Veteran Addiction Treatment

Service members and veterans are an essential part of our society. Due to their high-intensity situations, they have unique needs that require specialized treatment that takes their service in mind to address their needs fully. Veteran addiction treatment is a specialized form of addiction treatment that is specifically designed to address the needs of veterans struggling with any type of addiction and mental health disorders.

Bringing Veteran Addiction Treatment to You

We have partnered with the VA Community Care Network (CCN), which is a direct link from veterans to qualified and timely treatment options. There is a gap in veterans’ access to care in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Radar Recovery has bridged the gap and offers detox, residential, and co-occurring disorder treatment that is geared toward veterans and first responders.

Many veterans turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the traumatic events they have been through while serving our country. At Radar Recovery, we treat from a whole-person perspective. We address not only the physical addiction but the mental turmoil that often accompanies it, like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We focus on tailoring treatment plans that address the mental and emotional toll that addiction and service can place on a veteran.

Evidence-Based Treatment for Veterans

The goal of military addiction treatment is to help veterans overcome their addiction and develop the skills they need to lead healthy, productive lives. Our addiction treatment center prioritizes ongoing training and education for our staff to be equipped with the tools to treat the veteran community that is struggling with addiction. We understand that everyone has distinct circumstances and experiences that have led them to use drugs and alcohol, and we are equipped to deal with the intricacies of veteran addiction treatment. 


A day at Radar is split between more traditional addiction treatment paths like group and one-on-one therapy and holistic approaches like yoga and meditation. By instilling a healthy mix of approaches, we can offer more comprehensive addiction treatment for veterans. If addiction treatment is going to be successful, it must have a distinct purpose, be responsive, and have a set of sound, unshakable philosophical principles. Addiction is a disease of mind, body, and spirit. We address all aspects while in care at Radar Recovery Center.

Signs and Symptoms of Addiction in Veterans

Addiction can present in many ways, but there are some telltale signs and symptoms to look out for in veterans. 

These include:

  • Unexplained mood swings
  • Difficulty controlling emotions
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Changes in sleeping and eating habits
  • Increased use of drugs or alcohol
  • Increased aggression
  • Changes in behavior
  • Financial problems


If you or someone you know is showing signs of addiction, it’s essential to seek help immediately. Addiction is a severe condition that can have long-term effects on a person’s health, relationships, and career. Some of these symptoms are also indicative of mental health struggles; Radar Recovery Center not only treats addiction but also has a focus on co-occurring disorders.

Individualized Addiction Treatment for Veterans

We devise a treatment plan tailored to the unique needs of each person who enters our facility and treat them with compassion and dignity to foster long-term success. Upon intake, you will undergo an evaluation with our experienced medical team. This evaluation will dive deep and allow us to craft a treatment plan that will work for you. Our medical team will guide you through the medical detox process. Our medical detox allows the substances to be removed from the body while managing withdrawal symptoms to provide as much comfort as possible during this delicate process/ After becoming stabilized; you will move into the residential portion of our facility. During the residential level of care, you will attend group sessions, have one-on-one therapy sessions with your therapist, and focus on developing healthy coping skills, identifying your triggers, and learning how to respond to feelings rather than reacting to them. 

Benefits of Military Addiction Treatment

Military addiction treatment can provide a variety of benefits to veterans. Some of the most common benefits include:

  • Increased understanding of addiction: increase veterans’ understanding of addiction and how to cope with its effects and lead a life in recovery.
  • Improved coping skills: Military addiction treatment can also help veterans develop healthier coping mechanisms to deal with stress and other triggers.
  • A supportive environment: Military addiction treatment provides a supportive environment where veterans can receive the support and guidance they need to recover from addiction.
  • Access to resources: Military addiction treatment can provide access to resources such as mental health services, job training, and other support services. We also have an alumni group that provides ongoing support even after leaving our care.

Finding Help for Veterans Struggling with Addiction

Finding the right military addiction treatment program can be a challenge. We have removed the barriers around it by partnering with the CCN and working directly with the VA to assist veterans in receiving care.

The Cost of Military Addiction Treatment

The cost of military addiction treatment can vary depending on the treatment type and the program’s length. In some cases, the VA may cover the cost of treatment for eligible veterans through insurance such as Tricare. You must check with your local VA office and CCN to determine if you qualify for coverage. Other forms of insurance may also cover some of the cost of treatment. You can also verify your insurance with one of our admissions specialists.

Common Questions About
Military Addiction Treatment

here are a variety of treatments available for veterans struggling with addiction, including inpatient and outpatient treatment, group therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

The length of treatment depends on the individual and the type of treatment being provided. Treatment can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

The cost of treatment can vary depending on the treatment type and the program length. In some cases, the VA may cover the cost of treatment for eligible veterans.

Military and Veteran Addiction Treatment with Radar Recovery Center

Specialized addiction treatment tailored for military personnel addresses the distinct challenges faced by veterans battling addiction. Such treatment aims to assist veterans in comprehending their addiction and acquiring the necessary tools to foster a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle. Radar Recovery Center prioritizes training and continual education to treat different populations properly, especially veterans who have served our country. 


If you’re a veteran seeking help for addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out to our helpline for support. With the right help and support, you can overcome your addiction and lead a healthy, fulfilling life.

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