S.T.A.R. - Stress Trauma Addiction Recovery

Determined to provide our nation’s heroes with the care they deserve, Garden Park Medical Center has created a program that allows qualified service members and their family members to reside on their own dedicated unit. Our average length of stay is 21 days and we are proud to offer around-the-clock contact with appropriate military staff or primary care providers to aid in a seamless transition back to duty and/or to a productive life.

Recovery from substance abuse and addiction

At Garden Park, we realize substance abuse issues within the military community can be prevalent. In our substance abuse track, we offer education, support and tools to remain sober, avoid and deal with triggers that cause the substance abuse and address issues that are specific and relevant to our armed forces and one’s family dynamics. We also offer safe detoxification when necessary.

Trauma and PTS program

Our trauma and PTS track address issues related to both personal background and combat related trauma. The program is an intensive inpatient program with individualized plan of care.

  • Separate, distinct unit
  • Command visitation offered 24/7
  • Providers with military experience
  • Cognitive-based therapy
  • Medication management
  • Daily review by providers
  • Physical training offered


We understand the mental health needs of family members of individuals who have served or who are currently serving in the military are unique. As a result, we are proud to offer the same services that we offer active duty military, retirees and veterans to military spouses and dependents.*

*Qualified individuals only. Certain restrictions may apply.

In addition to treating the service member:

  • A STAR Wellness Program staff member will contact families after admission and weekly correspondence may take place to answer questions, provide support and serve as a resource during their loved one’s stay.
  • When clinically appropriate, a minimum of one face-to-face meeting during the patient’s stay may be granted (or communication by phone if/when necessary).
  • Visitation hours are Saturday and Sunday, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Typical warning signs that should prompt treatment:

  • Mood swings
  • Disorientation
  • Distressing thoughts
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive worry
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Aggression
  • Thoughts of harming one's self or others
  • Increased agitation
  • Flashback or recalls 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)


We are pleased to offer our service members a fast track admission process. For an assessment, please contact (228)575-7040.


To learn more about our current staff, including the Director of Behavioral Health and the providers, please go to gardenparkmedical.com/STAR