VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic

Drug Rehab Center in Pueblo, Colorado

About VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic in Colorado

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VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic is a licensed and accredited Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Drug Treatment Facility in Pueblo, CO that offers a variety of methods methods and programs for Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, and Drug Addiction. and other related Drug Addiction issues. The levels of care offered, all with a focus on sobriety, are: Aftercare Support, Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, Residential.

This facility can help you quit drugs and live a sober life. This facility offers evidence-based treatment methods for drug addicts who want to change their lives for good. Patients are surrounded by compassionate staff members who understand what you are going through and will support your journey towards sobriety every step of the way. This center does not discriminate genders. VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic offers treatment for all genders and is publicly an advocate for the LGBTQ community.

When weighing your treatment options, accredited and licensed facilities are generally suggested more often. VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic maintains a CARF Accreditation. VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic has Joint Commission accreditation. This facility is listed in the SAMHSA database. Military Insurance (TRICARE), Private Health Insurance, Self-Payment are some of the ways clients can pay for treatment here. Having private insurance is very helpful selecting a treatment facility. Our admissions counselors will help you navigate your insurance policy and find a center that accepts your coverage.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Accreditations
    SAMHSA Listed
    Not Approved
    CARF Certified #230159
    JCAHO Listed #385147
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    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.

    Dual-Diagnosis Treatment at VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic

    Dual Diagnosis is a specific relationship between two or more disorders that have the same symptoms and can sometimes be treated together. This is used in the treatment planning process when dealing with drug addicts. Dual diagnosis can be viewed as a chronic medical condition that has comorbid psychiatric disorders.

    Although addiction and a mental illness may have separate symptoms that are not easy to detect, they often go hand in hand. Many times, drug abuse is a direct result of the mental illness. In other words, treating the addiction will not resolve all of your issues. Unless you also treat the underlying mental illness, you will not be successful in achieving sobriety.

    Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health 

    Levels of Care Offered

    VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic offers a variety of treatment.

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Outpatient Program

    An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction, or a co-occurring disorder. The patient must attend the Colorado facility for their therapy and other programs but are able to return home each night. The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic‘s program is complete.

    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.

    Aftercare is a term that’s used to refer to any sort of continuing care offered for a drug addict who has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program. This type of care can be provided in several settings, including outpatient therapy sessions after the addict has completed an inpatient program. There are also 12-step support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, which can provide additional help for addicts trying to stay sober.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual at this Pueblo, CO Facility.

    Individual Therapy

    Individual Therapy is a critical component of addiction recovery. Therapists work with patients to identify the root of their addiction and figure out how to better handle the issues that led to them using drugs. Individual Therapy is the one-on-one session where people meet with their therapist. Individual therapy provides a safe space for people to open up and discuss personal and sensitive topics which they may not feel comfortable discussing in a group setting.

    Couples Therapy

    Couples therapy at VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic focuses on addiction treatment for the addict and their spouse. The addict’s family, not just the addict, can benefit from this form of therapy. Couples therapy addresses communication problems, trust issues, lack of intimacy, and abuse in intimate relationships. Couples therapy can help rebuild trust between partners, which increases the chances for successful treatment and sustained recovery.

    Intimate relationships can be damaged during addiction, and professional help may be necessary to rebuild the often destroyed trust and love. Couples therapy at VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic helps couples improve communication and rebuild trust. Either or both partners will be helped by this treatment administered by professionals. This treatment can also help one or both partners if addiction is the problem.

    Family Counseling

    Family therapy will also help families realize that the addiction is not their fault. For many years, people blamed themselves for an addict’s behavior and felt that they had done something wrong. This is not the case. Addiction is a disease, and it can strike anyone, even if their life seems fine from the outside. It can bring a lot of shame to a family when they have an addict in their midst, but if everyone is open and honest with each other, then they can help everyone stay in recovery.

    Group Therapy is utilized by drug treatment centers like VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic to provide the recovering drug addict with a platform to talk about their feelings and experiences. It also provides for an opportunity to learn from other addicts who have successfully overcome their addiction.

    Group Therapy is employed in lectures, seminars, or discussion groups (the latter two are typically conducted as “therapy groups”). It is recommended that all group members be recovering addicts for this type of therapy to work (though it does not exclude others with lived experience).

    Trauma therapy is a clinical process that helps individuals deal with mental stress often caused by traumatic events. It is generally done for children, teenage victims of sexual assault, and war veterans. 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.

    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.

    Training in improved life skills helps those recovering from addiction feel more capable of self-care. VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic are daily skills that give the person the tools they need to survive.

    The therapy covers practical activities like cooking, job hunting, social interaction, and money management, helping to fill in the knowledge gaps caused by addiction.

    These life skills help the person self-manage their recovery and stay on track. It also reduces relapse risk as they gain confidence in their day-to-day abilities.

    Nicotine replacement therapy treats nicotine addiction using external sources of nicotine, such as patches or gum to substitute for nicotine. This allows people trying to quit smoking to get their desired dose of nicotine without actually having to smoke cigarettes. The idea behind NRT is that by providing smokers with nicotine in forms that are not cigarettes, they may be more likely to quit smoking.

    NRT has been available for many years now, and there is a wealth of evidence that shows that it helps people trying to quit smoking. There are several different types of NRT devices on the market now. Patients interested in quitting smoking should talk to their doctors about the best kind of NRT for them.

    Couples Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Fitness, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Life Skills, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Trauma Therapy

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    Experiential Therapy at VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic

    Experiential therapy is another form of treatment that helps addicts overcome their addiction. This type of service typically involves hands-on activities with the focus on physical experiences instead of emotions or beliefs.

    Some examples include art therapy, equine therapy and music therapy. Each of these forms of experiential therapy can provide unique ways for addicts to channel their feelings and work through their demons. This type of therapy also allows addicts to develop meaningful emotional connections with others, which can prevent them from resorting to relapse as a coping mechanism.

    Fitness Therapy

    Fitness therapy is an alternative treatment for drug addiction. Fitness therapists work with addiction counselors to help drug addicts recover from their addictions by incorporating physical fitness into their treatment. Fitness therapy uses both group exercise and individual physical activity to help addicts stay fit while getting sober.

    Exercise releases endorphins in the brain, which are “feel-good” chemicals that reduce pain and increase feelings of happiness. Fitness therapy aims to help addicts stay sober by associating exercise with those good feelings. By helping addicts become active, fitness therapy also helps them gain self-esteem and lose weight.

    Payment Options Accepted

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

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    VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System - Pueblo OP Clinic Location and Directions
    Address Information4776 Eagleridge Circle
    Pueblo, Colorado 81008 Phone Number(719) 553-1000 Meta DetailsUpdated June 21, 2022
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    Pueblo, Colorado Addiction Information

    The Centennial State has slipped to a ranking of 12th in the country for drug abuse. Each year around 24% of the state's population uses illegal drugs while nearly 5% of its population abuses alcohol. Substance-related deaths in Colorado were responsible for 15.12% between 2008 and 2017. Fortunately, Colorado drug and alcohol addiction treatment are available to help a person overcome addiction.

    In Pueblo County specifically, there were over 2,600 individuals with a substance use disorder. Over 1,500 drug overdose deaths happened in Colorado in 2016, of which over 1,000 were due to opioids. The majority of these cases involved people of young age. Treatment for drug addiction may include behavioral therapy, medications, or a combination of both. Medications can help individuals with addictions to opioids stabilize their condition

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