Substance abuse poses a major challenge for both active duty military personnel and veterans. In the United States, there are around 1 million active service members compared to about 20 million veterans, who make up roughly 10% of the country’s total population. Not every individual in the military battles with substance use disorder, but issues like like heavy drinking and the misuse of pain medication are prevalent among both active-duty members and veterans. Additionally, these individuals often encounter difficulties that could lead them to turn to drugs or alcohol after their service has ended, and it’s important to seek a veteran drug rehab center that understands these unique challenges. 

With more veterans than ever seeking treatment for drug and alcohol problems and mental health disorders, the link between the two can’t be ignored. Greenbranch Recovery and our veteran patients work to overcome stigmas and root causes of mental and physical pain, building a recovery program tailored to the specific concerns of visible and invisible wounds of battle. If you or someone you love needs help for drug or alcohol abuse, specialty treatment programs are available.

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The Importance of Veteran Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab Programs

Treating veterans and active-duty members of the military is of paramount importance. Veteran patients often grapple with unmitigated challenges underscored by time away from loved ones, the pressures of military service, military sexual trauma, chronic pain and, for many, a combat-related traumatic event that can all be contributing factors in the cycle of addiction. Anxiety disorders are also common among veterans, which can exacerbate other mental health conditions.

Military Veteran Addiction Statistics

  • Approximately 11% of veterans who visit a medical facility run by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the first time have a substance use disorder (SUD).
  • More than 80% of veterans with SUDs (nearly 900,000) abuse alcohol.
  • Nearly 27% of veterans with SUDs (about 300,000) abuse illegal drugs.
  • Alcohol is the primary substance for 65% of veterans entering treatment centers — nearly twice the rate of civilians.
  • Opioid abuse is a significant problem among veterans, with one study finding that 13% of veterans who received opioids for pain management developed an opioid use disorder.
  • Methamphetamine abuse is also a concern among veterans, with one study finding that 8% of veterans seeking substance abuse treatment reported methamphetamine use.
  • Alcohol problems among veterans are linked to an increased risk of self-harm and suicide.
  • Substance use problems can strain relationships with family and friends, leading to difficulties at work or finding employment.

  • Alcohol and drug abuse can worsen mental health problems or lead to new mental health issues among veterans.

Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Illness Among Military Veterans

People with substance use disorders (SUD) can also have other mental health issues, and people with mental illness often also struggle with substance abuse and addiction. Common co-occurring conditions that happen with substance use include anxiety disorders, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia and more. This is often referred to as dual diagnosis.

Though someone might have both a substance use disorder and mental health concerns, one does not necessarily cause the other. Many veterans struggle with co-occurring disorders and dual diagnosis. According to recent data:

  •  4 in 10 veterans with a substance use disorder struggled with illicit drugs
  • 7 in 10 struggled with alcohol use
  • 1 in 8 struggled with illicit drugs and alcohol.

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2020

  •  26.2% (5.2 million) veterans had a mental illness and/or substance use disorder
  • 55% of veterans aged 26 or older (or 10.9 million people) used alcohol
  • 2.4 percent (or 485,000 people) misused opioids
  • 10.4 percent (or 2.1 million people) used marijuana

Greenbranch Recovery in New Jersey offers SUD Primary Partial Care and Intensive Outpatient Care designed to help veterans begin to heal after dual diagnosis. We offer:

  •  Trauma Informed Care
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger Management Counseling
  • Group Psychotherapy  and Individual Psychotherapy
Greenbranch is a Veteran Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab in New Jersey

What Our Veterans Addiction Treatment Program Covers

The veterans’ addiction treatment program at our specialized rehab center helps with drug and alcohol issues, including drug and alcohol addiction.

Drug Addiction Treatment

Our drug addiction services are administered through inpatient and outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization programs. We take a comprehensive approach to treatment, choosing individual and group therapies that will give you the best shot at healing. We also incorporate holistic methods in a safe and comfortable environment so you can learn how to cope without drugs. 

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Recovering from alcohol addiction may feel insurmountable, but we’re here to show you that achieving it is possible. Our program helps you safely detox, moving you through each step to ensure you learn how to deal with possible triggers and giving you the resources to live a life free of alcohol and drugs. 

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You don’t have to battle addiction alone. We have programs tailored specifically for military veterans.

Greenbranch Recovery’s Addiction Treatment for Veterans is here to help!

Addiction Treatment Levels of Care in New Jersey

Our recovery center offers various levels of care to ensure you get the help you need to free your life of addiction.

Outpatient treatment is provided to veterans who want help with substance use disorder but can’t make the drastic living changes that inpatient rehab requires. This treatment option is stringent and effective, providing veterans with a way to get the help they sorely need while remaining in their home environment.  

Greenbranch Recovery’s partial hospitalization program (PHP) is an ideal middle option for those who can’t do inpatient treatment but need more support than an outpatient program offers. This program provides a full day of addiction treatment services, allowing you to return home each night to tend to your loved ones.

Group therapy is beneficial because it provides peer support to veterans struggling with similar drug and alcohol problems. It complements individual therapy by allowing group members to offer solutions, share like-minded experiences and help one another to overcome the challenges of being a veteran with substance use disorder. 

Individual therapy can help you determine what may have contributed to the onset of substance abuse and how to free yourself from addiction. We’ll also work through any co-occurring mental disorders and discuss long-term treatment options to prevent relapse as you progress in rehab. Our goal is a healthy and happy life free of substance use disorder. 

Don’t go another day battling your addiction — we have the program you need!

Greenbranch Recovery’s Alcohol and Drug Rehab for Veterans is for YOU!

How Much Does Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Cost for Veterans?

The cost of rehab is a major concern for many veteran patients. However, Greenbranch Recovery works with all major health insurance providers, and they cover at least some of the cost of treatment. 

Our team is standing by to help get the necessary insurance approval so you can focus on getting well. 

Why Choosing a Special Program for Veterans Is Key

Choosing rehab for veterans is important because you need specialized help specific to your circumstances. We focus on relapse prevention, lasting behavioral therapy techniques and post-traumatic stress disorder. We tailor your rehab experience to the unique needs of those who’ve served. 

Relapse prevention is especially important, as many veterans struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Triggers can appear suddenly, and without behavioral techniques to help deal with them, relapse can be even more likely than for those who haven’t served. We take steps to ensure your recovery is lasting by providing you with long-term tools specific to how your service may have contributed to addiction. 

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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Veterans in New Jersey

If you or someone you love is a veteran or in active military service and experiencing issues with drug and alcohol dependence, lasting recovery is possible. Addiction and mental illness thrive in silence, so reach out to someone at Greenbranch Recovery to speak up for yourself and break free from substance dependence.

After sacrificing to serve your country, it’s time to do the same for yourself. Take back your life from the throes of addiction so you can stand tall and proud once again. 

Call us today at 609-622-5101 for more information about veteran drug rehab.