Veteran Readjustment to Civilian Life Difficulties
· Vets with PTSD More Likely to Self-Medicate with Drugs or Alcohol ·
Veteran Resources for Dual Diagnosis Treatment
In This Article
• VA Community Care Provider
• VA Community Care Process
• Northern California Veteran Services
• Bay Area and N. CA Dual Diagnosis Rehab Locations
• Drug and Alcohol Medical Detox
• Mindfulness Relapse Prevention
• Veteran PTSD Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Veteran Readjustment From War Zones to Civilian Life – Challenging at Best
Returning home is much anticipated and eagerly awaited by all military personnel. But when soldiers return home – they face many challenges.
Many veterans experience significant difficulty in the transition to civilian life. Studies have shown that if a veteran has experienced trauma, significant injury or has PTSD – the chances of drug use or alcohol abuse are much higher.
How Common is Co-occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorder?
You are not alone.
• Dual Diagnosis is treatment for PTSD, trauma and more – at the same time as drug and alcohol rehab treatment.
• 27% of Veterans in VA care diagnosed with PTSD – also have substance use disorder (SUD).
• The VA Mission Act allows veteran treatment for dual diagnosis in approved Community Care rehab centers.
• The good news is that integrated dual diagnosis treatment for PTSD and substance use disorder – works.
VA Community Care Provider: New Start Recovery Solutions
Veterans may be eligible for care through a provider in their local community, depending on their health care needs or circumstances, and if they meet specific eligibility criteria. Even if a Veteran is eligible for community care, they generally still have the option to receive care from a VA medical facility.
A landmark legislation known as the VA MISSION Act of 2018 made dramatic improvements in how Veterans can receive some aspects of health care. In most cases, Veterans must receive approval from VA before receiving care from a community provider to avoid being billed for the care. VA staff members generally make all eligibility determinations for community care.
New Start Recovery Solutions
VA Community Care Rehab Locations
New Start Recovery Solutions Concord, CA
Recovery Happens Counseling Services Outpatient Rehabs
Recovery Happens Counseling Services outpatient rehabs are a part of the New Start Recovery Solutions rehab system;
and are an approved VA Community Care Provider.
Recovery Happens Outpatient Rehab Fair Oaks, CA
VA Community Care Process
1. Eligibility – VA confirms Veteran’s eligibility to receive community care.
2. Appointments – Veteran or VA staff member schedules appointment with a community care provider.
3. Getting Care – Veteran receives care from a community care provider in the VA network.
4. Billing – Community care provider sends bill to a Third Party Administrator or to the VA for payment.
Valley Division – Sacramento
VA Medical Center
10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655
916-843-7000 | 855-771-9321
East Bay Division –
Martinez VA Outpatient Clinic
150 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
925-372-2000 | 800-382-8387
Palo Alto Division –
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94304
650-493-5000 | 800-455-0057
24 Hour Emergency Room
Driving Directions: From Highway 280, exit at Page Mill Road. Turn right onto Foothill Expressway. Turn left onto Miranda Ave. The hospital will be on your left.
Drug and Alcohol Medical Detox – Bay Area and Northern California
Medical Detox is the first step to regaining sobriety – and the importance cannot be underestimated. Recovery support begins with detox from drugs and alcohol.
In most cases, we can arrange for same day admissions.
New Start Recovery Solutions has 24 hour medical supervision during detox. Our medical detox program helps individuals through physical withdrawal symptoms and provides the medical assistance needed during this rough time.
Mindfulness Meditation for Relapse Prevention
Mindfulness meditation research shows that Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention is effective.
Study results find that mindfulness interrupts reactive behaviors and encourages thoughtful and skillful responses to relapse triggers.
Studies have also shown that alterations in brain and immune function are produced by mindfulness meditation.
With mindfulness practice, new neural networks are created in the brain. Mindfulness meditation is associated with structural changes in areas of the brain that are important for sensory, cognitive and emotional processing.
Symptoms of PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within one month of a traumatic event. But sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. These symptoms can cause significant problems in social or work situations and in relationships. PTSD symptoms can interfere with the ability to go about normal daily tasks.
Symptoms can vary over time. PTSD symptoms also vary from person to person.
How I Knew I Had PTSD
Many times veterans do not know they have PTSD.
They only know things do not feel quite right. How do you know you have PTSD?
New Start Recovery Solutions Integrated Evidence-Based Treatment for PTSD and Addiction
PTSD and Trauma integrated treatment at New Start Recovery Solutions works with the issues of combat stress, addiction, alcohol dependency, depression and other trauma-related disorders. Our evidence-based treatment includes a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, EMDR, prolonged exposure, wellness education, mindfulness, yoga and more.
• Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Prolonged exposure
• Relapse prevention
• Mindfulness and Meditation
• Holistic Therapies
• Educational programs
How Veterans Can Get Help
Make a VA Appointment at Northern California VA for an Addiction Assessment.
If you are a qualifying military veteran located in northern California – there is help available. Most veterans are eligible for VA Health Benefits, which help cover (or cover) the cost of mental health services, including addiction treatment.
• Veterans seeking treatment for substance abuse can start the process by talking with their primary VA health care provider or contacting their nearest Vet Center.
• Get an appointment for a PTSD Dual Diagnosis referral; and ask for Community-based Addiction Recovery Treatment at New Start Recovery Solutions.
Veteran Alcohol and Substance Abuse Dual Diagnosis Rehab
New Start Recovery Solutions
Addiction Treatment for Northern California and the US
Rehab Locations in the Bay Area, Sacramento and Northern California
VA Community Care Provider for residential and outpatient PTSD Dual Diagnosis Rehab Treatment
Northern California VA Services
VA PTSD Resources
• National Center for PTSD
• PTSD Basics: National Center for PTSD
• VA PTSD: About Face – Follow Veterans as they share their experiences with three types of therapy that are proven to work: Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
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