Veterans and first responders require tailored treatment programs for substance use disorders (SUDs). Our Valor initiative offers specialized, trauma-informed care for individuals coping with drug and alcohol addiction resulting from military service due to the ongoing stress and hazards of working as first responders.
In our Valor program for veterans, you’ll receive evidence-based treatment services to address your unique trauma-related symptoms. Our veteran services are provided by certified and licensed professionals who specialize in the emotional and behavioral challenges faced by military personnel and emergency workers. Recover in a secure, accepting environment alongside peers who have a firsthand understanding of your experiences.
Throughout treatment, you will discover that trauma and substance use stems from excessive stress. For this reason, we provide therapeutic interventions that help you learn how to manage stress effectively, stop relying on drugs and alcohol for self-medication, and develop healthy coping strategies to move forward in life.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs for Military Veterans
Approximately 1 in 15 veterans experience challenges related to alcohol and drug addiction. This is often due to the difficulties of transitioning back into civilian life or following a combat zone deployment. Studies show a staggering 82%–93% of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans battling substance abuse issues also suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders. Of those veterans, 63% specifically struggle with PTSD.
Veterans possess distinct substance abuse treatment requirements that can be effectively addressed through dedicated care among fellow veterans and first responders. Royal Life Centers established the Valor program to provide trauma-focused, research-backed treatment tailored specifically for military veterans and emergency personnel.
What Does Our Veterans Program Offer?
Royal Life Centers’ veteran’s program offers trauma-informed care programs and other intensive treatment protocols. Our staff also provides alcohol and drug abuse assessments, co-occurring disorder evaluations, and individual and group treatment for each guest.
Our substance abuse and addiction rehabilitation programs for veterans include:
Royal Life Center’s Valor Program
Royal Life Centers is honored to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide accessible, quality care to veterans in need of assistance in drug and alcohol treatment. We proudly offer our Valor program for guests undergoing treatment in one of our five facilities located across the state of Washington. Our dedication to providing individualized veterans services for substance abuse also extends to our full continuum of care in our three treatment facilities in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Our Valor program is led by competent and highly experienced staff and consultants, many of whom are certified in trauma-focused therapeutic interventions such as EMDR and ACT. For this reason, our Valor program provides our veteran guests the opportunity to experience trauma-based therapeutic methodologies tailored to best assist them in confronting traumatic memories in a safe and comforting environment. Incorporating trauma therapies into our treatment for substance abuse also gives us the opportunity to heal our guests from the underlying causes that feed substance abuse.
All of our trained and experienced medical professionals assist our guests in cultivating a fulfilling, sober lifestyle. We are committed to ensuring that our guests heal from substance abuse in our trauma-informed treatment programs. Above all, Royal upholds the principles of integrity, gratefulness, generosity, respect, and honoring of all of our veteran and non-veteran guests.
Personalized Treatment Plans for Military Veterans
Your treatment team consists of qualified, seasoned professionals from various backgrounds, including military personnel, veterans, and retired first responders. Each staff member in the veteran’s program has undergone training in military culture sensitivity and trauma management.
Our specialized treatment services for veterans include:
We design personalized treatment plans addressing your unique requirements, incorporating trauma-informed treatment strategies and therapies for co-occurring mental health disorders.
Veterans Mental Health Services
We provide mental health services in our dual diagnosis treatment programs to military veterans who struggle with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Your treatment plan will focus on providing evidence-based therapies to help you regain control of your life.
Our mental health services for military veterans assist in the treatment of co-occurring disorders such as:
Royal Life Centers’ team of psychiatrists, medical professionals, and mental health clinicians collaborate to deliver comprehensive psychiatric support, addressing co-occurring disorders through personalized treatments.
Our dual diagnosis treatment services include:
Your personal care team will prescribe medications for co-occurring conditions, if needed, alongside counseling and behavior therapies to help you attain mental well-being. For instance, our individualized approach provides traditional mental health services such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) alongside trauma-informed care to target symptoms of PTSD such as eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR).
Medication Management Services in Veterans Rehab
A key part of our dual diagnosis treatment is our medication management services for co-occurring disorders. Upon entering treatment, our team of medical professionals meets with military veterans to perform thorough mental health evaluations to determine the presence of any co-occurring mental health disorders.
Following this, your personal care team will provide medications tailored to treat the symptoms of any co-occurring disorders. In doing so, the veterans in our care are better able to focus their full attention on treatment and recovery.
Our medication management services also include drug screenings, checking for dangerous interactions between medications, and providing recommendations on dosage levels. Throughout inpatient treatment, you will be under 24/7 monitoring by our trained medical staff to ensure your safety and comfort during the early stages of treatment. In doing so, we can ensure that our guests are properly taking medications that will maximize their success in recovery.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services
Royal Life Centers provides medically-assisted treatment (MAT) services. Our MAT services incorporate FDA-approved medications for alcohol use disorders and opioid use disorders. These medications act as a bridge that helps to reduce cravings and lessen withdrawal symptoms while your body and mind adjust to sobriety during the detox process.
Royal Life Centers’ policies and procedures aid in providing trauma-informed care and maintaining top-notch addiction treatment standards. Consequently, veterans successfully regain a sense of safety and security at Royal.
Examples of trauma-informed treatment practices include:
Our comprehensive treatment approach recognizes the connection between trauma and substance abuse disorders, addressing both conditions at the same time. To assist in establishing a successful recovery, we provide trauma-informed therapy services in individual and group sessions.
During treatment, veterans in our care participate in empathetic interactions with staff, ensuring they feel secure in our rehabilitation center. You can also experience this support within peer groups during team-building exercises, trust-enhancing activities, and respectful counseling discussions.
Trauma-Informed Therapy for Veterans
During treatment at Royal Life Centers, your time in therapy consists of experienced behavioral health specialists who assist you in tackling mental, physical, and behavioral facets of addiction and psychiatric disorders.
Within our individualized approach, we provide traditional mental health services such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) alongside trauma-informed care to target symptoms of PTSD such as eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR).
Our specific trauma-informed therapy services include:
Veteran-oriented therapies can facilitate the healing process and better help those struggling with combat-related trauma. For this reason, all of our trauma-informed therapy services assist in managing symptoms of addiction and trauma. These therapies can also help you heal from addiction by fostering behavioral change, emotional trust, and healthy forms of communication.
Our counselors are also experienced in working with veterans to guide them through the healing process. We offer individual and group counseling, as well as expressive arts therapy and recreational activities to encourage your active engagement in treatment. In doing so, our therapy services can help you reestablish your sense of safety while healing the connection to your mind, body, and spirit.
Within our Valor program, we provide groups like:
At Royal, we integrate trauma-informed care into all our treatment programs through the Seeking Safety curriculum. As a result, our trauma-informed therapy services help military veterans recover from substance use and mental health disorders.
Please note, therapy selections vary depending on the level of care, facility location, individual needs, and tailored treatment plan.
Seeking Safety Curriculum
Addressing the link between addiction and trauma, Seeking Safety utilizes 25 therapy topics which encompass themes like interpersonal communication, cognitive dysfunction, and behavioral problems. Our licensed and experienced counselors apply Seeking Safety protocols to emphasize addiction and trauma awareness, grounding techniques, and effective coping strategies.
In doing so, we are able to assist veterans in re-establishing their sense of safety while undergoing treatment for substance abuse. As you learn to trust in staff and peers, you can develop meaningful relationships that will help them succeed in long-term recovery.
Essential Life Skills Training
Recovery is a transformative journey encompassing self-improvement in health and wellness, cultivating a self-directed lifestyle, and realizing your maximum potential. Our support system assists you in establishing personalized recovery objectives. Partnering with case managers, we’ll ensure your days are packed with activities designed to foster independence, enhance resource availability, and generate sufficient income for active societal participation.
Our life skills training groups include:
Aftercare and Transitional Continuing Care Plans
In order to properly address the unique challenges that military veterans face, we make sure to take a holistic approach to treatment. This means that in addition to providing mental health services, we also offer assistance in accessing needed resources such as housing, employment, and education. We not only assist veterans with the application process for benefits, but we provide access to additional elements of support that often prove invaluable during the recovery process.
Aftercare and continuing care plans include:
Throughout treatment, we offer case management services that provide veterans with access to medical and mental health care services in the community upon discharge from our program. Our case managers strive to ensure a seamless continuum of care for our veteran guests.
Similarly, you can collaborate with your case manager and addiction recovery team to ensure proper support is in place upon completion of your rehabilitation program. Whether you return home or transition to one of our sober living environments, Royal staff will work to set you up for success in recovery.
By offering a secure and nurturing environment alongside proven evidence-based therapies, we are committed to assisting our veterans in healing and achieving their highest possible level of functioning.
Comprehensive Continuum of Care Services
To honor our nation’s veterans, our Valor program doesn‘t just help you get off of drugs or alcohol, we offer veteran-specific treatments to help you set yourself up for health, happiness, and success in recovery.
We offer a wide variety of care services, designed to cater to individual needs and facilitate an easy transition to daily life by methodically transitioning from highly intensive care levels towards those that are less demanding. Within our full continuum of care, treatment eventually results in reduced hours of required care and an increased level of autonomy for the guest.
Our levels of care include:
We understand the unique experiences veterans encounter in their lives and recognize the significance of offering a safe, supportive healing environment. Our goal is to assist in transitioning each veteran through the inpatient levels of care and into outpatient treatment. Royal’s continuum of care extends into PHP, IOP, and OP so that veterans can receive support and guidance as they reintegrate into the community as strong, self-sufficient individuals.
Admissions Process and Insurance Coverage Information
We understand that deciding to enter addiction treatment can be daunting. Our goal is to ensure a smooth, stress-free process for you. Your substance abuse may be rooted in complex factors, such as PTSD and mental health issues, necessitating expert, specialized care from experienced behavioral health specialists.
As long as you have health insurance through Veteran Affairs, treatment will be covered in full under your benefits. The process is simple, as we work directly with the VA in multiple states across the U.S.
Our award-winning substance use disorder treatment programs can be found at our facilities located in:
Northeast Washington State
Northwest Washington State
“Because We Care,” Royal Life Centers provides you with an unparalleled and transformative treatment experience. To do so, we have merged premier facilities across the United States. Our substance use disorder treatment network provides you with unrivaled treatment at every level of care.
All you need to do is go to your closest VA center and ask for a referral to our center. Give us a call first and we can assist with the admissions process.
Help for Veterans
We are committed to helping our veterans find hope and healing through evidence-based treatment, compassion, and understanding. With the help of our dedicated professionals, we strive to ensure that all veterans have access to the care they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives.
You’ve honorably served your nation, and it’s now time to receive the assistance you require for the lifestyle you’ve earned. If you are looking to seek treatment for yourself or a loved one, we encourage you to reach out to our 24/7 admissions department at 877-RECOVERY.
Our team in admissions will work diligently with Veterans Affairs to secure quality SUD treatment for you and other veterans seeking a new life in recovery. They will collaborate with you, the VA, and insurance providers to place you in a quality addiction treatment program.
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If you are a veteran in immediate crisis — or a concerned loved one — call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1. For messaging services, send a text to 838255, or visit the VA’s mental health website to chat online.
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