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Veteran Specialized Program

Active military personnel face extraordinarily challenging, dangerous, and exclusively unique experiences that can leave both physical and mental scars. Post-deployment, the adjustment to civilian life can be just as challenging as the after effects of a military tour.

At Jade, it is an honor to serve our Veteran community through understanding the specific culture and experiences that comes from military involvement. We understand that acclimation to civilian life is complex and can affect many areas of life. Through integrative and comprehensive treatment services that address the re-adjustment needs of veterans and their families, Jade strives to offer state-of-the-art care that helps you overcome your obstacles. If you, or someone you love is a veteran struggling with substance use or mental health contact us today to learn more about our program. We are here to help.

Re-Integrating to Civilian Life

Adjusting to civilian life can be a difficult experience, as the civilian world operates by many standards that contrast those of the military. As a result, this transition can pose many challenges that deter successful acclimation. Issues specific to the transition to civilian life include:

  • Sense of identity, purpose, and self-worth.
  • Evaluation and achievement of life goals post deployment.
  • Managing and navigating around changes in societal norms from military to civilian life.
  • Coping with the psychological effects of trauma, survivor guilt, depression, anxiety, and military sexual assault
  • Struggles with using alcohol and/or drug use to cope with negative thoughts and emotions.
  • Physical handicap as a result of injuries sustained in combat such as disfigurement, amputation, and scarification.
  • Re-conforming to civilian legal standards.
  • Acclimating to cultures, values, and norms outside of the military.
  • Re-establishing relationships with family and friends.

PTSD & Veteran Substance Use

Chronic Pain & Substance Use

Veterans & PTSD

Traumatic Brain Injuries & Effects

Alcohol Abuse Among Veterans 

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Our Treatment Program

At Jade, it is an honor to serve our Veteran community through understanding the specific culture and experiences that comes from military involvement.

Our Programming Includes:

  • Re-integration needs and creating structure in civilian life
  • Managing the psychological effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Alleviating symptoms of anxiety, depression, survivor guilt, and suicidal ideation.
  • Learning new coping skills for emotional regulation and mood management
  • Finding employment and career opportunities with our vocational programming
  • Addressing Neurocognitive issues associated with acquired and traumatic brain injury

We understand that acclimation to civilian life is complex and can affect many areas of life. Through integrative and comprehensive treatment services that address the re-adjustment needs of veterans and their families, Jade strives to offer state-of-the-art care that helps you overcome your obstacles.

Our programming assists in:

  • Helping with attending college and universities.
  • Collaborating with medical providers to address chronic pain, exposure to hazardous materials during deployment, amputations, and rehabilitation care
  • Creating and joining a social community
  • Coping with the effects of Military Sexual Trauma
  • Finding stable living and prevention of homelessness
  • Supporting veterans in obtaining services and benefits

Veteran Substance Use – A National Problem

Substance abuse in Veterans can occur for a number of reasons including an effort to cope with PTSD or developing a use disorder from a chronic pain condition treated with opiates. This is a condition that affects more than 10% of all Veterans serving after September 11, 2001. This is a growing problem where we as a nation need to do more. 

Almost one-third of Veterans that are seeking treatment for a substance use disorder also suffer from Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD).

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About 10% of returning veterans from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan were seen in the VA with a substance use disorder. 

In 2015, SAMHSA reported that 1 in 15 Veterans had a substance use disorder in the past year. The percentage jumps even higher, to 12.7%, for Veterans serving after September 2001. 

A study found that approximately 30% of completed Veteran suicides were preceded by alcohol or drug use, and 20% of high-risk deaths were attributed to alcohol or drug use. 

Veteran Mental Health Disorders – A National Problem

Between 2008 and 2016 there were more than 6,000 Veteran suicides every year, and it’s been a growing problem. The suicide rate of Veterans ages 18-34 increased more than 10% between 2015 and 2016. One study has linked this national problem to a lack of resources available to our Nation’s Veterans. 

The RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research found more than 30% of soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq report a mental health or TBI condition. 

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In 2017 USA Today reported that wait times for VA appointments were much longer than originally reported, which can discourage or preclude individuals from getting the treatment they need.  

Researchers found that half of Veterans in need of mental health treatment are not utilizing VA services. There a number of factors affecting utilization rates, but in order to reduce the number suicide rates our Veterans need access to and effective treatment. 

There are structural challenges for Veterans and Active Military to receive treatment. Three of the top five reported barriers to seeking mental health treatment by enlisted individuals are: “It could harm my career”, “I could be denied a security clearance”, “My coworkers would have less confidence in me if they found out”. Learn more about Jade’s public health campaign and efforts to treat individuals and improve the structural landscape of our existing systems.

Working With Families & Support Systems

Understanding the issues pertaining to a veteran’s re-adjustment to civilian life is important not only for the veteran, but the family as well. During deployment, many families may have created new routines a veteran will have to adjust to once home. Reconnecting with family and re-establishing a role is imperative to the health of the veteran and their family system. Jade supports this process through dynamic family work that helps the family navigate through this time of change.

Our programming assists in:

  • Re-integration needs and creating structure in civilian life
  • Managing the psychological effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Alleviating symptoms of anxiety, depression, survivor guilt, and suicidal ideation.
  • Learning new coping skills for emotional regulation and mood management
  • Finding employment and career opportunities with our vocational programming
  • Helping with attending college and universities.
  • Collaborating with medical providers to address chronic pain, exposure to hazardous materials during deployment, amputations, and rehabilitation care
  • Creating and joining a social community
  • Addressing Neurocognitive issues associated with acquired and traumatic brain injury
  • Coping with the effects of Military Sexual Trauma
  • Finding stable living and prevention of homelessness
  • Supporting veterans in obtaining services and benefits

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