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Matt Biekert

Matt was born and raised in North Stonington, Connecticut. He has always been a close-knit family guy. When he is not working you can find him outside, playing sports, being a prankster and enjoying a great laugh. His favorite hobbies are playing golf, photography and travel. Matt had his own struggles with addiction and is very proud to share his story of recovery and his passion for the mission of Acqua. He found his way to Acqua in search of treatment – he was actually our second patient!! He was very excited to join our team on his 1 year sobriety anniversary. He likes to say that he helped open the center (as a patient) and we have never been able to get rid of him! [Editor’s note: we hope we keep him forever.] He began at Acqua by helping create a small, Alumni program, and then transitioned to Outreach and marketing, which is a natural for him because he loves to connect with people from all walks of life who are seeking help. In February 2018, Matt was promoted to Admissions Director; because he is so passionate about his work he never feels like it is a job to help guide people on the path to recovery.

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Inside A Veterans Substance Abuse Program
By Matt Biekert on July 25, 2022

Choosing the right addiction treatment center is a massive decision, with so much time, money, and a life at stake. For veterans and military families, it also means saying goodbye again –...

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Drug Rehab for Veterans: How it Works
By Matt Biekert on July 18, 2022

For many service members, deployment helps keep bad habits in check. Zero tolerance policies and the possibility of being dishonorably discharged have led to rates of drug use among service...

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Alcohol Rehab for Veterans: What to Expect
By Matt Biekert on July 18, 2022

As a nation, we’ve come a long way in our understanding of alcoholism. Still, stigma lingers and information about recovery can be hard to come by. If you’re considering getting help for...

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Drug Addiction Recovery for Veterans: 5 Tips to Help You Get Well
By Matt Biekert on July 17, 2022

Just as addiction can take months or years to manifest, so too does addiction recovery. Drug addiction recovery for veterans is a process that unfolds over time, both before and after...

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Is it Really Addiction? How to Know When You Have a Problem
By Matt Biekert on July 15, 2022

Drug and alcohol addiction is pervasive in American society: According to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 10% of Americans have had a drug use disorder at some point in their...

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Rehab for Veterans: Expectations vs. Reality
By Matt Biekert on July 8, 2022

Trust, but verify: It’s an underlying ethos of military life to constantly work to confirm your suspicions and assumptions. Opinion and gut instinct isn’t enough when there are lives at...

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Addiction Treatment Support Through Chat
By Matt Biekert on August 13, 2020

The hardest phone call you ever make can sometimes be the most important one you ever make. It can take years to get to the point where you're ready to find help for your drug or alcohol...

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How to Help a Veteran Find Freedom from Addiction

How to Help a Veteran Find Freedom from Addiction

The friends and family of America’s vets understand all too well what it feels like to be consumed with worry and fear for your loved one. When addiction is the foe your vet is facing, it’s even more painful. Addiction is a cunning, baffling, and powerful adversary. Luckily, no one has to face addiction alone – and that includes military families and the loved ones of vets.

Helping a veteran find freedom from addiction is possible for anyone, and it may be even easier than you think.