Addiction Treatment for Veterans JasonZimmerman 2017-03-13T12:56:35+00:00
Defending your country is a great honor. Unfortunately, this experience often times leads to trouble when members of the military return to civilian life. For many years, veterans have struggled with drug, alcohol, and prescription drug addictions.
Treating a veteran is not the same as somebody who has not served in the military. This is why it is essential to choose a veteran substance abuse program that has experience with patients of this background.
Specific treatment programs should include:
Helping the patient cope with mental anguish caused by defending their country, as well as any physical pain
An individualized program based on the patient’s past as well as their current addiction problem
Teaching coping strategies that can help deal with any traumatic experiences from life in the military
Nobody wants to be an addict. These people want to return home from the military and lead a normal life. However, this is not always the way that things turn out.
To beat an addiction, it is important to have the proper staff working with the patient. This is one of the most important details to consider, no matter if you are checking yourself into a rehab facility or are searching for a family member or friend.
The types of staff should include: nurses, physicians, psychiatrists (to help with PTSD), addiction counselors, and case managers.
These professionals can help treat both emotional and physical problems as related to drug and alcohol dependency.
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