Substance Abuse Help
If you are struggling with substance abuse problems, you are definitely not alone. Many Veterans are dealing with drug & alcohol addiction. Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center, established since 2007, is a CARF accredited addiction treatment facility and California's Premier Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center. We are located in beautiful Altadena, California, just 10 minutes north of the famous Pasadena Rose Bowl, and approximately 30 minutes away from southern California's nearby beautiful beaches.
Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center is committed to providing Substance Abuse Treatment to Veterans who are struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction and co-occurring disorders (chemical dependency coupled with mental health disorders).
Veterans and Substance Abuse:
How Can Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center Help?
The heroic men and women who serve our country are celebrated and praised for their selflessness and bravery. But sadly, for some, there’s no amount of praise that can erase the emotional experiences of war that remain in their memories. Some war Veterans experience painful recollections which can leave so many with mental disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, anxiety and depression, and other conditions.
To manage these mental disorders, some Veterans turn to alcohol or drugs — or both — as a coping mechanism. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, heavy alcohol use and prescription drug abuse are more prevalent with U.S. military personnel than civilians. PTSD is one of the most common disorders associated with substance use disorders (SUD) among Veterans.
Department of Veterans Affairs
If you are struggling with substance abuse problems, you are not alone. More than 20 percent of veterans with PTSD also have substance use disorder (SUD). War Veterans with PTSD and alcohol problems tend to be binge drinkers. Almost 33 percent of Veterans seeking treatment for SUD also have PTSD.
Substance use disorders can result in various physical side effects, and they can affect the family and friends of veterans as well. The good news is we are here to help our Veterans with these disorders.
Ridgeview Ranch Rehab for Veterans
Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center is one of the many rehabilitation treatment centers that help Veterans with substance use disorders. With centers in Altadena, California we offer comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis-based drug and alcohol cases and other conditions. Our top-of-the-line medical care, wellness programs, and holistic therapy are designed to treat the whole self and are just a few of the many treatments one can expect at our centers. Each facility is also staffed with experienced and certified specialists who all share the same goal of helping patients on their road to recovery.
Ridgeview Ranch provides superior rehabilitation treatment services to those suffering from the disease of drug or alcohol addiction. Our professional and experienced staff provide hope, care, comfort, and safety to each individual on their path to recovery.
We provide Medically Supported Detox and Residential Treatment in our beautiful homes. We also provide intensive and individualized outpatient programs (IOP) as well as comfortable transitional living homes.
Our residential treatment program includes healthy, nutritious meals prepared for our clients by our on-site gourmet chefs.
Our drug and alcohol treatment program is individualized to meet each client's needs and is designed to identify, address, and resolve addictive and self-destructive patterns of living.
While in treatment, each resident will be assessed by a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Physician and be supported by our Professional Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Master Level Clinicians, CADC and CATC level counselors and other professionals to develop a unique treatment plan and complete discharge and aftercare planning that will fit the client's way of life.
Some of the treatment programs and treatment therapies offered at Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center include:
This is the first phase of rehabilitation, and it’s necessary before any other phase can begin. It involves clearing the body of a chemical substance under medical supervision, with 24-hour inpatient care. Because the detox phase involves withdrawal symptoms, it’s very important that it be done only under the care of medical professionals.
Residential and Partial Hospitalization Treatments:
These programs occur after detoxification. Residential treatment involves treating patients with round-the-clock residential care, therapy, and counseling. Residential Treatment can last between 30-60 days.
Partial hospitalization: (PHP) involves approximately 3-5 days of therapy as well as on-site housing and 24-hour access staff support.
Outpatient Programs: Outpatient services emphasize developing skills to prevent relapse and improve mental health with therapy at our rehab center and support from friends and family at home. Some programs also include rehabilitation off-site and individual and group therapy sessions on-site.
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders: A co-occurring disorder is a condition in which a person has both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder at the same time. For a Veteran, this may include alcohol and depression, opioids and PTSD, or a similar combination.
Aftercare Options: Aftercare programs are essential in helping patients remain sober and remain in recovery for a lifetime. They involve a variety of beneficial resources, including counseling, therapy, and transitional housing.
Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for Veteran Community Programs (PC3/VCP).
For additional information, see the Program Contact Information below.
If you’re a Veteran struggling with a substance use disorder, call Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center to speak with someone who can help. You can also call the VA for programs near you. Whether you want something local or prefer to leave the state for treatment, there are options to accommodate everyone.
Additional Resources for Veterans with Substance Use Disorders
There are various VA rehab options available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Alcohol and Drug Dependence Rehabilitation Program to help Veterans struggling with substance use disorders. Comparable to standard rehabilitation centers, many of these programs offer various forms of treatment, including VA alcohol treatment, detoxification, rehabilitation and psychiatric care. If you’re a veteran interested in any of these treatments, you must be enrolled in the VA health care system.
General Program Requirements
You must be enrolled in the VA health care system (or qualify based on one of the exceptions in the law). Go to Basic Medical Benefits Package for Veterans to see the program requirements.
Generally, in order to receive VA benefits and services the Veteran/Service member's character of discharge or service must be under other than dishonorable conditions (e.g., honorable, under honorable conditions, general). However, individuals receiving undesirable, bad conduct, and other types of dishonorable discharges may qualify for VA benefits depending on a determination made by the VA.
HOW CAN I GET HELP?
Speak with your existing VA healthcare provider
Contact the OEF/OIF Coordinator at your local VA Medical Center
Contact your local Vet Center
Call 1-800-827-1000, VA's general information hotline
A list of VA and Vet Center facilities can be found online at www.va.gov and www.vetcenter.va.gov