Community Care through the VA and American Addiction Centers
Veterans dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues can access treatment through the VA’s Community Care program. American Addictions Centers offers treatment programs specifically designed for Veterans that are approved by the VA. If you are a Veteran, you may be eligible for treatment at one of our facilities.
About American Addiction Centers (AAC)
American Addiction Centers (AAC) is the largest network of substance abuse treatment centers in the United States. We have rehab centers in California, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Texas.
Our facilities offer evidence-based treatments for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Treatment at one of our facilities involves group, individual, and family therapy. We offer a variety of different types of therapy groups, including:
- 12-Step groups.
- Trauma groups.
- Groups focused on processing grief.
- Veteran-specific groups.
We also offer medical detox to help ensure safe and comfortable withdrawal, as well as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to aid in the recovery process. Learn more about the services offered at Greenhouse Treatment Center, located in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, here.
Our staff is made up of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, licensed therapists, and social workers. At AAC, we have a high staff-to-patient ratio and believe wholeheartedly in the importance of tailoring treatment to the individual. When you come to an AAC facility, your treatment plan will be created specifically for you and focused on your physical, mental, and spiritual recovery.
How AAC and the VA Provide Quality Treatment for Vets
The VA offers Veterans the Community Care program as an option for to receive care when the VA cannot provide services.1
The program allows Veterans to access services through local community care providers (CCPs) that are approved by the VA. Veterans pay the same rate for services as they would if they were receiving care at a VA addiction treatment center. To receive treatment through the community care program, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. To find a community care provider, you can use the VA’s locator tool.
What to Expect in Our Veterans Programs
At American Addiction Centers, we offer treatment for Veterans in numerous facilities located across the U.S., including Greenhouse.
At AAC, we believe in improving all aspects of a person’s life. Our staff utilizes evidence-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI). We also incorporate many different approaches into treatment, including:
- Medical detox.
- Individual, group, and family therapy.
- Relapse prevention skills.
- Life skills.
- Wellness activities and holistic therapies.
At Greenhouse and many of our sister facilities, we offer specialized treatment for Veterans through the Salute to Recovery program.
As a co-occurring disorder treatment program, Salute to Recovery helps Veterans dealing with addiction and mental health issues like PTSD, depression, and anxiety. In addition to evidence-based therapies, our therapists use the First Responder and Military Lifeline curriculum, which was developed by AAC and Employment Assistance Professionals.
Topics in the curriculum include:
- First responder and military culture.
- Post-traumatic stress.
- Unique needs of Veterans in recovery.
The program also emphasizes rebuilding relationships with loved ones, offering family and couples counseling, communication skills, and conflict resolution.
Veterans returning to civilian life may feel a loss of community outside the military—AAC wants to help you restore it. Veterans in AAC’s Salute to Recovery program are referred to as the “battalion.” The battalion moves through treatment together, living in the same quarters and attending sessions together. Members of the battalion have similar life experiences and can support each other during the program and long after treatment ends.
Take Your First Step
There is hope for Veterans suffering from addiction, PTSD, and other mental health conditions. The first step toward recovery is calling one of American Addictions Centers dedicated community care provider programs.
Are you ready to reach out for help and start the addiction treatment process? If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction and ready to start the path toward recovery, call us today at . Greenhouse Treatment Center, American Addiction Centers’ Texas addiction rehab center, is ready to help you get the treatment you need today.