Since there are inherent differences in men and women (substance abuse aside), it only makes sense that there would be differences in their experiences and obstacles within active addiction and when they are getting help. For instance, men tend to initiate substance use and maintain their using pattern for different reasons than women. Unique physical side effects of ongoing drug and/or alcohol use also frequently vary between genders, along with the experience of co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety.
Gender-specific programs provide a healing environment with less distraction and without the opportunity to "fill a void" or escape emotions via romantic relationships. Less distraction leaves more time to deal with core issues and a focus on healing and relevant issues.
At Fire Sky Ranch, we not only offer a beautiful, male-only living environment but also groups explicitly focused on the issues described above.