While the change in the ASAM Addiction definition may not instantly change the perception of chemical dependency within Military culture, it is a positive step in removing the shame that is sometimes associated with treatment.
Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011
The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place is working currently with U.S. Military to help returning Veterans battling drugs and alcohol as a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an evolving conversation admist important recent changes to the very definition of the word "addiction". It is no secret that thousands of returning veterans are coming home with physical and emotional pains and seeking self-medication with drugs and alcohol. What may offer additional hope for those seeking treatment is a program tailored specifically for veterans and an important change to the definition of addiction by new American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The organization has officially recognized that addiction is not solely related to substance misuse and is, in fact, a chronic brain disease.
The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place is working with our military branch leadership and bases to confidentially treat our men and women in uniform without negatively affecting career advancement by a tarnished record. This unique program is successfully addresses the unique needs such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that aren't part of traditional recovery programs.
"While the change in the ASAM Addiction definition may not instantly change the perception of chemical dependency within Military culture, it is a positive step in removing the shame that is sometimes associated with treatment." states Jerry Von Poks, Military Liaison at the Farley Center.
The Farley Center has recently established a partnership with TRICARE, a major component of the Military Health System. This move offers coverage to veterans and their families at the civilian treatment center which previously would have required them to be private pay,
About the Farley Center at Williamsburg Place
The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place is a leading addiction treatment program featured on "The Early Show" on CBS, "Good Morning America", The New York Times, and other national media outlets. The Farley Professional Lecture Series is a monthly event that disseminates key advances in substance abuse treatment innovations to addiction professional.
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