Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Treatment and Recovery

General Details

Facility Type

N/A

Facility Operations

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Age Groups

Adults, Seniors (65 or older), Young adults

Screening & Testing

Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis B, Screening for Hepatitis C, Screening for mental disorders, STD testing, TB screening, Testing for metabolic syndrome

Insurance / Payments Accepted

Federal or any government funding for substance use programs, No payment accepted

Pharmacotherapies

Acamprosate (Campral®), Buprenorphine without naloxone, Clonidine, Disulfiram (Antabuse®), Lofexidine, Medications for Hepatitis C treatment, Medications for HIV treatment, Medications for psychiatric disorders, Methadone, Naltrexone (extended-release injectable naltrexone (Vivitrol®)), Naltrexone (oral)

Services

Treatment Approaches

12-step facilitation, Anger management, Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Contingency management/motivational incentives, Dialectical behavior therapy, Matrix Model, Motivational interviewing, Rational emotive behavioral therapy, Relapse prevention, Substance abuse counseling, Trauma-related counseling

Language Services

N/A

Transitional Services

Aftercare/continuing care, Discharge Planning, Naloxone and overdose education, Outcome follow-up after discharge

Ancillary Services

Assistance with obtaining social services, Case management, Domestic violence services-family or partner, Early intervention for HIV, Housing services, Mental health services, Mentoring/peer support/consumer-run services, Recovery coach, Self-help groups, Social skills development, Transportation assistance

Medical Services

Hepatitis A vaccination, Hepatitis B vaccination

Counseling Services & Education

Employment counseling or training, Family counseling, Group counseling, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education counseling or support, HIV or AIDS education counseling or support, Individual counseling, Marital/couples counseling, Substance use education, Vocational training or educational support (for example high school coursework GED preparation etc.)

Emergency Mental Health Services

N/A

Additional Details

Special Programs / Groups Offered

Adult men, Adult women, Clients referred from the court/judicial system, Lesbian gay bisexual transgender or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) clients, Military families, Persons who have experienced intimate partner violence domestic violence, Persons who have experienced sexual abuse, Persons who have experienced trauma, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, Persons with co-occurring pain and substance use, Persons with HIV or AIDS, Seniors or older adults, Veterans

Type of Opioid Treatment

Buprenorphine detoxification, Buprenorphine maintenance, Buprenorphine maintenance for predetermined, Buprenorphine maintenance for predetermined time, Methadone detoxification, Methadone maintenance, Methadone maintenance for predetermined time, Prescribes buprenorphine, Prescribes naltrexone, Relapse prevention with naltrexone, SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program

Type of Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

This facility administers/prescribes medication for alcohol use disorder

Other Addictions

Treatment for gambling disorder
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Treatment and Recovery
Treatment Options
Levels of Care

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Treatment and Recovery
Treatment Options
Levels of Care

Is your insurance accepted?

Ask an expert, call 1-888-546-6005

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol abuse is a serious condition that can have significant impacts on a person’s life and the lives of those around them. Alcohol is a depressant and a psychoactive substance, primarily in a liquid form, that users consume for recreational and social purposes. While moderate alcohol consumption is generally considered safe, excessive alcohol use can lead to many negative consequences, including physical, mental, and social problems. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available for those struggling with alcohol abuse. 

What is Benzodiazepines Abuse?

Benzodiazepines, commonly called “Benzos,” are prescription drugs that treat anxiety, insomnia, and other conditions. These drugs enhance the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which helps reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. Examples include Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Klonopin. Benzodiazepines are generally safe when used as prescribed but can be highly addictive and can lead to abuse and dependence when misused.  

What is Prescription Opiate Abuse?

Derived from the opium poppy plant, prescription opiates are highly addictive pain-relieving drugs. These drugs, such as oxycodone, fentanyl, and hydrocodone, bind to opioid receptors in the brain and body, reducing pain and producing feelings of relaxation and euphoria. While prescription opiates can effectively manage moderate to severe pain, they are also highly dangerous due to their addictive nature. Misuse and abuse of prescription opiates can lead to physical dependence, overdose, and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 500,000 people died from opioid-related overdoses in the United States between 1999 and 2019, highlighting the urgent need for increased awareness and prevention efforts. It is essential to understand what prescription opiates are, their potential risks, and how to use them safely to avoid the harmful consequences of their misuse.

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