Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Drug Rehab Center in Denver, Colorado
Basic information about this treatment center.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program is a Opiod Addiction, Substance Abuse and drug treatment center which offers a variety of treatment methods in their VA Funded facility, located in Denver, CO. Each person seeking treatment is offered an individualized plan using well-tested therapies done by clinical professionals. Treatment here is covered by most insurances.
Comprehensive substance abuse and addiction treatment programs in Denver, CO help you or a loved one return to a healthy, productive life.
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Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Opiod Addiction, Substance Abuse
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
Recovering from any type of substance abuse is a long process, but it is one of the most worthwhile and life changing events any addicted person will ever go through. This is a combination of detoxing the body, rehabilitation, and recovery. There is also therapy, aftercare, and support during the entire process.
While substance abuse can take over a person’s life, it is something that can also be overcame by professionals at Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Denver, CO
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment
With so many people struggling with opioid addiction, opioid addiction treatment is more critical than ever before. Patients often take opioids when they face a painful injury. When someone begins taking opioids such as Vicodin or oxycodone differently than how the medications were prescribed, this points to opioid addiction.
Stopping these types of medications abruptly is not safe. That is where opioid addiction treatment at Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Denver, CO comes in. Most opioid addiction treatment facilities start with detox and move to rehabilitation services while providing medical support during the process.
Getting over an opioid addiction takes time and determination, but with the right support and resources, those struggling with opioid addiction can recover and move forward with their lives.
Levels of Care Offered
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
An intensive outpatient program is a good option for someone in Colorado with a milder or less severe addiction. An IOP may involve daily meetings at a treatment facility, along with personal counseling and peer meetings. Some IOP programs offer half-day treatment, while others offer full-day programs. Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program‘s IOP is customized per individual.
Help with aftercare applies to the follow-up care provided after the initial recovery program offered by Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Denver, CO. The level of support for aftercare plays a vital role in avoiding relapse and in maintaining sobriety. Aftercare support is tailored according to the patient’s needs.
An underlying cause often brings about addiction. Mental disorders can lie at the center, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorder. As well as the cause of the addiction, a dual diagnosis by Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program helps to treat the addiction. This ensures that after treatment is complete, the patient will not fall back on old practices.
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 Colorado.
Outpatient therapy provided by Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program 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 Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program.
Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contingency management/motivational incentives, Couples Therapy, Discharge Planning, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Intervention, Matrix Model, Naloxone and overdose education, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. Talking through issues can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. CBT is a healthy way Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program addresses some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in a persons life.
Going through couple’s therapy at Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Denver, CO allows for both partners to be on the same page regarding addiction recovery. Whether one or both members of the couple struggled with addiction, they can both improve the odds of recovery with couple’s therapy. This teaches how to communicate effectively, avoid relapse triggers, and build a healthy lifestyle to maintain sobriety.
Family Counseling + Therapy
Families are not always as supportive as they could be, but by opting for family therapy, many recovering addicts are able to understand their addiction and get the support they need to get sober. These therapy sessions at Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Denver, CO involve all members of the family who play a role in the recovering person’s daily life. They work together to overcome past issues, avoid triggers, and remain strong and supportive of each other.
In group therapy, the patient undergoes sessions with other patients dealing with similar problems under the guidance of a trained counselor. The members of the group interact with each other and talk freely about their issues. The recovery of members of the group from the problems that they face gives the patients confidence that they can also overcome their addiction.
Group therapy at Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program reduces the feeling of loneliness and improves the coping skills of the patients. Group therapy provides patients with continuous feedback from other members. The group dynamics ensure that members start having some structure and routine in their lives.
Trauma therapy zeroes in on traumatic incidents that a Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program patient in Denver, CO has encountered in the past, recent or not. It’s been widely known that trauma can make an individual resort to alcohol or other substances to mask their troubles. The goal of trauma therapy is to help the patient see beyond the trauma and move forward.
Contingency Management / Motivational Incentives
Contingency Management (CM), also known as “Motivational Incentives,” is a type of behavioral therapy rooted and based on the concept of operant conditioning, which refers to the behavior shaped in its consequences. This type of treatment intends to give positive compensations in response to a patient’s behavior, such as proper medications and undergoing various drug tests. It can be inferred that this treatment has been effective in curing and lessening a scale of profound issues, which include impulsive behaviors, rebelliousness, and even drug and substance abuse. Given its capability of successful remedy, Contingency Management can also be used alongside other treatment styles at Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Denver, CO or even in stand-alone approaches.
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