The factors that contribute to both addiction and recovery are different for men and women. Men’s drug and alcohol use often revolve around societal definitions of masculinity and the expectations our culture places on men. It is critical, therefore, that drug and alcohol treatment for men takes their particular needs into account.
The Star of Lakeview, located in Jacksonville, Florida, offers men-only treatment in a gender-responsive environment. Simply put, this means that everything from how the facility is designed to programs and curriculum are specific to the needs of men.
Taking the first step is tough. We understand what’s going through your mind as you consider checking yourself into rehab. We know what it’s like to be afraid of recovery and sobriety. We really do: every single one of our admissions specialists has been through treatment themselves, which means they’ve been right where you are – or somewhere very similar. To get started, provide your contact information below and one of our specialists will contact you within 30 minutes. They’ll help you begin the admission process, and answer any and all questions you might have – but you have to answer the phone when they call!
The Star is intentionally designed for mental, physical, and spiritual healing. You’ll participate in men-only groups, receive top-tier medical care, as well as experience interactions that mirror aspects of social life in the real world. Experiences may include enjoying a chef-prepared meal in the on-site dining room that resembles a sports bar, working on your physical health in the 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art wellness center, or bonding with peers over a game of foosball.
The absence of women helps men to be more open about their experiences and feelings throughout treatment at the Star. The added comfort and camaraderie allows you to candidly share while getting to the root issues of what may have lead you to active substance use. You’ll find that every aspect at the Star of Lakeview plays an active role in your recovery process.
We treat males and females in different groups because we want to encourage honesty, transparency, sharing, and learning. The best results come when we can remove any unnecessary distractions and reminders of pain sparked by the opposite gender. We all have the same goal to stay focused on the task at hand – getting better.
Long-term exposure to alcohol and drugs of abuse has serious consequences for your body, brain, and emotional health. Our medical team is an integral part of our on-site staff, which means they’re a consistent part of your recovery journey. They’re experienced, they have all the relevant medical records and documentation in your file, and they know exactly where you are in the treatment process. They’re experts in addiction and recovery, trained in the latest therapeutic techniques and methods. Our team is your team, ready when you need them.
Chronic pain and the medication most often prescribed to address it, adds an extra layer to an already complex set of challenges for both the physicians treating addiction and the patients in recovery. We’ve developed an integrative, multi-modal program designed specifically for patients in recovery from alcohol, opioid, and substance use disorders who are also managing a chronic pain condition.
Our dual diagnosis treatment centers have expert staff available to regularly monitor the progress of individuals. Each member of our multidisciplinary team participates in the creation of a unique treatment plan. Lakeview Health’s board-certified doctors make every attempt to use non-addictive medications for mental health symptoms. Our board-certified psychiatrists will work with you to ensure prescribed medications are properly administered and helping with mental health symptoms.
The Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Professionals Program at Lakeview Health is an addiction recovery program designed specifically for professionals, such as doctors, commercial airline pilots, lawyers, and executives of all industries who happen to be seeking treatment for addiction. Like our Inpatient Rehab Program, the Professional Program occupies the level of care between our Detox and Residential Treatment programs and serves patients with alcohol and substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health disorders, and a history of trauma or post-traumatic stress.
We recognize the fact that recovery continues long after your stay at Lakeview Health. The last day at treatment is the first day of your new life. We teach you the skills required for a successful launch. After that, the responsibility shifts to you, but we neither expect nor want you to do it alone. In the grand scheme of things, your time in rehab is short in comparison to the full arc of your recovery. Our Alumni Program offers on-going support, meet-up, and Recovery Coaching to help you stick with your path o
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When I came to Lakeview, I felt low, depressed, low self-worth and broken. I did not know what to expect the only thing I did know was that I needed help and I needed it quickly. Once I was here I started joining classes, group therapy and meetings regularly. At the beginning, I badly wanted to leave a number of times, but now that I have completed the program, I could not have been more thankful to the program as I am now. Although it may not have been the easiest thing for me, it was definitely the smartest and best decision.
My name is Chris from CT. I came to treatment on July 4, 2012. I’m 28 years old. I came to treatment because I was sick and tired of using heroin and other substances. I knew it was time for me to get help. For me this place has been great. The more I put into it, the more I got. It’s a nice new and clean facility. The staff is awesome, especially if you show them respect. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to get their life together.
I had an amazing time at Lakeview. I was able to meet a lot of incredible people and share things with them that I haven’t shared with anyone else. I got in touch with my inner self and core issues, all while enjoying myself and playing games. Thanks, Lakeview!
During the weeks I have been at Lakeview, my views have changed 100 percent. I hated this place for the first two days I was here, but since then I have seen how great this place really is. My counselor and the staff have shown me that this is definitely the place I need to be, and other patients have shown me how to make the best of our common situation. I plan to make the most out of being here.
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