Georgia Addiction Treatment For Veterans
When it comes to getting the medical and specialized treatment they need for all types of disease and illnesses, one group that is predominantly underserved are military veterans. This is true not just for medical treatment but for addiction treatment also. Without the right treatment, many veterans suffer from compounding issues related to their time in the service as well as their mental health and their addiction. That’s why, if you know a veteran who is struggling with addiction, it is important to get them help at a licensed veterans drug rehab in Georgia before the addiction becomes too severe.
At Atlanta Recovery Place, we use evidence-based treatment to help those with an addiction to develop the skills, mindset, and way of life they need to truly overcome their addiction. We know that veterans have specific needs that are different from the general population, and that’s why we are proud to offer Georgia addiction treatment for veterans who are ready and able to go into treatment and finally overcome some of the struggles that they have been dealing with. Our veterans deserve to be treated with compassion and respect, and our staff is here to do just that as we guide them on the path to recovery and toward a sober life.
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What is Veterans Addiction Treatment in Georgia?
Our veteran’s addiction treatment program here at Atlanta Recovery Place is designed for those that have served in the military in the United States and are now struggling with an addiction. The program is designed to treat military veterans from all branches, with all ages and all service histories.
The program consists of all veterans to make sure that those in the program feel comfortable and have extra support from those in similar situations. Having a group of like-minded people with similar backgrounds in the program gives those who have struggled to give up their addiction an extra bit of support. The program is also made to focus on key issues that only those in the military may experience, such as returning to society after being separated or active in combat, dealing with relationship issues, reintegrating into civilian life, finding employment, and other issues.
Besides dealing with these types of issues that can make addiction worse, we also work with veterans to help them learn the reason why they have an addiction and what they can do to fix it. This often involves dealing with both physical and mental health issues that may be present for the client. Addiction can destroy all parts of a person’s life, but when combined with the unique challenges that veterans face, it can be even more devastating in terms of health and relationship challenges, and veterans are less likely to ask for help, making the problems especially dangerous.
Not only do veterans need A Georgia addiction treatment center, but it is often the only way to get them the help they need to not only overcome their addiction but also to put them in a position to get help for the other issues they may have.
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Why Do Veterans Need Special Treatment For Addiction?
Veterans with addiction are not like everyday addicts due to the situations that typically give rise to the addiction and the struggles they face in getting help. For example, one of the most common triggers for addiction in veterans is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many veterans have PTSD for a range of reasons, from accidents while training, sexual assault/trauma while in the service or long-term deployment stress.
So many veterans have PTSD that it has been recognized as a serious issue among many veterans agencies, though resources to help are limited. PTSD is a mental health disorder that causes a person to relive trauma that they have experienced often for years or even decades. The trauma is typically retriggered by sights, sounds, or other stimuli and can make even basic day-to-day activities impossible to perform. Depending on the nature of the trauma, such as war, some veterans may suffer debilitating panic attacks, mood swings, paranoia, anxiety, and depression. These can all be difficult to manage without the proper treatment and medication.
For these reasons, veterans with PTSD will turn to alcohol and drug use to manage the symptoms, which quickly leads to full and total addiction. This then turns the addiction into what is known as a co-occurring disorder. A co-occurring disorder is a condition that combines mental illness with addiction. Without specialized treatment for both problems, the person will continue to relapse over and over again as both problems feed off of one another. When only one is treated, the other problem will cause the treated issue to resurface over and over again.
When combined with all of the other unique struggles that veterans face when trying to return to civilian life, veterans need special treatment to get over their addiction. That’s where our program at Atlanta Recovery Place comes in. We have developed a veterans-specific recovery program that aims to deal with these issues and treat the causes of their addiction so that once they finish the treatment program, they will have the skills they need to continue their life free of addiction along with additional help and support through community services and support programs.
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How Atlanta Recovery Place Can Help Veterans Get the Care They Need
We know that if you’ve got a loved one that has served in the military, you want to do everything you can to get them the help that they need for their addiction. The first step is getting them to admit that they have an addiction and need treatment. Once this happens, it’s all about finding the best program to work for them.
We strive to bring the best in addiction treatment combined with the mental health treatment and other services veterans need to overcome their addiction, develop positive habits in its place and be able to return to a day-to-day life that doesn’t need drugs and alcohol. This means treating problems like PTSD, separation anxiety, depression, and other problems while giving them a safe outlet, a sense of community, and a place to learn from their past mistakes. Even when other outlets have not worked before, Atlanta Recovery Place is here to give your loved one the help they need with their addiction.
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