Situated southeast of Denver, Parker, CO, is a small town established under the state’s unique home rule laws. As part of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield region, it shares a significant local legacy of drug and alcohol problems. Year in and year out, many of those affected by such problems in Parker and surrounding communities are men.
If you fall into this category, you likely have certain recovery needs rooted in your experiences as a man. These needs can lead to substantially different treatment requirements than those for women. Addressing these requirements can boost your chances of playing an active part in your recovery. You can boost your chances of succeeding in your short- and long-term rehab efforts.
Looking for a Parker addiction treatment center that focuses on men’s needs in substance rehab? Healing Pines is your source of residential rehab services specialized for men with serious drug or alcohol problems.
Healing Pines Recovery is a men’s addiction treatment center that offers comprehensive treatment designed for the recovery needs of men. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
Any adult may drink or use a legal or illegal drug. In addition, any adult may eventually develop problems as a result of their habitual substance use. However, as a man, you likely drink more often and in larger amounts than most women. You also have higher odds of using marijuana, stronger drugs like heroin, and most addictive medications.
Given these facts, you might assume that men have more significant risks for substance abuse and addiction than women. However, the odds of developing a substance use disorder (SUD) are essentially the same for both groups. Despite this reality, SUDs in men differ from those in women in one key respect. Namely, they’re more likely to include clinical addiction indicators such as:
Substance use disorder meets the modern definition of a mental health condition. It frequently occurs simultaneously with other kinds of these conditions. Men’s risks for such additional mental health issues are generally lower than women’s. But it’s important to note that:
In other words, even though they’re less common in men, co-occurring mental illnesses can lead to severe outcomes.
Want more information on substance problems and mental health issues in men? Turn to the helpful staff at Healing Pines today.
Men in need of alcohol or drug rehab in Parker and elsewhere tend to face certain difficulties in recovery. These difficulties have a variety of potential sources. But, more often than not, they’re rooted in American culture’s common ideas about men and masculinity. Our cultural definitions of masculinity may make it harder for you even to consider seeking treatment. That’s true because they can:
And once you enter rehab, you may find it harder to work with your recovery team than the average woman.
During treatment, one of the most important things you can do is express yourself openly and honestly. However, this concept can clash with your lifelong cultural training as a man. As a result, you may have a notable tendency to do things such as:
You may also feel highly ashamed of yourself. Shame has its place as an applicable emotional state. However, excessive levels of it can cause you to:
Some men in substance treatment also deal with another legacy of cultural masculinity. Namely, they encounter problems with aggression or violence while in rehab. Aggressive behavior never works to your benefit when trying to recover from substance problems. That’s even more true for overtly violent behavior.
Healing Pines’ treatment specialists are experienced with the problems that can impact you as a man in recovery. Without fail, we take an understanding, compassionate view of these problems. We also work with you to defuse them and help you participate fully in addiction treatment at Parker. Want to know more about how we can support you or your loved one? Talk to us today.
What happens during drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Parker? Core options available to support your recovery include:
We also feature various secondary rehab options that improve your general well-being while in treatment. Consult us today to learn more about core and secondary treatments in our customized recovery plans.
We work with most major commercial insurance plans which can help cover up to 100% of the costs associated with treatment.
Residential programs are extensive, 24/7 resources for men in Parker drug and alcohol rehab. You may need this kind of program to address any of the following:
Do one or more of these factors apply to you or your loved one? Seek guidance today from the professionals at Healing Pines and learn about our drug addiction treatment options.
Healing Pines Recovery is ideally suited to support men needing residential rehab services. We’re dedicated to understanding men’s issues and addressing them effectively. Along with our comprehensive choices for customization, this compassionate approach can help you reach your treatment goals. Need more information? Just contact us today over the phone, by email, or online. You can also use these options to get our convenient enrollment process underway.
Mike is a Licensed Addiction Counselor with a passion for science and evidence-based practice. As an undergraduate Mike participated in the McNair Scholars program where he partnered with a highly published scientist to create an original project seeking to understand the intersection of trauma types and interpersonal behaviors. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Latino Studies, Mike went on to study at Cal State San Bernardino for a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology. Under the supervision of Dr. Christina Hassija, Mike learned the intricacies of trauma-focused therapy including Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and went on to co-author an encyclopedia chapter on trauma-focused treatments with his said mentor. After graduation, Mike worked in the addictions field applying trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) within various treatment settings including government mental health clinics, residential units, and outpatient non-profits. Mike has also completed post graduate training in addictions and obtained multiple certificates in various CBT modalities.
Despite the scholarly and clinical resume, Mike truly appreciates the process of change and seeks to find joy in the work of therapy. He believes that therapists are present to serve the milieu and that a custom approach to recovery is paramount. He takes personal stories of trauma, grief, and general loss seriously while finding humility in being a part of another’s recovery journey.
Dr. Canfield grew up in Southern California and graduated Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree in psychology. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in California before moving to Colorado to complete his psychiatry residency at the University of Colorado where he served as chief resident. He completed additional training in psychoanalysis at the University of Colorado. He has worked in forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and physician mental health. He strives to stay current with evidence based treatments in psychiatry. When not working, Dr. Canfield is spending time with his wife and three boys.