At The Augustine, we believe that addiction treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all experience. We’ve built fully individualized recovery plans for men of all ages and backgrounds, ensuring that each resident in our long-term program thrives in a life of sobriety. As part of our tailored approach, The Augustine is proud to offer gender-specific addiction treatment for men in Florida.
Men who come to The Augustine are dealing with addiction for many reasons, including the unique social, environmental, and familial pressures that men face for their entire lives.
Statistically, men are more likely than women to develop substance use disorders. They begin using at a younger age and may be coerced down this path for different reasons than their female counterparts. These differences add up. In order to successfully address the unique factors driving a man’s substance abuse, gender-specific addiction treatment is recommended.
There are several reasons to seek men’s-only treatment. They include…
At a facility like The Augustine, addiction specialists will address issues specific to each gender. Treatment at co-ed facilities lacks this focus, meaning that some pieces of the curriculum may not apply to each client. It is our goal to provide tailored treatment that meets the needs of men in the greater St. Augustine area.
Additionally, gender-specific addiction treatment fosters a sense of community. In this environment, men are able to build deep connections with their peers without fear of judgment. They may find shared experiences, struggles, and views which have contributed to ongoing substance abuse. Through this communal treatment, men are able to feel seen, heard, and understood, perhaps for the first time in their lives.
Many men hesitate to seek help because they believe all they need to do is toughen up, pull themselves up by the bootstraps, and decide to get better. Unfortunately, this does nothing for the underlying emotional, physical, and social issues fueling their addiction. To attain true recovery, men must explore their feelings. In a gender-specific environment, the societal expectation to “man up” is erased; because of this, men are free to truly be themselves, express their emotions, and recover.
The Augustine is the place where men find long-term healing from addiction. If you’re ready to take the first step, contact us today. Our admissions team is standing by to answer all of your questions about gender-specific addiction treatment.
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