Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans and First Responders

Designed specifically for Veterans and First Responders, our Orange County substance abuse and trauma recovery program is crafted to support those on the front lines in their journey toward substance use recovery.

Available at South Coast Behavioral Health, the Valor Program offers targeted, trauma-focused care for individuals grappling with a substance use disorder stemming from military service or the constant stress and danger in their roles as first responders.

Our evidence-based and holistic treatment options are overseen by a dedicated team of professional substance abuse and trauma counselors. Within a secure and comforting environment, you’ll undergo recovery alongside peers who share a firsthand understanding of your experiences. Recognizing that trauma and substance abuse often result from excessive stress, we aim to guide you in managing PTSD symptoms, breaking free from drug and alcohol self-medication, and adopting healthy coping skills that pave the way for your journey forward.

SCBH Veterans Addiction Treatment

We are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

Treatment for Veterans in Southern California

Military service is one of the most difficult occupations due to the extreme danger and long tours of duty that accompany the job. Those returning home after a tour of duty can find themselves turning to drugs and alcohol to help deal with mental health issues related to PTSD and other trauma. Estimates show that around one in every 15 service members suffer from a substance use disorder. According to the Wounded Warrior Project, more than 76% of veterans suffer from mental health issues.

Due to the stress and trauma that comes with military service, veterans have unique treatment needs. The Valor Program at South Coast Behavioral Health offers trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment for all veterans.

Treatment for First Responders in Southern California

It’s key for police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders to be strong both mentally and physically to complete the tasks appointed to them by our society. The continuous exposure to trauma, life-threatening scenarios, and the physical toll of extended work hours with minimal rest can have adverse effects on mental health. This heightened vulnerability may contribute to an increased risk of substance abuse and addiction within the firefighter and first responder community.

The Valor Program from South Coast Behavioral Health helps treat substance abuse in first responders through evidence-based and holistic treatment methods. Our counseling team is specially trained to help people overcome trauma and move on to a brighter future.

Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans and First Responders
Caring for Veterans

Trauma-Focused Treatment in Orange County, CA

Trauma-focused treatment tailored for veterans and first responders recognizes the unique challenges these individuals face due to their exposure to high-stress and potentially traumatic situations. By providing a safe and supportive environment, trauma-focused treatment endeavors to assist veterans and first responders in navigating the healing journey, promoting emotional well-being, and restoring a sense of purpose and stability in their post-service lives.

The team at South Coast Behavioral Health caters to those struggling with PTSD in Southern California. Everyone in the veteran and first responder addiction tr program is trained in military culture Our staff includes military personnel, veterans, and retired first responders. sensitivity and trauma. We design a personalized treatment plan for you, focusing on addressing trauma and managing co-occurring mental health disorders.

First Responder Treatment

Our Approach to Treatment for Veterans and First Responders

South Coast Behavioral Health is proud to offer treatment for veterans and first responders at our addiction treatment facilities across Orange County, CA. Each individual engaged in our Valor Program receives a personalized treatment plan meticulously crafted by the team of clinical professionals at South Coast Behavioral Health. These dedicated professionals serve as your mentors, your pillars of support, and your motivators in enhancing your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Our care model recognizes the interconnection between trauma and substance use disorders, addressing both concerns concurrently for a comprehensive approach to healing. Our personalized treatment plans can help anyone turn their life around.

Made up of behavioral health experts, your treatment team is dedicated to assisting you in addressing the mental, physical, and behavioral dimensions of addiction and mental health conditions. Our care model recognizes the interconnectedness of trauma and substance use disorders, addressing both simultaneously. The specific therapies employed may vary based on the treatment program and location, encompassing approaches such as:

Life Skills Training

The primary objective of the recovery process is to enhance your health and well-being, enabling you to lead a self-directed life and fulfill your maximum potential. In our Valor Program, participants have the autonomy to establish and achieve their recovery goals at their own pace. Working closely with case managers, you’ll engage in activities aimed at attaining the independence, resources, and income essential for active participation in society.

Within our Valor Program, we provide training including:

During the veterans rehab program, clients will have access to various workshops and classes focused on developing important life skills. These may include time management, organization, communication, problem-solving, stress management, and budgeting. Our team works closely with each client to identify their specific needs and goals when it comes to these skills, creating personalized plans to support their growth and development.

Admission and Insurance

We understand that choosing to pursue addiction treatment is a challenging decision. Our aim is to facilitate a stress-free process for you. It’s important to recognize that your substance use may be linked to complex factors such as PTSD and mental health disorders, necessitating specialized treatment from experienced behavioral health professionals.

We are affiliated with TriWest and Optum VA Community Care networks. Our admissions advisors will collaborate directly with your insurance provider to assess your benefits and clarify any potential out-of-pocket costs.
Having served your country diligently, it’s now time to prioritize your well-being. Feel free to reach out to us for a complimentary and confidential consultation by calling 866-881-1184 or filling out a secure insurance verification form. After, we can assist you in accessing the support needed for the life you deserve.

VA Community Care Network

South Coast Behavioral Health is proud to be a part of the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Community Care Network. 

The VA extends care to veterans through community providers when the required care is unavailable within the VA system. Access to community care is contingent upon specific eligibility criteria, the availability of VA services, and the unique needs and circumstances of individual veterans.

Contact the admissions team at South Coast Behavioral Health today and learn more about the VA Community Care Network or using insurance to pay for treatment

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Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Veterans and First Responders in Orange County, California

At South Coast, it is our goal to provide you with an unparalleled and transformative treatment experience.  In order to promote veteran and first responder addiction recovery, South Coast offers effective treatment for substance abuse at every level of care within our Valor Program track for substance abuse. 

We offer a full continuum of care for drug and alcohol use disorder rehabilitation across our treatment programs including:
Our substance use disorder treatment centers are located in several cities throughout Orange County, California including:
TRICARE Insurance

Joining Our Valor Program for Substance Abuse

South Coast Behavioral Health’s track for veterans and first responders is an innovative approach to helping those suffering from substance use disorder find recovery through an individualized experience that takes into account their employment history. 

To join our veterans and first responders program for addiction treatment, reach out to us at (866) 881-1184.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

We are here to help because we’ve been there.

Let us help you take back your life.
You are the most important individual that we can help. You matter to us in ways that we cannot describe in words. Your life has value, and no matter how broken you think you are, we are here to help put the pieces back together.