Rehab for Ex-Servicemen

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Are you a former serviceman struggling with substance abuse or addiction? At 12 South Recovery, we recognize the unique hurdles veterans face when transitioning to civilian life. Our rehab program is designed to provide tailored support to ex-military personnel, addressing their specific challenges. From grappling with combat-related trauma to adjusting to a civilian lifestyle, we offer comprehensive assistance to help veterans find their path to recovery and rediscover their purpose.

Understanding the Unique Needs of Ex-Servicemen

Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be incredibly challenging, and for many veterans, this transition is complicated by the presence of substance abuse or addiction issues. Ex-servicemen may face a myriad of challenges, including:

  • Trauma from Combat Experiences: Many veterans carry the scars of combat, both physical and psychological, which can contribute to the development of substance abuse issues as a means of coping.
  • Adjustment to Civilian Life: The structured environment of military life can be vastly different from the freedom and uncertainty of civilian life, leading to feelings of isolation, anxiety, and depression.
  • Lack of Support Networks: Returning veterans may find it difficult to re-establish connections with family and friends or to find a sense of belonging in their civilian communities.
  • Stigma Surrounding Mental Health and Addiction: Despite progress in recent years, there remains a stigma surrounding mental health issues and addiction, which can prevent veterans from seeking the help they need.

At 12 South Recovery, we recognize and empathize with the challenges faced by ex-servicemen, and our rehab program is specifically designed to address these issues with compassion and understanding.

Why Choose Rehab Specifically for Ex-Servicemen?

  • Understanding and Empathy: Our staff includes veterans who comprehend the complexities of military service and its impact on mental health. This firsthand experience allows us to provide a level of empathy and understanding that is crucial to the healing process.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: We recognize that every veteran’s journey to recovery is unique, and we customize our rehabilitation programs to address the individual needs and experiences of ex-servicemen. Whether you’re struggling with PTSD, combat-related trauma, or co-occurring mental health issues, we provide personalized care to help you achieve lasting sobriety.
  • Comprehensive Care: From detoxification to therapy and aftercare, we offer a holistic approach to recovery that addresses not only the symptoms of addiction but also the underlying issues driving substance abuse. Our goal is not just to help you achieve sobriety but to empower you to live a fulfilling and purposeful life free from the grip of addiction.

Accessing Rehab as an Ex-Serviceman

Getting into rehab as an ex-serviceman is easier than you might think. Follow these steps to begin your journey to recovery:

  1. Reach Out: Contact our admissions team at 866-257-5551 to discuss your situation and explore treatment options. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff are available 24/7 to provide guidance and support.
  2. Verification of Military Service: To qualify for specialized rehab programs for ex-servicemen, you will need to provide proof of military service, such as a DD Form 214 or VA ID card. This documentation helps us ensure that you receive the specialized care you deserve.
  3. Assessment and Consultation: Once we have verified your military service, our team will conduct a thorough assessment to understand your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique circumstances. This may include medical evaluations, psychiatric assessments, and discussions about your treatment goals and preferences.

What Rehab Looks Like for Veterans

At 12 South Recovery, we recognize that every veteran’s journey to recovery is unique, and our rehab program is designed to provide the personalized care and support you need to heal and thrive. Here’s what you can expect from our rehab program for ex-servicemen:

  • Detoxification: For many veterans struggling with addiction, the first step on the road to recovery is detoxification, where the body is rid of harmful substances under medical supervision. Our experienced medical team is trained to manage the symptoms of withdrawal safely and comfortably, ensuring a smooth transition into the next phase of treatment.
  • Therapeutic Interventions: Once detox is complete, you will participate in a variety of therapeutic interventions designed to address the underlying issues driving your addiction and equip you with the skills and strategies you need to maintain sobriety in the long term. These may include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and more.
  • Trauma-Informed Care: Many ex-servicemen struggle with the lingering effects of combat-related trauma and PTSD, which can contribute to the development of substance abuse issues. Our rehab program incorporates trauma-informed care techniques to address these underlying issues and help veterans heal from the emotional scars of war.
  • Life Skills Training: In addition to addiction treatment, we offer a range of life skills training programs designed to help veterans successfully reintegrate into civilian life. These may include job readiness training, financial management skills, communication skills, anger management techniques, and more, empowering veterans to build a stable and fulfilling life in recovery.
  • Peer Support: One of the most valuable aspects of our rehab program for veterans is the opportunity to connect with fellow ex-servicemen who understand your experiences and can offer empathy, encouragement, and support. Our group therapy sessions provide a safe and supportive environment where veterans can share their stories, learn from one another, and form lasting bonds of camaraderie that continue long after treatment ends.

How Ex-Servicemen Pay for Treatment

Financial concerns should not stand in the way of getting the help you need. Fortunately, there are several options available to help ex-servicemen cover the cost of rehab, including:

  • VA Benefits: If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for VA healthcare benefits, which can cover some or all of the cost of substance abuse treatment at 12 South Recovery. Our admissions team can help you navigate the VA system and access the benefits you’re entitled to.
  • TRICARE Insurance: If you are currently serving in the military or are a military retiree, you may be eligible for TRICARE insurance, which provides coverage for substance abuse treatment at approved facilities like 12 South Recovery. Our team can verify your TRICARE benefits and assist with the billing process to ensure a smooth and seamless experience.
  • Private Insurance: Many private insurance plans offer coverage for addiction treatment services, including rehab programs for ex-servicemen. Our admissions team can work with your insurance provider to verify your benefits and determine the extent of coverage available to you.
  • Self-Payment Options: If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover the full cost of treatment, we offer flexible self-payment options to help make rehab more affordable. Our admissions team can work with you to develop a payment plan that fits your budget and ensures you get the care you need without financial hardship.

Why 12 South Recovery is the Best Choice for Veterans

  • Veteran-Centered Approach: Our rehab program is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of ex-servicemen, providing a supportive and understanding environment where veterans can feel safe to explore their issues and work towards healing.
  • Experienced Staff: Our team includes veterans and mental health professionals who are dedicated to helping veterans overcome addiction and reclaim their lives. With years of experience working with ex-servicemen, our staff have the knowledge, expertise, and compassion to guide veterans through every step of the recovery process.
  • Holistic Healing: At 12 South Recovery, we believe in treating the whole person, addressing not only the symptoms of addiction but also the underlying issues driving substance abuse. Our holistic approach to recovery encompasses physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, helping veterans achieve lasting sobriety and a renewed sense of purpose.
  • Community and Camaraderie: One of the most valuable aspects of our rehab program for veterans is the sense of community and camaraderie that develops among participants. Our group therapy sessions provide a supportive environment where veterans can connect with one another, share their experiences, and draw strength from their shared bond of military service.
  • Long-Term Support: Our commitment to your recovery doesn’t end when you leave our facility. We offer comprehensive aftercare programs and resources to help veterans maintain sobriety and achieve long-term success in recovery. From ongoing therapy and support groups to vocational training and job placement assistance, we provide the tools and support you need to thrive in civilian life.

Call 12 South Recovery Today!

Ready to take the first step towards recovery? Contact our admissions team at 12 South Recovery at 866-257-5551 to learn more about our specialized rehab programs for ex-servicemen.


Yes, we are fully accredited by the Joint Commission, ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety in addiction treatment.

Yes, family involvement is encouraged and can be incorporated into your treatment plan as needed. We recognize the important role that family support plays in the recovery process and welcome family members to participate in therapy sessions, family workshops, and other activities.

Our facility features comfortable accommodations, nutritious meals, recreational activities, and serene outdoor spaces conducive to healing and relaxation. We believe that creating a comfortable and nurturing environment is essential to the recovery process and strive to provide all the amenities and comforts of home to our clients.

Yes, we provide integrated treatment for co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. Many ex-servicemen struggle with underlying mental health issues such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety, which can contribute to the development of addiction. Our dual diagnosis program addresses both the addiction and the underlying mental health issues simultaneously, ensuring comprehensive and effective care for our clients.

We offer comprehensive aftercare programs, including ongoing therapy, support groups, and resources to help you maintain sobriety and achieve long-term success in recovery. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to build a fulfilling and meaningful life in recovery, free from the grip of addiction.

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