someone gets help by seeking addiction treatment for veteransIt may not come as much of a surprise that military service members are at higher risk of developing a substance use disorder than civilians. The nature of their work and service put immense strain on them emotionally, mentally, and physically. Addiction can affect anyone, but those in high-stress and demanding positions are especially susceptible. Whether it’s a substance use disorder arising from the effects of pain medication, alcohol or any other substances, our addiction treatment for veterans program at Gulf Breeze Recovery works to heal the entire person so they can return to their duties and their families healthy and happy.

What Our Veterans Addiction Treatment Program Covers

At Gulf Breeze Recovery, we provide addiction treatment for veterans that offers an extensive continuum of care. For example, current and former services members can take advantage of the following:

  • Medical detox: For many, the first step in recovery is flushing out the drugs or alcohol from one’s system and overcoming withdrawal symptoms. Our medically supervised detox for drugs and alcohol can help veterans begin their journey.
  • Residential treatment: When people think about rehab, they are usually imagining residential treatment. Here clients live at our facility for roughly 30 days. Individuals attend therapy, enjoy our amenities, and focus on their health without outside distractions or triggers.
  • Intensive outpatient program: Our IOP teaches clients the healthy coping skills they need to master to maintain recovery and manage their addiction.
  • Aftercare: Being able to have support and resources available when necessary increases the likelihood of a lasting recovery. Our aftercare program delivers the ongoing service veterans need and deserve.

We will work with you from the beginning of the recovery process to the end. You have our support each step of the way.

Veterans Have Unique Needs in Addiction Treatment

Prescription drug and alcohol abuse among veterans is high. Veterans have commonly prescribed opioid medications for physical injuries or chronic pain. Because opioids are so potent, even when used as directed, individuals can develop a dependency. Veterans are at higher risk because their service places regular and challenging physical demands upon them, thus increasing their need to use prescription medications. Fortunately, our veterans’ addiction treatment program understands this and how most veterans only want to be healthy. This is why therapies like our nutritional therapy program are so effective. It addresses the body and the mind.

Veterans also experience mental health issues with greater frequency than civilians, such as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Our trauma care program is designed to locate the source of trauma and to gradually come to terms with it so veterans are able to heal mentally so they can then heal physically from their substance use disorder.

In the same way, veterans can take advantage of our co-occurring disorder treatment. A co-occurring disorder is when a mood disorder like depression or anxiety happens at the same time as a substance use disorder. Often the two are connected. Thus, veterans need to have their mental health treated as they also get treatment for their addiction. No matter the substance use disorder, Gulf Breeze Recovery can help. We offer treatment for the following:

Learn More About Gulf Breeze Recovery

The admissions counselors at Gulf Breeze Recovery are eager to help veterans and their families navigate their benefits and insurance so they can get the treatment they have earned. Reach out to us today by calling 833.551.2304 to learn more and begin the healing process.