Veteran Substance Abuse Program: Heroes’ Mile Las Vegas

Las Vegas Veteran Substance Abuse Program

At our Las Vegas rehab, we believe in providing personalized care that addresses every facet of wellness. That’s why we offer a specialized rehabilitation program just for veterans: Heroes’ Mile Las Vegas. To support veteran healing, we have designated an entire floor of our accredited drug rehabilitation center to accommodate veteran substance abuse and veteran rehabilitation. Our Medical Director, Director of Nursing, and Nurse Practitioner are just a few of our staff members who are veterans. And having military personnel on staff ensures a fundamental appreciation for the unique stressors that may lead to addiction among veterans.

Rest assured that in our veteran substance abuse program, your personal experiences as a servicemember will help shape the care that you receive. In this way, we take your history into consideration in order to determine the optimal course of action to address substance abuse and mental health issues.

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Trauma-Informed Rehab in Las Vegas, Nevada

Trauma-Informed Rehab in Las Vegas, Nevada

Whether deployed or stationed at home, veterans are at special risk for post-traumatic stress due to their frequent exposure to trauma, whether that be through combat deployment, military sexual trauma, or a variety of other causes. Given the clear relationship between trauma and addiction, all facets of treatment at VJRC are trauma-informed. This ensures that we incorporate knowledge of physical and psychological injuries from your life into your recovery plan.

This approach is designed to help promote post-traumatic growth. In other words, we aim to address your traumatic experiences throughout your recovery so that a holistic healing process can begin.

At VJRC, we realize that veterans and active-duty personnel are called upon to put their needs second in order to protect others, maintain safety, and minimize danger. Our individualized addiction treatment will teach you skills that address both the challenges associated with service-related stress, as well as the struggles experienced in the transition to civilian life, without relying on substance abuse to cope.

Addiction Treatment Methods

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to substance abuse treatment. Rather, programs should be tailored to the individual based on their personal history, their interests, and their recovery goals.

At the Vance Johnson Recovery Center, we offer a comprehensive selection of alcohol and drug abuse treatment options to find the therapy best suited to you. Examples of treatments include:

Additionally, our drug rehabilitation center provides a continuum of care that addresses physical and mental wellness in a comprehensive, holistic way. This means that our team will support you in your journey before, during, and after treatment at VJRC. And this restorative approach creates a stable foundation of recovery that clients can continue to build upon post-discharge.

To further assist our veterans in recovery, co-occurring mental health disorders will be treated alongside substance abuse issues. For example, conditions such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress, and military sexual trauma will receive therapeutic services that address both the substance use disorder and adjoining mental health challenges.

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Created by veterans for veterans, the world-class staff at the Vance Johnson Recovery Center is well-versed in treating a variety of substance abuse issues, including:

These are just a few of the substance use disorders we help veterans recover from, and we’re happy to say that we can meet nearly any veteran wherever their point of need is.

Our veteran substance abuse program provides care to veterans who, historically, have been left behind by conventional addiction treatment. Military personnel suffer unique trauma and invisible wounds of war that lead to and worsen substance use disorders. By administering compassionate care that considers and addresses the unique veteran experience, we provide a rehabilitative process that makes meaningful change in the lives of veterans. Additionally, our inpatient and residential programs ensure veterans have access to the right care at the right time for them.

Remember, at the Vance Johnson Recovery Center, you are not alone when it comes to facing your addiction and invisible wounds of war. We are here with you every step of the way.

To get started on your recovery, contact one of our admissions specialists at 866-400-9705, or use our confidential online form to ask us anything. No matter where you are in the recovery process, right now is a great time to take the next step forward!

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Veteran Substance Abuse Frequently Asked Questions

Military personnel are routinely exposed to stressors not commonly found in civilian lives. This exposure to trauma often results in mental health issues that must be managed on top of any physical injuries received while serving in the military. These ailments, along with readjusting to civilian life, can lead servicemembers to rely on substance abuse as a coping strategy. Subsequently, quality of life may degrade and any mental health issues are likely to worsen.

Additionally, veterans are more susceptible to injuries that will cause them lifetime problems. Any veterans who are prescribed opioid pain relievers to assist in managing chronic pain are at risk of becoming dependent on substances intended for pain management.    

Yes. Anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder are commonly found to co-occur in veterans with substance abuse issues. At Heroes’ Mile Las Vegas, these conditions are treated simultaneously. By regularly addressing the mental and emotional difficulties someone is experiencing along with addiction, we allow for treatment of the whole person rather than any individual symptom.

No two recovery experiences are exactly the same. That said, the veteran substance abuse program at the Vance Johnson Recovery Center usually takes place over a 30-to 60-day period.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can assist veterans with placement in a community veteran substance abuse program. The veteran can choose from any in-network community provider, as approved by the VA. If they need help with choosing a drug rehab facility, the VA will offer further assistance.  

Please call our admissions specialists at 866-400-9705 for a step-by-step walkthrough of our admissions process, or refer to the Veteran Community Care document for further details about scheduling substance abuse treatment.

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Please note: For medical emergencies, please call 911. For other urgent matters, please call our admissions line 1-866-400-9705. Submissions after-hours, weekends, or holidays may experience a longer response time.

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