Detox for Men

Addiction can be an extremely tough and painful road for everyone involved. It can affect people differently and cause a number of negative health effects. However, in some cases, addiction can affect men differently from women. This is when men’s addiction treatment becomes necessary. 

Drug and alcohol addiction can affect people from all walks of life, regardless of gender, creed, or ethnicity. With this in mind, it is important to look at how men, in particular, are affected. Gender can play a big role in someone’s experience with addiction and it shouldn’t hold them back from getting help. 

Getting addiction treatment can be a tough decision but a necessary one. It is best to get help as soon as you can to avoid worse consequences from addiction and substance abuse. Coastal Detox offers personalized and effective treatment catered to both men and women alike. Find out more about our treatment options today. 

The Statistics: Men and Addiction

When it comes to drug use, there are a few factors that affect men differently. There is some shocking statics that shows this disparity between men and women. A few years back, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that men’s dependency rates and substance abuse were almost doubled when compared to women – 10.8% versus 5.8%.

It is also shown that men tend to abuse drugs and alcohol much more frequently than women do. Nearly 12 percent of men (12 years or older) are currently drug abusers as opposed to just 7 percent of women that were surveyed. This introduces a long line of stats that show a much higher rate of drug use in men. 

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is a drug that is frequently abused by both men and women alike. While both men and women are affected by consistent drinking, men have much higher rates of consumption. Alcohol addiction and abuse can cause a number of negative effects on a person and can affect everyone around them as well. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 57% of men were dependent or abused alcohol. This might be due to the fact that men may be more likely to problem drink. Men are also twice as likely to binge drink (drinking 5 or more drinks within 2 hours) than women are. 

Other Drugs and Substances

Looking back at the NSDUH survey, men have a much higher chance of abusing marijuana, hallucinogens, and cocaine among other drugs. Men are also more likely to abuse prescription drugs as well. Substances and drugs like cocaine can cause a multitude of negative issues on the body for both men and women (these can sometimes be fatal). 

Why Men Abuse Drugs

There are some differences between men and women when it comes to the reason they use it in the first place. Whether it’s societal or genetically-based, abusing drugs causes a number of negative effects worthy of men’s addiction treatment. One of the reasons men tend to abuse drugs is to deal with certain behavioral or social problems.

Men are also more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol when they are feeling good. On the other side of the spectrum, people tend to abuse substances when struggling with certain mental health conditions. Men and women both use drugs or alcohol when struggling with these conditions, which include:

At the end of the day, people abuse drugs or alcohol for different reasons. However, it’s not about why you became addicted but how you are going to break free. For men, in particular, there are certain factors that may fuel someone’s drug use; men’s addiction treatment is able to help in this regard. Coastal Detox offers addiction treatment to help with a wide variety of substances and mental disorders. 

Gender-Related Challenges and the Importance of Men’s Addiction Treatment

Men and women both have many barriers that might hold them back from getting treatment. In cases of drug and substance abuse addiction, a person may not want to admit that they have a problem. According to the NSDUH, nearly 95% of people needing treatment for addiction (that didn’t receive any) felt they didn’t need treatment. 

This shocking number shows the lack of treatment and recovery within men over 12 years. Typically, men may be more likely to think they don’t need treatment as opposed to women. Men may deny treatment because they feel they can handle the situation themselves. This can be blamed on the idea of a ‘manly’ emotionless image which may discourage men from getting the treatment they deserve and need. 

There are certain factors that can affect both men and women. These factors can differ depending on the person and their status in life. Regardless of what you are struggling with, women and men’s addiction treatment is necessary for a happier, better life. The following reasons can create barriers between addicts and treatment:

Crime and Drug Use in Men

Men are also more likely to be admitted to substance abuse treatment via the criminal justice system instead of a mental health provider. This phenomenon can be explained by the relationship between drug use and crime. Men are more likely to be involved in property crime, violence, or risky behavior when under the influence of drugs. 

Additionally, other violent acts like domestic abuse typically involve drugs or alcohol. Somewhere between 40 and 60% of these cases involve some sort of drug or alcohol consumption when it comes to intimate violence. Drug and alcohol use increases a person’s aggression and can lead to a number of violent acts in the process.

A Look at Men’s Addiction Treatment

men’s addiction treatment and detox for men

Sometimes people are skeptical about treatment or feel they don’t need any. Unfortunately, people sometimes forget the permanent negative effects that drugs can have on the body and mind. Men, in particular, might be wary of treatment due to employment obligations or societal issues. Luckily, Coastal Detox is here to get you to a brighter and better future for yourself and your loved ones. 

There are many different options for men’s addiction treatment, all with one goal – to help you live a better life. At Coastal Detox, we focus on detoxification and provide the resources necessary for effective and safe treatment. We have specialized and personalized procedures for both men and women, we’ll be by your side the whole way. 

Detoxification (Detox)

Detoxification (or detox for short) is one of the very first steps of most drug or alcohol addiction cases. Detox is a process that completely purges the body of substances and alcohol. The main purpose of this process is to manage the withdrawal symptoms that come from abruptly stopping alcohol or drug consumption. 

Everyone’s experience with detox will be different as it depends on the drug and length of time it was abused. While certain withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, our staff is always by your side. At Coastal Detox, we do everything we can to ensure safe and effective treatment with you in mind. 

This is a crucial part of men’s addiction treatment and opens the door for other options. Detox itself is not a full ‘cure’ for drug or alcohol addiction but it is necessary for a successful recovery. Visit our website for more information on detox and how we can help you get on the road to recovery today. 

Therapy Options for Men

Therapy is a common and recommended follow up to detox. In many cases, drug abuse is more than just a physical dilemma, its a mental one too. Understanding your addiction and seeking to change your thought process is part of the journey. Therapy is a great way to open up and get help.

Group therapy and individual therapy can help you share your experience and struggles with others. Learning from others in the same situation as yourself can make a big difference during treatment. Speaking with a professional therapist is also an effective option after detox as well. 

Behavioral therapy is one of the most commonly used therapy options when it comes to treatment after detox. Behavioral therapy focuses on how you think and your emotions when it comes to addiction. By understanding and changing these thoughts, one can begin to come to terms with their addiction and can take control of their situation.

Men’s Addiction Treatment: Start With Detox

At Coastal Detox, we understand the crippling effects that drug addiction can have on you and your loved ones. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, we may be able to help. Our men’s addiction treatment is not only effective but personalized so you are comfortable and accommodated the whole way through. Contact us today to learn more about detox and our addiction treatment options. 

References:

https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUHresultsPDFWHTML2013/Web/NSDUHresults2013.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    Travis B.
    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    Brandon B.
    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    Brenda A.
    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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