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Why is Drug Use on the Rise Among Men?

Written By:

Becky Babb

Why is Drug Use on the Rise Among Men?

Why is Drug Use on the Rise Among Men?

Prescription drugs are on the rise for many people, especially antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication, and other drugs as well. The numbers are especially increasing for men. The increased use of medication has to do with an increase in recognition of and diagnosis of mental disorders. Stigma against mental issues is eroding and people are willing to talk about illnesses like bipolar disorder or depression so they are seeking help for their issues. Learn more about why drug use may be on the rise among men.

Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are taking more and more time away from people who need help from their doctors for various issues. There may be a medication that is helpful but people will turn away from solutions like therapy towards medication which is paid for more regularly than therapeutic support. Everyone wants a magical pill that works in less time. It seems like the best thing to do is to try and find a doctor who can provide medication and therapy that is affordable. Disclosing symptoms to a treating doctor is important in seeking help.

Seeking Support

Drug use is a symptom of a bigger issue. This may be trauma or neglect or past issues that have not been dealt with properly. If you cannot talk to your doctor about what is going on, you may need to find a different doctor with whom you can share your challenges. Seeking support for addiction is hard and drug abuse is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, by seeking help you are being vulnerable and challenging yourself to find ways to get the help you need. Quite often, a person can get help to pay for their addiction recovery but it takes time to figure out how to get the right help. The bottom line is that you should not hesitate to seek the help you need because you are afraid to tell someone. You are able to be more focused on healing when you can be in a safe space that provides the help you need. It is hard at first, but you need to let go of denial and finally figure out a way to seek the support you need from a rehab center, followed by a recovery after care program that is tailored to fit your needs. Drug abuse and mental health issues are important to recognize and treat together, so be looking for places that provide support for both in tandem with each other. Finally, talk to people you trust and let them know you are thinking of seeking help. Let them know you are struggling and that you need to find a way to move forward with your life that does not include substances. Your life is worth more than staying stuck in addiction. Give yourself permission to seek the help you deserve so you can move forward.

The Last Resort provides a safe, supportive environment for men in a retreat-like setting. Nature is an important component of recovery and healing. We strive to provide a place of enrichment that cultivates the inner as well as the outer journey of recovery. However you find your way to the Last Resort, we endeavor to provide a haven where you can journey through recovery feeling like your life and story have meaning and a purpose. Call us to find out more: 512-750-6750.

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