Healing PTSD: Comprehensive Trauma-Based Treatment for Veterans

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects millions of people worldwide, with veterans being particularly susceptible due to their exposure to combat, violence, and other traumatic events during their service. At 12 South Recovery, we recognize the unique challenges faced by veterans struggling with PTSD, and we offer a comprehensive trauma-based treatment program specifically tailored to address their needs.

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Understanding Trauma-Based Treatment

Trauma-based treatment is rooted in the understanding that PTSD is not just a psychological condition but a physiological one as well. It acknowledges that traumatic experiences can fundamentally alter brain function and structure, leading to symptoms such as hypervigilance, flashbacks, nightmares, and emotional numbness. Our trauma-based treatment program at 12 South Recovery utilizes evidence-based therapies to address these symptoms and promote healing.

Evidence-Based Therapies

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT helps veterans identify and challenge negative thought patterns and beliefs associated with their trauma. By changing how they think about their experiences, veterans can reduce the intensity of their emotional reactions and regain a sense of control over their lives.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a specialized form of therapy that helps veterans process traumatic memories and desensitize themselves to associated triggers. By engaging in bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tapping, veterans can reprocess their memories in a safe and controlled environment, reducing their emotional distress and reactivity.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): MBSR teaches veterans how to cultivate present-moment awareness and acceptance of their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations. By learning to observe their experiences without judgment, veterans can develop greater resilience and emotional regulation skills, enabling them to cope more effectively with their PTSD symptoms.

Holistic Approach to Healing

In addition to these evidence-based therapies, our trauma-based treatment program incorporates a holistic approach to healing that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of recovery. We offer a range of complementary therapies and wellness activities, including yoga, meditation, art therapy, and equine-assisted therapy, to help veterans reconnect with themselves and rediscover their sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders

Many veterans who struggle with PTSD also experience co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. Our trauma-based treatment program is designed to address these co-occurring disorders concurrently, providing veterans with integrated and comprehensive care that addresses all aspects of their well-being.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

  • Substance Abuse Treatment: For veterans struggling with substance abuse issues, we offer comprehensive detoxification, rehabilitation, and aftercare services to help them achieve sobriety and maintain long-term recovery.
  • Mental Health Treatment: Our experienced team of clinicians and therapists specializes in treating co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Through individual therapy, group therapy, and psychiatric medication management, we help veterans manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.

Empowering Veterans to Reclaim Their Lives

At 12 South Recovery, our mission is to empower veterans to reclaim their lives and move forward in their journey to recovery. We provide a supportive and compassionate environment where veterans can explore their trauma, learn new coping skills, and build meaningful connections with peers who share similar experiences.

Individualized Treatment Plans

We understand that every veteran is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to PTSD treatment. That’s why we take a personalized approach to care, tailoring each veteran’s treatment plan to their specific needs, preferences, and goals. Whether a veteran requires intensive residential treatment, outpatient therapy, or a combination of both, we work closely with them to develop a plan that meets their needs and maximizes their chances of success.

Family Involvement

We recognize the importance of family support in the recovery process and encourage family members to participate in their loved one’s treatment whenever possible. We offer family therapy sessions, educational workshops, and support groups to help families understand PTSD, develop healthy communication skills, and rebuild trust and intimacy in their relationships.

Continuum of Care

Our commitment to veterans doesn’t end when they complete our trauma-based treatment program. We provide ongoing support and resources to help veterans transition back to civilian life and maintain their sobriety and mental wellness long-term. From alumni events and support groups to vocational training and housing assistance, we offer a comprehensive continuum of care that extends far beyond the confines of our treatment center.

Reach Out to Us Today!

For veterans struggling with PTSD, healing is possible. Our comprehensive trauma-based treatment program at 12 South Recovery is here to support you every step of the way. Call 866-257-5551 to begin your journey towards healing and reclaim your life today.


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