Addressing PTSD and Substance Use Disorders in Veterans

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUDs) are significant challenges faced by many veterans, often intertwined and complicating recovery efforts. At 12 South Recovery, we recognize the unique needs of veterans and offer a comprehensive approach to treatment that addresses these complex issues effectively.

The Complexity of PTSD and SUDs in Veterans

PTSD and SUDs often co-occur in veterans, creating a complex set of challenges that require specialized care. Factors such as combat exposure, military sexual trauma, and the stress of deployment can contribute to the development of both disorders. Understanding the interplay between PTSD symptoms and substance use is crucial in developing effective treatment strategies.

Comprehensive Treatment Approaches

At 12 South Recovery, we employ a range of evidence-based therapies and holistic modalities to address PTSD and SUDs simultaneously. Our comprehensive treatment approach encompasses the following components:

  1. Evidence-Based Therapies: We utilize therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to address trauma-related symptoms and substance use behaviors effectively.
  2. Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Recognizing the interconnected nature of PTSD and SUDs, we offer specialized dual diagnosis treatment to address both disorders concurrently. Our integrated approach ensures that veterans receive comprehensive care tailored to their individual needs.
  3. Medically Supervised Detoxification: For veterans struggling with substance abuse, we provide medically supervised detoxification to manage withdrawal symptoms safely and comfortably. Our experienced medical staff monitors clients closely throughout the detox process, ensuring their safety and well-being.
  4. Holistic Modalities: In addition to traditional therapies, we offer holistic modalities such as yoga, mindfulness meditation, art therapy, and recreational activities to promote overall wellness and healing. These complementary approaches address the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of recovery, enhancing the effectiveness of treatment.
  5. Family Therapy and Support: We recognize the importance of involving family members in the recovery process. Our family therapy sessions provide education, support, and healing for both veterans and their loved ones, strengthening relationships and fostering a supportive environment for recovery.

Paying for Treatment

At 12 South Recovery, we understand the financial concerns that may arise when seeking treatment for PTSD and SUDs. We accept Tricare Insurance, ensuring that veterans have access to the care they need without financial barriers. In addition to Tricare, we offer flexible payment options and assistance with insurance verification to accommodate varying financial situations.

Other Payment Options Include:

  • Private Insurance
  • Self-Payment
  • Military Insurance (VA Benefits)
  • Financing Options

Understanding the Designation

As a Veteran-Centric Care Provider, 12 South Recovery is dedicated to serving those who have served our country. This designation underscores our commitment to understanding the specific needs of veterans and providing tailored treatment programs to address PTSD and SUDs comprehensively.

Call Us Today!

If you or a loved one is a veteran struggling with PTSD and substance use disorders, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Contact 12 South Recovery today at 866-860-3471 to speak with a caring admissions specialist and begin your journey to healing.


The duration of treatment varies depending on individual needs and progress. Our team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.

Medications may be utilized as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, particularly in cases of co-occurring disorders. Our medical professionals will assess your needs and provide appropriate medication management.

Yes, we are proud to be accredited by the Joint Commission, demonstrating our commitment to providing high-quality care and maintaining rigorous standards of excellence.

Yes, we offer comprehensive aftercare planning to support your transition back to everyday life. This may include outpatient therapy, support groups, and ongoing communication with your treatment team.

Absolutely. Family involvement is encouraged and can play a crucial role in the recovery process. We offer family therapy sessions to address communication, dynamics, and support networks.

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