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Miami VA Healthcare System

Miami VA Healthcare System

Drug Rehab Center in Miami, Florida

  • Opioid Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

About Miami VA Healthcare System in Florida

Miami VA Healthcare System is an Accredited Drug Treatment Facility in Miami, Florida that offers Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction Treatments for those seeking sobriety. Miami VA Healthcare System is here to help. This facility offers a variety of levels of care for drug addicts trying to get clean. From detoxification and medical stabilization, to inpatient treatment and outpatient therapy, they have the tools necessary to help anyone who is ready for recovery.

Miami VA Healthcare System is a place where people can get the help they need in their sobriety journey. They offer a variety of treatment methods that are all focused on individualized sobriety programs. Their rehab center has helped individuals of all backgrounds overcome their addictions and live sober lives. This facility does welcome both men and women. All genders are welcomed at Miami VA Healthcare System, which is proudly staffed or owned by LGBTQ+ advocates.

When selecting a treatment facility, accreditations are clearly important. Miami VA Healthcare System is CARF Accredited. JCAHO has Accredited this facility. Miami VA Healthcare System is listed in the SAMHSA database. Military Insurance (TRICARE), Self-Payment, Sliding Scale are some of the ways clients can pay for treatment here. For more payment specifics, and to find out if your insurance covers treatment here, contact our admissions counselors for assistance.

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

    SAMHSA

    JCAHO

    CARF

    The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    Treatment for opioid addiction is best made with the help of medical professionals who are experienced in dealing with these types of drugs. This treatment can involve medications, exercise, behavioral therapy, and counseling sessions. It is important to note that the effectiveness of treatments for opioid addiction vary, so it is vital to research which treatment options are suitable for each individual.

    Many people who struggle with opioid addiction need to attend specific programs like methadone , Suboxone or Vivitrol clinics.

    These types of programs will provide the patient with legal, prescription medications that can help them overcome their cravings for illegal opioids like heroin or fentanyl . If the patient has a chronic condition like Hepatitis C, they must undergo treatment before they can begin taking these medications.

    Individuals who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol often have one or more co-occurring mental health disorders. Addressing both the addiction and the mental health problems at facilities like Miami VA Healthcare System can be very beneficial for these individuals.

    Common mental health conditions that often co-occur with addiction include:

    • Anxiety Disorders – People with drug and alcohol problems often suffer from anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
    • Depression – One of the most common mental illnesses co-occurring with addiction is major depressive disorder.
    • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – Many people with drug and alcohol problems also suffer from ADHD.
    • Bipolar Disorder – People with bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer from drug and alcohol problems than the general population, and vice versa.

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Intervention, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, Sober-Living / Half-Way, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Detox is the stage of recovery where the drugs or alcohol are entirely removed from your body. There are two different ways to detox, with medications and without. For many drugs and alcohol, the acute phase of detox can be completed in a number of days.

    Inpatient recovery offers individual therapy, groups, and family therapy. The length of inpatient addiction treatment depends on the addict and their addiction. Inpatient rehab is a costly drug treatment, costing anywhere from $30k- to $60k. However, insurance often offers help in covering these costs.

    An intensive outpatient treatment program, or IOP, is set up for those struggling with an addiction to begin the recovery process. However, the patient will not live at the facility during treatment.

    IOP involves patients coming in and out of a medical office building regularly to receive therapy and other services while continuing their life outside of these visits.

    IOP is a step up from drug detoxification or alcohol detox. However, it’s still considered a phase of recovery rather than the ultimate goal. There are many rehabs and treatment facilities available to patients in need of IOP.

    Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Miami, FL. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Miami VA Healthcare System peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling are likely to be involved.

    A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is designed to help those in Miami, FL with acute addiction symptoms. This means the person is treated in a hospital-like setting while still having some freedoms as an outpatient. Most PHPs like Miami VA Healthcare System require six hours of daily therapy and three days per week of group or individual counseling. If desired, they may sleep onsite or go home (but all participants are monitored more than any other type). These plans usually last one month but can be extended to six months, depending on your weekly time commitment!

    Partial hospitalization programs are designed for people who need care but want to stay at home. Outpatient clinically supervised care allows people to participate in treatment while going about their daily lives without staying away from home for long periods.

    The Partial Hospitalization Program requires you to be available for individual therapy sessions for a minimum of five days per week for twenty-four weeks. You will be seen for follow-up visits until the treatment is stopped.

    Sober living homes are transitional houses for recovering addicts who need more structure than they would receive in an aftercare program. Specific rules and regulations are enforced in these homes, which are beneficial for people who need a greater degree of structure than other types of treatment.

    Sober living home options include:

    • Live-in managers – might be beneficial to people who do not have a support system in place at home, or who experience high levels of stress between work and home life.
    • House managers – House managers are beneficial for people who do not have a strong social network to rely on, or who are concerned about relapse in their daily lives.
    • House parents – House parents are beneficial to people who reside in areas without a strong aftercare program for support.

    Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

    Intervention services can be beneficial for people who have not been able to overcome drug and alcohol addiction on their own. It is recommended for individuals whose addiction has led to dangerous or life-threatening circumstances.

    Intervention services are beneficial for:

    • People who have relapsed after completing other forms of addiction treatment.
    • People with drug addictions that have led to dangerous health conditions, such as HIV.
    • People who are at risk of losing their family, home, or job due to addiction.
    • People who are having difficulty overcoming drug and alcohol addiction on their own.
    • An intervention can be conducted by professionals, or by loved ones of an addict. If the person being intervened on agrees to enter addiction treatment after the intervention, the next step would be to choose a treatment program.

    If they do not agree to enter addiction treatment after the intervention, loved ones may choose to go back to the drawing board and try another form of treatment. They may also choose to not receive any further treatment, but there are usually other factors in play that may make it difficult for people to stop using drugs or alcohol.

    Aftercare support is vital to those who have completed a drug or alcohol treatment program. This support comes in individual and family counseling, treatment of psychiatric and other medical conditions, and medications to reduce cravings. It helps recovering addicts adjust to normal day-to-day activities and can last for a year or longer.

    The majority of drug and alcohol addicts who receive aftercare treatment do not relapse. It is estimated that without aftercare, the relapse rate will be between 70 to 90 percent for most people. Aftercare is the final stage in addiction recovery, but it will also help maintain sobriety if relapse does occur.

    Therapies & Programs

    Individual therapy is ideal for addicts who want to focus on themselves. It can also be helpful for those whose withdrawal symptoms are exacerbated by the presence of other people.

    Benefits of individual therapy are:

    • Access to a personalized treatment plan that focuses on the individual needs of the addict
    • More privacy during treatment sessions
    • Better personal development through introspection
    • Increased self-awareness regarding addictive tendencies in order to avoid relapse
    • Greater potential for a long-term recovery plan
    • Receiving professional advice and detox assistance from medical staff

    Couples therapy is a treatment method used to help couples in which at least one member of the couple has a drug addiction. Couples therapy can be used whether the addicted partner is using drugs or in recovery. An additional benefit of couples therapy is that it can help make other types of treatment, such as 12-step programs, more effective.

    Family therapy can help you and your family deal with old issues that may trigger substance abuse. The idea behind family therapy for drug addiction is that you are never fully healed from substance abuse until you’ve healed your relationship with your family, too. To get sober, you need to find a different way to cope with the pain in your life.

    This is when a group of people in various stages of recovery meet up and discuss their experiences, triggers, successes, failures, and even alternative therapies! Unlike support groups where everyone already knows each other, group therapy is conducted along side outpatient or inpatient treatment at Miami VA Healthcare System.

    Trauma therapy is a clinical process that helps individuals deal with mental stress often caused by traumatic events. The therapist helps the person identify, understand and work through the problem. This is done with the help of talking about it in group or one-on-one counseling sessions.

    Therapists use relaxation, role-playing, art, and music to help the person open up about what is bothering them. Some examples include:

    • Talking about the traumatic event and how it affected them.
    • Helping those who have PTSD to deal with their nightmares and recurring memories.
    • Working with individuals to resolve the issues triggering the stress, whether seeing someone who reminds them of what happened or feeling helpless.

    The individual is also encouraged to help others that are struggling with similar problems. This often helps them feel empowered and gives them hope.

    Trauma therapy is not for everyone; it is usually reserved for people who have recently experienced a traumatic event and struggle to get over it. It is generally done for children, teenage victims of sexual assault, and war veterans.

    CBT is a psychotherapy approach and method. [ws-nap-name] people to examine how their thoughts, including habitual harmful and inaccurate thinking, affect their actions. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible thinking leads to poor stress management, which leads to emotional distress.

    Similarly, CBT helps people identify and change negative behaviors. It makes you question your perceptions and ask if they are realistic. CBT asks people to examine their behaviors and emotional responses and how they affect their lives. CBT aims to change people’s thinking and behavior to lead a more balanced and healthy life.

    Moreover, CBT has been shown to reduce anxiety disorders, depression, and symptoms associated with harmful thoughts or actions.

    Those struggling with addiction can benefit from learning certain life skills. It is not as simple as quitting drinking or taking drugs and thinking that the hard part is over. Being sober means living a whole new way of life. Many recovering addicts have found that they need to develop talents like time management, organization, communication skills, socialization skills, and self-esteem to make their life in sobriety work, Miami VA Healthcare System is here to help with that.

    Nutrition therapy has been used to help drug addicts for decades. Many early reports on addiction treatment indicate that some patients recovered from the “satisfying power of food”. For years, this phenomenon has been utilized as a treatment modality in eating disorders for adults, adolescents, and children. Specific nutrients have been identified that influence neurotransmitters associated with reward pathways of the brain.

    Studies have shown that carbohydrate loading with complex carbohydrates to elevate serotonin levels was effective in treating bulimia nervosa. This approach prompted researchers to explore the use of this type of nutritional intervention in other disorders.

    Nicotine replacement therapy is a drug treatment that allows people to get the effects of nicotine without chewing or smoking. The therapy is often done with a patch, and doses of nicotine are reduced until nicotine is no longer needed. NRT helps smokers get nicotine into their system without resorting to smoking, and it has been shown to be an effective way to help people quit smoking. Coupling NRT with counseling and other means of support gives long-term smokers a better chance of removing their unhealthy habit.

    Patient Experience

    Experiential Therapy at Miami VA Healthcare System

    Experiential Therapy is a type of therapy that involves activity to recreate situations that may have caused trauma or negative emotions. Experiential therapy at Miami VA Healthcare System in Miami, FL can involve acting, props, arts and crafts, animal care or other tools that may be effective. This therapy is done on an individual basis and can help revisit and heal from past traumas. Trust between the therapist and individual is important for success. Experiential therapy can help you more closely become you and move through life positively and authentically.

    Fitness Therapy

    A fitness therapist may recommend a range of exercise routines to improve strength, endurance, speed, and agility. A healthy body, and mind, is ideal when recovering from an addiction. The plan is often tailored to a specific individual’s needs, whether they’re recovering from injury or illness, working on getting back into shape after a long lay-off, or looking for ways to boost stamina and maximize their physical potential.

    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
  • Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Miami VA Healthcare System Location and Directions
    Address Information1201 N.W. 16th St.
    Miami, Florida 33125 Phone Number(305) 575-7000 Meta DetailsUpdated November 25, 2023
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    Miami, Florida Addiction Information

    Florida is one of the nation's epicenters for substance abuse and drug-related overdoses. In 2014, around 410,000 Florida residents were addicted to drugs and alcohol. Over the last 10 years, 12% of all deaths in the state were attributed to substance abuse. Treatment admissions for alcohol reached 24,329 patients in 2016, and 2.5% of Florida high school students admitted to using crack cocaine.

    The problem of drug addiction is quite severe in Miami, Florida. According to recent statistics, nearly 5,000 emergency room visits were related to drug abuse in Miami in 2016. Additionally, over 900 deaths from drug overdoses in Miami that same year, and the city has seen a steady rise in these numbers over the past decade. Some common treatments include inpatient and outpatient treatment and residential and non-residential treatment.

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