Tarzana Treatment Center Tarzana Treatment Center - Integrated Behavioral Healthcare - Call Now 1-800-996-1051

  Addiction Nutrition

Addiction Treatment

Adolescent Alcohol Abuse

Adolescent Alcohol Treatment

Adolescent Alcohol Treatment – Los Angeles

Adolescent Co-Occurring Disorders

Adolescent Drug Abuse

Adolescent Drug Addiction

Adolescent Drug Test

Adolescent Drug Treatment

Adolescent Drug Treatment – Los Angeles

Adolescent Heroin Abuse

Adolescent Marijuana Abuse

Adolescent Mental Health

Adolescent Prescription Drug Abuse

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Alcohol Abuse Facts

Alcohol Abuse in College

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Cravings

Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol Detox

Alcohol Facts

Alcohol Intervention

Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol Tolerance

Alcohol Treatment

Alcohol Treatment - Los Angeles

Alcohol Use Quiz

Alcohol Withdrawal

Alumni Association

Behavioral Addictions

Benzodiazepine Abuse

Benzodiazepine Tolerance

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

California Budget Issues

California Drug Trends

California Telehealth Network (CTN)

Cocaine Addiction

College Alcohol Abuse

Community Counseling

Community Healthcare

Community Involvement

Community Programs

Co-occurring Disorders

Covered CA

Domestic Violence

Drug Abuse Facts

Drug Addiction

Drug Dependence

Drug Detox

Drug Intervention

Drug Overdose

Drug Rehab

Drug Tolerance

Drug Treatment

Drug Treatment - Los Angeles

Drug Withdrawal

Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Dual Diagnosis


Family Alcoholism

Family Drug Addiction

Gender Responsive Treatment

Gender Specific Treatment


Harm Reduction


Healthcare Integration

Healthy Way LA

Help With Alcohol

Help With Drugs

Heroin Addiction

Heroin Cravings

Heroin Detox

Heroin Treatment

Heroin Withdrawal

HIV and Drugs

HIV Test

HIV/AIDS Treatment

Homelessness and Addiction

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare


Learn About Addiction

LGBT Alcohol Treatment

LGBT Drug Treatment


Marijuana Addiction

Medical Care

Medical Detoxification


Medication Assisted Treatment

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Treatment


Methadone Maintenance

Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine Treatment


Military Alcohol Treatment

Military Drug Treatment

Military Mental Health Treatment

Naltrexone for Heroin

Naltrexone for Opiates

Native American Alcohol Dependence

Native American Alcohol Treatment

Native American Community Outreach

Native American Culture

Native American Drug Addiction

Native American Drug Treatment

Native Americans and Alcohol

Nicotine Addiction

Online Alcohol Treatment

Online Counseling

Online Drug Treatment

Online Medical Care

Online Mental Health Treatment

Online Therapy

Opiate Abuse

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opiate Cravings

Opiate Detox

Opiate Tolerance

Opiate Treatment

Opiate Withdrawal

Opioid Abuse

Opioid Detox

Opioid Treatment

Opioid Withdrawal

Pain Killer Addiction

Pain Killer Detox

Pain Killer Treatment

Pow Wow-Upcoming Events

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Detox

Prescription Drug Overdose

Prescription Drug Side Effects

Prescription Drug Tolerance

Prescription Drug Treatment

Prescription Drug Withdrawal

Preventative Care

Primary Care

Promising Practices

Prop 36 Funding

Quitting Smoking

Recovery Month 2009

Recovery Month 2010

Relapse Issues

Relapse Prevention – Alcohol

Relapse Prevention – Drugs

Second Hand Smoke

Senior Alcohol Abuse

Senior Drug Abuse

Senior Medical Care

Senior Substance Use

Seniors Mental Health

Smoking Cessation

STD Awareness Month

Stimulant Addiction

Stimulant Detox

Stimulant Withdrawal

Substance Abuse Treatment

Technology in Health Care

Teen Alcohol Abuse

Teen Alcohol Treatment

Teen Drug Abuse

Teen Drug Addiction

Teen Drug Testing

Teen Drug Treatment

Teen Marijuana Abuse

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Teen Recovery



Telemental Health

Temporary Housing


Third-Hand Smoke


Tobacco – Youth

Treatment Advocacy

Treatment News

Upcoming Events

Veteran Women Treatment

Veterans – Homelessness

Veterans Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Veterans Alcohol Treatment

Veterans and Prescription Drugs

Veterans Drug Addiction

Veterans Drug Detox

Veterans Drug Treatment

Veterans Mental Health Treatment


Vivitrol for Heroin

Vivitrol for Opiates




Women-only Treatment

Youth Alcohol Abuse

Youth Alcohol Treatment

Youth Drug Abuse

Youth Drug Addiction

Youth Drug Treatment

Youth Marijuana Abuse

Youth Prescription Drug Abuse


US Veteran Drug Treatment

by James Heller 11. June 2009 07:28
A higher percentage of US veterans suffer from drug abuse and drug addiction than the whole of society.  This is because the war “theater” has an effect on armed personnel who face combat along with support staff who never do.  The stress of war can leave veterans who previously had no problems with alcohol or drugs surprised to find they suffer from addiction.

Prescription drug addiction is becoming a major problem for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Combat injured veterans use prescription drugs to relieve physical pain and emotional trauma they suffer.  Veterans who did not see combat may have had to cope with high stress situations, and will take medication to help overcome the trauma.  In each case, taking these drugs for legitimate reasons in the beginning may lead to addiction in the end.

Many US veterans return home choosing to self-medicate with illegal drugs.  They may fear repercussions for using illegal drugs, and probably don’t realize that they can get help for the trauma they suffered in combat along with drug treatment.  Sadly, these individuals usually end up in the criminal justice system, or worse, before they seek help on their own.

Tarzana Treatment Centers provides drug treatment through integrated behavioral healthcare specialized for US Veterans.  Mental health professionals are available to treat those who suffer from co-occurring substance abuse and post-combat issues.  So alternate forms of medication can be explored and the chance of relapse after prescription drug treatment can be minimized.  

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has placed a priority on minimizing drug abuse over the past generation.  The DoD has made an effort to help veterans discover when a problem exists and when to seek drug treatment.  Since it is difficult for an individual to see their own path to prescription drug addiction, basic information can be very helpful in getting to treatment.  A short section of a website dedicated to those aims follows.

-- Begin external content --

Some Service Members are prescribed pain medicine for very real problems, including pain from injuries. In this situation, it's more difficult to talk about "misusing" or "abusing" drugs, because the medication was prescribed for an actual medical reason. But taking more of the medication than prescribed can become a serious problem. Why? First of all, many pain medications are addictive, which makes it difficult to stop taking more than prescribed. Second, these medications affect mood and thinking. Some people use their prescription medications to numb themselves or escape from stress and painful feelings. The danger, though, is that these drugs can also lead to depression, trouble thinking clearly, confusion, and addiction. There is also a risk of overdose or death when painkillers are mixed with other drugs or alcohol.

Here are some pointers for determining when prescription drugs are being misused:

  • More of the medication is taken than was prescribed.
  • Instances of running out of the medication early.
  • Using the medication for longer than it was prescribed.
  • Taking the medication for some other reason than the reason that it was prescribed (for example: to get high; to feel better).

-- Source: http://www.afterdeployment.org/index2.php?cid=s108_0110&rcid=s108_0100#2d

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles makes a daily effort to find treatment news articles that we can share with our readers in the alcohol and drug treatment community.  The external content was found among other articles of equal informational and educational quality.

Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County and Orange County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley, and in Santa Ana.