Military veterans face unique struggles and challenges. Veterans who have been involved in combat are much more likely to have PTSD. Those who experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are twice as likely to suffer from PTSD. And vets who have PTSD are more likely to use drugs or alcohol to cope.
Active-duty service members and military veterans face several barriers to mental health treatment. These can include things like feelings of shame about needing mental health care, limited treatment options for military veterans, long wait times to receive care, fear of being seen as weak, and stigma associated with mental health issues. Sadly, many vets don’t get the mental health treatment or addiction treatment services they need.
If you are a military veteran or active-duty service member struggling with addiction or mental health issues, you aren’t alone.
While drugs and alcohol may help temporarily numb emotional pain and anxiety, frequent abuse can lead to addiction and chemical dependency.
If you are an LGBTQ person struggling with addiction, finding the right a
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that’s triggered by a terrifying or life-threatening event or a series of traumatic events.
Military members and active-duty service members are more likely to experience traumatic events—especially those who experience combat. This puts them at greater risk for developing PTSD and substance abuse. And statistics show that military veterans do in fact have higher rates of both PTSD and substance use disorders than people in the general population.
Unfortunately, while self-medicating with drugs or alcohol may provide temporary relief from PTSD symptoms, over time it can lead to serious life problems.
support is key. Specialized treatment programs for the LGBTQ community create a safe, confidential space where people can be themselves without fear of rejection, intimidation, or judgment. This is vital to the recovery process.
An effective treatment program will include therapies that help address the specific challenges LGBTQ people face.
If you’re a military veteran struggling with addiction, Adelante Recovery Center is here to help.
We offer specialized substance use and mental health treatment for military veterans. Our immersive inpatient treatment programs provide round-the-clock care in a safe, supportive environment. Our dual diagnosis program is designed for people who are struggling with addiction and mental health issues, like PTSD, depression, or anxiety.
Take a virtual tour of our Orange County rehab center in Corona del Mar, CA, and call us to learn more. Recovery is possible at Adelante.
If you or a loved one are in need of help with addiction, contact us today. Our professional and friendly addiction specialists are able to answer your questions and get things moving in the right direction.