Assisting Those Who Have Served the Country
Mount Sinai Wellness Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to veterans in need of addiction and mental health services. Our Veterans Program is designed to create a safe, comfortable environment for veterans to share their experiences and struggles with others who have gone through similar circumstances.
We have an experienced team of counselors who provide individualized care plans to ensure that each patient receives the personalized care they need. Our team continually strives to provide the compassion, respect, and care that our nation’s heroes deserve. To inquire further about this program, give us a call at (800) 353-4673 today.
Are Veterans More Likely to Develop Substance Abuse Problems?
We understand that veterans may face unique challenges that can put them at risk for developing substance abuse issues. These events can range from post-war trauma to the difficult transition back into civilian life, which can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans are more likely than other civilians to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety-related disorders. These mental illnesses can all increase the risk of drug or alcohol use. In fact, more than 1 in 10 veterans live with a substance use disorder, which is slightly higher than the average of the general population. Mental illness and substance abuse also create a vicious cycle, as substances also tend to amplify the symptoms of PTSD and other mental illnesses.
At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, we provide evidence-based treatments, such as counseling, medication management, and holistic therapies, to not only help veterans manage their substance abuse issues, but to also address the underlying psychological issues that may be at play. By understanding the unique challenges that veterans face, we are better equipped to provide them with the necessary resources to help prevent and treat substance abuse disorders. With proper treatment, those struggling with addiction can begin the recovery process and reclaim their lives.
Consult with a Team Member Today
Comprehensive dual diagnosis care at Mount Sinai Wellness Center includes counseling, medication management, and holistic therapies to help those who are living with both mental health and substance abuse concerns. To inquire further about our Veterans Program or other rehabilitation services, don’t hesitate to contact our compassionate and caring team at (800) 353-4673. We look forward to helping you heal.