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Finding A Treatment Program That's Right for You: Veterans' Edition

We’re all unique individuals with both shared and contrasting strengths and weaknesses. This is unfortunately true when it comes to struggles with addiction, too. For this reason, JHRC uses customized treatment plans to facilitate the best recovery and relapse prevention for veterans and those with addiction issues.

While tailored treatment plans are also important for veterans, there are predictable addiction patterns and mental health issues in this demographic. Veterans tend to have some form of PTSD symptoms coupled with harmful addictions. Find the right treatment program for you at JHRC by contacting us to speak with a professional physician about your addiction and treatment.

Addiction and Veterans 

Combat veterans are often unsung heroes trained to handle extreme field situations in overseas war zones. Combat veterans are tough, but they are also vulnerable. According to recent statistics, more veterans die from alcohol and opioid addictions post-conflict than in the field. 

Substance abuse is common in the veteran community, especially in those who have experienced trauma or suffered a serious injury. Around 11% of veterans that present at the clinic have an alcohol or opioid addiction or a mental health issue from the conflict.

PTSD and Veterans 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is very common in the veteran community. PTSD is characterized by flashbacks and nightmares of an extreme or traumatic event while on tour. PTSD can seriously affect someone’s quality of life and impact their long-term mental health. 

Along with the distress of reliving traumatic events in their everyday life, veterans with PTSD can also suffer from insomnia, panic attacks, and avoidance. The good news is that PTSD can be effectively treated using various therapies that help veterans confront and reduce the trauma.

Veteran Coping Methods 

Veterans might have experienced proximity to blasts and gunshots; they might also have witnessed extreme events that leave a lasting impression on their consciousness, which is commonly known as PTSD. Veterans use a range of coping mechanisms to reduce symptoms. 

Alcohol and drug misuse is common in this demographic as a form of escapism, but it leads to addiction issues that affect the health of individuals and their loved ones. Coping methods are understandable, but it’s more important to treat an underlying issue to resolve trauma long-term.  

JHRC’s Veterans Program 

Jackson House Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers (JHRC) offers a dedicated treatment program for veterans. The veteran program is carefully tailored to individuals. Offered on an in-patient or out-patient basis, the veteran's program begins with detoxification before employing a range of therapies to resolve underlying issues that cause PTSD and addiction.  


Addiction can be psychological, physiological, or a combination of both. To start a treatment program, veterans need to start with detoxification. Depending on the extent of the addiction, detox can last between 3-10 days. Detox is carefully curated to protect your health.  

Addiction Psychiatry 

Addictions can be complex. Not only do they have complex origins, but people can have more than one addiction operating simultaneously. Addiction psychiatry is the process of evaluating and treating individuals; it uses therapies and methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Daily Group Therapy 

Some people like a one-to-one therapy session, but others prefer group therapy: both options are available through JHRC. Some veterans prefer daily group therapy because of the shared issues and solidarity found in veteran groups. JHRC supports veterans with tailored treatments.  

Evidence-Based Therapy 

Evidence-based treatments for addiction and mental health issues are increasingly popular. Evidence-based treatments replace unsound or outdated practices based on tradition and intuition. Examples of EBT include CBT, exposure therapy, and assertive community therapy.   

Recovery Meetings 

Someone suffering from an addiction or a mental health issue needs solidarity and support; they also need professional facilitators for support. A lot of work can be done in recovery meetings. Recovery meetings are also a feature of the ongoing recovery process to help prevent relapse. 

Individual and Family Therapy

Addiction and mental health issues don’t only affect individual well-being; they can also affect the health and well-being of family and friends. JHRC provides individual and family therapy options to support families and individuals to work with addiction issues and improve life quality.

Recovering with JHRC

Around one in seven Americans will encounter an addiction issue at some point in their lives. Around 11% of veterans have addictions to alcohol or opioids. If you or a family member has developed an unhealthy relationship with drugs or alcohol, it could be time to consult JHRC. 

JHRC is an addiction treatment center with in-patient and outpatient treatment plans. When you contact us, we assign you a professional physician to assess your needs and tailor a treatment plan for the best results. JHRC can treat a full range of addictions and mental health issues. 

Customized Therapy 

It’s important to have a customized service for your addiction treatment, which is why JHRC works closely with individuals to understand the addiction or mental health issues and create an appropriate treatment plan. Customized therapy begins with a client assessment. 

JHRC has a full suite of treatment options for veterans and others suffering from addiction. Find a customized recovery plan for alcohol addiction, opioid addiction, meth addiction, and more; there are also specialized treatment plans for military people and those with a dual diagnosis.  

The Right Program for the Right Patient

If you are a veteran encountering issues with drugs and alcohol that are affecting your health and well-being, it’s a good idea to contact JHRC and speak to a professional physician about your treatment options. Whether you experience PTSD, insomnia, alcohol addiction, opioid addiction, or a dual diagnosis, JHRC offers a dedicated program for veterans or a customized treatment plan to suit any struggling patient.

Key Takeaways: Treatment Programs  

  • Veterans suffer from a range of mental health issues and addictions due to fieldwork 
  • PTSD is one of the most common mental health issues in the veteran demographic 
  • To cope with mental health issues, veterans often misuse drugs and alcohol 
  • The JHRC veteran’s program is specially designed to meet the unique needs of veterans 
  • Treatment and recovery through JHRC are on an in-patient or out-patient basis

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