At Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center, we offer a specialized Veterans Program to help our patients who have served our country and their families build a strong foundation for lasting healing.
About the Veterans Program
As a military Veteran, you may have faced extreme conditions and suffered from physical or emotional injuries. These experiences can have a long-term negative effect on many aspects of a person’s life.
We understand how complex addictions and mental health disorders are for those who have served in the military. The Veterans Program at Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center provides personalized support for veterans who are struggling with addictions to certain substances, including:
We also treat Veterans who are suffering from co-occurring mental health disorders, such as major depressive disorder, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and schizophrenia.
Veterans can benefit from patient-focused care to help them improve their quality of life. Because everyone heals at a different pace, the duration of treatment may vary. However, the average length of stay in the Veterans Program is 28-45 days.
Patients can enter this level of care after they have completed detoxification or residential treatment. Our staff will conduct a comprehensive screening to determine whether our program is right for you.
Comprehensive Treatment Experience
The professionals at Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center understand how important it is for military Veterans to get care that can help them address their unique past experiences. You can expect to complete a mental health screening tool and be seen by our mental health-certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) regardless of any prior mental health concerns.
Veterans who are going through withdrawal must complete medical detoxification prior to entering our Veterans Program. Once detox is complete, patients who have a co-occurring concern can continue to receive medication management services on an as-needed basis.
We incorporate a variety of therapeutic interventions in our Veterans Program, including reality therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and the 12-Step recovery model.
You can expect to participate in group, family, and individual therapies. Group counseling sessions are conducted by counseling staff daily, and topics covered include mental health, substance use concerns, family concerns, and relapse. Family sessions are conducted by a family counselor or general counselor as needed, and individual sessions are conducted by counseling staff once a week or more if deemed necessary.
We also offer experiential therapies, including a ropes course and rock climbing twice a week. Veterans may choose to follow the methods outlined in our Veterans Program workbook, which is based on the crawl, walk, run approach used by the U.S. armed forces, if they are cleared to do so during the initial screening.
Admissions & Discharge
Our admissions process is designed to be as streamlined as possible. You can reach out to the Pennsylvania Access Center for more information about the services we offer or contact our admissions department directly to schedule an assessment.
The Veterans Program provides military Veterans with quality care in a safe environment that is conducive to healing. Our expert staff will conduct a thorough assessment of your medical history and current symptoms. If we feel that another facility would better suit your specific needs, we will provide you with a referral.
Before you leave our facility, you’ll receive a detailed aftercare plan. A designated case manager and counselor will work with you to determine appropriate recommendations for ongoing care. With the support of the professionals at Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center, you can rediscover a life full of health and happiness.