress.

Sixth, rehabs for men have to consider the fact that men typically get sicker from their addiction than women, so most of them need to have a medical staff on standby, just in case.


"7 Ways Men Respond to Drug Addiction Treatment Differently." Seastone of the DelRay (Website). (2015).
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