Veteran & First Responder Rehab Program
The Salute to Recovery Program at our Las Vegas rehab facility offers specialized addiction treatment to military Veterans and first responders whose lives have changed and become unmanageable due to substance use and mental health challenges such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.
Veteran Rehab Program Details
Salute to Recovery at Desert Hope offers addiction treatment paths for Veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as current and retired first responders:
- Law Enforcement Officers
- Emergency Medical Services Providers
- Dispatchers and Emergency Communications Personnel
- Correctional Officers/Probation-Parole Officers
A Day in Treatment
Explore a sample daily schedule for our rehab program for veterans in Las Vegas, NV.
What You'll Learn
Embedded in the veteran and first responder addiction treatment program is the First Responder and Military Lifeline curriculum that was created by American Addiction Centers in collaboration with Employment Assistance Professionals. The program includes the following topics:
- First Responder and Military Culture
- Character and Values
- Impact of Stress
- Post-traumatic Responses
- Family & Relationships
- Cognitive Distortions
- Needs in Recovery
- Pain management
- Grief & loss
- Relapse prevention
According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 17 Veterans die by suicide every single day. Our specialized drug and alcohol rehab program aims to reduce this tragic number by offering the lifesaving treatment that Veterans and first responders need.
We also know that short-term addiction treatment is only the first step in changing your life, so we work with our Veterans and first responders to ensure they are set up with the resources they need—including housing, transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, mental health resources, and local meetings—to live in recovery once they complete our program.
What We Offer
Proven Addiction Therapies
The therapists and counselors at our Las Vegas facility help you discover the harmful thoughts and beliefs that keep you sick and work with you to alter them. Therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive processing therapy and more.
Anger Management & Conflict Resolution
Learning to manage your anger in healthy ways is crucial to recovery. You'll learn the tools to manage both your anger and your conflicts proactively and productively.
12-Step Facilitation and Community-Based Support Group Meetings
12-Step programs and other support groups have helped many Veterans find and maintain sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
Coping Skills for Sobriety
In our Las Vegas rehab program, you'll discover better ways to cope with stress and emotional turmoil than drugs and alcohol.
Family and Couples Counseling
We'll help you repair fractured relationships with the people who matter to you most.
Trauma is an unfortunate part of the lives of first responders and military personnel. We'll help you learn to process trauma so it no longer controls your day-to-day experience.
Start Your Addiction Recovery
In our rehab program for Veterans, you’ll be surrounded by those who understand, people you can talk to who will just get it. From your staff members to your peers, your Battalion will be comprised of people who can relate to what you’ve been through and who will not only support you but hold you accountable.
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