Phoenix Houses of New York‘s Military Services Program staff recently presented at the 2013 New York State Alcohol and Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP) Conference in Buffalo, with an informative seminar on treating trauma and substance use disorder in veterans. This Seeking Safety presentation was conducted by members of the Phoenix House team: Julia Floyd-Ventura, Vice President & Director of Mental Health and Military Services, Samson Teklemariam, Deputy Director of National Clinical Training, and Elan Robin, Clinical Director of Military Services. Our experts outlined the need to address trauma in addiction treatment for veterans, with therapy techniques and discussion of integrated treatment to improve outcomes in this special group. A leading symptom of PTSD is the tendency to self-medicate with various substances; our staff and clinicians are committed to treat this abuse cycle with special services designed for our clients. Seeking Safety is an evidence-based practice integrating trauma treatment, post-traumatic stress, and substance abuse disorders; our program compassionately teaches clients healthy coping skills that can facilitate recovery from these disorders. We are proud to have attended ASAP and to share with our colleagues in the treatment community.
Phoenix Houses of New York is proud to offer special treatment services for veterans at Phoenix House’s Brentwood Campus and Phoenix House Jack Aron Center in Manhattan. We are committed to providing a broad range of tailored substance abuse treatment, PTSD, mental health, and support services designed to treat the unique needs of 4active duty personnel, veterans, and their families.
Find out more about the programs and services offered at our Brentwood Campus and Jack Aron Center, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392.