National Men’s Health Week spans from June 14 through the 20. It’s a time to think about what you are doing right now to improve your health or prevent the onset of disease. For many people, life gets in the way of staying fit and eating well. For many others, drug and alcohol addiction creates a limitation on overall wellbeing. At Crestview Recovery, our men’s rehab program may be the ideal place for you to find the support you need.
Why Is Men’s Health Week Important?
Many men put off getting medical care for ailments. They push off mental health treatment even more so. When it comes to things like drug and alcohol addiction, admitting there’s a problem can seem impossible. Stigmas are often a part of that problem. In other situations, many men just do not know where to find the help they need. During this time of the year, there’s a strong effort to take action. What can you do to improve your health?
Recognize the Signs You May Need a Men’s Rehab Center
During this time of the year, it may be a good idea to think about the ways in which you’re struggling with substance use. Be realistic and honest with yourself. Take a few minutes to consider these signs. Are you struggling with any of these symptoms? Are you:
- Using more drugs than you used to and struggling to control how much you use?
- In need of a drink or drugs after a long day at work to deal with the stress?
- Battling depression or anxiety when you are not using?
- Feeling like you need to use drugs or alcohol all the time or at odd hours
- Constantly in arguments with loved ones about your health and your use?
Another key to consider is what happens when you do not use. A men’s drug rehab center may be a critical investment for you if you are facing withdrawal symptoms and cravings when you stop using. For example, you may feel intense agitation, paranoia, or insomnia when you do not use. Those may be withdrawal symptoms. You may also feel physically ill or struggle with anxiety and cravings. These are signs of dependence, a condition that requires treatment in a professional setting.
Men’s Substance Use Treatment Really Can Change Your Future
It’s not always easy to see how treatment can help. After all, you may be working and taking care of yourself just fine. Yet, think about the long term. Your physical and mental health may worsen. You may develop a condition that’s impossible to treat and overcome. More so, you continue to live your life dependent on drugs and alcohol instead of making decisions that are truly based on what you want to do.
Men’s substance use treatment creates a path for recovery. Our team at Crestview Recovery offers a variety of treatment programs that can help you, including:
- Residential treatment programs
- Outpatient treatment programs
- Intensive outpatient program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Telehealth treatment programs
In a gender-specific treatment program, you’ll be able to focus on yourself and your recovery with strategies that relate to your life. This is a place where you’ll find confidence and see your health improve as you continue to work on addiction recovery.
Choose to Invest in Your Future at Crestview Recovery
During Men’s Health Week, it may be time to consider the steps you can take to start the healing process. No matter what you are facing right now, our team is ready to help you. Explore the substance use treatment options available at Crestview Recovery. With comprehensive treatment in Portland, Oregon, our team wants to create a plan to move forward. Call us at 866.262.0531 or reach out to us now online.
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.