Intensive Outpatient Programs for Men
Men can attend intensive outpatient programs exclusively for males. Men often share many of the same interests and frequently share mutual pressures and problems as well. Having a safe environment to discuss those hurdles allows men to talk openly with each other. Along with a caring group leader the men come together to learn strategies that help them cope with everyday life situations. They share techniques that have and have not worked for them and gather strength to help them as they face the next day of sobriety.
Because the group consists solely of men, many guys find it easier to be more open and honest. They don’t have to worry women in the room judging them. No one has to be the strong male all the time. You can talk about dealing with sexual dysfunction or feelings of weakness. These intensive outpatient programs are a place where it’s okay for men to show their emotions and draw strength from their male counterparts. It’s male bonding at its best, enriching each member of the brotherhood.
Intensive Outpatient Programs for Women
There are times when women need to talk with other women. Sometimes only women can really understand the pressures women face in today’s culture. Trying to be a mother, a wife or girlfriend, a career woman, a care giver, and self-sufficient adult can be overwhelming. Add to that society’s unrealistic beauty standards coupled with other problems unique to the female sex and it’s enough to stress the strongest women.
Sharing and caring in our intensive outpatient programs with other females is liberating for most women. It lets them discover that there are others who are contending with problems just as big or even bigger than their own. With the help of a caring counselor women work together to help each other become the best that they can be. It’s a nurturing, caring atmosphere that allows women to share information about personal challenges, build inner strength, and learn to recognize triggers that could activate a relapse and how to manage the situation in a positive way. They learn coping strategies for circumventing negative behaviors and staying on the road to recovery.
Co-Ed Groups are also available at Transformations
For some people, co-ed intensive outpatient programs are a good option. Members of both sexes participate in the group, allowing its members to view both the male and female perspectives on the topics discussed. Men may be from Mars and women from Venus but here on earth they live, work, and play together. By sharing a group, they also share a special journey, an adventure that is headed towards a new, more satisfying life.
Some goals are easier to achieve when you’re not trying to go it alone. Intensive outpatient programs are often the key to a substance abuser’s door to recovery. It reminds you that there are other people that suffer from the same illness you do, you are not a failure. In fact, you’re already a winner when you join a team of people working together towards the same goals, the same rewards. You don’t have to do this by yourself. Let Transformations group programs help you transform your life and open the door to a new beginning.
Asking for help with substance abuse or mental health issues can be frightening, especially when you feel you’re alone and isolated with your problem. You may think you’re the only person around who has fallen victim to those issues and no one else understands what you’re going through. At Transformations, a division of Jupiter Counseling, we want you to know you’re not alone. If you come to us and enter one of our group programs, you’ll discover that humans from every walk of life are susceptible to the same illness you have developed.