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Insomnia, depression, anxiety, flashbacks, and the desire to keep from feeling keyed up are symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, signs of a veteran struggling, which can lead to substance abuse. Transformations at Mending Fences understands the mental health problems military veterans face. We specialize in helping heal these issues and substance use disorders through our veteran rehab and mental health treatment.

If you or a loved one need help now please call (888) 995-6013 or click here to have us run a no-cost confidential verification of your benefits so you can get started with treatment today.

Military members put their lives on the line for our country. Yet they often can return home from their military service to a new battle, that of post-traumatic stress, which manifests in depression, anxiety disorder, phobias, and alcohol abuse or drug abuse. Many homeless veterans also suffer from substance abuse and need addiction treatment. In addition, the opioid prescriptions given to treat mental health disorders can be highly addictive. We want to help military members heal, recover from substance abuse and restore their lives.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the stress of military life may account for a higher-than-average rate among the population of substance use disorders, resulting in drug and alcohol addiction. More than one in 10 military members who seek help at the Department of Veterans Affairs showed signs of drug or alcohol addiction. While obvious sources of trauma come from having experienced sexual assault, chronic pain from injury, death of comrades, and combat exposure, the pressures of training, deployment, and returning home are often overlooked. Still, they can also lead to drug and alcohol use disorder.

Our first-rate mental health treatment center in Morriston, FL works with active duty members and veterans struggling with a mental health condition, a substance use disorder, or both. We have dual diagnosis treatment programs, and our treatment process is comprehensive, including for co-occurring disorders.

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By Heroes, for Heroes

The Help for Our Heroes Program is designed for military veterans by military veterans. Most case managers, therapists, healthcare providers, and group facilitators are veterans. They understand the post-traumatic stress disorder and life changes active duty service members and veterans can face. Regardless of how complex the disease is or how many times a vet has sought treatment for substance dependence, our goal is to help each vet heal and repair their life in an all-inclusive way.

We do this by recognizing and treating each client’s physical, mental and emotional health. We provide residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PCP), and an off-site addiction treatment program that handles drug and alcohol problems for male and female veterans 18 years and over.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse Treatment

Transformations at Mending Fences primarily focuses on helping veterans process their traumatic events, whether it be grief and loss, combat trauma, military sexual trauma (MST), other sexual assault, or any other kind of post-traumatic stress disorder. Our mental health services first create a safe space. Our licensed clinicians help clients work through the traumatic memories that continue to impede their ability to function in daily life and create obstacles to long-term stability. We then teach clients how to develop healthy coping skills they can use whenever and wherever they need them to feel they have some control over their lives. We’re also committed to substance abuse treatment, as we understand the connection between trauma and drug and alcohol addiction.

We’ve helped hundreds of veterans overcome mental health concerns and substance abuse. We work with veterans diagnosed with many issues, and our treatment facilities employ traditional and experiential treatment options to help each veteran attain the healing they need. We use:

  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Accelerated resolution therapy (ART)
  • Emotion-focused therapy (EFT)
  • Loss and grief healing
  • Recreation therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Anger management
  • Peer support groups
  • Individual therapy
  • Faith-based, integrated treatment programs
  • Trauma management and resolution
  • SoundPath Recovery (music therapy)
  • Equine-assisted Therapy
  • Family program

Our Facility

We want veterans to recover at the highest level of comfort. That’s why our beautiful facility is an oasis of tranquility, located on over 400 acres of pristine land in Northern Florida. We believe in giving you the environment most conducive to healing, reflecting, and growing. We support our clients through one-on-one time with trained clinical therapists, creative expression endeavors, group therapies, physical activity, and experiential work. Our goal is to restore, rejuvenate and rehabilitate our cherished clients.

With 24 residential and 21 partial hospitalization beds available, every client gets the veteran rehab and mental health service they deserve. Our off-site rehab center effectively helps those who abuse substances. The length of stay depends on individual treatment needs but is, on average, at least 30 days.

We want our vets to have the very best, so we provide an on-site chef who cooks breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily for our clients. We can quickly honor dietary restrictions while providing delicious and nutritious meals in our community cafeteria. We also monitor prescription medications.

Physical fitness is a cornerstone of life for active service members, and we recognize and honor its benefits. We offer regular activities that work out both the body and the psyche. Our clients can exercise daily in our on-site gym or work up a sweat in our outdoor labyrinth. In addition, we offer Rucksack and virtual runs, yoga, meditation, EFT (emotional freedom technique), grief group, and breathwork to help increase mindfulness and emotional support while decreasing negativity.

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What Sets Us Apart

Transformation at Mending Fences offers a wide range of traditional and experiential therapies, such as our renowned equine-assisted and music therapy programs. Our music studio lets clients create their own music. We’re dedicated to meeting each veteran’s needs and helping them recover their lives. Our serene grounds in Morriston, Florida, provide the ideal setting for the success of our psychological and physiological programs. Our veteran rehab and mental health treatment programs have a longstanding history of success, helping many veterans reclaim their lives.

Aftercare

We have a thriving alumni community that helps our vets stay in recovery for their lifetime. We follow up with our alumni as long as they want us to. In addition, our family therapy program stays in touch with the military families of our alumni in case they need help. We want all family members to have a better understanding of substance abuse issues and other mental health issues.

Admissions

We understand that the first step toward help is often the hardest. Our incredible admissions staff wants to make this process as easy as possible. Whether you call a veterans’ crisis line or us, we want you to seek help now.

Our veteran rehab and mental health services are comprehensive and we do accept VA benefits, so visit our insurance page to have us run a no-cost confidential verification of your benefits so you can get started with treatment today.