In conjunction with the Twelve Oaks Treatment Program for Addiction, patients can also participate in the following specialty services when appropriate:
The Addicted Survivors of PTSD Integrated Recovery Experience(ASPIRE) recovery experience at Twelve Oaks treats those individuals who are seeking relief from the dual impact of substance abuse and traumatic experiences. The specialized track for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) offers psycho education and intensive psychotherapy to those who desire and hope for a more balanced and stable life. Treatment for traumatic stress disorders enables the individual to look at the impact of symptoms associated with trauma experiences that are part of the addiction cycle.
Components of ASPIRE focus on two groups:
Military-based traumatic stress
Traumatic stress related to abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual) for civilians, as well as stress reactions of military family members experiencing deployment.
As a part of the intake for ASPIRE, individual will complete the Posttraumatic Stress Checklist (PCL-M) for the military and the PCL-C for civilians. For diagnostic considerations the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) will be administered if needed. A more trauma focused history will be completed at that time. Individuals will be assigned to either CHOICES or OPERATION WELL-BEING groups and individual therapy depending on the results of the intake process.
CHOICES AND OPERATIONAL WELL-BEING
CHOICES: A group developed to focus on the individual who has chosen to use substances to decrease the impact of the traumatic experiences on their current life. Substance abuse or dependence plays a critical part of the clinical picture for a significant number of survivors of abuse. Treatment must deal with the addiction or abuse in order for treatment of the abuse to be effective. In the same vein, treating only addiction for these individuals is likely to be ineffective as well. It is the integrated treatment that offers the most effective outcomes for both. The disease model of addiction at Twelve Oaks and the associated 12-step practices is synergistic to treatment for trauma. By dealing with the core issues, our interventions for both trauma and substance abuse can be more effective.
The philosophy of CHOICES is that individuals will have a more effective treatment outcome if they work through the memories of the abuse within a safe and structured environment that is timed effectively with substance abuse treatment. The emphasis is on balancing the treatment between increasing skills, working on current behaviors, such as addictions, and processing the exposure and processing of past abuse.
OPERATION WELL-BEING: Combat exposes the service member to war-zone related stressors, including violence, injury, guilt and death that impact their psychological functioning. It is important to acknowledge that symptoms associated with combat, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) overlap with other issues. One of the most common dual impacts of combat is PTSD and substance abuse. For the most effective and efficient treatment, the program must be integrative and comprehensive for simultaneous treatment.
For those returning from deployments with physical wounds, the impairment is treated, but the psychological injuries are often not easily recognized. Military leaders are acknowledging that combat can damage mental, emotional and cognitive aspects of an individual’s wellness, especially with the frequent and increasing duration of deployments. The consequences, if left untreated, will be severe and pervasive.
Psychological injury may stem from physical injury, pain, distress, fear, rage, and hopelessness resulting in multiphasic (immediate, delayed and chronic phases) traumatic stress responses. Operation Well-Being is based on a multiphasic structure and addresses these symptoms.
Working through and healing from traumatic experiences can have positive long term effects, but it is difficult work. The goal of OPERATION WELL-BEING is to increase awareness of strengths, change priorities, and increase confidence in being able to cope with circumstances in the present.
Serving those who serve….
Twelve Oaks has had the honor of working with active duty service members, retirees, Veterans, and their adult and adolescent beneficiaries since 1993 when they became a TRICARE-certified Substance Use Disorder Rehabilitation Facility (SUDRF).
Since 2008 Twelve Oaks Recovery Center has assisted more than 1,500 U.S. service members and their families on their journey to recovery who struggle with addiction and drug dependency, the dual impact of substance abuse and trauma, as well as a specialized track for combat related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Twelve Oaks Recovery center is privileged to support U.S. service members and their adolescent and adult beneficiaries. Our Tricare-certified facilities are committed to providing comprehensive treatment for addiction and other behavioral health needs at every level of care.
Setting a Goal of Lasting Resilience
Twelve Oaks is a Tricare certified facility.