Veterans Outpatient Addiction Treatment
Veterans who have left their military careers and are ready to come home for good often need help coping with trauma, loneliness, chronic pain or disability, substance abuse, mental illness, and sometimes homelessness. Addiction and mental health disorders are among veterans' most common afflictions. Due to the needs of our veterans, Banyan Alaska rehab offers outpatient addiction treatment that makes the transition to life after the military and rehab smoother.
What Are Outpatient Treatment Programs?
Outpatient treatment programs are conducted on a level of care that’s a step down from residential treatment. Residential or inpatient rehab programs are designed for individuals who require medically assisted detox and around-the-clock support for severe substance use and mental health disorders. Alternatively, outpatient services are better suited for veterans who have already undergone or do not require this form of intensive treatment.
An outpatient treatment program focuses on individual and group therapy sessions to help clients better understand the causes of their disorders, the areas of their recovery in which they struggle the most, relapse prevention skills to apply, and more. The goal of this level of care is to make the transition to a sober lifestyle after rehab as seamless as possible.
At our outpatient addiction treatment center, we provide care specifically for veterans who have developed drug and alcohol use disorders. Considering the trauma and mental struggles that many veterans face as a result of their previous experiences in combat, it’s common for individuals of this demographic to need unique care and support. Our Anchorage treatment center is proud to say that we offer veterans addiction treatment that meets these needs.
Our Veterans Outpatient Clinic for Addiction
As we previously mentioned, outpatient addiction treatment is suitable for individuals who have:
- Mild to moderate substance use disorders
- A strong support system of family and friends at home
- Motivation to attend sessions regularly and stick to the treatment
- Low risk of experiencing a medically complicated withdrawal
Outpatient treatment is not a suitable choice for individuals with severe addictions. In these cases, the risk of experiencing complicated withdrawals is high, which requires detoxification in a medical setting. People with a poor support system at home, co-occurring disorders, and a history of relapse may also require a more intensive level of care.
However, if you meet the outpatient treatment requirements listed above, then our outpatient program can help you thrive in recovery. Benefits of outpatient rehab include:
- Ability to maintain employment
- Ability to return home every night to loved ones after sessions
- Accessibility to outreach resources such as contact info for support groups and sober friends
- Less expensive and more easily accessible in comparison to some residential programs
- Opportunity to develop a strong support system
- Flexibility in scheduling
- Motivation and encouragement
- Psychiatric care
Clients in this program can expect to attend both regular individual and group therapy sessions led by our experienced, trained, and licensed professionals. These sessions are meant to offer clients a safe space where they can share their wins and hardships, learn more about relapse prevention, and receive peer support from others in the recovery community.
Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and other therapy modalities, we also address mental health challenges that may have contributed to addiction, which often affects veterans. Our outpatient services also include access to aftercare support, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) groups, 12-step meetings, and more.
Finding Outpatient Addiction Treatment Near Me
Banyan Treatment Centers offers a wide range of drug addiction treatment in Alaska on an outpatient basis to help ease clients into a sober lifestyle.
For more information about our Anchorage rehab and how we can help you or a loved one, contact us today.
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
At Banyan Alaska our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.