What’s involved in a Recovery Program for Military Personnel?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a mental health problem caused by exposure to a traumatic event or events. Symptoms may not appear immediately; they may come and go or may appear weeks, months or years after the experience is over. Symptoms vary in severity and frequency but the common feature is that the disorder causes suffering which can affect a person’s ability to function and enjoy life and put strain on relationships, both personal and professional.
How are PTSD and Addiction connected?
A person with PTSD may have flashbacks, which put them right back into the traumatic circumstances, they may avoid situations which remind them of the event, they may have strong negative beliefs and feelings and/or they may suffer from hyperarousal, feeling alert or on the lookout for danger. The latter may lead them to be unable to concentrate or sleep properly and some may turn to alcohol or other substances as a coping mechanism. Often the coping mechanism turns into an addiction. Some PTSD symptoms include a surge of emotions, paranoia and a feeling of isolation from others. The intake of drugs and alcohol magnifies these symptoms making the feelings worse and creating a vicious circle, sometimes with serious consequences such as inability to find work, incarceration, loss of income and even suicidal thoughts. Here at Casa Recovery in San Juan Capistrano, CA we recognize that the stress of a military lifestyle and the horrors of combat can lead military personnel to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Our Military Recovery Track offers help for veterans with drug addiction. We are also aware that alcohol is a widely available and generally socially acceptable substance which can also be abused so we offer help for veterans with alcohol addiction.
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If you recognize yourself in any of the above commentary you almost certainly need to heal. Take control of your rehab and contact us in complete confidence. We provide a comprehensive treatment program of alcohol rehab in Orange County. Our addiction professionals can guide you through advanced holistic therapies and counseling. The traumas you have faced during active service may have led you to seek drug rehab in Orange County in which case we will arm you with the necessary tools to recover from your addiction and ease you back into a productive , enjoyable life with new hope. You can start afresh and put the trauma behind you. Take that step now!