Monterey Veteran PTSD Rehab Serving Monterey, Palo Alto, San Jose
Veteran Dual Diagnosis PTSD Rehab Treatment
New Start Recovery Solutions Monterey is a veteran dual diagnosis PTSD treatment rehab.
We are a VA Community Care Provider; in-network with TriWest.
∙ New Start Recovery Solutions is a VA Community Care Provider
∙ What is PTSD?
∙ How Common is Co-occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorder?
∙ VA Community Care Process
∙ Dual Diagnosis Integrated Treatment for PTSD and Addiction
New Start Recovery Solutions Monterey Veteran Dual Diagnosis PTSD Rehab
New Start Recovery Solutions Monterey is a veteran dual diagnosis treatment center.
Using evidence-based trauma informed integrated treatment – we have dual diagnosis recovery solutions for veterans struggling with PTSD or trauma – as well as SUD (substance use disorder) or AUD (alcohol use disorder).
VA community care providers are available when the VA cannot provide the care needed. Community care is based on specific eligibility requirements, availability of VA care, and the needs and circumstances of individual Veterans.
For details. see the VA Community Care Process.
What is PTSD?
For more details, see What is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. This causes trauma. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety; as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
PTSD is often experienced by military veterans, first responders, police officers, medical professionals and more. Anyone on the front lines of dealing with life or death decisions, disasters and high stress crisis or combat situations are particularly at risk.
Traumatic experiences are unique to each individual and often involve a threat to life or safety.
Situations creating a feeling of being overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma. Trauma does not need to involve actual physical harm. The more frightened and helpless feelings that are generated – the more likely trauma will occur.
Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop is critical to reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life.
PTSD develops in about 1 in 3 individuals who experience trauma.
We all react to trauma in different ways. There is a wide range of physical and emotional reactions to trauma. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to think, feel, or respond. Do not judge your own reactions or those of other people.
Responses to trauma are NORMAL reactions to ABNORMAL events.
Most individuals experiencing traumatic events have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping. If trauma symptoms get worse – or last more than 3 months and interfere with day-to-day functioning – then PTSD is probably a factor.
Stages of PTSD Healing
If you or a friend or loved one are experiencing PTSD – it is helpful to understand the stages of development and healing.
“Did this really happen?” Withdrawal, hypervigilance and easily startled are common reactions in the shock stage. Some are able to recognize PTSD symptoms immediately. For others, it may take some time.
“I am fine!” Many individuals do not accept any limitation easily. They experience strong feelings brought on by memories of the traumatic event, but will attempt to avoid the difficult emotions. Often, avoidance is done unconsciously. This is an especially vulnerable time when many begin to use use alcohol or other substances to numb difficult emotions or memories.
Short Term Recovery Stage
An adjustment to everyday life and return to a sense of normalcy is achieved. However, the underlying trauma is not resolved. Nightmares and intrusive thoughts continue to make life difficult. Alcohol and substance abuse may be present.
Long Term Recovery Stage
Individuals will continue to deal with the after-effects of trauma; including anxiety and nightmares. However with treatment, these symptoms can be reduced and eventually resolve. With treatment and support from professionals, family, and friends – those with PTSD can return to a calmer and sober life. Life can be good again!
How Common is Co-occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorder?
It is important to know: 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 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.
Step 1: Contact the Northern California VA Health Care System for an Appointment for Addiction Assessment.
There are many ways for Northern California Veterans to make health care appointments.
If you don’t have VA health care benefits, you can apply now. Apply for VA health care.
Make an Appointment at the Northern California VA for an Addiction Assessment.
∙ For a medical emergency, please call 911.
∙ For a crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line by dialing 988, then press 1.
∙ Dial 988 for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. It is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7.
Step 2: → Get a referral for Community-based Addiction Recovery Treatment.
Step 3: Call New Start Recovery Solutions 866-303-6275 for a confidential consultation; or to arrange detox and/or admittance to our rehab program.
Dual Diagnosis Integrated Treatment for PTSD and Addiction
Mindfulness is an integral part of our dual diagnosis addiction rehab treatment. We have found that while mindfulness is easy to learn with a knowledgeable instructor – it is not an automatic behavior. However once learned, mindfulness provides a lifetime of stress relief and more.
Our evidence-based treatment includes a combination of:
• Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Motivational Interviewing
• Prolonged exposure
New Start Recovery Solutions VA Community Care Addiction Rehab Locations
Serving Northern California.
New Start Recovery Solutions Concord, CA
New Start Recovery Solutions Monterey, CA
New Start Recovery Solutions Bangor, CA
New Start Recovery Solutions Sacramento, CA
Step One: Drug and Alcohol Detox
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.
Excruciating physical withdrawal symptoms can be avoided.
Medication is provided when needed.
Our medical detox program helps individuals through physical withdrawal symptoms and provides the medical assistance needed during this rough time.
VA Medical Center Locations Northern California
Please Note: This is not a complete list of all Northern California locations.
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VA Medical Center
Valley Division – Sacramento
10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655
916-843-7000 | 855-771-9321
Martinez VA Outpatient Clinic
East Bay Division
150 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
925-372-2000 | 800-382-8387
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto Division
3801 Miranda Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94304
650-493-5000 | 800-455-0057
24 Hour Emergency Room
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