November 10, 2014

Veteran’s Day Message from Cliffside Malibu

Veteran’s Day Message from Cliffside Malibu


There are many things I’m proud of in this world. One is that I live in a nation with a volunteer military. Men and women from across our great land give their time, leave their families, and put themselves in harm’s way all so that we can live the lives we lead at home with relative safety and ease. Some don’t return. We remember them on Memorial Day. Most do come back, though sometimes they are damaged physically and emotionally by their service. They deserve our help.


Although not specifically a veteran’s service, Cliffside Malibu honors America’s veterans. Whenever we can, we help veterans find access to quality, evidence-based treatment for addiction and co-occurring psychological disorders, when benefits do not allow veterans to use VA services. We do our best to match veterans with services and treatment centers that are capable of meeting their specific needs, particularly those who have combat related psychological issues and require specialized treatment. Most often, we are able to secure low cost beds at nonprofit treatment facilities we respect. This is our way of paying it forward and supporting those who serve.


We believe that everyone deserves access to quality care for addiction and co-occurring disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. Please – if you or someone you love is suffering, do not wait to seek help. It can take months or years for VA benefits to come through. Meanwhile, our veterans are losing their lives. Call us. Call another treatment center. Call a 24 hour call center like (951) 676-2589 for a referral. Call the Wounded Warriors Project. Just call someone. We are losing too many good people. Get help now.

Richard Taite
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