Integrated Dual Diagnosis PTSD Military Rehab
Whole Person Mindfulness Addiction Recovery
One study of military personnel found that close to 30% of completed suicides were preceded by alcohol or drug use. And an estimated 20% of high-risk behavior deaths were attributed to alcohol or drug overdose. Substance Use Disorders in Military Veterans: Prevalence and Treatment Challenges
* This article first appeared on New Start Recovery Solutions May 30, 2020 as
Veteran PTSD Addiction Recovery, East Bay
Military Veterans and PTSD
Military veterans who have been in or seen combat situations experience extraordinary stress. Many vets will develop post traumatic stress (PTSD).
Veterans using alcohol or drug to cope will now struggle with addiction – complicated by co-occurring disorders.
To recover, integrated dual diagnosis treatment will be needed.
Dual Diagnosis Integrated Treatment for PTSD and Addiction
We integrate Mindfulness into our dual diagnosis addiction rehab treatment. We have found that while mindfulness is easy to learn with a knowledgeable instructor – it is not an automatic behavior. However once learned, mindfulness provides a lifetime of stress relief and more.
Our evidence-based treatment includes a combination of:
• Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Prolonged exposure
• Relapse Prevention Mindfulness
• Mindfulness and Meditation
• Holistic Therapies and Wellness
• Educational programs
• Family Programs
Trauma and PTSD
For more details, see What is PTSD?
Your nervous system has two automatic ways of responding to traumatic events:
Mobilization and Immobilization.
Mobilization, or fight-or-flight, occurs when you need to defend yourself or survive the danger of a combat situation. Your heart pounds faster, your blood pressure rises, and your muscles tighten, increasing your strength and reaction speed. Once the danger has passed, your nervous system calms your body, lowering your heart rate and blood pressure, and winding back down to its normal balance.
Immobilization occurs when you’ve experienced too much stress in a situation and even though the danger has passed, you find yourself “stuck.” Your nervous system is unable to return to its normal state of balance and you’re unable to move on from the event. This is PTSD.
Recovering from PTSD involves transitioning out of the mental and emotional war zone you’re still living in and helping your nervous system become “unstuck.”
Mindfulness Whole Person Addiction Recovery
Once learned, Mindfulness costs nothing to practice.
“Mindfulness gives me a chance to center myself and just think about one thing at a time and allow my brain to take a moment to relax,” said Peter Lisowski, a Marine Corps Veteran and mindfulness program graduate.
Mindfulness can be done anywhere, at any time. It requires no setup. Mindfulness can be practiced while sitting, standing, walking, gazing at the ocean – the possibilities are endless.
Mark Williams is a professor of clinical psychology at Oxford; and the co-author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World.
According to Williams, after nine weeks of training – participants in a mindfulness program had “an increased sense of purpose and had fewer feelings of
Two Northern California Military Addiction Rehab Locations
Concord Residential Rehab Treatment Center
2449 Pacheco Street
Concord, CA 94520
Our Concord CA. location is conveniently located in a quiet area in East Bay. Our facility there is in a large beautifully upgraded and restored prairie-style home. This location provides a peaceful and home-like recovery environment.
Bangor Residential Rehab Treatment Center
40 Coyote Moon Trail
Bangor, CA 95914
Our Bangor CA. rehab center is located on 15 acres in a tranquil and scenic Northern California rural estate. Our Bangor location has equine therapy with horses and stables on-site. This location has a large outdoor swimming pool with hot tub for relaxing under the stars.
New Start Recovery Solutions accepts TriWest insurance and most commercial insurance policies. We treat Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. We also treat National Guard members; including the Active Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.
VA Community Care Provider
Veterans may be eligible for care through a provider in their local community, depending on their health care needs or circumstances; and if they meet specific eligibility criteria. Even if a Veteran is eligible for community care, they generally still have the option to receive care from a VA medical facility.
Last June, a landmark legislation known as the VA MISSION Act of 2018 made dramatic improvements in how Veterans can receive some aspects of health care.
In most cases, Veterans must receive approval from VA before receiving care from a community provider to avoid being billed for the care. VA staff members generally make all eligibility determinations for community care.
How to Sign Up for VA Services in Northern California
• If you don’t have VA health care benefits, you can apply now.
• Make an Appointment at the Northern California VA for an Addiction Assessment.
We are committed to helping those in need.
We will continue to serve our community safely. Please be assured that we are here to assist as we navigate through this challenging time!
The health and safety of our community has been, and remains, our greatest focus.
Please don’t hesitate to contact New Start Recovery Solutions Admissions department if we can be of any assistance.
New Start Recovery Solutions Current Services:
• General Outpatient Services (GOP)
• Men & Women ages 18+ for all services
• 24-hour on-site monitoring
• Residential in-patient treatment
• Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Substance Use Disorder
•Dual Diagnosis Treatment (Our Specialty)
•Partial Hospitalization (PHP) focusing on mental health therapy
•Veteran/Military PTSD Dual Diagnosis Rehab
•TriWest In-network (Proud to be Serving our Military!)
We thank all the essential workers that continue to assist in these times!
We recognize the importance of continuing to serve our clients.
We are a Military Addiction Recovery Center
In-network with TriWest
We Accept Most Insurance
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2449 Pacheco Street
Concord CA 94520
40 Coyote Moon Trail
Bangor, CA 95914