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Learn about Drug and Alcohol abuse in Veterans

When returning home, many Veterans find that they have a hard time adjusting to civilian life. This could be caused by the change in environment, shift in responsibilities, and the presence of new mental health concerns. Others find that they have a difficult time returning to their job or connecting with family and friends.

Common difficulties among Veterans returning to civilian life can include anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, and traumatic brain injuries.

Alcohol and drugs can be used as an unhealthy way to cope with mental health challenges and other difficulties that Veterans face when returning home. Both can be effective in numbing our emotions or masking them to give us temporary relief. 

Using alcohol and drugs in this way can lead to the development of misuse and addiction concerns. Though the temporary relief from our distressing emotions can feel good at the moment, unfortunately, the truth is that it is doing more harm than good. Regular use of alcohol and drugs can worsen the symptoms that are associated with various mental health concerns.

If you or someone you love is interested in Veteran addiction treatment near Indianapolis, IN, we invite you to call Evolve Indy at (855)495-1063 to see how we can help you today.

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Veteran Addiction Statistics

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), we see a trend of Veterans using marijuana more than other illicit drugs when they return to civilian life. Research has shown that approximately 3.5% of Veterans report using marijuana in the past month. We saw a significant increase (over 50%) in the number of veterans treated by the Veterans Health Administration for Cannabis Use Disorders from 2002 to 2009. 

It is not uncommon for Veterans to struggle with chronic pain and require pain management from their health care providers. The Veterans Health Association reported an increase from 17% to 24% of Veterans receiving care being prescribed opioids for pain management, according to the NIDA. There was an increase in the number of overdoses among Veterans between 2010 and 2016; however, the majority of these overdoses were not caused by prescription opioids.

NIDA reports that a 2017 study showed that Veterans were more likely to use alcohol and drink more than civilians. Research has shown that over half of Veterans who enter an addiction treatment program are doing so with an Alcohol Use Disorder. 

For more information regarding drug treatment for Veterans in Indianapolis, IN, please call (855)495-1063 to speak with a representative about addiction treatment services offered at Evolve Indy.

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Why is Veteran Substance Abuse Prevalent?

There are several Veteran specific experiences that research has shown increase a person’s risk of developing a substance use disorder. This includes deployment, combat exposure, and having a difficult time returning to civilian life. Other common struggles among returning Veterans include sleep disturbances, traumatic brain injury, and violence within relationships.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Veterans who have substance use disorders are 3-4 times more likely to meet the criteria of PTSD or Depression. 

One of the most significant mental health statistics that has gained awareness is the prevalence of suicide among Veterans. According to NIDA, Veterans accounted for more than 20% of all the suicides in the United States in 2014. This broke down to an average of 20 Veterans dying each day. This is a major concern that has continued to gain attention which has led to an increase in awareness of Veteran suicide, and an increase in prevention efforts. 

Using alcohol and drugs to cope with a mental health concern is common among many adults, those who have served and those who haven’t. When we use alcohol and drugs to cope, we aren’t addressing the root of the concern, but rather brushing its aside. This method only works for so long. Our use can turn into an addiction, and the concerns that we are brushing aside can turn into larger concerns than they originally were. 

By calling (855)495-1063, you will speak with an Evolve Indy representative who can talk to you about Veterans’ treatment in Indiana. We are a drug and alcohol treatment facility for Indianapolis, IN, and the surrounding area.

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Are There Veteran Addiction Treatment Rehabs?

Thankfully, substance abuse treatment for Veterans is available around the country. For many programs, Veterans will receive specialized programming that works to treat their specific concerns such as PTSD, trauma, and violence concerns. 

It is important that Veterans receive treatment for their addiction and their mental health concern at the same time. Addiction changes the way our brain functions, so if a Veteran receives treatment for their mental health concern alone, they will not be getting the full benefit of treatment if they continue using drugs and alcohol. Similarly, if a Veteran receives addiction treatment alone, they will likely continue to struggle with their mental health symptoms which can lead to triggers and cravings to use. 

Research has proven that the most effective form of treatment for individuals who struggle with both an addiction and a mental health concern is to receive treatment for both concurrently. Many addiction programs offer additional programming for Veterans, which allows them to receive the most effective treatment for their needs. For some programs, the additional programming may lengthen the time needed for the Veteran to be in treatment. 

Evolve Indy is a Veteran drug and alcohol rehab in Indianapolis, IN. Call (855)495-1063 to learn about how our services can help you today!

Evolve Indy is hands down the best treatment center out there! The staff at Evolve are amazing, dedicated and truly care about your Recovery! I would recommend this treatment facility to anyone battling alcoholism/addiction. This placed saved my life and I’m beyond grateful for every staff member at Evolve Indy!
Auston M.
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Evolve Indy is by far the best treatment facility in America! From the top down, Evolve has some of the most amazing, dedicated, and professional men and women in the field. The team at Evolve are focused on addressing the root causes of addiction and have a team of medical staff and clinical therapists who help each individual formulate a personal plan to learn about their addiction and how to maintain long term Sobriety. I know all of this because I personally completed the program at Evolve Indy! The men and women at Evolve helped me to regain control of my life and successfully placed me on the road to Long Term Recovery! I am forever grateful for the program that this amazing facility has in place to help individuals overcome the disease of addiction! If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, I would highly recommend Evolve Indy as a solution to the problem!
Justyn R.
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Evolve Indy is an intensive outpatient care treatment facility for those that wish to recover from their addictions. The team working there was developed and form a unique group of people that have faced issues of Addiction and used programs such as are taught at Evole Indy to change their lives and live in recovery with the unique opportunity to help others find first their sobriety, then their recovery. These lessons come from a first hand personal basis from people that have lived those lives and fully understand the challenges that clients face and how to deal with them to improve their future lives. My heart goes out to the clinicians and staff at Evolve Indy that have helped me to recover from a life of addictions and to live my life now in recovery.
David K.
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I don’t even know where to begin. Addiction doesn’t care what family or person it chooses to effect and it’s definitely a long and tough journey not only for the addict but also for the loved ones included. My first call was to Marty and he immediately arranged a force to go and talk to my son. Guided me in the process and made it easy during a rough time in our lives. Tyson took time away to welcome my son to the Evolve house at midnight bc it was the only flight we could get him back due to Covid and he welcomed my son and never once looked upset that it was late and helped him get set up and took time from his personal life to do that for us. Whitney whose a amazing counselor and my son loved her. There is a millions things and examples of what each of them did to help take care of my son through the process but when you walk into Evolve you feel calm, like family and mostly loved. When you meet Joe you just immediately feel his genuineness and his heart for everyone. My son loved him and his choice of music 😂 Mike Reynolds who also was amazing to my son and I can’t thank him enough. But mostly my biggest thanks and appreciation goes to Brian Kendrick. For multiple reasons, when my son left Evolve and was in sober living he still took my son under his wing and treated him like his own. When we went through relapse he contacted each of us on the daily.
Shawna C.
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The staff at evolve indy was great they actually cared they gave me tools for my recovery and showed me how to utilize them.Ive been to many recovery programs and this is the only one that has ever helped the staff there go above and beyond there amazing.
Christopher D.
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These people truly care!! If I had a loved one struggling, I would pick Evolve in a heartbeat. Quality care with genuine professionals in a luxurious setting.
Jake S.
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I know these guys very well. When I look at treatment programs I think: Would I send a family member here? With Evolve Indy, the answer is yes. Keep up the good work guys!
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How to Find Veteran Addiction Treatment in Indianapolis, IN

There are two main routes you can take to find a Veterans rehab. Your first option would be to meet with your Primary Care Physician to talk about your addiction concerns. Your doctor will talk to you about how often you are using, how much you use on each occasion, the negative consequences you have experienced, and your goals for recovery. From there, they will be able to talk to you about your treatment options and which level of care would be the best fit for you. They will then provide you with a referral for drug treatment for Veterans.

The other option would be to contact your insurance provider and ask them about treatment providers that are considered in the network. The added benefit of speaking with your insurance provider is that they can talk to you about your out-of-pocket cost for Veterans rehab.

Evolve Indy is an addiction treatment facility in Indianapolis, IN. Our treatment facility offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Outpatient Treatment, and Family therapy. This allows us to personalize your treatment plan to your specific needs. Many of the individuals who come to Evolve Indy have recently completed an inpatient rehab and are looking for additional support. 

Evolve Indy offers sober living to individuals who are engaging in one of our treatment programs. This is a great option for individuals who are hesitant about returning home, those who do not have a sober and supportive home environment, and those who do not have a home to return to. 

We recognize the individual differences among our clients and make sure that our treatment respects these differences. This could be by offering specialized treatment programs, alternative therapies, and individual therapies. 

Evolve Indy can provide Veteran drug and alcohol rehab with outpatient addiction treatments in Indiana. We will work to support you in your recovery and treat you with the kindness and compassion you deserve. Call (855)495-1063 to speak with one of our representatives today about our Veteran’s addiction treatment.

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