Boys and girls tends to have different struggles and needs during recovery. We offer gender-specific treatment programs that address the unique issues that each gender faces.
Tailored Treatment ProgramsTeens recover more easily without the distractions of a mixed-gender environment. Having same-gender therapy groups relieves both girls and boys of the pressure to impress each other. Everyone feels more open to express themselves, which boosts engagement in recovery. Also, each gender tends to have similar co-occurring conditions — same-gender peers find it easier to relate to one another’s struggles.
Are Teens Separated by Gender in Rehab?At our facility living arrangements are separated by gender, with girls on the ground floor and boys on the second. Accommodations are identical in quality and layout. Girls and boys are unable to access one another’s living floors. Your teen will spend the majority of their time in groups with their own gender. At Next Generation Village, we believe that limited, supervised interaction between genders is healthy during treatment, since your teen must learn to live comfortably and healthfully in a world with the opposite gender.
Drug Rehab for Teenage BoysTeen boys are more likely than girls to externalize their pain, engage in delinquent activity and suffer from disruptive disorders. Clinical psychologist Robert N. Jamison, who led a study on gender differences in drug abuse, said that addiction in boys “…usually stems from problematic social and behavioral problems that lead to substance abuse.”
Common StrugglesMany teen male patients with addiction suffer from the following co-occurring disorders:
- ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
- ODD (oppositional defiant disorder)
- Impulse control disorders