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.
Expert treatment 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 it. 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 Men's Program, you can build the true strength that comes through vulnerability and relationships.
With more than 60 years treating substance use disorder and process addictions, Caron emphasizes Recovery for Life and provides you 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.
Caron's dedicated team is focused on men's treatment.
Kate Appleman, MA, CAADC, CSAT, CCS
Senior Clinical Director of Men’s Treatment Services
Continuing Care & Ongoing Recovery Support
Your treatment team puts together a continuing care plan designed for your needs and life situation, ensuring you have the support and tools needed to sustain recovery when you leave Caron.
- My First Year of Recovery and the Breakthrough Program also offer support for your life in recovery as well as Caron’s outpatient programs at our recovery centers in Pennsylvania, Atlanta, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Recognizing Relapse Signs & Seeking Help Early
Our Men's Relapse Program helps you uncover the core issues and destructive patterns of thinking that can lead to relapse and develop strategies to change them. Our relapse treatment team works with you and your family to create an integrated treatment plan based on your specific circumstances and history.
As you learn more about your disease of addiction, you can gain insights on recognizing your feelings, triggers and/or behaviors so you can understand and address them in a healthy way.