Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

Drug Rehab Center in Biloxi, Mississippi

About Facility

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Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System based in Biloxi, MS, offers comprehensive treatment — where compassion comes together with proven treatments and continuous improvement during a variety of individualized treatment methods. Treatment here is covered by most insurances, more payment details below.

It can seem like an uphill struggle to battle addiction in Biloxi, MS. Luckily there are many rehab options, such as Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, to help you heal.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • License + Accreditation

    SAMHSA Listed

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    248008

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  • SAMHSA Listed
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Veterans
  • Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    Alcoholism, Gambling Disorder, Internet Use Disorder, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Substance Abuse

    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.

    Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

    Rehab centers exist in Biloxi, MS 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 Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System 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 Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

    Alcoholism treatment focuses on lessening the thirst for alcohol and working towards the patient’s abstinence. Some individuals in Biloxi 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 Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System.

    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 Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Biloxi, MS, MS, 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

    Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System offers a variety of treatment.

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

    Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Intensive outpatient programs are an integral part of the continuum of care for people addicted to drugs and alcohol. Most intensive outpatient programs in Biloxi, MS comprise a 3-hour session three times a week. Usually, the intensity of these programs diminishes over time. These programs offer a range of services, including counselling, medical treatment, and monitoring alcohol and drug use. The programs are ideal for people who do not need treatment at an inpatient or residential facility and continue to need extended care and support.

    Aftercare Support

    Aftercare support involves the support given to a Biloxi, Mississippi patient after they complete treatment. It helps them adjust to normal life. It may include setting them up in a halfway house and enrolling them in programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System‘s patients may also be provided with career training to help them get back into the job force.

    Inpatient Care

    Inpatient rehab programs like what’s offered at Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Biloxi, MS are ideal for covering all the bases that surround one’s addiction. It’s considered the most comprehensive approach to care for people afflicted with addiction. Patients live in a facility where they have access to therapy and medical care 24/7.

    Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

    Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System‘s Partial Hospitalization Program is a midway point between inpatient and outpatient treatment. It is for people who are still struggling with addiction but don’t need round the clock care in Biloxi. Patients may spend anywhere from 18 to 30 hours a week in a treatment program, but they will sleep at home. The duration of the program can be anywhere from one to six months.

    Outpatient Program

    Outpatient treatment is treatment that occurs when a patient is not checked into a rehab facility. The patient may show up for therapy sessions, go through detox and engage in other therapies to help them recover. However, they will do so while they live at home in Mississippi.

    Outpatient therapy provided by Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System is usually recommended as a follow up to inpatient therapy. It helps patients adapt to their normal lives after treatment. In some cases, it can also be an alternative to inpatient treatment. People may choose this route if they are unable to leave their jobs, children or if they don’t have the money for inpatient treatment. However, inpatient treatment is the best way to recover from addiction.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual at Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System.

    12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contingency management/motivational incentives, Couples Therapy, Discharge Planning, Employment Counseling or Training, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Individual Therapy, Intervention, Life Skills, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy

    12-Step Program Facilitation

    Alcoholics Anonymous is responsible for the development of the popular “12 Step Program” Most substance treatment centers in Biloxi, Mississippi, like Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, have their own 12 step program designed to help users achieve sobriety. The first three steps depend on the patient, so they are more specific and situational. The succeeding four steps center on practical issues brought on by substance abuse.

    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 Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System 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

    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

    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 Counseling

    Group therapy happens at Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Biloxi, MS 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.

    Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT)

    Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) sees a person suffering from substance addiction to have illogical reasoning, counterproductive actions, and does not see things clearly. Due to this, REBT deals with cognition, images, and behavior extensively to rectify the client’s bad habits. REBT pushes an individual to become more reasonable and choose a life without the repercussions of addictions.

    Patients at Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Biloxi, MS learn how to self-soothe by conducting rational self-counseling. REBT provides their patients with the skill sets necessary in handling problems all by themselves, without seeking professional help. The process calls for practice, reiteration, and bolstering the new way of thinking being introduced to the patient.

    Trauma Therapy

    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 provides long term benefits.

    Contingency Management / Motivational Incentives

    Contingency management is a way to help motivate someone to remain substance free. It is a process of rewarding positive choices and good outcomes. As humans we are wired to recreate experiences that lead to positive feelings. Through this method incentives are used for completing positive steps towards a sober life. This may be a reward for attending meetings, remaining sober or for employment goals.

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    Experiential Therapy at Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

    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.

    Payment Options Accepted

    For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Address Information400 Veterans Ave
    Biloxi, Mississippi 39531 Phone Number228-523-5000 Meta DetailsUpdated August 18, 2021
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    Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Location and Directions
    Location

    400 Veterans Ave
    Biloxi, Mississippi 39531

    Center Type

    Alcoholism, Gambling Disorder, Internet Use Disorder, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Substance Abuse

    Ownership
    VA Funded
    Language
    English
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