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Men’s Recovery

On your journey to recovery, it is crucial to ensure the support system is well-rounded to provide the necessary nourishment for the body, soul, and spirit. At The Retreat, our recovery programmes are guided by the 12-step spiritual principles to help recovering persons realise lasting recovery.

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Why Men's Recovery is Important

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Society expects men to bottle up their emotions and be strong. But during hard times, this expectation can be a hindrance for men seeking recovery help. In residential rehabilitation, this expectation is removed, and the most important issue is recovery and personal healing.

2. Enhanced Protection and Personal Breakthroughs

When you are in a residential programme, you learn several coping mechanisms that are vital in long-term recovery. While some semi-residential programs have the flexibility of temporarily leaving the recovery facility, some people may not handle such responsibility.

Participating in a residential recovery program shields individuals from circumstances and substances that lure them. For people in the early stages of recovery, this can be a very effective approach. Typically, strong willpower is necessary to ward off temptations, and if you are still in your early stages, it may be challenging to manage in outpatient programmes.

In most cases, people that need recovery interventions suffer from deeper emotional issues. At the same time, they may be dealing with various co-occurring conditions that accelerate their adverse behavioral patterns. When in a recovery programme, it’s easier to identify the root cause of the condition and determine if there are any other serious issues that require treatment.

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3. Gain New Perspectives on Your Relationships

Typically, people form characters that are modeled towards people they spend the most time with. In residential rehabilitation, there’s an opportunity to drop dominating characters that we automatically present when in the presence of friends and family. In this setup, you are around new people, surroundings, and concepts. Therefore, you’ll find it easy to let go of old characters that may be jeopardising your progress.

A residential recovery programme can help you drop all your worries and focus on self-healing and recovery. When you deeply connect within and find solace, it becomes easier to reflect on your life and achieve long-term recovery.

4. Try new things and get enough support

When going through your everyday life, trying new routines can be hard, especially if you are accustomed to certain habits. But in the appropriate recovery programme, it’s much easier to try out new things. For instance, if you’re depressed, you can experiment with several experiences and see which ones excite you the most. Similarly, you can also start participating in sober activities to find out which are most effective. This allows you to start seeing yourself differently and start recognising other essential aspects of yourself.

In a residential recovery programme, you get support from professional staff and peers. Most importantly, issues that require recovery interventions thrive on the sense of isolation. Unlike in day recovery programs, residential programmes usually provide all the support you can need.

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Why The Retreat

Finding a suitable residential treatment centre can be daunting. The Retreat is committed to improving the lives of anyone seeking recovery help. Besides ensuring constant support from our staff and volunteers, The Retreat has a calendar of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous events for added support.

We focus on helping recovering individuals embrace sobriety principles. Since our volunteers are people who have walked on the path of recovery, programme participants can benefit from the experience and guidance offered daily. Most importantly, The Retreat offers a supportive, safe, and conducive environment that nurtures long-term recovery.


Having a holistic recovery programme is vital since individuals have different therapy needs and respond differently to recovery interventions. At The Retreat, we focus on helping people understand the conditions they are dealing with and provide guidance and support for lifelong recovery.

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Get Help Now

If you or a loved one are interested in our residential rehabilitation programme or want to better understand how our programme works please fill out the form and we will make sure to have one of our dedicated staff members reach out for more information.

If you need to complete a pre-registration contact us at 0800 276 237 for assistance.

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