The Star of Lakeview Health | Jacksonville, Florida
Our men’s addiction treatment program provides a comprehensive approach to help male patients heal and begin their journey towards long-term recovery. Our gender responsive men’s inpatient rehab is tailored to address the specific needs of men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Why Men's Only Addiction Treatment?
In gender-responsive groups, they drop the macho act, admit they need help, own their fears, and start sharing their experience with one another. Our clinical team meets regularly to discuss their experiences working with our patients. Therapists in our addiction rehab for men observe that when women aren’t present, men:
- Use humor less often as a deflection tactic
- Increase displays of vulnerability
- Express a broader range of emotion
- Develop stronger bonds of camaraderie
- Take on caretaker roles for one another
- Support one another more readily
- Tend to be less competitive
Taken as a whole, these factors lead to a more open, honest, and reflective treatment experience for men. Men open up to one another, share things they never thought they’d say out loud to anyone ever and delve deep into issues they never thought applied to them. There’s also the fact that men’s only treatment groups remove the potential romantic distractions presented by members of the opposite sex. While some men in rehab are proud members of the LGBTQ community, our therapists report that in single-gender treatment environments, the flirtation factor is very close to zero.
Communication and Vulnerability
The two unifying themes that run through all aspects of men’s addiction treatment are communication and vulnerability. When women are present, almost all men default to behavioral norms that dictate men must be strong, stoic, and immune to pain – especially pain that’s mental, emotional, or psychological. Virtually every man carries some perceived societal expectations: don’t show weakness, impress the girls, act cool at all costs. Our therapists observe that over time, in men’s only groups, this falls away, and men show a new kind of bravery. This is often the key that unlocks the door to recovery and allows men to walk through that door into a new world where sobriety is possible.
Levels of Care
The Star of Lakeview Health offers a full continuum of care for men seeking long-term recovery. We offer treatment programs for men in separate gender-specific facilities ranging from medically-monitored detox to intensive outpatient. We believe in treating the whole patient – mind, body and spirit. Our levels of care include.
- Medically Monitored Detox
- Inpatient Rehab Program
- Residential Treatment
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)