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How to Find Gender-Specific Sober Living


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Recovering from alcohol and drug addiction is not a walk in the park. It requires a lot of dedication, determination, and the right atmosphere, approach, and sober companions.

This is where gender-specific sober living comes in. It provides a safe environment for members of a particular gender, to express themselves and share progress with others who experience similar issues.

Sober living houses are alcohol and drug-free living environments for those trying to quit drinking and using drugs. 

Gender-specific sober living homes like Living Now Recovery offer sober living for men in Venice, California, in a safe, comfortable, affordable environment. Visit our website and contact us today to get help for yourself or your loved ones.

What is Gender-Specific Treatment?

Gender-specific addiction treatment is a therapeutic strategy that takes into account the distinctions between men and women with substance use disorders and tailors treatment to meet those concerns.

Gender-specific sober houses provide a safe space where men can speak freely about their addiction challenges without being hesitant or concerned about the presence of the opposite sex and vice versa.

What Are the Benefits of Gender-Specific Programs?

Recognizing and acknowledging the fundamental differences between men and women and how these differences affect the treatment plans and responses of both genders can help therapists to understand the underlying causes of substance and alcohol abuse in both genders and how to tackle these issues properly. 

There are several benefits of gender-specific treatment programs, some of which include the following:

Peer Support

Men encounter unique obstacles that only men can understand, and women are no exception.

Opening up about specific challenges or listening to others with similar issues enables people to obtain answers within a peer group with whom they are most comfortable. This encourages everyone to participate in therapy, and no one is left out.

Distractions Are Reduced During Rehabilitation

Being around a member of the opposite sex in rehab can be a distraction in some situations. It could lead to members having a mental, emotional, physical, or sexual attraction toward each other, which could result in them being unwilling or reluctant to open up to one another. 

Either way, this distraction could delay or disrupt the recovery process if not handled properly.

Some individuals fair better when the possibility of such distraction is eliminated so that they can relax and open up. They may feel more at ease in a room with solely men or women.

Treatment is More Efficient

A person who feels a connection with the individuals around them is more likely to participate in the sessions and get more out of them. 

On the other hand, a person who is uncomfortable in a room with people of the opposing gender is less inclined to participate or engage with others. As a result, they are unable to profit from group treatment sessions. They may leave the program feeling unsatisfied or excluded.

Relapse Prevention Can Be More Targeted to a Specific Gender 

Treatment centers must assist clients in developing relapse prevention plans in order to help them maintain their recovery. Gender-specific therapy can assist men and women in addressing the most frequent gender triggers. 

Relationship issues are a common trigger for relapse in women. Men are more prone to relapse if they have co-occurring disorders than women because they are less inclined to seek treatment.

Treatment plans would be drawn up to address these issues as it relates to the specific gender.

A Safe Place

Sobriety can bring up troubling memories or reveal problems in current relationships, many women find it inspiring to be among others who can connect to them and build them up.

Women who have experienced trauma, such as sexual or physical violence, find comfort in being surrounded solely by other women who are also going through a difficult time in their lives.  

Men also may find it difficult to be vulnerable or open up to others about their weakness, sadness and depression because of the burden of machismo culture and male pride which may cause them to bury these obvious signs of depression. 

Being in a group of all men creates an environment in which they may open up and interact with other men to aid their recovery.

How to Find Gender-Specific Sober Living in LA

Are you a man looking for a gender-specific sober living home in Los Angeles? Visit Living Now Recovery to experience safe, efficient, and affordable male gender-specific sober living in Venice, California.Contact us today to learn more and get the help you need.