Uniformed Service Program relaunches as remote telehealth service

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Retreat is reopening its Uniformed Service Program (USP) as a remote telehealth service for uniformed professionals who are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other duty-related mental health and addiction challenges.

In light of ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and the rise of viral variants, USP has relaunched as a remote tele-health service, where patients have secure internet access to individual therapy and medication management and can engage in group programming.

The program was suspended last year as a result of the pandemic.

USP, which began in 2009, has offered partial hospital and intensive outpatient treatment for active or retired professionals in law enforcement, military, fire, EMS, corrections, and other uniformed services who were dealing with duty-related PTSD and associated problems, including drug and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, and emotional dysregulation.

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