rehab for men

Rehab for Men in Florida

All individuals that enter addiction treatment have different needs. For example, the addiction treatment needs of a teen are likely different from the addiction treatment needs of a senior citizen. Similarly, the addiction treatment needs of men are oftentimes different from the addiction treatment needs of women. Because the addiction treatment needs of men and women often differ from one another, many addiction treatment centers offer rehab for men-only programs and/or rehab for women-only programs. Here, we will focus on rehab for men programs. 

Statistics on Rehab for Men

Data shows that men suffer from substance addiction at higher rates than women do. In fact, 11.5% of males that are over the age of 12 suffer from substance use disorders. This is much greater than the 6.4% of females over the age of 12 that suffer from substance use disorders. 

Since men suffer from substance addictions at higher rates than women do, it is no surprise that men enter addiction treatment more often than women do as well. Thus, it’s vital that addiction treatment centers such as Florida Center for Recovery offer rehab for men. 

Addiction in Men vs. Addiction in Women

There are many reasons why men tend to suffer from substance addictions at higher rates than women do. One of these reasons is the fact that men tend to exhibit more risky behaviors than women. As a result, men are more likely to take the risk of abusing drugs. It also doesn’t help that it is often more socially acceptable for men to exhibit risky behaviors than it is for women to. 

The male body often processes substances differently than the female body does. Because of the way that male bodies process substances, it’s often easier for men to abuse substances. 

Alcohol Addiction in Men vs. Alcohol Addiction in Women

The male body can actually handle consuming higher amounts of alcohol than the same-sized female body can. This is because male and female bodies process alcohol differently. For example, the female body processes and metabolizes alcohol at a quicker speed than the male body does. As a result, females tend to feel the drunken effects of alcohol when drinking quicker than men do. 

Females also often tend to feel the drunken effects of alcohol more than men do. This is because the female body naturally retains more fat and has a higher liver volume per unit of lean body mass. Therefore, the female body soaks up more of the alcohol that one consumes. 

One factor about the male body that causes it to take in lower concentrations of alcohol than the female body does is that males contain more water in their bodily systems. Thus, the male body is more capable of diluting any alcohol that enters it. 

The male body is even able to break down alcohol more efficiently than the female body can. This is because men contain more alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) in their bodies than women do. ADH is the enzyme in the human body that literally helps break down alcohol. 

While the bodies of men are physically able to process alcohol more efficiently than the bodies of women, men still suffer from alcohol addiction at higher rates. This is likely because men abuse the fact that their bodies process alcohol more efficiently. In other words, because it often takes more alcohol for the male body to get drunk, men tend to drink and abuse more alcohol in one sitting than women do. Such behavior eventually only causes men to be more likely to develop alcohol use issues.

Drug Addiction in Men vs. Drug Addiction in Women

Men abuse most substances at higher rates than women do. For example, men are three times more likely to smoke marijuana than women are. As we briefly mentioned earlier, the one substance that women abuse at higher rates than men do is prescription drugs. This is partly because women suffer from mental illness at higher rates than men. Therefore women are prescribed prescription drugs at higher rates than men are. 

Forms of Rehab for Men

The standard forms of addiction treatment programs are the same for men and women. So is the standard addiction treatment process. Thus, regardless of whether a person is a man or a woman attending rehab for substance addiction, he or she will likely need to enter a medical detox program followed by some form of inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment.

Medical Detox

Detox is the process of ridding the body of toxic substances. It’s important for individuals to detox prior to entering addiction treatment. That way they can enter rehab sober and focus on learning how to maintain that sobriety. 

The most successful detox programs are the ones that offer medical services. This is because medical detox programs make sure that there are doctors and medical staff that are monitoring every step of a person’s detox journey. Thus, if an individual that is detoxing from alcohol or drugs ever experiences a medical emergency, there are doctors and medical staff on standby that can immediately help. 

Having doctors and medical staff on standby during the detox process also makes it so that individuals can receive prescription withdrawal medications. Being able to access prescription withdrawal medications during medical detox is a huge benefit. This is because many people aren’t able to healthily complete detox due to the severity of their withdrawal symptoms. 

Inpatient Treatment

Since men abuse large amounts of substances at high rates, many men will need to receive inpatient addiction treatment. Inpatient addiction treatment is any rehab program that requires its patients to live in rehab facilities during the period of time that they are receiving care. That way inpatient treatment patients can receive 24/7 care and monitoring. 

There are two types of inpatient treatment programs, standard inpatient treatment, and residential inpatient treatment. Both of these forms of inpatient treatment require their patients to live in rehab facilities and receive 24/7 care and monitoring. 

The key difference between these two types of inpatient treatment programs is that residential treatment programs are less structured. Thus, residential treatment patients receive more free time than standard inpatient treatment patients do. Inpatient forms of treatment are best suited for individuals that suffer from severe substance addictions. 

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment programs don’t require their patients to live in rehab facilities while receiving care. Therefore, patients of outpatient treatment programs get to live in their own homes when not in rehab. There are three types of outpatient treatment programs, partial hospitalization program (PHP) treatment, intensive outpatient program (IOP) treatment, and standard outpatient program (OP) treatment.

Partial Hospitalization Program Treatment

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are the most intense and structured of all the outpatient treatment programs. This is because PHPs require their patients to attend rehab for around five to eight hours a day, five to seven days a week. This is almost all day every day. During the evenings though, PHP patients get to return to their own homes and tend to their normal lives. Another name for PHP treatment is day treatment.

Intensive Outpatient Program Treatment

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are outpatient treatment programs that require their patients to attend rehab for around three to four hours a day, a few days a week. Like all outpatient forms of treatment, IOPs allow their patients to return to their own homes and tend to their regular lives when not in a rehab session.  IOPs are best suited for individuals that suffer from moderate-level substance addictions. 

Outpatient Programs

Standard outpatient programs (OPs) are outpatient treatment programs that only require their patients to attend rehab for around two to three hours a day, once or twice a week. Standard OPs are best suited for individuals that suffer from mild-level substance addictions. 

Receive Rehab for Men at Florida Center for Recovery

If you are a man that is looking to receive treatment for alcohol or drug addiction, it’s best if you do so at a high-quality rehab facility that offers individualized rehab programs that cater to your needs as a man. One rehab facility that fits this description is Florida Center for Recovery (FCR). 

Florida Center for Recovery is a nationally renowned rehab center that treats alcohol and drug addictions along with co-occurring disorders. Thus, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands when entering rehab at our facility.

Here at Florida Center for Recovery, we provide a wide variety of rehab programs that are individualized by the patient and specialized by substance. One type of patient that we make sure to provide individualized rehab programs for is men. This is because we here at FCR recognize that there is a huge need for rehab for men. Thus, regardless of the substance that you are addicted to, as a man, you can receive quality addiction treatment here at Florida Center for Recovery. 

To learn more about Florida Center for Recovery and the different types of substance addiction and dual diagnosis treatment programs that we offer contact us today. Our staff is gladly awaiting your call. 

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