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Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment

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Gender-specific treatment is a type of mental health treatment program that eliminates any gender-influenced reactions and distractions that can interfere with the therapeutic process. These programs support men and women in a safe and gender-neutral environment, allowing them to concentrate on the matters that affect their gender the most. For addiction recovery, separate men’s and women’s rehab programs can significantly increase the chances of a successful recovery if they are triggered by the opposite sex.

Sobrius is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Galax VA, and welcomes anyone seeking a gender-specific treatment program. We take the time to build a close connection with each client to better understand the reasons behind the addiction and to create a more personalized treatment program. You will work with a therapist in gender-specific private and group therapy sessions using behavioral and holistic therapies along with medical support to treat all aspects of the addiction.

To see if our addiction treatment programs are right for you, call 888.596.6514 today to schedule a tour of our location.

What Is Gender-Specific Addiction Treatment?

Every person who struggles with addiction will have unique triggers that are more specific to their gender. Men are more likely to drink or use recreational drugs, yet women are more prone to addiction than men. Women are more likely to micro-dose or self-medicate, while men are more likely to binge drink or use an excessive amount of drugs.

Gender-specific addiction treatment programs are able to focus more on the issues that relate specifically to men and women. For example, a men’s rehab program will focus on dealing with societal expectations and masculinity, anger management, building emotional resilience, and managing work-related stress.

A women’s rehab program will focus on the issues that are more important to women, such as:

  • Addressing past or recent trauma and domestic abuse.
  • Recognizing bad relationship traits and how to create supportive relationships.
  • Managing parenting and childcare responsibilities.
  • The risks involved with self-medicating to treat stress, anxiety, or depression.

It can be harder for people to talk about their emotions and feelings honestly when in the presence of the opposite sex. Gender-specific programs allow clients to open up more freely and get more out of the experience because there are no gender-related distractions to get in the way.

Sobrius works with anyone who is looking for gender-specific treatment programs to support their addiction recovery. Our women’s and men’s rehab programs are especially beneficial to those who are triggered by the opposite gender as it can help them feel safer than in a co-ed environment.

The Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment Programs

Because men and women use drugs and alcohol differently, it makes sense that a gender-specific treatment program would be more effective in treating the addiction. This is especially true in situations where the addiction started because of personal or work-related relationship issues.

If you’re considering enrolling in a treatment program, consider some of the benefits of gender-specific treatment programs:

A More Focused Therapeutic Experience

Gender-specific programs can focus more on the issues that relate to gender-related addiction triggers. For women, therapists may focus more on balancing self-care with parenting or professional duties to reduce stress and anxiety. For men, they may talk about societal expectations and masculinity and being more inclusive of other people’s beliefs and cultures.

Enhances Comfort and Safety Within the Therapy Setting

These programs remove any kind of gender-related distractions, so clients can feel more open to talking about the things the other gender may not understand. In cases of addiction relating to domestic or sexual abuse, gender-specific programs are imperative to avoid any further setbacks or worsening symptoms.

Increase Retention Rates

Gender-specific treatment programs have higher retention rates as they help clients feel safer and allow them to connect with their peers and therapists on a deeper level. This can also boost their confidence in their ability to reach their goals and continue with therapy well into the future.

Increases Empowerment and Identity

A beneficial side effect of these programs is they can help all genders feel more secure with their identity and empower them to lead a more fulfilling and mentally healthy life.

Enroll in Addiction Treatment Programs Today at Sobrius

Sobrius is an addiction treatment center that supports people from all walks of life who are ready to break free from their addiction. We have separate men’s and women’s rehab programs where you can focus on your recovery without any gender-related stress or anxiety. We use cognitive-behavioral therapy and other proven therapeutic techniques to treat all aspects of the addiction and the underlying cause behind it.

If you’re interested in enrolling in one of our gender-specific treatment programs, call 888.596.6514 today or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation and tour.