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Veterans Addiction Help – Substance Abuse Help & Treatment

The men and women of the Armed Forces serve our country valiantly. Unfortunately, they’re often left to fight their own battles once they return home. We too often see heightened rates of drug abuse, alcoholism, mental health disorders and suicide among vets. Transformations at Mending Fences is here to let former service members know they’re not in this battle alone.

Our facilities are dedicated to helping veterans of America’s military. Between 30 and 40 percent of our patients have been veterans and first responders, and our Veterans Recovery Program caters to the unique needs of America’s servicemen and women.

We understand the unique challenges faced by these heroic individuals. If you’re a veteran dealing with addiction, contact us today for help.

Issues Facing Veterans Back Home

Substance abuse among veterans often stems from the issues they bring home with them. Those who serve our country go through experiences that most civilians couldn’t imagine. Trauma, constant stress, traumatic injuries and many other common outcomes of military service can lead to addiction among veterans.

These are just a few of the most common issues veterans deal with after their service:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Difficulty readjusting to civilian life
  • Trauma disorders
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Unfortunately, many of these conditions often go undiagnosed. Mental illness carries a stigma in the military, and this frequently leads to self-medicating after discharge. Co-occurring disorders are common, but it’s also possible that addiction may occur on its own. Regardless of the underlying cause or concurrent issues, Transformations at Mending Fences can help.

Veteran Addiction Treatments

It’s easy to say that addiction creates the same hurdles for everyone suffering from it. This is actually far from the truth. The men and women of the military have a unique experience shared by few others. And when you consider the wide array of individuals who answer the call to service, the fact is that addictions and the veterans who deal with them are all very different.

That’s why Mending Fences at Transformations offers a variety of different treatment options. No two veterans are exactly the same, but we can help you decide the best treatment plan for your specific issues. Your plan could include:

  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Trauma management and resolution
  • Stress management
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST) treatment
  • Emotion-focused therapy (EFT)
  • Medical detoxification
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • Animal-assisted therapy

These are far from the only treatment options available at the Transformations at Mending Fences facilities, but they’re often among the most successful for veterans with addiction. There’s no point in pretending that overcoming alcohol or drug abuse will be an easy endeavor. With the tools provided at Transformations, though, you’ll have what you need to achieve your goal.

Get Help Today

Transformations at Mending Fences provides services for anyone dealing with addiction. Due to the unique needs of American veterans, though, we’ve created an entire program to serve those who served our country. While the military may focus on the collective, we always look at each of our clients individually and ensure we cater their treatment to their specific needs.

You answered the call to American service, so don’t be afraid of the battle before you. Contact us today and we’ll continuously strive to help you crawl out of the foxhole of addiction.