Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Birmingham, AL

700 South 19th Street, Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Summary

Basic information about this treatment center.
Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Indiviuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Languages

    English

    Religion / Spirituality


    Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary cases commonly treated here.

    Opiod Addiction, Substance Abuse


    Substance Abuse + Addiction

    Substance abuse is the excessive use of any type of drug. This includes alcohol, medications and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction

    Opioid addiction is one of Alabama‘s most prominent forms of addiction. Drugs, including heroin, oxycontin, and fentanyl, are the most common. To relieve pain, or ease other ailments, they are professionally prescribed, but they are often abused because they and the feelings they give are addictive.

    Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body, so the medications’ chemicals are no longer impacting the individual. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.


    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, Intervention, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Drug Rehabilitation

    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.

    Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Intensive outpatient programs mostly conduct meetings on weekdays. Group therapy is the main element in most intensive outpatient programs. Most IOPs last for about 90 days and include drug use monitoring and testing. A Alabama IOP, like what’s offerd at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, take much more time than a standard outpatient program. Some programs offer other services as well, such as employment assistance and medication management.

    Aftercare Support

    Aftercare Support at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in short, is the support provided to a patient after they have finished treatment. It allows them to adjust to everyday life. It may entail setting them up and enrolling them in services such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) inside a halfway house. Career coaching may also be offered to patients to help them get back into the workforce.

    Inpatient Care

    An inpatient is a person who stays in a hospital or rehab center during treatment. For alcohol- and drug-dependent individuals, inpatient rehabs provide individualized around-the-clock services. Inpatient treatment programs address a person’s unique physical, medical, and psychological needs. A team of experts assess the severity of the addiction and design a highly tailored program. typically, the length of stay in an inpatient facility in Birmingham, AL is 30 days. Those with severe addiction may need to stay at the facility for 60 to 90 days.

    Intervention

    An intervention is a meeting organized by the addicted individuals’ family and friends. It lets the individual know that they are loved and cared for by their friends and family. It is designed to make the addicted party accept getting additional professional assistance.

    Interventions are hosted by a mental health and addiction specialist at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Alabama, who knows how to work with people struggling with addiction. When it comes to having a loved one finally and happily consent to care, an intervention service can make all the difference.

    Outpatient

    Outpatient rehabilitation is a treatment that exists if a patient is not checking into Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center long term. In addition to helping them recover, the patient attends regular therapy sessions and detox and participates in other therapies. However, this is all primarily done from home. As a follow-up to inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment is usually recommended.

    After rehabilitation, it helps people return to their everyday lives. It may also be an alternative to inpatient care in some situations. If they cannot leave their jobs, children, or don’t have the money for inpatient care, people can choose this method. Inpatient therapy, however, is the best method and most suggested level of treatment offered by Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in recovering from addiction.


    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual.

    Aftercare/continuing care, Anger management, Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Contingency management/motivational incentives, Dialectical behavior therapy, Discharge Planning, 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, Motivational interviewing, Naloxone and overdose education, Outcome follow-up after discharge, Relapse prevention, Substance use counseling approach, Substance use education, Trauma-related counseling, Vocational training or educational support (for example, high school coursework, GED preparation, etc.)??

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach and method in psychotherapy. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center asks people to investigate how their thoughts, including habitual, negative, and inaccurate ways of thinking affect behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible ways of thinking cause people to have a limited ability to cope with stress

    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) DBT is a treatment of choice for people being treated at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center whom are suffering from self-harming behaviors. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT.



    Patient Experience

    Learn what to expect in regards to setting, amenities, and more.

    Payment Options Accepted

  • Health Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Additional Details

    Deaf / Hard of Hearing, Veterans

    Last Updated September 30, 2020

    Address Information
    700 South 19th Street
    Birmingham, Alabama 35233
    Phone Number
    205-933-8101
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