West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC Big Spring, TX

300 W Veterans Blvd, Big Spring, Texas 79720

Summary

Basic information about this treatment center.
Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Indiviuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Languages

    English

    Religion / Spirituality
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Veterans
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Veterans
  • West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC is an accredited Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment located in Big Spring, Texas.

    License + Accreditation

    samhsa logo SAMHSA Listed

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    244581


    Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary cases commonly treated here.

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


    Substance Abuse + Addiction

    The inappropriate use of any drug in Big Spring, TX is substance abuse. This involves alcohol, medications, and illicit drugs. With a combination of physical and psychiatric therapies, drug addiction is successfully treated at West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC. After Detox is complete, individuals follow-up with treatments treating the root cause of the addiction.

    Alcoholism Treatment at West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC 

    Alcoholism treatment refers to the management of the severe form of alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism refers to the continuous and compulsive intake of alcohol by an individual despite being aware of its harmful effects. Alcoholism causes emotional disturbances and even withdrawal symptoms when the individual stops its consumption. Some of the warning signs that necessitate Alcoholism treatment include binge drinking and violent behaviors.

    Alcoholism treatment can be in a residential program or an outpatient program depending on the severity. Treatment at West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC in Big Spring, TX usually involves a combination of options like detox, medications, group therapy, and behavioral therapy. Group therapy organized by support groups like Alcoholics anonymous provides mutual support and advice of peers that helps in making the treatment successful.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction

    Opioid addiction is known as a high-risk factor for future heroin addiction. Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use. It is recommended to receive inpatient treatment and a medically supervised detox, West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC in Big Spring, TX offers treatment for opioids.


    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Long Term (>30 Days), Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, 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.

    Aftercare Support

    Treatment is just the first step to maintaining sobriety. After treatment, aftercare support at West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC helps the individual adjust to a life without substances. This support may involve a sober living home in or near Big Spring, TX, career counseling, or educational assistance. This is when a relapse prevention plan begins to take shape.

    Inpatient Care

    When a patient checks into West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC, inpatient care takes place. Patients undergo treatment that requires detoxification and counseling round the clock. While outpatient treatments are available, as the first phase in recovery, inpatient care is suggested. Intensive and thorough rehabilitation sets patients on the road to a drug-free life.

    Dual-Diagnosis

    A dual diagnosis is when someone deals with both alcohol and mental or emotional disorder. Emotional trauma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression can be part of dual diagnosis therapy. It must happen simultaneously to get care for these conditions to handle any of them effectively.

    Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

    Partial hospitalization program (PHP) offered by West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC is an alternate option for inpatient rehabs or residential programs. The patients stay in a Big Spring facility closer to the Texas treatment center and attend the different forms of therapy for several hours a day. Treatment duration varies from one to six months.

    Outpatient

    In outpatient programs at West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC, the Big Spring resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level.

    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.


    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual.

    12-step facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger management, Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Couples Therapy, Discharge Planning, Employment counseling or training, Experiential Therapy, Family counseling, Family Therapy, Group counseling, Group Therapy, Individual counseling, Individual Therapy, Marital/couples counseling, Motivational interviewing, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Relapse prevention, Substance use counseling approach, Substance use education, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-related counseling

    12-Step Program Facilitation

    A 12-Step Program is a common method that is used to treat addiction. This format is used for both drug and alcohol treatment. It is extremely popular and successful for large numbers of people and the staff at West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC are trained to assist in 12-step management.\

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, focuses on the connection between how someone feels, acts, and thinks. It shows someone how to accept responsibility for their behaviors and actions, while also strengthening a person’s awareness of the circumstances they put themselves into. It can give people attending West Texas VA Health Care System - George H. O'Brien VAMC in Big Spring, TX the strength to realize they were self-destructing, allowing them to finally reach out and get the help they need.

    Experiential Therapy

    Experiential therapy involves recreating or creating new experiences for the patient. Many people struggled with past issues such as memories or trauma. By creating a new experience, it allows people to work through the issues associated with those moments in a new experience. This can give them a new measure of control and can help them role play a new scenario. That can help push addiction into their past and help them begin the healing process.



    Patient Experience

    Learn what to expect in regards to setting, amenities, and more.

    Payment Options Accepted

  • Health Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Is your insurance accepted?
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    Additional Details

    Deaf / Hard of Hearing, Smoking permitted in designated area, Veterans

    Last Updated September 30, 2020

    Address Information
    300 W Veterans Blvd
    Big Spring, Texas 79720
    Phone Number
    432-263-7361
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