Rehab Treatment for Men
Gender Roles Throughout Recovery
Men and women of either gender are constantly faced with stereotypes, ridiculous expectations, and double standards. Though times have changed and male and female roles have begun to overlap and take a more realistic approach, the stereotypes and double standards facing both genders are still very prominent.
Being a man comes with many societal pressures and expectations regarding financial success and tough attitude. The fear of weakness, shame and vulnerability are hammered into young boys at an early age. They’re taught not to cry, not to show emotion, to be tough and to never need help. Society doesn’t make it easy on men, especially men with addictions. Recovery from addiction requires enormous support, professional care, and therapy, things men are often expected to be able to do without. The reality is that every human being, male or female, has emotions, feelings, and needs that must be addressed and understood in order to have a successful life.
Men and Sobriety
Stigmas against men who don’t drink or pledge sobriety plague the minds of modern day Americans. When turning down a drink, a trip to the bar, or even a hit with one of their old buddies, a man will often be attacked and called names like “sissy” or worse. The courage it takes to face this type of criticism is a challenge in itself and makes the process of recovery even more difficult than it already is. As a man in recovery, you need to steer clear of the people that don’t understand and seek professional help from those that do. There are also many groups of sober individuals that form groups free from judgement and temptation.
Treatment for Men
Men in recovery do best when surrounded by supportive and understanding people who were often in the same shoes. This type of help is always readily available from our team of licensed professionals working to support you and provide what you need to reach your goals. Sprout Health Florida also takes measures to provide support communities that last long after the rehabilitation process.
Seeking help when it is needed is an enormous display of courage. If you know a man that could benefit from speaking with a counselor about achieving sobriety, call Sprout Health Florida for 24/7 assistance.