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Help for Heroes®

Help for Heroes® at Columbus Springs East

The Help for Heroes® Program at Columbus Springs East is designed exclusively to meet the recovery needs of active duty service members, veterans and first responders dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues brought on by on-duty challenges including combat stress, repeated exposure to traumatic events, grief and loss and family separation. These adverse or stressful scenarios often trigger trauma-related disorders including:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Combat operational stress
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Suicidal and homicidal ideation
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Military sexual trauma

We Provide:

  • Medication management
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations
  • Structured fitness and exercise program
  • Peer support group sessions
  • Nutrition health education
  • Discharge/transition planning

Treatment Tracks

  • Chemical dependency detoxification 
  • Medical detox
  • Crisis stabilization 
  • Dual diagnosis
  • 28-day substance abuse program
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Specialized Treatment

Treatment involves a combination cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive therapy, wellness education, recreational therapy and other various activities. 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Schema therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Relapse Prevention/12-step Support Groups
  • Holistic therapies: yoga therapy, art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy
  • Educational programs & process groups: mindfulness training, fitness, wellness and nutrition education