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Central Coast Veteran Dual Diagnosis PTSD Treatment
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Veteran Dual Diagnosis Rehabs Serving Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose

New Start Recovery Solutions is a VA Community Care Provider
What is PTSD?
How Common is Co-occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorder?
VA Community Care Process
Dual Diagnosis Integrated Treatment for PTSD and Addiction
VA Community Care Rehabs Serving Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose, Central Coast
Step One: Drug and Alcohol Detox
How Veterans Can Get Help for Addiction and PTSD
Veterans – Get Help in a Crisis

New Start Recovery Solutions is a VA Community Care Provider

New Start Recovery Solutions is a VA Community Care Provider and Military PTSD Addiction Recovery Center.
We are In-network with TriWest.

Veterans may be eligible for care through a provider in their local community, depending on their health care needs or circumstances, and if they meet specific eligibility criteria. Even if a Veteran is eligible for community care, they generally still have the option to receive care from a VA medical facility.

A landmark legislation known as the VA MISSION Act of 2018 made dramatic improvements in how Veterans can receive some aspects of health care. In most cases, Veterans must receive approval from VA before receiving care from a community provider to avoid being billed for the care. VA staff members generally make all eligibility determinations for community care.

What is PTSD?

For more details, see What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. This causes trauma. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety; as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

PTSD is often experienced by military veterans, first responders, police officers, medical professionals and more. Anyone on the front lines of dealing with life or death decisions, disasters and high stress crisis or combat situations are particularly at risk.

Traumatic experiences are unique to each individual and often involve a threat to life or safety.

Situations creating a feeling of being overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma. Trauma does not need to involve actual physical harm. The more frightened and helpless feelings that are generated – the more likely trauma will occur.

PTSD develops in about 1 in 3 individuals who experience trauma.

We all react to trauma in different ways. There is a wide range of physical and emotional reactions to trauma. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to think, feel, or respond. Do not judge your own reactions or those of other people.

Responses to trauma are NORMAL reactions to ABNORMAL events.

Most individuals experiencing traumatic events have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping. If trauma symptoms get worse – or last more than 3 months and interfere with day-to-day functioning – then PTSD is probably a factor.

Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop is critical to reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life.

How Common is Co-occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorder?

It is important to know:
You are not alone.

Dual Diagnosis is treatment for PTSD, trauma and more – at the same time as drug and alcohol rehab treatment.

• According to Pew Research Social Trends, 20% of veterans with PTSD say they struggled with alcohol or substance abuse in the first few years after leaving the military.

• 27% of Veterans in VA care diagnosed with PTSD – also have substance use disorder (SUD).

• The VA Mission Act allows veteran treatment for dual diagnosis in approved Community Care rehab centers.

New Start Recovery Solutions is an approved VA Community Care provider for residential integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment.

The good news is that integrated dual diagnosis treatment for PTSD and substance use disorder – works.

VA Community Care Process

1. Eligibility – VA confirms Veteran’s eligibility to receive community care.
2. Appointments – Veteran or VA staff member schedules appointment with a community care provider.
3. Getting Care – Veteran receives care from a community care provider in the VA network.
4. Billing – Community care provider sends bill to a Third Party Administrator or to the VA for payment.

Step 1: Contact the Northern California VA Health Care System for an Appointment for Addiction Assessment.

There are many ways for Northern California Veterans to make health care appointments.

If you don’t have VA health care benefits, you can apply now. Apply for VA health care. If you’re having a medical emergency, please call 911 or call the Veterans Crisis Line right away at 1-800-273-8255 then press 1.

Step 2: → Get a referral for Community-based Addiction Recovery Treatment.

Step 3: Call New Start Recovery Solutions 866-303-6275 for a confidential consultation; or to arrange detox and/or admittance to our rehab program.

Make an Appointment at the Northern California VA for an Addiction Assessment.

Dual Diagnosis Integrated Treatment for PTSD and Addiction

New Start Recovery Solutions trauma-informed PTSD integrated treatment works with the issues of combat stress, addiction, alcohol dependency, depression and other trauma-related disorders.

Mindfulness is an integral part of our dual diagnosis addiction rehab treatment. We have found that while mindfulness is easy to learn with a knowledgeable instructor – it is not an automatic behavior. However once learned, mindfulness provides a lifetime of stress relief and more.

Our evidence-based treatment includes a combination of:

• Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Brainspotting
• Prolonged exposure
Relapse Prevention Mindfulness
Mindfulness and Meditation
• Holistic Therapies and Wellness
• Educational programs
• Family Programs
• Aftercare and Alumni Programs

Step One: Drug and Alcohol Detox

Medical Detox is the first step to regaining sobriety – and the importance cannot be underestimated. Recovery support begins with detox from drugs and alcohol.

In most cases, we can arrange for same day admissions.

Excruciating physical withdrawal symptoms can be avoided.
Medication is provided when needed.

New Start Recovery Solutions has 24 hour medical supervision during detox.

Our medical detox program helps individuals through physical withdrawal symptoms and provides the medical assistance needed during this rough time.

How Veterans Can Get Help for Addiction and PTSD

Make a VA Appointment at Northern California VA for an Addiction Assessment.

If you are a qualifying military veteran located in northern California – there is help available. Most veterans are eligible for VA Health Benefits, which help cover (or cover) the cost of mental health services, including addiction treatment.

• Veterans seeking treatment for substance abuse can start the process by talking with their primary VA health care provider or contacting their nearest Vet Center.

Get an appointment for a PTSD Dual Diagnosis referral; and ask for Community-based Addiction Recovery Treatment at New Start Recovery Solutions.

VA Medical Center Locations Northern California

Please Note: This is not a complete list of all Northern California locations.

VA Medical Center Valley Division – Sacrameton

10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655
916-843-7000 | 855-771-9321

Martinez VA Outpatient Clinic East Bay Division

150 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
925-372-2000 | 800-382-8387
More Info

VA Palo Alto Health Care System Palo Alto Division

3801 Miranda Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94304
650-493-5000 | 800-455-0057
More Info
24 Hour Emergency Room

Driving Directions: From Highway 280, exit at Page Mill Road. Turn right onto Foothill Expressway. Turn left onto Miranda Ave. The hospital will be on your left.

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Fremont, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora. These facilities provide some of the world’s finest medical care and cutting-edge technology.

VAPAHCS is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. VAPAHCS maintains one of the top three research programs in the VA. An affiliation with the Stanford University School of Medicine provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties.

Veterans – Get Help in a Crisis
Are You in Crisis? You Have Options.

Call 911

Go to the nearest Emergency Room

Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1
The Veteran’s Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified responders from the Department of Veterans Affairs through a toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. This confidential support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Send a text to 838255

Veteran’s Crisis Line – Confidential Veterans Chat
PLEASE NOTE: The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care or individual referrals. We provide information to help you find local mental health services and information on trauma and PTSD.

Northern California Evidence Based Trauma Informed Addiction Recovery

• Each patient is evaluated by New Start Recovery Solutions or Recovery Happens Counseling Services staff and receives a biopsychosocial assessment; and an individualized treatment plan.

• We use Mindfulness for Relapse Prevention and other whole person evidence-based therapies; including CBT, DBT, Brainspotting, yoga and more.

• If you or your loved one is located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Bay Area, San Rafael, Monterey, Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Redding, Martinez or Reno – and are dealing with a drug abuse or an alcohol use disorder – welcome to evidence-based whole person addiction treatment at New Start Recovery Solutions and Recovery Happens Counseling Services.

New Start Recovery Solutions and Recovery Happens Counseling Services are VA Community Care Providers; in-network with TriWest.

• Our trauma-informed dual diagnosis treatment is effective for PTSD, depression, anxiety and more.

Veteran PTSD Treatment Programs – Residential and Outpatient.

• Treatment Programs for First Responders, Union Members and Professionals.

Please call 866-303-6275 for more information, or feel welcome to Contact Us.