Men who are addicted to alcohol, cocaine, or narcotics can benefit from treatment made specifically for them. Origins Recovery Center on South Padre Island in Texas provides proven therapies to help men begin healing and learn the skills to sustain recovery long-term. In entering a program only for men, patients can find common ground in the issues that led to their substance use and learn how to form healthy relationships their personal lives and with others.
Origins Recovery Center is experienced in helping men address a variety of substance use disorders. Three of the most common involve alcohol, cocaine, and narcotics. Below you’ll see some of the risks associated with each type of substance.
Three Types of Substances Commonly Misused
More men in treatment are there for alcohol use than any other drug. Research shows that men are more likely to consume alcohol frequently due to peer pressure in social settings, the perceived feelings of courage after drinking, or because drinking has been modeled to them in some way growing up.
Alcohol’s effect on the brain, body, and behavior can be significant. Much of it depends on:
- How much you drink
- How often you drink
- Family history
Excessive drinking can cause liver and heart damage, change brain function, and even lead to the development of some kinds of cancer.
Cocaine users who smoke, snort, or inject the drug may feel a sense of euphoria and energy. The risks associated with using it, though, can include paranoia, heart attacks, strokes, and violent behavior. Someone who snorts cocaine regularly for a longer period of time may suffer from nosebleeds and have trouble swallowing or experience lung damage from smoking it.
Narcotics (Legal & Illegal)
Morphine, codeine, and fentanyl are a few examples of legal narcotics administered for pain after medical procedures in the hospital and prescribed for moderate to severe pain related to
injuries and other conditions. The user typically will feel both pain relief and a sense of euphoria with each dose. Unfortunately, this type of drug is often misused after it’s no longer needed for pain, and it can become addictive very quickly. Even just five consecutive days of using opioid medications is enough to start a dependence on the drug. The potential for addiction increases when alcohol is consumed while on these narcotics and the result can be slowed breathing and heart rates as well as coma and death. Using the illegal narcotic heroin can produce the same results.
Treatment Methods at Origins Recovery Center
- Gender-specific Care: This type of care recognizes how a man’s gender may have affected his substance use. Men in treatment receive care from a team of male addiction specialists, and work with peers on the social and communication skills needed to keep their recovery going after treatment.
- Trauma Therapies: Men work through trauma from family relationships or other life experiences with the help of experienced trauma specialists. They come to learn how unresolved trauma has affected every area of their life and learn the skills to manage the feelings associated with it.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapies: CBT is used to help someone with a substance use and mental health disorders see how their thinking has led to self-destructive behaviors. These therapies also teach the skills needed to create solutions instead of relying on the old coping behaviors.
- Motivational Interviewing: These sessions give a patient the opportunity to tell the story of how dependence began and affects them. A series of nonjudgmental questions asked by a supportive interviewer guides them through the process.
Help in Texas for Men with Substance Use Disorders
Men in Texas who recognize the need for treatment can find help today at Origins Recovery Center. First, a medically-supervised detox helps you avoid any health risk from withdrawal symptoms. Then, a program combining individual, group, and other therapies gives a man living with a dependence on alcohol, cocaine, or narcotics a chance to begin healing and living in wellness again before another year begins.
About Origins Recovery Center
Origins Recovery Center is a well-known care provider offering a range of treatment programs targeting the recovery from substance use, mental health issues, and beyond. Our primary mission is to provide a clear path to a life of healing and restoration. We offer renowned clinical care for addiction and have the compassion and professional expertise to guide you toward lasting sobriety. For information on our programs, call us today: 561-841-1019.