VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC Dallas, TX

4500 S Lancaster Rd, Dallas, Texas 75216

Summary

Basic information about this treatment center.

VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC is an accredited Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment located in Dallas, Texas.

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Conditions and Issues Treated

A detailed list of the primary cases commonly treated here.

Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Gambling Disorder, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse


Substance Abuse + Addiction

Using both legal medications and illegal substances in order to maintain an addiction is substance abuse. Illegal substances can become addictive after a single use. If you are obtaining legal medications illegally, you may be suffering from substance abuse.

Fortunately facilities like VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC in Dallas, TX are here to help.

Alcoholism Treatment at VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC 

Going through alcoholism treatment is a unique process. Alcohol literally changes the way the brain thinks over time. It teaches the brain that in order to survive, the brain requires alcohol. When you opt to stop drinking, your body will revolt. Being in an alcoholism treatment center like VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC in Dallas, TX helps you slowly wean down the amount of alcohol you consume and retrain your brain to function on its own.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction

Opioid addiction treatment facilities in Texas, like VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC cover both illegal and prescription opioids abuse. Most plans include detoxification and subsequent medications to ease the process. Behavioral therapies and counseling are also necessary to resolve the root cause of addiction.


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, Long Term (>30 Days), Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, Short Term (<30 Days), Sober-Living / Half-Way, 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.

Drug & Alcohol Detoxification

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

An intensive outpatient treatment program is set up for those struggling with an addiction to begin the recovery process. Patients come to Dallas, TX to VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC for therapy, support, programs, and medical supervision. Intensive outpatient treatment is often very tightly scheduled and heavily structured.

Aftercare Support

Treatment for substance abuse does not cease after an individual successfully completes a detox or rehabilitation program. A vital follow-up treatment service is aftercare support provided to individuals at VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC in Texas after they attain initial sobriety.

Aftercare support often takes the following forms: 12-Step Programs, Outpatient Treatment Programs, and Support Groups. The most effective aftercare programs are tailored to meet an individual’s specific needs and circumstances.

Inpatient Care

Inpatient rehabilitation aims to treat severe addictions and co-occurring disorders. Depending on individual requirements, the duration of the stay at VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC ranges from four weeks to six months. Texas inpatient recovery guarantees that the patient resides in an environment free of drugs.

Dual-Diagnosis

When someone in Texas struggles with both addiction and mental or emotional illness, this is considered a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment can include emotional trauma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression. Getting treatment for these issues must occur at the same time to treat either of them effectively.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) are meant for individuals experiencing trouble functioning at school or with work and other occupations, medical instability, inadequate support at home, simultaneous mental health issues, and substance use disorders in Texas. They are also meant for those experiencing the risk of self-harm or the urge to harm others. It is a short-term treatment program offered at VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC, aiming to improve individuals enough to be reassigned to a lower level of care. The program operates within a psychiatric hospital for several hours daily, usually three to five days per week.

Intervention

Intervention services are designed to help loved ones of an individual suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. They aim to help the individual realize that their behavior is causing damage, and external help is crucial to handle their problem efficiently.

Outpatient

An Outpatient Rehab Program is a part-time drug rehab program for treating individuals in Dallas, TX with mild addiction or mild-to-moderate drug withdrawal symptoms. It generally requires about 10 to 12 hours every week. Doctors can administer on-the-spot medication to ease withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, increased heart rate, and even depression. Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can be used as a part of outpatient treatment to help maintain sobriety.

Residential Treatment

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.

Dallas, TX Sober-Living / Half-Way House

A sober living home in Dallas, TX, also known as an SLH, is much like a halfway house. It is halfway between a drug or alcohol treatment facility and living at home. There are some specific rules and regulations residents must follow, like attending mandatory meetings, and household chore-type activities.


Therapies & Programs

The methods used to care for each individual.

12-step facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger management, Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Contingency management/motivational incentives, Couples Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Discharge Planning, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Employment counseling or training, Experiential Therapy, Family counseling, Family Therapy, Fitness Therapy, Group counseling, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Individual counseling, Individual Therapy, Life Skills, Marital/couples counseling, Matrix Model, Motivational interviewing, Naloxone and overdose education, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Outcome follow-up after discharge, Rational Behavior Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Relapse prevention, Substance use counseling approach, Substance use education, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-related counseling, Vocational training or educational support (for example, high school coursework, GED preparation, etc.)??

12-Step Program Facilitation

The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment. In this program, peers help each other to achieve the goal of abstinence. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. Due to its huge success, the 12-step program is included as a part of other substance abuse treatments.

The 12 steps guide at an individual level. It begins with the individuals accepting that they are addicts, and they understand its consequences. It is followed by focusing on the recovery process and making amends for hurting others. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring, which refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the underlying thoughts and behaviors that caused the problem of addiction in the first place and may cause a relapse. Negative feelings are common in substance abuse disorders, and if not recognized, they can cause co-occurring disorders.

CBT involves strategies that help to change the thinking and behavioral pattern by cognitive restructuring. In simple terms, it helps to remove negative thoughts and provides long-term benefits. Also, CBT promotes self-awareness, self-control, and healthy ways to respond to negative thoughts. It can be administered as a mono-therapy as well as a part of combination therapy.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps those who attend VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC understand how their feelings, beliefs, and thoughts affect their behaviors. DBT is particularly useful for people with self-harming behaviors, as well as those with substance abuse disorders. DBT teaches people how to tolerate distress, regulate their emotions, and how to become mindful.

Experiential Therapy

Experential therapy is a unique type of therapy that deals with the subconscious mind. This treatment offered by VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas VAMC in Dallas, TX encourages individuals to work out their issues with their inner self. Some of the most common examples of experiential therapy are equine therapy, music therapy, adventure therapy, and role playing.



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    Last Updated September 30, 2020

    Address Information
    4500 S Lancaster Rd
    Dallas, Texas 75216
    Phone Number
    800-849-3597
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