PTSD Treatment Centers and Residential Trauma Centers
Those who have been diagnosed with TBI or PTSD have a higher rate of dependency to drugs or alcohol. The rate of addiction among those that have been diagnosed with PTSD is 3 times higher than that of people who have not experienced trauma in their lives. Inpatient PTSD treatment centers offer the best solution for quick recovery than their outpatient counterparts. Being able to handle complex PTSD symptoms and addiction issues in a residential PTSD treatment center will give the best result in the shortest period of time.
Finding a treatment center that can handle the complex issues of PTSD and addiction can be difficult if you do not know where to start. The Post-traumatic Stress/Traumatic Brain Injury National Helpline has been set up to help anyone who has experienced PTSD ( almost 8% of the population), and do not know there is a solution to help achieve a manageable life once again. Please feel free to call us and we can discuss the inpatient and outpatient treatment options in your area.
We will help you figure out if treatment is even necessary at one of our inpatient treatment facilities for PTSD and addiction to drugs or alcohol. Our counselors are here to assist you in all steps of the treatment process. We can help you navigate the complexity of Tricare Insurance billing and preapproval for treatment services at one of the many Inpatient PTSD Treatment Centers throughout the country.
What is PTSDPost Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that occurs after a traumatic event or ongoing mental/physical abuse.
PTSD is a mental condition that affects around 5.2 million people nationally, about 3.6 percent of the population. The latest prediction has the number of predicted cases of post-traumatic stress at 7.8 million people which is predicted to rise up to almost 8% percent of the population. PTSD can last from a couple of weeks (if treated) or for the rest of someone’s life, if left untreated.
Why is Treatment For PTSD and Trauma so Important?When someone is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or trauma, they can have the feeling that nothing will relieve them from these horrible, unmanageable symptoms. You can feel that every aspect of your life has been impacted negatively and you can’t see any way to change. With the right approach and treatment, things can become manageable again and you can finally have relief from the symptoms.
What is the treatment for PTSDThere are many new therapies for treating PTSD and addiction together. These programs have been proven to treat the symptoms and the cause of the PTSD, all of which will help in the treatment and handling of PTSD with addiction in those seeking help. Depending on the facility and the training of the therapists, most facilities are experienced in treating some of the symptoms of PTSD, if not all of them. Therapy models and practices that can be included in a program for PTSD and trauma can include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), meditation and mindfulness training exercises, group processing, individualized therapy, Biofeedback, and neurofeedback. All of these therapy models have proven to help with the treatment of PTSD and trauma in both women and men.
Does PTSD Cause Addiction?PTSD itself does not cause addiction but the addiction can give the user a euphoric feeling and a way to forget, for a short period of time. The addiction rates amongst those diagnosed with PTSD OR TBI have at least three times the normal addiction rates compared to those that do not have PTSD symptoms. Alcohol is one of the most common substances that is abused by those who suffer from PTSD.
Alcohol dependence and PTSDAddiction to alcohol in those that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder is becoming common, as more people are turning to alcohol to numb their pain and feelings. The addiction to alcohol can intensify suicidal thoughts in those that have PTSD, especially for those that experienced trauma from the military. Alcohol is socially acceptable and is one of the easiest addictions to conceal for long periods of time.
Tricare Insurance PTSD Treatment CentersWe can assist and educate you on the complex navigation through the VA to ensure that your treatment and services are covered through your Tricare insurance to cover drug alcohol and PTSD treatment. The VA is allowed to outsource treatment for PTSD and drug addiction due to space and facility overcrowding. When shopping for a treatment program to handle PTSD or TBI, make sure that the center can work with your insurance plan. Inpatient Tricare PTSD Treatment Programs offer short term inpatient treatment for addiction and PTSD.
Will My insurance plan pay for inpatient or residential PTSD treatment programs if I have not been in the military?
Insurance plans do have benefits for mental health and PTSD falls under that category. Getting insurance to pay for inpatient PTSD treatment is another thing entirely. When dealing with any insurance company it is always better to have an expert help you get the benefits that you have paid for and also help get into the best inpatient treatment center for PTSD and addiction.
PTSD Suicide RatesPTSD suicide rates among Veterans rose in 2017 from 6,010 deaths up to 6,139. With the lower enlistment numbers for 2017 that is a huge increase in PTSD suicides. In 2018, the report shows 325 active duty, 135 National Guard, and 81 Reserve personnel died by suicide. The Department of Defense has issued a report stating that out of 100,000 service members, 24.8 people will attempt suicide, an increase of 2.9% from the previous year 2017. The rate of suicide with PTSD as a diagnosis among the civilian population is 14 people out of every 100,000 people. With many civilians going undiagnosed for PTSD, the real number may never be known.
Trauma and PTSD Treatment Centers for WomenPTSD in women can occur when there is physical, sexual or mental abuse present. The rates of suicide attempts among women with PTSD surpass men but the death rate is actually lower than their male counterparts. Treatment programs for women will almost always cover PTSD and abuse issues that may have lead to addiction. Treatment for PTSD in women should always incorporate private, one on one therapy and specific female group therapy sessions. Inpatient treatment programs for women with PTSD do not necessarily need to be done at an all-women treatment center for PTSD treatment and substance abuse but gender-specific groups are needed to ensure a safe environment for women to share their experiences.
Who Can be Diagnosed with PTSD Other Than Active Duty Service Members?PTSD can occur in anyone that has been subject to any of the following; physical or sexual assault, disaster, abuse (mental or physical), accident, or other serious events. According to the national statistics compiled by the National Center for PTSD, 7-8 people out of every 100 people have experienced PTSD at some point in their lives.
Co-occurring PTSD and AddictionIf you are experiencing symptoms of PTSD from a past traumatic event please seek treatment as soon as possible. If you have come to a point in your condition where you are seeking help to overcome this affliction, remember to be a consumer and shop around. Do not settle for something that you feel will not benefit your case. Make sure the treatment is something you feel will help you in the long run and not a short term fix. Give us a call and we can discuss options close to where you live or farther away, if needed, to ensure your treatment is exactly what you need for your recovery.
If you or someone that you care about would like to learn more about co-occurring PTSD and substance abuse treatment programs give us a call. Our counselors are trained in PTSD treatment methods and facilities all over the nation. With the support of our treatment centers and healthcare professionals, living without the symptoms of PTSD and addiction can be achieved.
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