Treatment for Military Members and Veterans

Active duty members and veterans of the service these days are experiencing substance use disorders at greater rates than ever before. Meanwhile, mental health disorders like PTSD and depression have reached all-time highs. The need for treatment of both substance use disorders and mental illnesses is immense, which is why we at JourneyPure Nashville offer the highest quality care designed to help and heal America’s bravest.

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    Addiction in the Military

    Men and women who serve in the military often have experiences that most other Americans do not. This unique population puts their lives on the line regularly, and that courageous action does not come without a price.

    Because of the nature of their jobs, those serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force are prone to developing an addiction to such mind-altering substances as alcohol, heroin, prescription painkillers, cocaine, and others.

    For many, the triggers for the development of a substance use disorder are a direct result of their involvement in the military. Some of the most common of these triggers include:

    • Witnessing death or significant carnage
    • Having to use one’s weapon in defense
    • Watching fellow peers die while in combat
    • Survivor’s guilt
    • Physical injury
    • Psychological problems due to traumatic brain injury (TBI)

    The risk for the development of a substance use disorder in an active military member or veteran is also increased if he or she has a history of mental illness, substance abuse, or other traumas such as sexual assault, domestic violence, or poverty.

    Substance use disorders are highly comorbid, meaning that they often occur alongside other mental health issues like trauma. It is quite common for members of the military to have a substance use disorder, but also require treatment for an underlying issue like depression, anxiety, or unresolved trauma.

    At JourneyPure Nashville, we treat the many layers of one’s condition in order to bring about healthy, long-lasting recovery.

    Addiction Treatment for Military Members and Veterans

    It has long been stigmatized for members of the military to admit they have an addiction or are struggling with a mental illness, never mind reach out for professional help.

    In today’s world, there is a powerful call from all communities to let go of the shame and fear of judgment associated with the disease of addiction and mental health disorders and receive treatment, if that’s what is needed. And while many active duty members and veterans still struggle with admitting their problem and getting help, there are more who are putting their wellbeing first.

    Through the VA, these individuals are offered several different services that offer help in addressing issues like PTSD and addiction. Unfortunately, there are often long wait times at these locations, and it can take weeks or even months to get in and be seen. And while the services provided at the VA are beneficial to many, they are sometimes not comprehensive enough to address every aspect of one’s substance use disorder. At JourneyPure Nashville, we offer comprehensive care that can save the lives of America’s heroes. And we accept TRICARE plans.

    When you come to JourneyPure Nashville, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your needs effectively. We understand the intensity of your experiences and are here to help you sort them out so that you can be free of their weight.

    Through services like group counseling, behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, and one-on-one therapy, JourneyPure Nashville can help you stop your active addiction and begin living a happier, substance-free life.

    JourneyPure Nashville Can Help You Right Now

    We have a strong understanding of what you have been through and what type of support you will need in order to get sober and maintain recovery. In addition to our traditional services, we also offer the Freedom Program, which is geared towards the needs of individuals like yourself.

    If you are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, contact JourneyPure Nashville right now. We can help you get on the road to recovery once and for all.