For millions of men living in the United States, substance abuse is a recurring problem that won’t go away. The reckless behavior splits apart families, ruins careers, and leads to unnecessary financial burdens. If you or a loved one has a problem with drug or alcohol abuse, you should seek professional help. Why continue to suffer when an Oregon men’s rehab center can guide you towards safe and total rehabilitation?
Our men’s program at Crestview offers addiction treatment services and sober living services to men in the Portland, Oregon area. If a man in your life is struggling with substance use disorder, helping them get treatment might save their life. At Crestview, we specialize in helping men of all races, backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations get the treatment they need. Contact us to find a program that is right for you or a loved one. You can reach us by calling 866.262.0531.
When it comes to substance abuse and addiction, nobody is immune. A large percentage of addictions develop after a period of experimentation and occasional usage. When usage continues or increases in volume, the individual becomes high risk for developing an addiction.
In general, substance abuse is a common problem among people in every age range, ethnic group, and financial background. However, according to the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, men are nearly twice as likely to abuse substances than women. Specifically, men abuse marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogens at a higher rate than women.
Millions of men match the criteria for needing addiction treatment for a substance abuse problem. Unfortunately, most of these men will never seek help.
If you’re a man living in the Pacific Northwest who abuses drugs or alcohol, an Oregon men’s rehab center can help. A quality treatment program involving detox, personalized programs, and intensive therapy can prepare you for lifelong sobriety. Total change is possible if you’re ready to work hard to reach your goals.
A men-only drug program differs from a co-ed drug and alcohol treatment program in several ways. The most obvious difference is that a men’s program is limited to people who identify as men and feel most comfortable in groups of men. It allows men more freedom to be themselves without fear of embarrassment or judgment. This results in them opening up more and sharing their problems without reservation.
Therapy is more effective when people can focus on key issues that hit close to home. Some problems may overlap, but men may need to spend more time on certain topics and less time on others. At Crestview Recovery rehab, we offer an array of customized addiction therapy services tailored to treat the issues men may face while struggling with addiction.
There are several benefits of gender-specific treatment in a men’s drug rehab program. Many men feel more comfortable around male peers with whom they can open up about struggles with work, family, or friends. Contributing to and receiving support from a group of peers often allows men to develop or relearn the social skills they’ll need to make a lasting recovery outside of rehab.
Some of the treatments at a men’s drug rehab program include:
- Dual diagnosis treatment: Often, individuals have an underlying mental health issue prompting substance abuse. When this happens, individuals must get treatment not just for their addiction but for the underlying mental health issue, or they are more likely to relapse once they complete the program. Some common mental health issues in men include PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and depression.
- Talk Therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy seeks to change how men conceive of their emotions to better make positive decisions, and dialectal behavior therapy focuses on controlling and regulating one’s emotions.
- Family therapy: As husbands, sons, fathers, and brothers, a man’s family relationships can have a deep and complex effect on their substance use disorder. In family therapy, individuals and their family members learn how to better communicate and support one another to enhance recovery and improve their connections with one another.
Get the Gender-Specific Rehab That You Need
At Crestview Recovery in Portland, Oregon, we understand that men and women have different needs in rehab programs. We’re proud to offer both men- and women-specific treatment. Each program caters to the needs of its intended target. Some different programs that we offer include:
- Holistic drug rehab – This type of therapy treats the whole person using traditional methods of medicine as well as alternative styles of therapy. Through holistic therapy, you will find new ways to deal with old problems and traumas.
- 12-step recovery – The 12-step program has been around for many years and is a popular choice for many. This type of program uses reliance on a higher power.
- Men’s alcohol rehab program – The men’s alcohol rehab program is specifically designed for men who struggle with alcohol use disorder. This program provides you with a personalized treatment regimen that addresses your problems.
- Extended care addiction treatment – During an extended care treatment program, you will have the opportunity to participate in inpatient rehab. This program provides more supervision and therapy for those men who are struggling with more significant addiction issues.
All of Crestview’s therapy programs are focused on getting you to the core of your addiction issues. We help you explore the underlying cause of addiction instead of just covering it over. This ensures that you are prepared to tackle future problems when you transition to the real world. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and strategies to prevent relapsing. Crestview Recovery welcomes people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Of course, we are LGBTQ- and trans-friendly. Contact us to learn more.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.