Successful substance use treatment must include care that is informed, competent, engaging and effective. This is particularly true for veterans, who may have experienced the kinds of life-threatening situations causing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. These types of mental health conditions are serious and can lead to the misuse of drugs and alcohol. At Symetria Recovery, our team of experts has extensive experience providing addiction treatment for veterans. They believe it is essential to understand the connection between veterans, PTSD, and addiction so that individualized care can be established and delivered to each veteran patient.
Veterans, PTSD, and Addiction
If you suspect that you or someone close to you is suffering from PTSD, it is essential that you be able to identify the symptoms. These can include:
- Increased numbing of emotions
- Heightened irritability, hostility, and aggression
- Avoidance of trauma, symptoms, and feelings
- Difficulties concentrating
In addition, the signs and symptoms of Substance Use Disorder are:
- Feeling of exhilaration and excess confidence.
- Increased alertness.
- Increased energy and restlessness.
- Behavior changes or aggression.
- Rapid or rambling speech.
- Dilated pupils.
- Confusion, delusions, and hallucinations.
- Irritability, anxiety, or paranoia.
Although drugs or alcohol may provide temporary relief for PTSD symptoms, substance use actually makes the symptoms worse, and addiction often develops. At Symetria Recovery, we have programs that address and treat both PTSD and addiction for veterans. Our innovative treatment approach is known as the Symetria Method.
The Symetria Method Defined
The Symetria Method is ideally suited for veterans because a unique and personalized care team is assigned to you to meet your specific needs – including physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral needs, that contribute to a comprehensive and enduring recovery. Your family and loved ones are invited to be a part of your treatment, as well. Your treatment includes medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combined with intensive outpatient therapy (IOP), which can be group, family, and individual counseling, depending on your need and preferences. Wherever possible, peer-to-peer recovery specialists are brought into your treatment plan.
Symetria Sees It As a Privilege to Serve Those Who Have Served
TriWest Healthcare Alliance had credentialed Symetria as a provider in the VA’s Care in the Community Network. With this designation, Symetria is able to receive referrals from the VA to support veterans with care by delivering the Symetria model. Symetria’s management, care providers, and administrative staff believe that the opportunity to serve veterans, TriWest and the VA is significant. Symetria has thoughtfully designed a system that can account for the needs of the veteran and the veteran’s family. Symetria values accountability in the care delivery process and has built systems to closely support VA’s direction in delivering Care in the Community.
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The Addiction Treatment that Veterans Deserve
Symetria Recovery provides comprehensive and compassionate addiction treatment for veterans struggling with substance use disorders who are ready to regain control of their lives. If you or someone you care about is a veteran or have a veteran that could benefit from our services, reach out to our team today at 855.282.4819 to get started on the path the genuine, long-term recovery.