Outpatient Rehab

For Military and Veterans

Riverside Recovery of Tampa provides different levels of care for veterans and active-duty personnel to aid in their recovery from addiction. Our programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.

Outpatient treatment is included in our range of care options, providing treatment for individuals with less severe addiction while allowing them to continue their regular activities outside of a rehabilitation facility. Continue reading to discover the services offered at our outpatient clinic for military personnel and veterans.

Through outpatient care, individuals can receive the necessary care and support to lead healthy and fulfilling lives while also receiving the benefits of evidence-based treatments and therapies.

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Focus of Outpatient Addiction Treatment

In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition of the need for accessible and convenient healthcare options for military veterans. Many veterans face unique health challenges due to their service and require ongoing medical care. Outpatient services play a crucial role in meeting these needs by providing various services outside of traditional hospital settings.

To address this need, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been working to expand its network of Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) across the country. These clinics are designed to provide common outpatient services closer to home for veterans, reducing the need for long-distance travel and allowing for faster access to care. The establishment of CBOCs has proven to be an effective strategy in improving healthcare access for veterans, particularly those in rural areas or who have limited transportation options.

While physical health services are vital, it is equally important to address the mental health and substance use disorder needs of veterans. Studies have shown a significant correlation between the perceived need for mental health services and actual utilization. Many veterans struggle with mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety, making it crucial to have mental health services readily available in outpatient settings.

Advantages of An Outpatient Substance Abuse Program

Addiction treatment includes a variety of intensities, ranging from highly structured and comprehensive care to minimally supervised treatment. Outpatient rehab is designed specifically for individuals with lower needs for supervision and intensive structure.

Outpatient treatment for addiction and mental illness involves clients residing at home or in a sober living facility and traveling to our military rehab center during the day for medical and counseling support multiple times per week. Outpatient treatment can be a standalone form of care or a continuation after completing an inpatient program.

Our VA outpatient programs are well-suited for individuals who are:

• Mentally and physically stable.
• No intensive care is needed for addiction or mental illness.
• Live in a stable home or sober living.
• They are ready to commit to their recovery.

Clients who do not have stable living situations or have difficulty committing to their recovery plans may need more intensive care. Furthermore, the components of an individual’s outpatient rehab program will differ based on their specific needs.

Military & Veterans Outpatient Addiction Services

Military and veterans have access to a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to address their unique needs. These services are crucial in providing support and treatment for conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, grief, and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST).

One of the most important services offered to military and veterans is outpatient addiction services. These include treatments such as the following:

• individual counseling
• group therapy
• family therapy
• medication management
• medical evaluation and treatment
• education and skills training

Outpatient addiction services also provide support for individuals undergoing alcohol withdrawal. Headaches are a common symptom of alcohol withdrawal and can last anywhere from a few days to weeks or months. The duration of withdrawal-related headaches can vary for each individual and depends on the severity of their dependence on alcohol. Our outpatient programs provide support for clients throughout the detox process and help them manage any physical symptoms they may experience during withdrawal.

Eligibility Requirements for Outpatient Service Benefits

In order to receive outpatient service benefits as a veteran, there are certain eligibility requirements that need to be met. These requirements may vary depending on factors such as the veteran’s discharge status, military service, and service-connected disability. Generally, veterans who have served in the military and received a discharge status other than dishonorable are eligible for outpatient services. This includes veterans with service-connected disabilities, who may be eligible for disability compensation. Additionally, National Guard and Reserve members who have been called to active duty may also be eligible for outpatient services. It is important for veterans to understand these eligibility requirements and seek the necessary documentation in order to access the vital outpatient services they may need.

Accessing Outpatient Services through Non-VA Providers

Accessing outpatient services is a crucial aspect of healthcare for active-duty military members and veterans. Veterans may have the option to receive care from non-VA providers through the Community Care Network if they meet certain eligibility criteria. Active duty military members and veterans can access a wide range of outpatient services to support their health and well-being.

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Our military and veterans service to our nation is immeasurable, and as such, they deserve a treatment program that understands and addresses their unique experiences. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder, contact our team today to discover how specialized Outpatient Rehab Programs can assist you or your loved one. At Riverside Recovery of Tampa, our dedicated team of professionals is committed to delivering personalized care in a respectful, understanding environment. Get back the life you love today.