Veteran PTSD Dual Diagnosis Treatment Sacramento
Sacramento Veteran Trauma PTSD Rehab
Sacramento Veteran PTSD Dual Diagnosis Treatment Rehab
Veteran PTSD Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center Sacramento
New Start Recovery Solutions Sacramento is a PTSD Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center in Sacramento, California.
We are part of the New Start Recovery Solutions network of addiction treatment centers.
Our trauma-informed and evidence-based integrated treatment program for veterans treats PTSD and/or trauma – as well as alcohol or substance abuse.
NSRS Sacramento programs for veterans also include training in coping skills, emotional resilience, civilian life skills and mindfulness relapse prevention.
Our modern and newly renovated treatment Sacramento center has ADA upgrades to provide full access for our patients who are handicapped or use a wheelchair.
New Start Recovery Solutions Sacramento has a Full Continuum of Care: Medical Detox to Dual Diagnosis Residential and Outpatient Treatment to Alumni Programs and Support.
We are there for our patients every step of the way.
New Start Recovery Solutions Sacramento Continuum of Care
6. Telehealth Virtual IOP
7. Intensive Outpatient Care IOP
8. Outpatient Virtual IOP Telehealth
9. Outpatient Primary Mental Health Care
10. Alumni Programs and Support
The Good News – PTSD Treatment WORKS!
- PTSD and substance use problems are often experienced by those who have served in conflict areas. Some try to cope with PTSD or trauma symptoms by drinking heavily or using drugs.
- Other veterans find the stresses of reentry to civilian life to be overwhelming and resort to excessive drinking or substance abuse to cope.
We Can Help!
Our evidence-based and trauma-informed dual diagnosis treatment for veterans targets both PTSD and alcohol or substance abuse for treatment.
There is clearly a correlation between trauma (including individual, group, or mass trauma) and substance use. There is also a correlation in the presence of posttraumatic stress (and other trauma-related disorders) and substance use disorders. Alcohol and drug use can be, for some, an effort to manage traumatic stress and specific PTSD symptoms.Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services, Chapter 3 Understanding the Impact of Trauma
What is PTSD?
Emotional and psychological trauma occurs when extraordinarily stressful events shatter an individual’s usual sense of security. As a result, there is a feeling of being temporarily helpless in a dangerous world.
Most people who experience traumatic events have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping. If trauma symptoms get worse – or last more than 3 months and interfere with day-to-day functioning – you may have PTSD.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by witnessing or experiencing traumatic or terrifying events.
Veterans often use alcohol or drugs to self-medicate PTSD symptoms. This does nothing to resolve the underlying trauma – and usually makes it much worse.
PTSD symptoms can include flashbacks, hypervigilance, avoidance, nightmares and severe anxiety; as well as uncontrollable or intrusive thoughts about the event.
You Are Not Alone!
Treatments for PTSD, Trauma and Co-Occurring Substance Abuse (Dual Diagnosis) are Available.
And Treatment Works!
Each individual experiences trauma and PTSD in a unique way. In general, individuals experience PTSD in several stages.
Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms can start immediately – or can start within one month or two of a traumatic event. Sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. And, PTSD symptoms can vary over time. Symptoms will vary from person to person.
Stages of PTSD Healing
If you or a friend or loved one are experiencing PTSD – it is helpful to understand the stages of development and healing.
- Shock Stage
“Did this really happen?” Withdrawal, hypervigilance and easily startled are common reactions in the shock stage. Some are able to recognize PTSD symptoms immediately. For others, it may take some time.
- Denial Stage
“I am fine!” Many individuals do not accept any limitation easily. They experience strong feelings brought on by memories of the traumatic event, but will attempt to avoid the difficult emotions. Often, avoidance is done unconsciously. This is an especially vulnerable time when many begin to use use alcohol or other substances to numb difficult emotions or memories.
- Short Term Recovery Stage
An adjustment to everyday life and return to a sense of normalcy is achieved. However, the underlying trauma is not resolved. Nightmares and intrusive thoughts continue to make life difficult. Alcohol and substance abuse may be present.
- Long Term Recovery Stage
Individuals will continue to deal with the after-effects of trauma; including anxiety and nightmares. However with treatment, these symptoms can be reduced and eventually resolve. With treatment and support from professionals, family, and friends – those with PTSD can return to a calmer and sober life. Life can be good again!
If you are a veteran or would like to refer a veteran to our PTSD programs,
please call 866-303-6275 for a Confidential Consultation.
Detox Admissions Same Day · Dual Diagnosis Rehab Treatment
Residential Rehabs | Outpatient Rehabs | Telehealth Virtual IOP
We work with EAP Programs and most insurance.
VA Community Care Provider – TriWest in-network
Veteran Readjustment to Civilian Life – Challenging at Best
Returning home is much anticipated by all military personnel. But when soldiers return home – they face many challenges.
Many veterans, especially when returning from a war zone, experience significant difficulty in the transition to civilian life.
For more readjustment information, see:
Veterans Employment Toolkit
Common Challenges During Readjustment To Civilian Life
Transitioning from Service
• Dual Diagnosis means treatment for PTSD, trauma and more – at the same time as drug and alcohol rehab treatment.
• 27% of Veterans in VA care diagnosed with PTSD – also have substance use disorder (SUD).
The military provides a sense of purpose, well-defined roles and chain of command, camaraderie, honor and mission.
These qualities are not found in civilian life in the same way. For many, this results in loss of identity and meaning in life. Returning veterans often find that adapting to civilian life involves unique readjustment challenges.
Readjustment to civilian life challenges are significant and can generate enormous stress and anxiety. Many turn to alcohol or drugs to ‘self-medicate’. Unfortunately, this only makes the situation worse.
We Can Help!
PTSD Recurrence Triggers and Treatment
When Veterans followed news closely they reported that media coverage of war brought back thoughts and feelings of their own military experiences … When PTSD symptoms got worse for some Veterans, it may have been related to how closely what they were seeing on the news reflected what they had gone through while serving.https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/what/trauma_triggers.asp
Veterans with PTSD may experience a recurrence of PTSD symptoms if exposed to reminders that are similar to their experiences in the military.
It is possible for PTSD to be re-activated by a visual or news media trigger.
For example, the disturbing news from Afghanistan last year may have triggered a PTSD recurrence in those who served in Afghanistan. Retired military personnel with friends still serving could also be triggered.
The Good News: Effective Treatment for PTSD is Available.
We Can Help!
Sacramento Veteran PTSD Dual Diagnosis Rehab Center
Questions? Call General Admissions at 866-303-6275
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We Work with EAP and Union Programs and Accept Most Insurance
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