For people in the military, risking their lives serving the country is probably the hardest thing to do. However, statistics show that they have an even more difficult time when they come home as veterans. After the high-pressure, highly regimented life in the military, learning to reintegrate into the civilian lifestyle is nothing short of a traumatic transition that they may never recover from. Veterans are especially susceptible to substance use disorders when they undergo dishonorable discharge because of zero-tolerance policies and random drug tests while on active duty. Unfortunately, this leads them toward dependence on substances such as alcohol, drugs, opioids, and other prescription medications.

Some sobering statistics:

  • 1.3 million veterans with a substance use disorder
  • 7.5% of them rely heavily on alcohol
  • 3.5% use marijuana
  • 1.7% use other illicit drugs
  • 21% reported opioid overdosing
  • 30% use tobacco or related products

Our compassionate and caring team at OC Revive provides a wide range of services specifically designed to support the unique needs of our veterans. We address not only their substance use issues but, more importantly, their trauma and other mental health concerns. Our goal is to help them successfully transition back into civilian life and find fulfillment through alternative avenues.

Addiction and Mental Health Issues Among Veterans

Whether it’s the aftereffects of the high-stress environment during active duty, or traumatic reintegration into civilian life, studies among veterans show higher rates of substance abuse and addiction. Combined with the fact that there is a stigma against seeking treatment among military personnel, many veterans do not seek help. The unfortunate impact of this is that veterans are significantly affected by critical issues related to addiction and mental health.

Most commonly abused substances by veterans:

Most common mental health issues affecting veterans:

Addiction and Mental Health Treatment for Veterans

The good news is that when veterans receive proper diagnosis and treatment, their rates of recovery are significantly higher than the general population. Dual diagnosis is an important step toward uncovering co-occurring disorders with addiction and related mental health issues such as trauma, depression, and anxiety.

Treatment Services For Veterans

OC Revive offers the following services that can greatly aid the unique challenges that veterans encounter with substance use and abuse, as well as their impact on mental health.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe people who suffer from both mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD). People who suffer from dual diagnoses often struggle with depression, anxiety disorders, or bipolar disorder. They may also experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, or other mood disorders like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Treatment for dual diagnosis should address both the mental health condition and the substance use disorder in parallel. Experienced clinicians and therapists can effectively treat dual diagnosis using therapy, medication, and aftercare.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

According to American Addiction Centers, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a valuable treatment tool for trauma as well as addiction. At OC Revive we use CBT extensively as part of our therapeutic treatment services. We also use other evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Enhancement and Interviewing as options. 

Group Therapy

Group Therapy is another treatment modality that’s particularly effective in veterans. Because veterans typically don’t share the experiences they had during active duty, they suppress their emotions and try to cope using substances. Group Therapy provides a safe space for them to receive understanding, empathy, and compassion as they work through their challenges and issues. Confidentiality is an integral part of group therapy, and therefore it can help provide a sense of belonging while they learn how to reintegrate back into civilian life.

Outpatient Programs

The key to recovery success is long-term support. This is even more true in the case of veterans battling a range of uniquely challenging issues. At OC Revive, we offer several types of outpatient programs such as Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and Outpatient Programs (OP). Our outpatient programs offer flexible scheduling options so that veterans can participate even as they transition out into civilian life.

Rehab for Veterans at OC Revive

Are you interested in working with us for your recovery? Do not hesitate to reach out to ask about our variety of services and treatment programs. You can also schedule a tour of our comfortable, drug-free facilities. We work with a wide range of insurance providers so that you can find the treatment that is most beneficial for you. Verify your insurance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Veterans Alcohol and Drug Rehab is a specialized program designed to provide comprehensive treatment and support for veterans who are struggling with substance use disorders and related mental health issues. Our goal is to help veterans successfully overcome addiction and achieve mental wellness.

Our program is specifically tailored for veterans who have served in the military. We welcome veterans of all branches and backgrounds who are facing challenges related to alcohol and drug abuse, as well as mental health concerns.

We provide treatment and support for a wide range of substances, including alcohol, tobacco, opioids, marijuana, and other prescription medications. Our experienced team is equipped to address various substance use disorders.

We focus on treating mental health issues that often co-occur with substance use disorders among veterans. These include trauma, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety disorders, depression, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) leading to physical and psychological challenges.

Dual diagnosis treatment is an approach that addresses both mental health conditions and substance use disorders simultaneously. It recognizes the interconnectedness of these issues and provides comprehensive care to promote recovery.

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