Uniformed Services Program

GMTC’s Uniformed Services Program (USP) offers specialized and effective treatment and support for active or retired uniformed service professionals struggling with substance use and other problems, such as post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety.

What Conditions We Can Help You With

At the USP, you’ll work with experts specially trained to help uniformed service professionals recover from alcohol and drug use and to bounce back from a wide range of other problems. Below are just some of the problems that we can help you with:

Substance Use. A substance use problem can involve persistent drinking or using drugs or medicines to avoid things like painful thoughts, feelings, memories, or situations. This unhealthy use eventually causes problems like missing work or failing to take care of things at home.

Anxiety. Feeling anxious sometimes is normal. However, people with anxiety frequently have intense worry and fear about everyday things in life. These feelings are difficult to control, can last a while, and interfere with doing daily activities.

Depression. Everyone feels sadness at some point. Depression, though, is more than just having a bout of the blues. It might involve feeling sadness or a loss of interest in doing things. People might feel like they can’t snap out of it. Some might even have thoughts of dying.

Posttraumatic Stress. Experiencing stress can happen after witnessing or learning about a horrific event. Traumatized people might experience things like nightmares, negative thoughts and feelings, or feel super alert, which interferes with their daily living.

Stress-Related Conditions. Besides a terrifying experience, other life events like an illness, divorce, a new position at work, or death in the family can cause stress. The stress people experience is more than what would be expected. And it causes significant problems in important areas of life.

Other Conditions. Behavioral health problems take many forms and can affect people in different ways. You’ll work with experts trained to help you recover from a wide range of problems.

How We Can Help You

On our private Green Mountain Treatment Center with serene and panoramic views of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and spectacular Lakes Region, you’ll receive the care and support you need while in the company of other uniformed service professionals just like you.

When you arrive, a trained staff member will orient you to our campus. A member of our USP care team will meet with you to discuss what brought you to the Program and what you hope to accomplish while you are here. You’ll also meet with a member of our medical staff to discuss treatment, medical needs, and medication options.

Throughout your stay, you’ll have one-to-one sessions with members of our USP care team. They’ll work with you to identify your unique needs, review your progress in treatment, and develop a plan of care for when you leave the Program.

At the USP, our care team—trained in working with uniformed service professionals—use a variety of evidence-based practices to facilitate groups exclusively for you:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a scientifically-supported therapy to treat a wide range of problems, such as substance use, depression, and anxiety. Scientifically-supported means that it works for many people, and it may work for you. In group therapy, you’ll work on developing psychological flexibility. It’s the ability to be present, open up to what’s available in the moment, and take action toward who or what’s important to you in life.
  • Mind-Body groups include breath, mindfulness, and relaxation training. You’ll learn and practice mindfulness exercises to focus your attention on the present moment instead of being swept away by painful thoughts, feelings, or memories. Relaxation training includes exercises to generate relaxation throughout your mind and body. You’ll also learn breathing techniques to restore balance in your autonomic nervous system. Our scientifically supported mind-body groups can help you stay sober, lower stress, improve performance during challenging situations, improve sleep, reduce emotional reactivity, increase situational awareness, sharpen mental clarity and problem-solving skills, and improve your ability to bounce back from life stressors.

Besides receiving care with your uniformed service peers, you’ll participate in groups with non-uniformed service members of our recovery community:

  • Our 12-Step Program is an essential and effective part of treatment here. It integrates a comprehensive 12-step curriculum with the evidence-based approach acceptance and commitment therapy. ACT is a powerful treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. The combination of a 12-step program and ACT can help you end your struggle with addiction by learning to accept what you can’t change about yourself and the past and commit to change the things you can by focusing on who or what’s most important to you in life.
  • Wellness Activities are an essential part of treatment to improve your overall health and well being. We’ve designed them to support and maintain your recovery. Yoga, exercise, sports, and hiking are just some of the activities you may participate in while in treatment. Yoga, for example, can improve focused attention and increase positive feelings and acceptance of painful ones, among other things. Members of our dedicated health and wellness care team will help you tailor a program to meet your needs.

FAQ

Yes. You may be an active or retired member of the military, law enforcement, fire, corrections, or emergency medical services. At admission, you must provide verification of your uniformed service, such as an active or retired identification card or discharge and separation papers (e.g., DD Form 214).

Your length of stay depends on your needs and the level of care required.

Insurance companies vary in their coverage of treatment. We accept most major insurances and provide insurance verification at no charge. Please contact our admissions team toll-free at 866-913-7957. We’re available 24/7 to answer your call.

No. However, you may check with your employer, union, or EAP about financial assistance. We are also happy to work with you on a payment plan.

Yes. You will work with uniformed service peers and others in supportive groups while focusing on your individual needs. Group work includes education and practice exercises to help you put what you’ve learned into action.

You should pack comfortable, seasonal clothing, including sneakers or footwear for health and wellness activities. Bring enough clothing and healthcare products for at least two weeks.

Yes. We provide family meetings during treatment to help you and your family address recovery concerns and develop a plan of care after you leave the USP.