This Veteran’s Day, Phoenix House offers hope veterans struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The number of veterans addicted to opioids rose 55 percent in recent years–but half of all veterans who require mental health or substance abuse treatment don’t receive it, due to stigma and lack of access to resources.
Julia Floyd-Ventura, Director of Mental Health and Military Services for Phoenix House –one of the largest and most well respected non-profit substance abuse treatment providers in the country with locations in Lake View Terrace, Venice, and Santa Ana— advises clinicians on their programs for military service members in California and nationwide. Phoenix House also employs veterans, who are best equipped to help patients with a military background use their strengths to live unaddicted.
Phoenix House provides a range of substance abuse treatment and support services for veterans and their families – including outpatient and residential treatment options and trauma-informed counseling -while helping ensure a better chance of long term success through specialized services that help veterans manage their recovery and readjust to civilian life.
For Julia, it’s a calling that hits close to home — the daughter of a mother and father who served in the military, she has fought her own battle with addiction and started a new life in recovery. Her experience has made her passionate about bringing top-notch, individualized treatment to California veterans.
I’d love to connect you with Julia and local veterans who can speak more to the kinds of barriers veterans face to addiction treatment, and share resources for L.A. –area service members and their loved ones on how returning veterans can get the help they need.
For more information, contact 929.441.2526 or awomble@ phoenixhouse.org.