Addiction is a disease and needs to be treated as an illness. American Addiction Centers, a publicly traded company, has a success rate which is double the national average. Desert Hope Treatment Center is an American Addictions Center facility that is located in Las Vegas.
Recently Desert Hope Treatment Center opened The Salute to Recovery Program that offers unique help to veterans who are suffering from addictions. Mental health issues are almost always part of addiction scenarios, and Desert Hope Treatment Center addresses the big picture of each patient.
Veterans have not only witnessed distressing events during their tours of duty, but their roles are identified with courage, and it is not easy for them to put themselves in a vulnerable position by admitting that they can’t cope and need to ask for help. The Salute to Recovery Program aims to make asking for help easier and offers treatments that really work. CEO Ambrozino Storr comments that veterans can look upon their healing process as a new courageous path in their lives.
Patients in The Salute To Recovery Program are offered a curriculum that teaches them about their addiction as a disease and offers ways to cope and recover. Therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral thereapy and Narrative therapy are two of the options offered. Learning to see their life stories in a new and healing way leads to positive alternatives to replace destructive paths.
Veterans come together in an area on campus where they can be part of a larger community and feel safe. Veterans suffering from addictions are often isolated in the broader community, a situation which only aggravates their downward spiral. Being together with other veterans gives them a chance to connect in an atmosphere of acceptance. Some of the staff are also veterans. Read more: American Addiction Center Reviews | Glassdoor and American Addiction Centers New Docuseries Unveils The Realities of Recovery
Verterans suffering from addictions often lose all possibilities for a normal life. They cannot work, they suffer from anxiety and depression. In 2016 more than 4 out of 5 veterans who couldn’t work said that they had physical or mental health limitations after leaving the armed forces. Storr comments that after all they have given for the country, it is an honor to serve them.
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