Within the civilian population the death rate stands at 13 per 100,000 while in the veteran community it stands at 22 per 100,000, almost double.
Shocking new statistics shows that the highest death by substance misuse in the UK is here in the North East and as stated above, veterans are among those most heavily affected by addiction.
This is why it is essential that East Durham Veterans Trust is in a position to provide addiction services to the veteran community and their families.
The service that is being provided by East Durham Veterans Trust is a bespoke service which is tailored around each individual who accesses the service rather than relying on certain pathways like many other services. Our Substance misuse practitioner Angie has 18 years of experience in this field and will be there to support you every step of the way.
Alongside this service we are also able to offer acupuncture and Reiki, two therapies that have proven results to support people with addiction as well as mental illness.
If you would like to access this service or find out more information you can do so by filling out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.