There are millions of men all over the world who suffer from alcohol-related disorders. If your drinking has developed beyond a point or increased levels it may be time for you to find some help.
Many people don’t realise that there are gender-specific rehabs for men and women. These facilities are designed to help people stop drinking and learn the skills needed to avoid relapsing in the future. You can recover from a dependence on alcohol and start rebuilding your life and your relationships.
If you are interested in finding out more about a men’s alcohol rehab treatment centre, get in touch with us today for all the information you need to get started on your journey towards recovery with immediate effect.
Many people find it difficult to determine whether or not they have a problem with drinking. Alcohol is a legal substance to anyone of age and it’s a common beverage for those who are celebrating or having a gathering with friends and family. This means that many people don’t view this substance as very dangerous.
Similar to many other substances, alcohol can become problematic with continued use and the volume consumed will increase as time goes on. Alcohol addictions don’t occur overnight. These types of addictions are a gradual disorder. Over time, a person’s drinking will become more frequent and more substantial. This can quickly spiral out of your control.
There are many negative consequences of addictions for both men and women. However, there are certain challenges that male addicts face when recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.
There hasn’t been much research into the effects of addictions on men. However, some research has shown that the following issues with substance abuse may be more apparent in men:
• Men are more likely to end up hospitalised as a result of illicit drug abuse
• Men have a higher rate of deaths due to overdose through illicit drug abuse
• Males in high school who use marijuana are more likely to experience poor family relationships and problems with their studies than females
• Men who abuse marijuana are more likely to develop multiple substance disorders
• Men who abuse marijuana are more likely to develop co-occurring antisocial personality disorders
• Men are more likely to use heroin in higher amounts than women
• Men are more likely to seek treatment for using heroin
• Binge drinking rates are higher in men
• Men are more likely to engage in risky behaviour and abuse substances because of peer pressure
• Men tend to experience more withdrawal symptoms from alcohol than women
In a lot of cases, men become addicted to alcohol or drugs through their social networks. They may be used to going for a few drinks after work or around to a friend’s house where drugs and alcohol may be part of the daily routine.
There are millions of people all over the world suffering from alcohol addictions. However, many people don’t seek treatment for their drinking problems as they don’t even realise that they have an addiction in the first place.
There are several symptoms that indicate that a person has an alcohol addiction. We have listed these symptoms below. People with mild addictions may only have two or three of these symptoms, those with moderate addictions may have three or four of these symptoms and those with a severe addiction may have six or more of these symptoms.
The symptoms of alcohol addictions are as follows:
• Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when the drinking stops
• The development of a tolerance to alcohol
• Continuing to drink even when physical or psychological problems get worse when you do so
• Drinking alcohol repeatedly, even when it puts you in danger
• Giving up your job, studies, or social activities because of drinking
• Continuing to drink even when it causes issues with your relationships
• Not completing your duties at work, school, or home because of drinking
• Cravings or urges to keep drinking
• Spending a lot of time using, getting, or recovering from drinking
• Wanting to cut down on drinking or completely stop but being unable to do so
• Drinking more alcohol or for longer amounts of time than you meant to
Even if you are only experiencing two or three of these symptoms, you should never assume that you are not in need of professional treatment at a men’s rehab centre. A mild addiction is much easier to treat than a severe addiction so it’s much better to seek help sooner rather than later.
Finding an alcohol rehab for men can be very beneficial for males who don’t want to appear vulnerable around women. It can also be beneficial for those who have challenges with women or who have a history of violence or aggression towards women.
It is important that counsellors are completely aware of the way in which men are socialised and they must ensure that the group dynamics don’t bring any negative aspects of these traits to the surface.
Men that are struggling with specific psychological or physical issues related to alcohol abuse over a long-term basis may benefit from a men’s-only alcohol treatment because they will have access to more focused care from therapists and medical professionals.
If you are a man or if you know a man that may be struggling from an alcohol addiction, there is no better time than right now to seek out treatment. The earlier you can get help, the easier it will be to make a full recovery.
The process of seeking help can seem very overwhelming. However, it will be the best decision you will ever make. We offer a range of treatments for men to help with recovering from an alcohol addiction and preventing relapses in the future.
If you want to find out more about treatment for alcohol addictions, get in touch with us today. Our team of friendly, helpful staff will help guide you through the admissions process and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our addiction treatment and recovery plans.