Alcohol use disorder is a serious issue for many, causing health problems that affect both the body and mind. Alcoholism affects men and women differently, though. Those who most commonly become addicted to alcohol are men. Gender-related pressures and traumas can feed into alcohol and drug abuse, with men more likely to turn to alcohol. At Solution Based Treatment, Murrieta, CA, residents can join a men’s rehab program for holistic, compassionate, and effective treatment. Find out more about our programs for alcohol abuse today, and reach out online or call 833.999.1941.
Alcoholism in Men
According to scientists, men experience a greater dopamine release in the brain when they consume alcohol. Because of behavioral expectations and social pressures, boys and men also tend to start using alcohol at a younger age than women. Their overestimation of their ability to tolerate alcohol can be self-harmful and dangerous for these young men.
When men abuse alcohol, it can have a range of harmful side effects, including:
- Increased temper and aggression
- Lower libido
- Decreased sperm count
- Facial and chest hair loss
- Cancers of the liver, colon, mouth, throat, and esophagus
Behaviorally, men can have difficulty maintaining employment if they are abusing alcohol. Juggling family and work obligations can feel extra anxiety-inducing if you are also battling alcohol addiction symptoms.
It’s important to remember that you are not alone, though, and there are many others who understand. If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse, it’s important to find compassionate and holistic care for long-term recovery. Traditional alcohol rehab centers may have left you feeling frustrated in pursuit of recovery. At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, we are not here to just address symptoms but also to dismantle the psychological structures of addiction. Find out more about our men’s alcohol rehab program today to see if it is right for you.
SBT Gives Men a Safe Space to Recover from Alcohol Use Disorder
When men are struggling with alcohol use disorder, admitting to even having a problem can be the most challenging step. Because of traditional gender norms that ask men to keep quiet about their emotions, just opening up and being vulnerable about addiction can be quite the feat. When you can recover with other men in solidarity against addiction, though, you can be empowered and masculine without having to drink.
At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, our team focuses on men’s mental health to provide a strong foundation for recovery and relapse prevention. In order to address every individual’s needs, we offer the following treatments for alcohol abuse:
- Medical detox
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Sober living program
- Relapse prevention planning
- Music, art, and faith-based therapies
For those who combine alcohol with other drugs, it’s crucial to get specialized treatment. At SBT, we offer detox and rehab services for the abuse of benzos, cocaine, opioids, heroin, meth, marijuana, and prescription drugs. Reach out to our multidisciplinary team today to determine if our treatments may be right for you or a loved one.
Don’t Suffer in Silence, Call SBT Today
The sad truth is that many men don’t tell anyone they are dealing with alcoholism until it’s too late. If you or someone you care about are experiencing feelings of hopelessness, isolation, mood swings, problems concentrating, or thoughts of suicide, don’t wait to ask for help. Solution Based Treatment & Detox is here to give Southern California residents a chance to let go of the burden of alcoholism and make a fresh start. You can make the first step today by reaching out to our caring staff online or at 833.999.1941.