Drug & Alcohol Rehab For Veterans & Military Personnel
Military service makes even the strongest people vulnerable to drug and alcohol addiction. Many military members on active duty experience traumas, endure physical injury and witness death. In addition, they often travel far from their family and friends for many months at a time. Exposure to trauma and the absence of familiar support systems can lead to alcohol and drug abuse.
Common mental health diagnosis among military personnel include PTSD, depression, anxiety, and addiction. It is not unusual for some of these to co-exist, making treatment a little more difficult. Getting the right treatment as soon as possible can be the key to successful outcomes.
At Tranquil Shores’ military rehab program in Tampa, we are experienced in treating co-occurring mental health conditions. By maintaining a 3-to-1 client to counselor ratio, we make sure that each person gets the help that they deserve. Our location on Madeira Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida is an ideal place to relax and work on overcoming the traumas of military service. Long walks on the beach and watching the sunset help put life back into perspective while our compassionate and knowledgeable staff guide your recovery.
Military Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center
Exposure to trauma in the military can result in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). You do not have to sustain a physical injury to be affected by PTSD. Sometimes the circumstances of your service, being away from home and in dangerous situations for long periods of time, is enough to trigger PTSD.
PTSD and addiction are often linked, especially for military personnel. Drug and alcohol use become an attempt to forget the recurring memory of a trauma.
Unfortunately, the relief is only temporary, so the drug use continues until addiction takes hold. At that point, you are struggling with two very serious mental health issues at the same time — PTSD and addiction.
Each of these conditions separately require professional help to resolve. When they occur together, it takes the right type of rehab to recognize and address the individual symptoms. The symptoms of each can escalate quickly and become intertwined.
At Tranquil Shores, we are experienced in treating PTSD and addiction or any other co-occurring mental health conditions. We provide access to a number of different treatment modalities and create an individual treatment plan that meets your specific needs. Everyone’s addiction is different, especially when it is triggered by an underlying mental health issue like anxiety or PTSD. By treating your addiction and PTSD at the same time, we offer you an advantage in achieving a lasting recovery.
Transitioning out of the Military
For some military members, it is the transition from active duty to home that causes the most anxiety. Whether separating from the military on retirement or an honorable discharge as a result of a debilitating injury, it is not always easy to adjust back to home life.
The traumas of military service may not surface until seen in stark contrast with civilian life. Some retired military may turn to drugs or alcohol to relieve the anxiety and stress they feel.
Transitioning military members may need a place to go to recover from the trauma of war and learn to adjust to home life. Addiction can take many forms, and sometimes military members have an addiction to the action and heightened anxiety they lived with while in service.
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The intensity of military service can mask addiction and other mental health issues. Now that you are separated from the military, those issues may bubble up to the surface and require professional attention.
At Tranquil Shores, our compassionate staff is experienced in diagnosing the mental illnesses that military members face and developing individualized treatment plans to help them recover and build happy, healthy lives at home after military service. Contact us today!