Being in the Marine Corps requires you to defend our country on the front lines. This is an incredibly heavy burden to bear, both physically and mentally. It’s no surprise, then, if you’ve started suffering from alcohol or drug misuse upon returning to civilian life.

Every day, thousands of Marine veterans across the country struggle with addiction — but The Recovery Village is looking to change that. We offer veteran-focused drug and alcohol rehab programs designed specifically with the needs of former Marine Corps members in mind. You’ll receive top-of-the-line medical care from experienced and caring professionals that want to help you on the road to recovery.

Treatment Programs for Marine Vets Suffering from Substance Abuse

Once a Marine, always a Marine. Just because you’ve left the service doesn’t mean you’ve lost the mental fortitude that made you a member of our country’s most elite force. We’ll help you channel that strength in our Marine veteran rehab programs with a combination of wellness programs, holistic therapy and evidence-based care.

Don’t let your substance use consume any more of your life. Call us today at 844-970-2521 to speak with an Recovery Advocate that can help you start your journey to sobriety.

Alcohol Rehab Treatment Programs for Marine Veterans

Many Marines use alcohol to numb the physical and emotional pain associated with their time in the service. In fact, one study found that 42% of Marine veterans had an alcohol or substance use disorder after leaving the service. Our Marine veteran alcohol rehab programs can help you tackle these issues so you can enjoy life once again.

When it comes to alcohol misuse, there’s often a link with another mental health condition. For example, many veterans have PTSD or depression that might be causing them to drink. We treat these dual disorders simultaneously so you can eliminate all of your triggers. We also know that every Marine veteran has had unique experiences, so we create customized treatment plans for each client.

Drug Rehab Treatment Programs for Marine Veterans

Drug misuse is another struggle among Marine veterans. Luckily, our Marine veteran drug rehab programs can help you fight back against your drugs of choice. Whether you got hooked on a prescription painkiller after a battlefield injury or found yourself self-medicating to ease PTSD upon your discharge, our programs help you reduce your drug use.

Mental health disorders are also linked to substance use, which is why this program offers dual diagnosis treatment as well. We’ll help you tackle the signs and symptoms of both co-occurring disorders at once to increase your chances of staying sober.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Active Marine Corps Military Personnel

Nearly 45% of active Marines reported binge drinking in the past 30 days — the highest percentage of any military branch. Furthermore, 2.5% of Marines reported drug use in the past 12 months — also the highest percentage of any military branch. If you’re one of these soldiers, we can help.

Our drug and alcohol rehab programs for active Marine Corps members give you a space to heal away from the rigors of the military. Through evidence-based counseling, recreational therapies and more, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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Veteran Recovery Is Our Mission

The Recovery Village is an industry-leading treatment provider for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. 

  • Experienced clinicians: Our clinicians are specially trained in trauma-informed care, military culture and treating veteran-specific addiction and mental health needs.
  • Dual diagnosis: We treat addiction and mental health disorders like PTSD, anxiety or depression simultaneously for a better recovery.  
  • EMDR: A revolutionary treatment available at several facilities, EMDR therapy alleviates mental pain and emotional recession from trauma, which can lead to better outcomes for your addiction.
  • FORTITUDE: Our specialty track for veterans and first responders at select facilities puts you in exclusive group therapy sessions with your peers. 

If you’re a veteran struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, our Veteran Advocates can help you navigate your VA health insurance and get you the help you need.

Inpatient Residential Rehab for Marines and Their Families

Semper Fidelis — always faithful — is a motto that still rings true as a Marine veteran. You’ve stayed faithful to your country and your fellow servicemembers. Now, our inpatient residential rehab can help you stay faithful to yourself.

At our Marine veteran drug rehab centers, you’ll get medical detox help and around-the-clock monitoring to ensure you handle withdrawal safely. Once you’ve stabilized, you’ll engage in robust one-on-one and group therapy tailored to your experiences as a Marine. For example, you may be able to join veteran group therapy sessions where you can talk about your struggles openly with others who know exactly how it feels.

You may be wondering — why do I need inpatient treatment? Can’t I just do an outpatient program? Research has shown that longer treatment periods correlate with better treatment success. For example, one study found that treatment success rates were as high as 71% when patients stayed in treatment for six months or more.

Inpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab for Marine Corps Family Members

Being the family member of a Marine Corps veteran is no walk in the park. There’s no shame if you’ve turned to substance use during their absence or upon their return. At The Recovery Village, we understand the unique circumstances of being a military spouse, child, or other family member, which is why our inpatient alcohol and drug rehab centers can also provide specialized treatment for your specific needs.

VA Benefits, Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for Marine Veterans

If you have VA benefits, the good news is that they’ll cover your treatment at our Marine veteran rehab programs. The VA covers medically managed detox, residential care and even intensive outpatient treatment so you can heal without worry. Since The Recovery Village is part of the VA Community Care Network, we can provide all these services to you for no out-of-pocket costs.

Even if you’re using private health insurance, our services should still be covered. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act requires all insurance companies to offer the same benefits for substance use and mental health treatment as they do for other medical services.

Visit the following websites to learn about The Recovery Village’s network of drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities. Call today for admissions. Each center is ready to help people learn how to cope with their addiction and uncover the root causes for their substance use disorder.

  • Orlando Recovery Center: A premier rehabilitation facility in Orlando, Florida that helps individuals recover from addiction and substance use disorders. The center also offers the opportunity to treat co-occurring disorders.
  • The Recovery Village Columbus: Located in Ohio, this facility provides inpatient, outpatient and aftercare treatment for people looking to begin detox. The center provides individualized plans to help patients through recovery while addressing their unique co-occurring disorders or any setbacks that may happen during recovery.
  • The Recovery Village Palmer Lake: In Colorado, this facility offers inpatient, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for individuals looking to kick-start their journey to recovery.
  • The Recovery Village Ridgefield: Located right in southern Washington, this facility provides patients with outpatient and aftercare programs. Just 20 minutes outside of Portland, this facility assists individuals who are ready to begin treatment.
  • The Recovery Village: In Umatilla, Florida, this is a rehabilitation facility that provides resources for individuals seeking drug and alcohol treatment. There are inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment programs available for those suffering from Ambien addiction.
  • IAFF Center of Excellence: Specializes in assisting firefighters who struggle with behavioral health problems and addiction. Members can enter the recovery process sooner so they can return back to work as quickly as possible. Inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs are all available at this facility, where patients can address their Ambien addiction in a safe, supportive environment.
  • Denver Mental Health & Counseling: Denver Mental Health and Counseling by The Recovery Village is a physician-led outpatient center specializing in evidence-based addiction and mental health treatments, offering services such as TMS, IOP, and personalized care for both ongoing and new patients, dedicated to fostering long-term recovery and overall well-being.
  • The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health: The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health is a premier physician-led treatment center in South Florida, offering a comprehensive spectrum of services from medical detox to outpatient programs for alcohol, drug, and co-occurring mental health conditions, with a commitment to rejuvenating lives, families, and communities, and facilitating same-day admissions.
  • The Recovery Village Atlanta: Located in Roswell just outside downtown Atlanta, is a 62-bed physician-led treatment facility offering a comprehensive range of services, from medical detox to outpatient care, specializing in alcohol, drug, and co-occurring mental health conditions, dedicated to transforming lives, families, and communities throughout Georgia.
  • The Recovery Village Kansas City: The Recovery Village Kansas City, an 80-bed facility in Raytown just 10 miles from downtown, offers a comprehensive range of evidence-based treatments for addiction and mental health conditions, overseen by physician leaders, and is dedicated to revitalizing lives, families, and communities throughout the Midwest.
  • The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper Health: The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper, situated just 20 minutes from Philadelphia, is a leading rehab facility in South Jersey providing comprehensive, evidence-based addiction and mental health treatments, ranging from medical detox to teletherapy, with a dedicated team committed to guiding adults on their path to lifelong recovery.
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By – Abby Doty
Abby Doty graduated from Hamline University in 2021 with a Bachelor's in English and Psychology. She has written and edited creative and literary work as well as academic pieces focused primarily on psychology and mental health. Read more

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