Rehab for Ex-Servicemen

At Desert Bloom Recovery, we understand that the journey to recovery for ex-servicemen is often different from that of civilians. Serving in the military can lead to unique challenges, including exposure to trauma, combat stress, and the culture shock of transitioning back to civilian life. Substance abuse among ex-servicemen is a prevalent issue, with many turning to drugs or alcohol as a means of coping with the physical and psychological toll of their service.

Personalized Treatment Plans for Ex-Servicemen

Our Rehab for Ex-Servicemen program is built upon the foundation of personalized care. We recognize that each individual has their own set of experiences, traumas, and needs, which is why we tailor our treatment plans accordingly. Through comprehensive assessments and consultations, we develop personalized plans that address not only the substance abuse issues but also any underlying mental health conditions such as PTSD, depression, or anxiety.

  • Tailored Therapies: Our treatment modalities are carefully selected to align with the unique needs of ex-servicemen. This may include trauma-informed therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
  • Dual Diagnosis Support: Many ex-servicemen struggle with co-occurring disorders, where substance abuse is coupled with mental health issues like PTSD. Our program integrates dual diagnosis treatment to address both aspects simultaneously, ensuring a holistic approach to recovery.
  • Holistic Approaches: In addition to traditional therapies, we incorporate holistic modalities such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, art therapy, and adventure therapy. These holistic approaches aim to heal the whole person, addressing not just the symptoms of addiction but also the underlying emotional and spiritual aspects.

Building a Supportive Community

One of the most significant aspects of our Rehab for Ex-Servicemen program is the sense of camaraderie and support that our participants experience. Veterans understand each other in a unique way, having shared similar experiences and challenges during their service. Within our program, ex-servicemen find a community of peers who can relate to their struggles and offer support without judgment.

  • Comradeship: The bond forged through military service is strong and enduring. In our program, ex-servicemen find solace in connecting with others who understand their journey, fostering a sense of camaraderie and solidarity.
  • Peer Support Groups: Sharing experiences with fellow veterans in a group setting can be incredibly therapeutic. Our peer support groups provide a safe space for ex-servicemen to share their thoughts, feelings, and challenges, knowing that they are among friends who genuinely understand.
  • Family Involvement: We recognize the importance of family in the recovery journey. Our program encourages family involvement through family therapy sessions, education on addiction and mental health, and support in rebuilding healthy family dynamics.

Addressing Trauma and PTSD

For many ex-servicemen, the experiences of trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) are significant contributors to their substance abuse issues. At Desert Bloom Recovery, we are dedicated to addressing trauma and PTSD with sensitivity and expertise.

  • Trauma-Informed Care: Our clinicians are trained in trauma-informed care, understanding the complexities of trauma and its impact on mental health and addiction. Through evidence-based approaches like EMDR, prolonged exposure therapy, and trauma-focused CBT, we help ex-servicemen process and heal from their traumatic experiences.
  • Safe Environment: Creating a safe and supportive environment is paramount in trauma recovery. Our facility provides a peaceful and secure space where ex-servicemen can explore their trauma without fear of judgment or retraumatization.
  • Continuum of Care: Recovery from trauma and PTSD is an ongoing journey. Our program offers a continuum of care, including long-term therapy, support groups, and resources to help ex-servicemen maintain their progress and resilience in the face of challenges.

Transitioning to Civilian Life

Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be daunting, especially for ex-servicemen dealing with substance abuse issues. Our program equips participants with the tools and support they need to navigate this transition successfully.

  • Life Skills Training: We offer practical life skills training to help ex-servicemen reintegrate into civilian life smoothly. This may include job readiness skills, financial management, communication skills, and conflict resolution.
  • Career Counseling: Our team provides personalized career counseling and assistance with job placement, helping veterans identify their skills, interests, and goals and pursue meaningful employment opportunities.
  • Community Resources: We connect ex-servicemen with local community resources and veteran support organizations to ensure they have access to ongoing support and services beyond their time in our program.

Reach Out to Us Today!

Ready to reclaim your life from substance abuse? Call Desert Bloom Recovery at 888-281-0805 to speak with our compassionate team and take the first step toward lasting recovery.


How long does the rehabilitation program for ex-servicemen typically last?

Our program duration varies depending on individual needs and progress. However, it typically ranges from 30 to 90 days.

Yes, our facility is equipped with experienced clinicians and specialized programs to address dual diagnosis cases effectively.

Absolutely. We encourage family involvement and offer family therapy sessions to support the recovery journey of our ex-servicemen.

We provide comprehensive aftercare planning and support, including access to therapy, support groups, and community resources to ensure sustained recovery.

Simply call us at 888-281-0805 to speak with our admissions team and begin your journey toward healing and recovery today.