Today is Veteran’s Day! It’s great to have a day where we celebrate our nation’s heroes with parades, ceremonies, and words of appreciation. But it does beg the question: what can we do on the other 364 days of the year for our veterans?
It’s no secret that many of our veterans are facing difficulties such as physical disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression. To make things worse, these difficulties are often experienced in conjunction with one another.
Commonly enough, substances are used as a way to cope with these negative manifestations. More than 2 out of 10 veterans with PTSD also have substance use disorder.
But, smartIOP aims to make things better.
smartIOP is a 100% online addiction treatment program. As such, physical disabilities are typically not a limiting factor in seeking treatment with us. The online aspect can also be helpful for people with social anxieties, since smartIOP has one-on-one therapy instead of group therapy components.
Our therapeutic content is expertly curated to benefit individuals with PTSD, anxiety, and/or depression symptoms. There is no reason to seek treatment for these symptoms separately from addiction treatment, as it has been found effective to do both treatments at the same time.
On this Veteran’s Day, celebrate the veterans that have sacrificed for us. But once the ceremony lights have dimmed, and the laughter of children at the parades fades into the chirping of crickets, maintain your support. Support comes in all different packages but being present is among the most crucial. Let the veterans in your life know you are there for them.
If you are a veteran suffering from a substance use disorder, smartIOP is here for you. Give us a call at 833-810-8001.