If you’re struggling with addiction, residential treatment is your best chance at a long-term recovery. Residential treatment is a little different from inpatient treatment because it occurs in a comfortable, homelike environment. In contrast, inpatient treatment occurs in a secure hospital unit, creating a clinical environment that can make it difficult to feel comfortable enough to share your experiences with others.
At Virtue Recovery Center, staff members have extensive experience working with veterans and first responders. Our addiction treatment program is customized to meet the needs of veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and chronic pain related to their service. Whether you need drug rehab or alcohol rehab, we can customize a treatment plan that meets your physical and emotional needs
When you arrive at our treatment center, you’ll go through an intake process that helps us determine the best way to treat your addiction and any other mental health issues you have. We’ll discuss your military service, go over your medical history and ask questions about your substance use. With this information, we’ll tailor our alcohol and drug rehab program just for you.
Many veterans and first responders need medical detoxification (“detox”) before they receive therapy and other addiction treatment services. Detox is the process of eliminating alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit substances from your body. It typically lasts up to seven days, but it may take more or less time depending on how long you’ve been using and whether you have any health conditions that could affect the amount of time it takes your body to break down drugs and alcohol.
Once you complete detox, you’ll be ready for individual therapy, group therapy and other services offered by the staff at our treatment center. During individual therapy sessions, you’ll work through your trauma with a therapist who has extensive experience helping veterans and first responders with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and substance abuse. Your therapist will work with you to develop healthy coping skills that can help you refrain from drug and alcohol use when you leave the treatment center.
Virtue Recovery Center also offers eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a type of therapy that helps people with PTSD heal from their trauma. Therapists use proven EMDR processes to help veterans heal their traumatic wounds so they can begin living in the moment and enjoying all life has to offer.
When your residential addiction treatment comes to an end, you’ll have access to a variety of services designed to help you return to the community without relapsing. Your case manager will work with you to develop an aftercare plan that may include legal services, 12-step meetings and ongoing counseling, all of which can help you achieve long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.