TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO-WAWV) — For a number of months, Deborah Hodson has been preparing for the launch of Tactical Recovery. She’s the director of this program which will help veterans and first responders deal with many issues caused by trauma and difficult situations.

The effort is personal for Hodson, with members of her family in the military, including a son in
the Marines.

“Just listening to some of the things that he coped with, even not being in a combat battle situation,” said Hodson.

Tactical Recovery has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide this detox
and residential treatment service. The parent company of Anabranch has offered Tactical Recovery to 50 facilities throughout the nation and served 2000 veterans in 2022. The CEO of Anabranch is excited to bring the program to Terre Haute.

“This is an opportunity to provide services for veterans that a lot of people aren’t familiar with
and the success rate is fairly high usually 85, 90 percent, said Terry Suttle, CEO of Anabranch Recovery.

Suttle says the goal of Tactical Recovery is straight forward and vital, it is: to provide a clean sober environment to get them on the path to sobriety

Hodson says the program will focus on individual needs, but with veterans and first responders
a group component is essential and familiar.

“It helps to create that focus there’s a kinship that’s developed within the military or certain
bonding unit, said Hodson.

She says successful treatment usually takes time, especially with many addicted to meth and
opioids, but the rewards, no matter how small, are worth it.

“One of the things with addictions, it’s baby steps, so if someone is looking for leaps
and bounds and quick changes, that’s what they’re not necessarily going to see,” said Hodson.

Tactical Recovery will be part of the Anabranch Facility which has 81 beds. Currently, modifications are taking place including the addition of recreational equipment. Officials hope to have Tactical Recovery up and running in late February or March.