California Veteran PTSD Dual Diagnosis Treatment
• New Start Recovery Solutions •
VA Community Care Provider – TriWest In-network
· New Start Recovery Solutions Veterans Programs
· Veteran Challenges: Readjustment – Returning to Civilian Life
· Readjustment Challenges Veterans Serving in Recent Conflicts
· Veteran Transition to Civilian Life Mental Health Difficulties
Veteran PTSD Treatment Sacramento and Bay Area
The Good News – Treatment WORKS!
PTSD and substance use problems are often experienced by those who have served in conflict areas. Some try to cope with PTSD or trauma symptoms by drinking heavily or using drugs.
Others find the stresses of reentry to civilian life to be overwhelming and resort to excessive drinking or substance abuse to cope.
We Can Help!
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a significant problem among our nation’s military veterans.Substance use disorders in military veterans: prevalence and treatment challenges
New Start Recovery Solutions trauma-informed evidence-based integrated treatment program for veterans treats both PTSD and/or trauma as well as alcohol or substance abuse.
Our programs for veterans also include training in coping skills, emotional resilience, civilian life skills and mindfulness relapse prevention.
We are an approved VA Community Care rehab center.
Veteran Challenges – Readjustment to Civilian Life
The military provides a sense of purpose, well-defined roles and chain of command, camaraderie, honor and mission.
These qualities are not found in civilian life in the same way. For many, this results in loss of identity and meaning in life. Returning veterans often find that adapting to civilian life involves unique readjustment challenges.
Readjustment to civilian life challenges are significant and can generate enormous stress and anxiety. Many turn to alcohol or drugs to ‘self-medicate’. Unfortunately, this only makes the situation worse.
We Can Help!
Veterans Serving in Recent Conflicts Readjustment Challenges
The troops engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan have different demographics and readjustment difficulties than in previous conflicts.
Troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan included:
· More Women
· Younger Troops
· Parents of Young Children
· More reserve and National Guard troops
Troops in the reserves or National Guard were often caught by surprise with deployments.
The rapid departure caused upheaval – and often conflict – within families.
As a result, returning home is more challenging and involves more stress for those veterans.
Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts experienced a higher incidence of IED injuries.
The types of close contact injuries inflicted by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are much more serious than those associated with land mines,
This caused more serious medical events in general; including traumatic brain injury.
For some veteran readjustment resources, see:
Veterans Employment Toolkit
Common Challenges During Readjustment To Civilian Life
Transitioning from Service
If you are a veteran or would like to refer a veteran to our PTSD programs, please call 866-303-6275.
Residential Rehabs | Outpatient Rehabs | Telehealth
VA Community Care Provider – TriWest in-network
Veteran Transition to Civilian Life
Mental Health Difficulties
New Start Recovery Solutions trauma-informed dual diagnosis programs for veterans provide assistance, support and treat veteran mental health issues.
At the same time, veterans receive treatment for substance abuse issues.
If you are a veteran and experiencing any of these issues – please reach out for help.
· Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
· Depression and/or Anxiety
· Adjustment Disorder
· Missing the Adrenaline Rush of Conflict Zones
· Problematic Alcohol or Drug Use
· Thoughts of Suicide
About half of post-9/11 veterans say it was somewhat or very difficult for them to readjust to civilian life after their military service.Readjusting to civilian life
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.
You Are Not Alone!
And Treatment Works!
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.
- Shock Stage
“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.
- Denial Stage
“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!
Veteran PTSD Treatment California – Dual Diagnosis for Sustainable Recovery
New Start Recovery Solutions continuum of care provides support for veterans at every step of the recovery process.
From Detox to Veteran PTSD Rehab Treatment to Aftercare and Alumni Groups – we are there to give veterans the help and support needed for ongoing recovery.
Veteran PTSD Treatment California Residential Rehab Centers
New Start Recovery Solutions Bangor, CA
Northern California Outpatient PTSD Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Confidential Consultations, Questions or Admissions
We are dedicated to helping those in need.
We Work with EAP and Union Programs and Accept Most Insurance