How Veterans Can Seek Help for Mental Health and Addiction Challenges

Veterans often face unique mental health and addiction challenges stemming from their military service. The rigors of combat, prolonged separation from loved ones, and exposure to traumatic events can take a significant toll on their well-being. Unfortunately, many veterans struggle to seek help due to stigma, lack of awareness, or difficulty navigating the healthcare system.

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Understanding the Designation: Veteran-Centric Care

Recognizing the distinct needs of veterans, specialized mental health and addiction treatment programs have been developed to provide targeted support. These programs acknowledge the specific traumas and stressors associated with military service, offering a more nuanced approach to care. By understanding the unique experiences of veterans, providers can tailor interventions to address their individual needs effectively.

Specialized Programs for Veterans: Tailored Treatment Options

At 12 South Recovery, we offer a range of specialized treatment programs designed specifically for veterans grappling with mental health and addiction challenges. These programs encompass a variety of evidence-based therapies and interventions, including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Addressing negative thought patterns and behaviors to promote positive change.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Equipping veterans with skills to manage emotions and cope with stress.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Targeting traumatic memories to reduce their emotional impact.
  • Trauma-Informed Care: Recognizing the pervasive impact of trauma and integrating trauma-sensitive approaches into treatment.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Utilizing medications to support recovery from substance use disorders.

Benefits of Seeking Help: Real-Life Impact

Seeking help for mental health and addiction challenges can yield significant benefits for veterans, improving their overall quality of life and well-being. Some tangible advantages of accessing treatment at 12 South Recovery include:

  • Improved Coping Skills: Learning effective strategies to cope with stress, triggers, and cravings.
  • Enhanced Relationships: Rebuilding trust and communication with loved ones through family therapy and support.
  • Reduced Isolation: Connecting with peers who share similar experiences and challenges, fostering a sense of camaraderie and support.
  • Increased Stability: Gaining tools and resources to navigate daily life without relying on substances as a coping mechanism.
  • Enhanced Functioning: Improving overall functioning and productivity in various areas of life, including work, relationships, and leisure activities.

Take the First Step Today

Taking the first step towards seeking help can be daunting, but it’s a crucial milestone on the path to recovery. If you’re a veteran struggling with mental health or addiction challenges, know that you’re not alone. Our team at 12 South Recovery is here to provide the support and guidance you need to reclaim your life.

Comprehensive Care Approach: What Sets Us Apart

What sets 12 South Recovery apart is our commitment to delivering comprehensive, integrated care that addresses the holistic needs of veterans. Our approach encompasses:

  • Individualized Treatment Plans: Tailoring treatment plans to address the unique needs, preferences, and goals of each veteran.
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Addressing co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders simultaneously to achieve lasting recovery.
  • Continuum of Care: Providing a continuum of services, from detoxification and residential treatment to outpatient care and aftercare support.
  • Holistic Therapies: Integrating holistic modalities such as yoga, meditation, art therapy, and recreational activities to promote overall well-being.
  • Family Involvement: Recognizing the importance of family support in the recovery process and involving loved ones in treatment whenever possible.

Reach Out to Us Today!

At 12 South Recovery, we’re committed to supporting veterans on their journey to recovery and wellness. If you’re ready to take the first step towards a brighter future, we’re here to help. Contact us today at 866-257-5551 to speak with a member of our team and learn more about our programs and services.


At 12 South Recovery, we aim to help restore balance to every area of life – treating the mind, body and spirit so our clients are able to find lasting recovery from addiction and other co-occurring disorders. Our unique Treatment Programs aim to address both addiction and the underlying causes.

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