Gender-Specific Treatment

Gender-Specific Treatment at Taos Recovery Center

Taos Recovery Center is created specifically to treat men with addiction. We understand that there are plenty of factors that necessitate a unique and personalized approach to addiction recovery, and a huge one of those factors is the gender of the patient. This is because men and women have some different ways that they experience the behavioral disease of addiction. We focus on some of these different ways to use them for our advantage, and for the benefit of our patients.

How Addiction Impacts Genders, Differently

Gender-specific treatment can have a profound impact on a patient’s individual experience, and whether or not treatment is going to be successful for them. There are several key aspects of a man’s experience with addiction that make this so:

  • Men become dependent on substances at a higher clip than women.
  • Men need to use more of a substance to get the same effect, on average.
  • Men have a higher relapse rate than women.
  • The reasons for relapse differ greatly, depending on the gender of the addict.

How Our Treatment Caters to Men

There are two main reasons that male-focused treatment at Taos Recovery Center provides a benefit for the therapy we give the men in our care:

  • It's easier for men to be around other men, when discussing their thoughts and feelings about their experiences. Difficult topics, such as emotions, relationships, desires, fears, and sex, can be a lot easier to discuss when in the presence of someone of your own gender.
  • There is less of an expectation to display specific traits of masculinity when men are just around other men. This makes it easier to be honest and make lasting progress in treatment.

Call for More Information

(800) 203-8249

If you or a man you know struggles with the horrors of addiction, then don’t wait to get help. Our friendly staff can give you clear and concise information about our program to let you know if it’s a good fit for you. Together, we can create a New Mexico that is free from substance abuse and addiction.


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Taos Recovery Center


  • 250 Shadow Mountain Road
  • Taos, NM 87571
  • Phone: (800) 203-8249

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Taos Recovery Center

Men's Gender-Specific Residential Treatment

Our Location

250 Shadow Mountain Road

Taos, NM 87571

800-203-8249(800) 203-8249

Don’t wait another day to get the help you or a loved one needs. Call us now.

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There aren't enough words to express how thankful I am with Shadow Mountain and the treatment they gave to me, what I lived there is something I won't be able to live anywhere else, everything there was great and everything helped me to become who I am now.

Rehab.com

After several stints in rehab facilities all over the country, Shadow Mountain Recovery is the only place my son got the kind of help he needed to begin the process of self motivation toward permanent sobriety. The work they did seems to have set him on the road to self discovery. His mom and I thank you with all sincerity!

Randy Hooker