Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC
Drug Rehab Center in Waco, Texas
Basic information about this treatment center.
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC is a VA Funded Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facility and Rehab Center in Waco, TX. Professionally treating a plethora of drug and addiction related issues by utilizing multiple levels of personalized care. Treatment here is typically fully covered by most insurances.
Many opioid and alcohol users see things as bleak. Fortunately, there are many rehab services available, such asCentral Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC, to help you get on the path to recovery.
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Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment
Rehab centers exist in Waco, TX to help individuals bounce back from substance abuse, which is an umbrella term for drug and alcohol addiction. Drug addiction refers to the use of illegal drugs and improper use of prescription drugs. Centers like Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC provide individuals a chance to access individual and group therapy that can be monumental for recovery.
Substance abuse includes all problems that stem out from using various psychoactive substances. It is also a diagnostic term used by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) to define the mental and physical impairment or distress caused by misuse and overuse of certain substances in a period of 12 months.
Alcoholism Treatment at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC
Alcoholism treatment focuses on lessening the thirst for alcohol and working towards the patient’s abstinence. Some individuals in Waco find it more challenging to reach their goal of sobriety due to a lack of social support. Counseling, coupled with medications, is the core of alcoholism treatment at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment
Opioid addiction involves addiction to legal or illegal opioids. It may happen very quickly with any opioid use. Sometimes within a matter of days. Opioid addiction is a known as a high-risk factor for future heroin addiction.
Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use even if they want to quit. Stopping using an opioid requires careful medical observation. Sometimes the withdrawal can persist for many weeks, which can put the user at a high risk for relapse.
It is recommended to receive inpatient treatment and a medically supervised detox like those offered at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC in Waco, TX, TX, to manage the withdrawal process while learning lasting tools to maintain recovery. In some circumstances medications can be used to manage opioid addiction.
Levels of Care Offered
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, with additional therapies available as listed below.
After treatment, addiction treatment can be frightening for newly sober people. Aftercare support provided by Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC is designed to give resources and help on a continued basis. It can involve finding housing in and around Texas, setting up 12-step meeting groups, continued medical monitoring, and counseling.
Inpatient rehab is intended to treat severe addictions and co-occurring disorders. The length of stay in Texas varies from four weeks to six months according to the individual needs. Inpatient rehab ensures that the patient stays in a substance-free environment at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC.
People with dual diagnosis have coexisting addiction and a mental disorder. 9.2 million US adults had a co-occurring disorder in 2018, so not just limited to Texas residents. Best treatment combines medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy), support group, and inpatient rehabilitation. Sometimes, complementary therapies – yoga, massage, and acupuncture – may also be used.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Partial hospitalization programs offer another level of addiction treatment at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC. It is another way to receive a significant amount of treatment while decreasing the time commitment and cost. It can be a good option for stepping down from inpatient treatment in anticipation of a fully independent life in Waco, TX.
Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Waco, TX. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC.
Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Discharge Planning, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Individual Therapy, Intervention, Life Skills, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.
Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.
Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.
Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.
Family Counseling + Therapy
Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.
Group therapy happens at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Waco, TX patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a treatment that helps people to quit smoking. NRT reduces the withdrawal symptoms by giving nicotine in low doses. It is safe for most adults, teens and pregnant women should not undergo NRT. Research shows that the use of NRT doubles the chances of quitting smoking.
Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma therapy refers to treatment wherein specialist therapists help the patients to resolve the trauma that led the patients to substance abuse. The trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. Thinking of these traumatic events causes emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression and results in addiction. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed. Otherwise, there is a risk of relapse. Trauma therapy also improves the cognitive functions and provide long term benefits
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Experiential Therapy at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System - Doris Miller Department VAMC
Experiential therapy works on the principle that the perception of individuals determines their behavior. It is different from medication and talk therapy and suits those who have difficulty in expressing themselves and interact. Experiential therapy works by using tools and activities to recreate past experiences and encourages the release of suppressed thoughts that were responsible for the negative feelings and drug addiction.
Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc. are some of the activities used in this therapy. Gradually the individual will experience calmness and love and change their perception positively. Other than drug addiction, Experiential therapy is useful in various behavioral and eating disorders.
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