Recovery programs tailored for men are more effective in helping persons seeking recovery help. Besides cutting through social stigma, a gender-specific program helps men focus on pertinent issues that are most crucial to 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 programs are guided by the 12-step spiritual principles to help recovering persons realize lasting recovery.
Why Men's Mental or Health Retreat is Important
Men can be more comfortable and relaxed when participating in a recovery session with other men. This helps you develop a sense of trust and enough comfort to discuss personal issues. In a men’s recovery program, it becomes easier to discuss issues that would have made them feel harshly judged by the opposite sex.
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 a men retreat program, this expectation is removed, and the most important issue is recovery and personal healing.
Discussions about topics like addiction can be more authentic when in a gender-specific setting. Communication is rich and more fulfilling than in a mixed-group setup. Most importantly, men get the chance to discuss specific issues that affect men in recovery.
2. Enhanced Protection and Personal Breakthroughs
When you are in a residential program, 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 men’s 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 programs.
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 program, it’s easier to identify the root cause of the condition and determine if there are any other serious issues that require treatment.
3. Gain New Perspectives on Your Relationships
Typically, people form characters that are modeled towards people they spend the most time with. In mental health retreats for men, 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 jeopardizing your progress.
A substance abuse recovery program 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 program, 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 recognizing other essential aspects of yourself.
In a residential recovery program, 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 programs usually provide all the support you can need.
Why The Retreat
Finding a suitable recovery 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 Anonymous events for added support.
During the mental health retreats, we focus on helping recovering men learn and embrace sobriety principles. Since our volunteers are people who have walked on the path of recovery, program 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 program is vital since men and women have different therapy needs and respond differently to recovery interventions. At The Retreat, we focus on helping recovering men understand the conditions they are dealing with and provide guidance and support for lifelong recovery.
Get Help Now
If you or a loved one are interested in our Men’s Recovery Centre or want to better understand how our programmes 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.