Many veterans have issues with drug and alcohol abuse that they suffer with in silence. Other veterans are dealing with substance abuse problems along with mental health issues that involve challenges related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
During Military Appreciation Month, a premier treatment center and facility, Desert Hope Treatment Center, has created a new pathway to recovery. It is called the Salute to Recovery program that provides a new unique curriculum that address issues related to abuse and PTSD.
Desert Hope Treatment Center is also one of the facilities serviced under the American Addiction Centers. Their facilities are located throughout the United States.
Statistics offer a brisk realty check on the current status of numerous veterans dealing with mental health and specific substance abuse issues. A study conducted by American Addiction Centers, which is the parent company for Desert Hope Treatment Center, shows some startling facts pertaining to mental health and substance abuse directly related to veterans.
The study indicates that only 50% of veterans who need mental health treatment actually seek out these services upon returning from active duty. Vietnam veterans have a percentage that ranges from 60% to 80% with diagnosed alcohol abuse issues. According to a 2016 report, 4 out of 5 veterans have difficulty maintaining employment due to limitations caused by physical and mental reasons.
A lifeline has been set in place at the Desert Hope Treatment Center that offers coping skills training to assist with recovery. Both inpatient and outpatient services are provided at the facility.
Many staff leaders are also veterans. Group sessions with other veterans will take up the majority of the patient’s time. In addition to vital coping skills, veterans also learn about the disease of addiction. The facility focus is to deliver relatable and effective care that lead to real solutions. Read more: American Addiction Center Reviews | Glassdoor and American Addiction Centers New Docuseries Unveils The Realities of Recovery
According to Ambrozino Storr, CEO at Desert Hope Treatment Center, a primary goal is provide a safe space where patients find hope and healing. It is clearly understood that it takes true bravery for a veteran to reach out for professional assistance when dealing with drug abuse or mental health issues.
Quality treatment to all veterans is based on the principles outlined by and the core mission of the parent company, American Addiction Centers. The whole person is addressed with their treatment programs, because the approach is from a big picture viewpoint.
Each patient has individual factors that must be considered and this include lifestyle, physical health, environment, mental health and drug abuse issues. All facilities under American Addiction Centers provide services and therapy programs for each individual needs.
Their facility success rate is also double the national average for patients seeking recovery treatments. The goal is to help veterans positively change their lives.
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