At The Star—the men’s rehab center at Lakeview Health—we understand what it takes to overcome addiction and our team of difference makers have the experience, understanding, and dedication to help you recover. We also understand the importance of gender-specific care for our patients. Our gender-responsive, integrative addiction treatment programs go beyond the fundamentals of abstinence and 12-step meetings to address eight additional core aspects of recovery:
Our Florida addiction treatment programs are tailored to the unique needs of men during recovery. Men can, at times, have a more difficult time expressing and sharing complex or embarrassing thoughts, feelings, and emotions during therapy. Because of how our society has been formed, men are conditioned to keep these feelings buried and work through their problems alone. This type of pressure can often result in the abuse of substances. At Lakeview Health men’s rehab center, we craft specialized treatments to improve your ability to communicate and benefit from therapy.
Sporting events, guys’ night out, and other men-only events can center on drinking – part of men’s recovery must focus on redefining these experiences. Men with substance use disorders need to learn how to participate in these activities without the use of drugs and alcohol.
When entering rehabilitation, some people have an image in their mind of a very clinical or austere facility. At Lakeview Health, we’ve gone to great lengths to create a facility that is comfortable for patients providing them with not just the treatment resources they need but the amenities to feel comfortable.
An example of Lakeview’s approach to redefining male experiences is the dining facilities of the Star program. The men’s dining room resembles a sports bar, with big-screen TVs and dark wood decor. Because such an environment would normally be a trigger for substance use, it is important men learn to enjoy such spaces without feeling the need to drink. In our dining room, they discover it is possible to watch and enjoy a football game without consuming alcohol. How patients feel in their program at our facility can go a long way to helping them make progress.
Why men only addiction treatment?
When men participate in gender-specific addiction treatment, they tend to stay in treatment longer. It’s a well-documented fact the longer a patient stays in treatment, the less likely they are to relapse. Therefore, gender-specific programs can reduce relapse rates and increase the chance of lifelong, sustained sobriety.
Mornings at Lakeview are usually spent in various group therapy sessions. In the afternoon, you have access to our wellness center and fitness programs with certified personal trainers. After dinner, we provide 12-Step meetings often featuring guest speakers sharing their story and providing a positive influence from someone who was once in their shoes.
We don’t want men who come into our men’s rehab program to feel alone. For this reason, we offer semi-private rooms where men can connect with others going through a similar journey. Isolation doesn’t foster healing. For many men, being isolated or apart from others can contribute to resistance to therapy or make the urge to use more intense. While every patient is treated as an independent person with the right to privacy and all therapy is confidential, sharing space and being around others encourages healing and gives patients the support necessary to get through difficult times.
The Jacksonville Beach Bistro is a restaurant-style setting where men can share meals together. Our dietary team can create personalized nutrition plans to help ensure you’re eating as healthy as possible. Socializing is important in recovery. Most individuals find sharing meals together to be the most natural feeling time to build bonds, get to know one another, and learn more about themselves and how treatment works for everyone. Here at Lakeview Health, we embrace this. Our bistro delivers an engaging environment with quality food.
At the Lakeview Health men’s rehab center, we offer both indoor and outdoor activities for men to unwind, including:
Staying active makes recovery easier to work through. Not only does recreation allow individuals to blow off steam, it also provides a feeling of normalcy. Recovery is not about being locked down or restricted in some kind of hospital-like setting. Our treatment programs and facility are designed to give patients the space they need to learn who they are without drugs or alcohol. We encourage patients to embrace their hobbies or learn new ones.
The Atlantic Lounge serves dual purposes for men. Not only can men relax and hang out, but they can also participate in My Brain Solutions, which is a computer-based learning and retention program that helps with memory recall and concentration. Addiction can have subtle effects on the mind. For individuals who have been struggling with addiction for a long time, whether drugs or alcohol, working to improve one’s memory and retention is key. It lays a foundation for being able to re-integrate into everyday life without too much difficulty. Similarly, our Atlantic Lounge provides a space to reflect after a long day of treatment or post-therapy.
“We’re a community at Lakeview Health, a fellowship of patients and employees. Our goal is to create a healthy foundation for recovery. During the first days of your stay, you’ll learn a lot about the disease of addiction as you get comfortable with your surroundings. Then you transition to the counseling phase of your treatment, which is when you’re assigned a primary therapist. That’s when the good stuff happens! Listening, discussing, and learning.”
Along with providing gender-specific care, we also offer the following programs in order to provide a full continuum of care to our clients:
We do everything we can to make sure the insurance verification process is simple and stress-free. Simply fill out our insurance verification request form or by calling us at 866 552 6557.
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