New Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Track at Twelve Oaks Treatment Center Aims to Help America’s Returning Service Members and Civilians Alike

April 26, 2010

Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (Ret), former U.S. National Drug Policy Director says service members can receive Twelve Oaks’ “expert treatment… after harsh rigors of battle”

WASHINGTON and NAVARRE, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Twelve Oaks Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center has introduced a new track for those, particularly U.S. service members, dealing with post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The track, called “ASPIRE” for Addicted Survivors of PTSD Integrated Recovery Experience, will help the military and civilians alike obtain relief from the dual impact of substance abuse and traumatic experiences.

“The symptoms of PTSD and substance abuse play off one another,” says B. Diane Vchulek, MS, MA, LMHC, NCC, BCETS, who created the program. “A soldier’s hidden injuries of psychological pain and distress and emotions such as fear, rage, and hopelessness can be so significant that the soldier turns to substances as a coping strategy to help decrease the psychological and emotional pain.”

Vchulek continues: “We have found that the most effective and efficient treatment is obtained through an integrative and comprehensive program that treats both substance abuse and PTSD issues simultaneously. The number of service members impacted by combat trauma is increasing daily.”

Located in Navarre, Florida, Twelve Oaks is a 102-bed residential addiction treatment facility for adults and adolescents. The five-acre, beach-bordering campus provides an ideal, serene setting for treatment.

Guidelines for treating trauma, both civilian and military, from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and the Veteran’s Administration (VA) are integrated into the core therapeutic components of the treatment process.

Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (Ret), former U.S. National Drug Policy Director and a senior advisor to CRC, adds, “Twelve Oaks and CRC Health Group provide the kind of expert treatment and rehabilitation that unfortunately some servicemen and servicewomen may require for PTSD and substance abuse after harsh rigors of battle experience. It is wonderful that they can receive this help at Twelve Oaks.”

For more than 25 years, Twelve Oaks has helped adults and teens suffering from drug dependency, addiction, PTSD and chronic pain. Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Twelve Oaks provides a serene environment in which clients can begin the recovery process under the care and guidance of dedicated and experienced professionals. For more information, visit www.twelveoaksrecovery.com or call (800) 622-1255.

Twelve Oaks Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center is a member of CRC Health Group, the largest and most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation.

Source: Robert Weiner Associates and CRC Health Group


Debbie Ates, Twelve Oaks, 800-622-1255 dates@crchealth.com

Bob Weiner, CRC Health, 301-283-0821 weinerpublic@comcast.net

SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates and CRC Health Group

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