August 26, 2018 | 12:00am CDT
Caring for Our Veterans
With Dr. Joseph Troncale, DFASAM
Veterans, whether in combat or not, are more susceptible to trauma and addiction than the general population. For some veterans, finding an entryway into treatment may be a barrier. The perception of safety and trust is an important precursor for trauma and addiction treatment. Veterans who have had trauma often suffer from some degree of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and emotional problems, which tend to isolate them and preclude effective treatment. After proper detoxification, diagnosis and psychiatric care, veterans benefit from additional help including exposure therapy, mindfulness training and self-validation. Learning to accept feelings and movement toward a values-driven life can help prevent relapse. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) may be an important part of a veteran’s treatment as well.
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