Holistic Approaches to Healing for Veterans

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Veterans often face unique challenges as they transition back to civilian life, including the lingering effects of trauma, physical injuries, and mental health issues. Substance abuse frequently becomes a coping mechanism, exacerbating these challenges and hindering their ability to lead fulfilling lives. At 12 South Recovery, we recognize the importance of addressing the whole person in the recovery process. That’s why we’ve developed specialized holistic approaches tailored specifically to the needs of our military heroes.

Understanding Holistic Healing

Holistic healing is a comprehensive approach that considers the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit in achieving overall wellness. Unlike traditional treatment methods that focus solely on symptom management, holistic approaches delve deeper, addressing the root causes of addiction and promoting lasting recovery. By integrating a variety of evidence-based therapies and complementary practices, veterans are empowered to heal on multiple levels, fostering a sense of balance and well-being.

The Benefits of Holistic Therapies

  • Mind-Body Connection: Holistic therapies such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness techniques encourage veterans to reconnect with their bodies, reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
  • Physical Wellness: Acupuncture and massage therapy can help alleviate chronic pain and tension, providing veterans with natural alternatives to medication.
  • Emotional Healing: Art therapy, equine therapy, and group therapy sessions offer veterans a safe space to express their emotions, process trauma, and build meaningful connections with others.
  • Nutritional Support: Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in recovery. Our nutritionists work with veterans to develop personalized meal plans that support physical and emotional well-being.

Tricare Insurance: Your Path to Recovery

We understand that navigating the complexities of insurance coverage can be overwhelming, especially for veterans seeking treatment. That’s why we’re proud to accept Tricare Insurance, the healthcare program serving active-duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families, and survivors. Tricare Insurance provides comprehensive coverage for a wide range of addiction treatment services, including:

  • Inpatient Treatment: Residential rehabilitation programs offer intensive support and supervision for veterans in need of a structured environment to overcome addiction.
  • Outpatient Programs: Outpatient services provide flexible treatment options that allow veterans to receive care while maintaining their daily responsibilities.
  • Medication-Assisted Therapy: Medications such as Suboxone and Vivitrol may be prescribed to alleviate cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid and alcohol dependence.
  • Counseling Services: Individual therapy, family therapy, and group counseling sessions address the underlying psychological factors contributing to addiction and help veterans develop coping strategies for managing triggers and cravings.
  • Aftercare Support: Our commitment to veterans extends beyond the completion of treatment. We offer ongoing support and resources to help veterans maintain sobriety and successfully reintegrate into civilian life.

Exploring Payment Options

While Tricare Insurance is a valuable resource for many veterans, we understand that it may not be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and accept other forms of insurance to ensure that cost is not a barrier to receiving quality care. Additional payment options include:

  • Private Insurance: We work with a variety of private insurance providers to accommodate veterans with alternative coverage options.
  • Military Benefits: Veterans may be eligible for other military benefits, such as VA healthcare benefits and coverage through the Veterans Choice Program.
  • Self-Payment: For veterans without insurance coverage, we offer affordable self-payment options and sliding scale fees based on income and financial need.

Reach Out to Us Today!

Ready to embark on your journey to holistic healing? Contact our admissions team at 12 South Recovery today at 866-860-3471 to learn more about our specialized programs for veterans. We’re here to support you every step of the way.


Yes, we proudly accept Tricare Insurance for our veteran clients.

We offer a variety of holistic therapies, including yoga, meditation, acupuncture, equine therapy, art therapy, and nutritional counseling.

Our admissions team will work with you to discuss any potential out-of-pocket expenses and explore payment options to ensure affordability.

While a referral is not required, veterans are encouraged to consult with their healthcare providers to determine the most appropriate level of care.

The duration of treatment varies depending on the individual needs and progress of each veteran. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique goals and circumstances.

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At Twelve South Recovery, we accept most health insurance.

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