By breaking down norms that may block the way forward, you can rebuild authentic strength to support your life in recovery.
At a Glance
A supportive environment
encourages trust and vulnerability.
guides you in developing healthy relationship skills and sober supports.
Gender-specific living and treatment space
opens a safe space to process your treatment experience with peers.
Highlights of the Men's Program
Societal expectations and stereotypes can make it difficult for men to live authentic lives and ask for help when they need support. Living up to societal or internal expectations can easily lead to substance use, mental health problems, or other addictive behaviors.
Caron Pennsylvania offers you that support, along with expert treatment for substance use disorder. Through our program, you can build the true strength that comes through vulnerability and relationships.
With more than 60 years of history treating substance use disorder and process addictions, Caron emphasizes Recovery for Life, providing you and every patient we treat with lifetime support. We view substance use disorder as a chronic treatable brain disease that requires a long-term management plan.
Foundational Treatment Elements
Your treatment plan will include:
- Thorough assessments and treatment planning.
- A range of assessments for substance use disorder and mental health, psychological testing, and a complete medical history provide information about your needs, such as co-occurring disorders or other issues.
- If needed, detox is available under the supervision of an experienced and caring medical team in our state-of-the art medical building.
Personalized treatment specific to your needs.
- Gender-specific treatment opens a safe space for you to learn how to process dynamics associated with addiction and recovery.
- Using evidence-based techniques, counselor-led groups address the key issues you face and how to implement healthy lifestyle changes.
- In specialty groups with peers, you can address issues like anxiety, parenting, chronic pain, relapse, and grief and loss as well as process addictions like gambling, sex, work, internet, and eating.
- Designed specifically for men, trauma treatment incorporates evidence-based treatment modalities, including cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
- Attention to spiritual needs and fitness activities that renew and refresh body and soul are all a part of Caron’s treatment plans. A registered dietitian can provide counseling to help you with healthy eating.
Relational education and support for you and your family.
- With support and guidance for developing your spiritual understanding, you learn what is needed to enable better relationships with your family and create a community of support for your life in recovery.
- Educational sessions equip you for post-treatment life with information on how addiction works, what relapse looks like and how to prevent it, and the role that mental health plays in addiction.
Continuing care and ongoing recovery support.
- Your treatment team puts together a continuing care plan with tools and recommendations for your recovery. Free services, such as our alumni support activities, also are available to support you after you return home.
- My First Year of Recovery and Breakthrough Workshops support your life in recovery as do Caron’s outpatient programs at our recovery centers in Pennsylvania, Atlanta, New York, and Washington, D.C..
Caron’s dedicated professionals focus on men's treatment.
Our multidisciplinary team brings experience, expertise, and understanding to your treatment.
Kate Appleman, MA, CAADC, CSAT, CCS
Senior Clinical Director of Men’s Treatment Services
Expert Clinical Support for a Full Focus on Healthy Recovery
Caron’s Phase II treatment for men allows you the space and time to fully focus on your emotional, mental, and spiritual health to enable a healthy recovery. In Phase II, with the support of an expert clinical team, you take a clear look at the reality of your world so that you can learn from the past, plan for the future, and accept the present.
Through workshops, specialty groups, group therapy, adventure-based counseling and other therapies, you are able to:
- Redefine what it means to be a man and understand that substance use and mental health disorders are not a weakness or moral failing.
- Reduce barriers that keep you from moving forward, such as anger, resentment, shame, and counterproductive relationship patterns.
- Learn how to use recovery supports to cope with life in early recovery.
- Identify the skills you will need to manage recovery for life.
Depending on your needs, these programming components will be part of your Phase II treatment:
- Continued support for withdrawal and post-acute withdrawal symptoms that are present in early recovery
- Work on therapeutic interventions, like neurofeedback, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and an addiction interaction disorder (AID) intensive.
- 12-Step work
- Participation in a 4th-Step group or individual work to process the key areas of the fourth step, including harm to others, resentments, fears, sexual inventory, and assets and liabilities
- A life story and peer evaluation group that provides an opportunity for you to tell your story and by doing so better understand your reality and identify thoughts, feelings and patterns that impact your relationships and self-view
A continuing care plan that fits your individual needs and life situation will ensure you have the support and tools needed to sustain recovery when you leave Caron.
You may also decide to participate in Caron’s Breakthrough Program for individuals, designed to address patterns and issues, including self-esteem, that often get in the way of being able to meet interpersonal and relationship goals.