New Start Recovery Solutions at 13th Annual Statewide Symposium, Arizona
“The Arizona Coalition for Military Families has become a national treasure.”Colonel James P. Isenhower, III, Former Special Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
NSRS Dream Team on the way to ACMF Statewide Symposium
ACMF Statewide Symposium, Phoenix Arizona – The New Start Recovery Solutions team – clinical, executive and business development – was honored to be a sponsor of the 13th Annual Statewide Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona on April 19-20, 2023.
NSRS New Start Recovery Solutions was a Partner Sponsor. The annual event, produced by the Arizona Coalition of Military Families, was held this week in Phoenix, Arizona. It featured breakout sessions, keynote speakers, exhibitors, and networking opportunities focused on providing knowledge, skills, and tools to serve and support the military and veteran community.
The Statewide Symposium is the only statewide conference that brings together military, government and community to focus on strengthening services and support for Arizona’s 500,000+ service members, veterans and their families.
The purpose of Arizona Coalition for Military Families is to help all service members, veterans, family members and helpers with connection to resources, support and career opportunities. Arizona resident veterans, active military and their families can reach the Be Connected team at 866-4AZ-VETS (429-8387).
ACMF Arizona Coalition for Military Families Statewide Symposium
The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a nationally recognized public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for, serve and support service members, veterans, their families and communities.
The Coalition was established as a public/private partnership and incubated within the Arizona National Guard as part of the federal Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP). In 2010, the Coalition moved under the umbrella of a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, which provides administrative support for accounting, finance and human resources.
In the decade since, the Coalition has used a collective impact model to engage partners in a common goal of strengthening how our community services, supports and employs service members, veterans and their families. Our Arizona models for state level collaboration and upstream veteran suicide prevention have been nationally-recognized by entities such as the Office of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, National Guard Bureau, SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House and the New York Times.
13th Annual Statewide Symposium
New Start Recovery Solutions is Proud to Support Veterans
There is clearly a correlation between trauma (including individual, group, or mass trauma) and substance use. There is also a correlation in the presence of posttraumatic stress (and other trauma-related disorders) and substance use disorders. Alcohol and drug use can be, for some, an effort to manage traumatic stress and specific PTSD symptoms.Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services, Chapter 3 Understanding the Impact of Trauma
We provide behavioral health, PTSD and addiction recovery treatment for veterans.
Using evidence-based and trauma informed integrated treatment – we have dual diagnosis recovery solutions for veterans struggling with PTSD and SUD (substance use disorder) or AUD (alcohol use disorder).
New Start Recovery Solutions is Certified as a Veteran Ready Healthcare Organization by PsychArmor.
What is PTSD?
Emotional and psychological trauma occurs when extraordinarily stressful events shatter an individual’s usual sense of security. As a result, there is a feeling of being temporarily helpless in a dangerous world.
Most people who experience 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 – you may have PTSD.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by witnessing or experiencing traumatic or terrifying events
Veterans often use alcohol or drugs to self-medicate PTSD symptoms. This does nothing to resolve the underlying trauma – and usually makes it much worse.
PTSD symptoms can include flashbacks, hypervigilance, avoidance, nightmares and severe anxiety; as well as uncontrollable or intrusive thoughts about the event.
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Treatments for PTSD, Trauma and Co-Occurring Substance Abuse (Dual Diagnosis) are Available.
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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!
Our Treatment Goal for Patients: Recovery for Life
Our Dual Diagnosis treatment programs help patients discover and resolve the underlying issues, trauma and stresses that often drive addictive behaviors.
We assist our clients to build a healthy body and mind – and to develop the mindfulness, resilience and emotional skills for sustainable sobriety.
Contact New Start Recovery Solutions for details and more information on addiction recovery treatment options and treatment programs that fit your needs – and will work best for you.
Our addiction recovery programs treat the whole person with evidence-based and trauma-informed dual diagnosis care. Dual Diagnosis means alcohol and substance abuse addiction recovery is combined with behavioral health treatment.
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We also work out of network with most PPO insurance.
Please Note: We cannot accept Medicare, Medicaid or Medi-Cal.
We Work With:
∙ Union and EAP Programs
∙ VA Community Care Provider
∙ In-network with TriWest