MODESTO — The owner of several area drug and alcohol treatment programs is offering scholarships to war veterans who suffer from addiction.
Troy Dorman has owned and operated the Living Center for a decade. Over the years the business has offered a variety of services for drug and alcohol addiction, but it currently includes a 12-bed sober living home and day treatment in Modesto and outpatient treatment centers in Turlock and Modesto.
Dorman said he was disturbed by reports of high suicide rates among veterans, many of whom struggle with addiction. A Department of Veterans Affairs report, released earlier this year, put the number of deaths a day at 18 to 22 during the past 12 years.
The scholarships, said Dorman, are his way of contributing to a solution.
The Living Center offers war veterans one scholarship a month for a bed in its sober living home, one scholarship a week for outpatient treatment and unlimited scholarships for online treatment, Dorman said.
The outpatient treatment center and sober living and day treatment offer individual, group and family counseling.
For more on the scholarships, call the Living Center at (877) 537-6169.