At Rally Point, we’ve been proud to announce our partnership with TRICARE insurance. This partnership allows us to make things even easier for veterans when it comes to receiving treatment for substance abuse disorder at our facility no matter the plan they have. Having your stay covered by your TRICARE insurance can do a lot to relieve stress before the rehabilitation process begins, as insurance complications can be one of the more difficult and unfortunate aspects of seeking treatment. Luckily for veterans with TRICARE insurance, they can enroll in a program at Rally Point without stress, knowing they will have coverage.
Insurance is one part of recovery, but once it has been taken care of, there are other aspects of treatment that need to be focused on in order to ensure success in the program. Attending a rehabilitation facility that understands the needs of veterans can also help promote success in the program. Our TRICARE partnership, our understanding of veterans’ needs, and many other aspects of our treatment programs help ensure veterans get the treatment they need and the plan that works best for them.
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The Importance of Identifying and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders
Co-occurring disorders are most commonly identified as the presence of a substance abuse disorder as well as another mental health related disorder. Common mental health related examples of co-occurring disorders are depression, anxiety or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) taking place alongside a SUD (substance use disorder). Another qualifying aspect of having co-occurring disorders is that one disorder of each type (substance abuse and mental health) must be occurring independently of the other disorder(s). This means one of the disorders cannot be a group of symptoms of another disorder, they must be independently occurring. Co-occurring disorders tend to happen most often when a person tries to cope with a mental health disorder like depression or PTSD by consuming drugs or alcohol in excess.
As a matter of fact, studies have been known to show a connection between substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. This connection is present in both women and men, and the co-occurring disorders take place in both civilian and veteran populations.
- Studies have shown that over 20% of veterans who live with PTSD also have some type of substance use disorder.
- For those veterans who are dealing with a substance use disorder, those who have PTSD and also abuse alcohol are typically considered to be binge drinkers. These binges are possibly a response to vivid memories of trauma that has taken place.
- Almost a third of veterans who have substance use disorder and seek treatment are diagnosed with PTSD.
- Veterans who have PTSD tend to have higher rates of consuming nicotine. In fact, 60% of veterans surveyed who were diagnosed with PTSD smoked, whereas only 30% of those without PTSD report consuming nicotine.
- Almost 10% of the veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who reported to the VA have some type of substance use disorder, be it involving drugs or alcohol.
For veterans, it is more important than ever to find a rehabilitation treatment facility that will support not only substance abuse disorder but also other mental health related disorders. At Rally Point, we take care of both problems, as we understand they can influence each other.
Trauma-Informed Care and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Rally Point
At Rally Point, we are proud to announce that our staff has been trained in trauma-informed care. Trauma-informed care training involves teaching our staff how to identify, understand, and respond to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma-informed care puts an emphasis on the physical, psychological, and emotional safety of both our patients as well as our staff members. This type of care has been shown to help clients who need to regain their sense of empowerment and control over themselves and their lives.
Another great type of care provided at Rally Point is CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy. Used to help treat co-occurring disorders like substance abuse disorder and PTSD, the focus of cognitive behavioral therapy is to form connections between feelings, thoughts, and behaviors or actions.
Clients undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy will often be asked by therapists and counselors alike to re-evaluate his or her own thinking patterns. By looking into those patterns or assumptions, clients are able to identify what is commonly known in CBT as distortions. Distortions come in a few different forms: overgeneralizing negative outcomes, always expecting the worst outcome, and diminishing positive thinking through negative thinking are all forms of distortions. Clients will be tasked with altering their thoughts and assumptions into more positive and balanced thought patterns. This form of therapy can help clients gain a new understanding of their trauma and its influence on their life, as well as new coping skills for the future.
Benefits of a Male-Only Rehab Facility
Here at Rally Point, we are proud to be a gender-specific rehabilitation center. Our programs are designed to be male-only. Gender-specific treatment has been shown to have a multitude of different benefits for clients when compared to gender-mixed treatment programs. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that those who attend gender-specific rehabilitation programs are more successful in their recovery than those in mixed-gender programs. This is true for a number of reasons:
- Gender-specific treatment is often considered to be less distracting for heterosexual men and women. Sexual attraction or entering into new relationships can have an impact on recovery. Relationships are commonly frowned upon in a treatment setting, and for straight males and females, entering into gender-specific treatment removes any temptation that may exist otherwise.
- One big part of being in treatment is forming connections with the people around you in the program. You are required to be vulnerable throughout the treatment process, so being able to form a bond with those around you is important. Patients of gender-specific treatment programs often find it easier to create bonds and be open with one another. Here at Rally Point, we focus on brotherhood and forming male-bonds with those around you.
At Rally Point, we focus on the treatment of co-occurring disorders in veterans. We help vets heal and overcome addiction and PTSD by creating a strong support network and mitigating possible distractions to patients. At our alcohol and drug treatment center in West Palm Beach, Florida, you will be welcomed with open arms into a safe and secure community, away from the distractions of everyday life, where you can finally heal. Contact us today to get started on with your own personalized treatment plan.
Rally Point Palm Beach Rehab
1130 Elizabeth Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401