We’ve had the unique opportunity to help thousands of veteran and active duty soldiers; these are our mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers that have given us so much, and are struggling with the devastating consequences of addiction.
Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 31, 2013
Since 2008, TreatmentUSA.com has been helping Tricare beneficiaries struggling with substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well those with eating disorders or sex and pornography addictions. The balanced approach incorporated at their world-class facility in south Florida offers addicts the latest in medical treatment along with some of the industry’s brightest, friendliest and most understanding counselors. However, TreatmentUSA.com also has an extensive network of sober living facilities located all across the United States.
“This is just a fantastic milestone for us,” said founder Philip Cory. “We’ve had the unique opportunity to help thousands of veteran and active duty soldiers; these are our mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers that have given us so much, and are struggling with the devastating consequences of addiction.”
Members of the armed services can be more vulnerable to the lures of addiction given their extremely stressful occupational environments. Dealing with such deadly hazards as road-side bombs, suicide bombers or simply the relative isolation of being confined for long periods of times out at sea on an aircraft carrier or on a submarine; these all can lead to the need to self-medicate. Many soldiers report extreme depression and guilt after having experienced lethal combat in a very real way.
Post-traumatic stress disorder has been often mentioned in the news recently as a growing problem for our soldiers returning from the field of battle in Afghanistan or Iraq. And sadly, drug and alcohol abuse almost always go hand in hand with this problem. According to the 2008 Department of Defense Health Behavior Survey, prescription drug abuse among military personnel doubled from 2002 to 2005 and tripled from 2005 to 2008.
Additionally, findings from the Millennium Cohort Study – the largest prospective study in military history – show that younger military members with combat exposure are more prone to binge drinking and other self-destructive alcohol-related behaviors.
Unfortunately, most of these soldiers, despite their strength and bravery and not able to kick these habits on their own. They need the medical and psychological cessation techniques that have been employed to great success by the professionals at TreatmentUSA.com.
The final component to any successful treatment program is the support of friends, family and loved ones. Everyone dealing with drug or alcohol abuse needs to know that they are valuable and are worthy of living a clean and sober life. These patriotic Americans deserve nothing less.
For more information about TreamentUSA.com and how to take advantage of Tricare insurance for substance abuse, please visit http://www.treatmentusa.com or contact them by phone at 888-842-3167. Current and veteran members of the military and their family members can call 888-209-1520. Phone lines are open 24/7.