After a traumatic incident, such as combat or a natural disaster, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop. This anxiety disorder can lead people to have flashbacks or memories of a terrible experience. It can trigger nightmares and anxieties that were not present prior to the experience.
PTSD is highly frequent among soldiers and can cause significant disruption in their daily life. As a result of their PTSD, many people struggle with substance misuse. Our Recovery Center, fortunately, can assist soldiers suffering from PTSD and addiction.
Addiction and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
There is a relationship between addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Substance misuse is linked to PTSD and is triggered by trauma. Addiction affects one out of every five veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Only one out of every three people will receive treatment for their addiction. The stress of returning home after being deployed often becomes intolerable, which is why so many veterans suffer from PTSD and addiction. They haven’t been able to heal from the trauma they’ve been through. The veteran may have been injured, lost a limb, witnessed the deaths of fellow soldiers, been sexually assaulted, or suffer from despair.
Getting Over the Stigma
Many veterans are hesitant to seek therapy for PTSD or addiction because of the stigma associated with obtaining help. Veterans are afraid to talk about their problems and seek therapy because of the stigma associated with it. Not only do they believe that seeking aid is a show of weakness, but they are also expected to deal with their problems in silence. A private treatment programme can provide urgent care and assistance to veterans. When support is available, there is no need to struggle alone.
Program for Tactical Recovery
We’ve teamed up with the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Care Network and PsychArmor, an educational non-profit. These collaborations enable us to provide veterans the Tactical Recovery Program, which focuses on detox and residential therapy.
The programme focuses on the requirements of veterans and can provide the following services to them as part of their care:
- Small group therapy
- Trauma-informed care
- 12-step program
- Animal-assisted and experiential therapies
- Sports such as basketball, volleyball, and fishing
We use a comprehensive approach to provide inexpensive therapy for those who are struggling with addiction and a disorder such as PTSD. Contact one of our admissions specialists immediately if you or a loved one is a soldier suffering from PTSD and addiction.