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The Role of Masculinity in Addiction Recovery, Part 2

masculinity in addiction recovery

Traditionally, male gender roles color men as strong, independent risk takers. While there is nothing wrong with being confidently self-assured, these gender roles can also lead men to feel pressured to drink excessively or act recklessly. Then, when it’s time to get help for addiction, they may feel the need to problem-solve on their own rather than seeking help from a professional.

While there is no single recovery program that is best for everyone, men facing severe addiction should seek help from an accredited addiction treatment specialist to improve their chances of long-term sobriety success.

Authentic Masculinity & Addiction Recovery

At 10 Acre Ranch, our men’s drug and alcohol treatment program embraces a social model where participants learn to live life together: preparing meals, attending group counseling, enjoying healthy recreation, and building lasting camaraderie. During your stay, our therapists and recovery professionals teach you what authentic manhood looks like during the recovery process:

  • Being accountable for your mistakes. You, and only you, are responsible for your choices. When you take ownership of your mistakes, you are more likely to take responsibility for your rehabilitation. This includes things like being aware of your relapse triggers, working to reconcile broken relationships, and addressing employment problems caused by substance abuse.
  • Developing healthy, sober relationships. While some men find it emotionally challenging to share their experiences with others, 10 Acre Ranch encourages clients to develop a circle of friends and sober colleagues during rehab. Through group therapy sessions, leisure, and mealtimes, you will have the opportunity to break out of isolation and enjoy the fellowship of our supportive community.
  • Being authentically you. No matter what society says you should be, addiction recovery teaches you to embrace your individual gifts and traits. Addiction is a mask for many men, but the 10 Acre team gives you the opportunity to remove your mask and be courageously honest. This honesty will benefit you in future relationships and endeavors, as well.

Begin the 10 Acre Ranch Admissions Process

Authentic masculinity is about developing a set of guiding principles that will see you through the toughest moments of addiction recovery. At 10 Acre Ranch, we specialize in gender-specific drug and alcohol rehab for men 18 and over. To learn more about our men’s only CA drug rehab, or to speak with a member of our team about leaving addiction behind, call 877.228.4679.