Addiction and Veterans
Many of our brave combat veterans return from conflict areas deeply affected by their experience. It is well documented that many veterans suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health problems and turn to alcohol or drugs as a way of coping. This may lead to employment, relationships, legal, health and other problems, and sadly even death in some cases. Our experience has shown us that until someone stops abusing drugs and alcohol it is extremely difficult to deal with the underlying PTSD and mental health problems.
Life Works provide high quality specialised treatment for addiction, eating disorders and depression and other behavioural health problems. We are neither a psychiatric or secure hospital and do not provide treatment for acute mental illness. To ensure the best quality of care to veterans, and to inform and enhance our highly experienced and qualified clinical team, we have enlisted the expertise of leading clinical consultants in both the UK and the US who have direct, hands on experience in working with veterans with addiction problems in mainstream addiction programmes.
There are a number of excellent charities providing treatment for conflict related PTSD, mental health and physical rehabilitation problems and we do not wish to replicate their efforts. Life Works will be offering addiction treatment to suitable and motivated combat veterans who are capable of engaging in our addiction treatment programme.
How to Apply
Those Combat Veterans wishing to apply for a scholarship should download this application form. This form will help us to assess clinical suitability, motivation levels and aftercare resources available to them. For a list of possible exclusions please download this document. If you would like to contact someone directly to discuss the Veteran scholarship please call us on 0800 081 0700