At Augustine Recovery, we believe that addiction treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all experience. We’ve built fully individualized recovery plans for people 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, Augustine Recovery is proud to offer gender-specific addiction treatment for men and women in Florida.
Men who come to Augustine Recovery 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.
Research has shown that there is a significant relationship between trauma exposure and substance use disorders among women. Nearly 80% of female clients who seeking treatment for addiction report a history of assault or trauma – this phenomenon is unique to women. After 90 months in treatment, research shows that women had significant reduction in PTSD and alcohol use disorder symptoms. By developing a gender-specific approach to treatment, Augustine Recovery has created a safe haven in which women can address underlying issues and fully recover.
There are several reasons to seek men’s-only or women’s-only treatment. They include…
At a facility like Augustine Recovery, 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 and women in the greater St. Augustine area.
Additionally, gender-specific addiction treatment fosters a sense of community. In this environment, men and women 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, participants are able to feel seen, heard, and understood, perhaps for the first time in their lives.
Many people 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 and women must explore their feelings. In a gender-specific environment, the societal expectation to hide one’s emotions is erased; because of this, individuals are free to truly be themselves, express their emotions, and recover.
Augustine Recovery is the place where men and women 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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