To All Veterans – Thanks for Your Service!
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday for remembering the servicemen and servicewomen who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery each year with a ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave.
“Department of Defense Recognition and Commemoration of the Fallen Men and Women of the U.S. Armed Forces”
WASHINGTON – The 152nd National Memorial Day Observance to honor America’s fallen military service members at Arlington National Cemetery will be live-streamed at the following link https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/24091 beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25.
The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Memorial Day Weekend Holiday – Travel and Celebrations
For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast in 2020. Anecdotal reports suggest fewer people will hit the road compared to years past for what is considered the unofficial start of the summer travel season.
Traditionally, mattress stores and car dealerships offer huge sales for the holiday. And consumers pump billions of retail and tourism dollars into the economy. Memorial Day for most means barbeque and Black Friday-style blow out sales.
Rather than a day to honor the war dead and veterans, many do not understand the significance and see Memorial Day as the “unofficial start of summer.” There are multiple Memorial Day events, ceremonies and retailer discounts honoring veterans.
The month of May is National Military Appreciation Month.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA
URGE AMERICANS TO #GOSILENT ON MAY 25, 2020
#GoSilent on May 25, 2020.
This Memorial Day, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will hold its 9th annual moment of silence at 3pm local time to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service of the US Armed Forces. The organization urges all Americans to join in this national moment of remembrance and take the pledge at iava.org/go-silent.
“The pandemic has spiked overall mental health challenges, making COVID-19 a recipe for disaster for our veterans,” he said.
Over the last nine years, IAVA has held this annual moment of silence on Memorial Day. This year, the organization is additionally seeking to raise awareness of those veterans who died by suicide. Our country loses an astounding 20 veterans a day to suicide, nearly twice the average of their civilian counterparts.
“Any loss of a service member is a tragedy, but the loss of a veteran to suicide is not only tragic, it is completely preventable” said Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. “The pandemic has spiked overall mental health challenges, making COVID-19 a recipe for disaster for our veterans. This Memorial Day, we urge all Americans to #GoSilent in honor of those we have already lost and stand with us to protect those who have sacrificed so much to protect us.”
As part of its #GoSilent campaign this year, IAVA is urging congress to pass the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, which includes vital provisions to find and treat at-risk veterans, ensuring they have access to quality resources and care. “Passage of this bill would mean more could be done for veterans in addressing mental health needs and preventing suicide,” Butler added.
When we remember and pay respect to veteran experience and sacrifices – we honor their service.
Folds of Honor: Educational Scholarships for Spouses and Children of America’s Fallen and Disabled Service-Members
Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth a singular, noble mission: To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.
Folds of Honor has grown from a vision into a movement. The folded flag is a constant reminder of those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. It inspires us to help equip and educate their loved ones in need of our support. Thank you for embracing the call.
It is also a symbol of hope, representing the enduring ideals that make this country a beacon of democracy. Folds of Honor chose this logo because it reflects a mission to honor the sacrifice of America’s heroes, while giving hope to the bearers of their legacy.
Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.
What is Dual Diagnosis (Co-occurring Disorders)?
The term is called Dual Diagnosis or Co-occurring Disorders. This means the individual has a combination of mental disorders (such as depression, anxiety, trauma, etc.) and addiction (to drugs or alcohol.)
Military personnel and first responders often experience trauma while performing their duties. First responders are first on the scene of disasters and emergency situations. The general public sees first responders and soldiers as a kind of Super Hero. And they are: but even super heroes need support to continue their mission.
Veteran PTSD Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Individuals with co-occurring disorders are best served through integrated addiction treatment. With integrated treatment, practitioners can address mental and substance use disorders at the same time; providing better addiction recovery outcomes.
If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction – as well as PTSD, depression, trauma or other mental health issue:
Please know that help is available to provide comprehensive, holistic and integrated addiction rehab treatment.
Two Northern California Military Addiction Rehab Locations
New Start Recovery Solutions – East Bay
Bangor Residential Treatment Facility
New Start Recovery Solutions locations in Northern California are available with same day placements for medical detox and dual diagnosis drug and alcohol rehab treatment. Our locations provide PTSD Dual Diagnosis treatment to veterans and active duty military; as well as civilians.
Our Concord CA dual diagnosis rehab center location is conveniently located in the East Bay. And our Bangor CA location is located in a beautiful, quiet and peaceful rural area in Butte County, near Oroville.
Residential and outpatient addiction rehab treatment is available for substance abuse, drug abuse, alcohol use disorder, opioid abuse, heroin abuse and/or co-occurring psychological disorders such as PTSD, depression and more. Each patient is evaluated by New Start Recovery Solutions staff and receives a biopsychosocial assessment; and an individualized treatment plan.
We remain committed to helping those in need.
We will continue to serve our community safely. Please be assured that we are here to assist as we navigate through this challenging time!
The health and safety of our community has been, and remains, our greatest focus.
Please don’t hesitate to contact New Start Recovery Solutions Admissions department if we can be of any assistance.
New Start Recovery Solutions Current Services:
• General Outpatient Services (GOP)
• Men & Women ages 18+ for all services
• 24-hour on-site monitoring
• Residential in-patient treatment
• Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Substance Use Disorder
•Dual Diagnosis Treatment (Our Specialty)
•Partial Hospitalization (PHP) focusing on mental health therapy
•Veteran/Military PTSD Dual Diagnosis Rehab
•TriWest In-network (Proud to be Serving our Military!)
We thank all the essential workers that continue to assist in these times!
We recognize the importance of continuing to serve our clients.
We are a Military Addiction Recovery Center
In-network with TriWest
We Accept Most Insurance
• Each patient is evaluated by New Start Recovery Solutions staff and receives a biopsychosocial assessment; and an individualized treatment plan.
• We use Mindfulness Relapse Prevention and other whole person evidence-based therapies; including CBT, yoga, tai chi and more.
• If you or your loved one is located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Bay Area, Sacramento, Chico, Paradise, Redding, Martinez or other Northern California area – and are dealing with a drug abuse or an alcohol use disorder – welcome to evidence-based whole person addiction treatment at New Start Recovery Solutions.
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2449 Pacheco Street
Concord CA 94520
40 Coyote Moon Trail
Bangor, CA 95914