More on Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Men

bigstock--177683272Welcome back. We are here to talk more about substance abuse, mental health and men. In our previous blog we talked about how mental health disorders and suicide are more prevalent in men. This is also the case for substance abuse. If you're searching for holistic mental health therapy in Greensboro, NC, please call Legacy Freedom.

Though researchers haven't found a direct link, it is common for men to suffer from both.

For every three men that have substance abuse issues, only one female has the same issues. Research shows that unemployment, divorce, life transitions, and stress led to the substance abuse.

Men are also less likely to be treated for a substance abuse issue or mental health disorder. Because they are not likely to receive treatment, they may suffer in silence and become suicidal.

According to, "This is often attributed to stubbornness in men, rooted in traditional American notions of masculinity that emphasize 'true grit' doggedness. However, another explanation is that formal mental health services are not finely attuned to men’s needs, especially minority men. Indeed, these services tend to emphasize medication or talk-therapy. But some research suggests that men prefer action over words in the face of stressful situations."

For those that have male loved ones suffering, consider this information. Use it to help them better understand that help is available. Alternative therapy programs work. All they have to do is to take the first step to getting help. There is a solution to substance abuse and mental disorders. Suicide isn't the answer.

If you missed our last two blog posts, be sure to visit back with them before moving on. There you'll find more information about the link between substance abuse and mental illness as well as more info on the two and how they can affect men.

Affordable Mental Health Therapy in Greensboro, NC

If you feel like substance abuse and/or a mental health disorder is a part of your everyday life, it might be time to consider getting help. Please contact us to learn more about our services. We are here to help you get back on track to a happy, healthy life. You'll also find the following alternative, holistic therapy in Greensboro, NC geared toward helping individuals cope with conditions:

  • Adventure Therapy
  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Discharge/Aftercare
  • Equine Assisted
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Inner Child
  • Life/Purpose Coaching
  • Meditation Therapy
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sound Therapy
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga

Accepting that you need help with substance abuse or mental illness can be difficult. Often, those suffering blame themselves for their situation and rarely believe that they can be helped. Feeling helpless and hopeless is a common problem with all types of mental illnesses. However, accepting help is the first step in the right direction. Know that whatever it is that's causing your disorder, treatment can help. Holistic, alternative therapy in Greensboro, NC is here for you. All you have to do is acknowledge that you need it. Contact Legacy Freedom of Greensboro for more information.

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