Nightmares, flashbacks, depression, anxiety — many people struggle with these and other symptoms every day. If you’ve experienced traumatic events through assault, service to your country or other life experiences and are now dealing with post-traumatic stress (PTS), depression, transition issues, a drug or alcohol addiction, or other mental health issues, don’t go it alone. Turn to people who know what you’re going through, and more importantly, how to help you overcome it.

Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health’s S.T.A.R. (Stress, Trauma, Addiction, Recovery) program is the only one of its kind in the middle Georgia area. Determined to provide the best care to those suffering from the symptoms of trauma, Coliseum has created a program that allows qualified patients to reside on their own dedicated unit. Our average length of stay varies by patients’ individual needs, and we are proud to offer around-the-clock contact with appropriate primary care providers or military staff to aid in a seamless transition back to a productive life. Our ten-bed unit provides 24-hour care and treatment for patients with trauma related mental health challenges, including those with co-occurring addictions.

Typical Warning Signs That Should Prompt Treatment:

  • Mood swings
  • Excessive worry
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Distressing thoughts
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Thoughts of harming one's self or others
  • Increased agitation
  • Flashbacks or intrusive memories of trauma
  • Avoidance of places, people or events
  • Diminished interest in activities
  • Self-destructive or reckless behavior
  • Symptoms are interfering with one's ability to function (social, employment, academic)
  • Deteriorating relationships

Services

Intensive inpatient hospitalization program for behavioral health and dual diagnosis substance abuse issues.

Trauma and Mental Health Program

Our trauma and mental health track addresses issues related to personal background and trauma related to abuse, assault and combat experience. The program is an intensive inpatient program with individualized plan of care that includes:

  • Separate, distinct programming
  • Providers with military experience
  • Providers specially trained in trauma therapy including Cognitive Processing Therapy & EMDR
  • Recreation
  • Medication management
  • Exercise
  • Artistic, expressive, & activity therapies

Recovery from Substance Abuse and Addiction

Substance abuse with survivors of trauma is prevalent. For those who are also diagnosed with a substance use disorder, we offer education, support and tools to remain sober, avoid and deal with triggers that contribute to substance abuse, and address issues that are specific and relevant to one’s unique needs and one’s family dynamics. We also offer safe detoxification when necessary prior to enrollment in our program.

Our Staff

Our board-certified Clinical Psychiatrist and Licensed Therapist both have military experience and specialized training in working with soldiers, veterans and first responders. Our clinical staff have training in EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy and understand behavioral health treatments that have helped hundreds of individuals that suffer from related mental health challenges. They will work with you and your doctor to help you find the best path to long-term well-being and peace of mind.

S.T.A.R. Trauma and Wellness Program
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