Our South Florida rehab helps those who need to detox from drugs and alcohol. Our expert team develops personalized treatment plans and works with individuals throughout their recovery to adjust treatment as needed in our inpatient and outpatient programs. Ambrosia offers a specialized veteran addiction treatment program with an individualized approach to specific issues that veterans may struggle with.
Our highly skilled team of multidisciplinary professionals specializes in treating mood and personality disorders, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, BPD, OCD, and schizophrenia alongside substance abuse disorders. With personalized residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient options, we cater to the unique needs of veterans from across the country. Learn more about our veteran addiction treatment program here.
Mental Health Treatment for Veterans
Our research-backed mental health treatment options offer various modalities and levels of care. This enables our team to create individualized treatment plans for each individual. After conducting a psychiatric evaluation our psychiatrists can recommend the best mental health service and tailor a care plan with specific treatments that can benefit and help an individual heal.
When traditional therapeutic approaches may not yield the desired results, we offer neurofeedback therapy as an alternative treatment option. Neurofeedback utilizes the brain’s neuroplasticity to improve its functioning and alleviate the effects of mental health disorders.
By providing real-time feedback on brain activity, this non-invasive therapy enables veterans to learn self-regulation techniques and gain better control over their thoughts and emotions. Neurofeedback has shown promise in reducing symptoms of various mental health conditions, offering veterans a unique opportunity for personalized and targeted treatment.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a specialized treatment offered at Ambrosia Behavioral Health to help veterans overcome trauma, anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders. This evidence-based therapy focuses on processing and reprocessing distressing memories and experiences. Through guided eye movements or other bilateral stimulation techniques, EMDR helps veterans reprocess traumatic events, reduce the emotional impact associated with those memories, and restore a sense of safety and well-being.
Our holistic approach recognizes that mental health disorders impact the whole person—mind, body, and soul. In addition to traditional therapeutic modalities, we incorporate adjunct holistic practices such as yoga, meditation, massage, and acupuncture.
These practices promote relaxation, self-care, and overall well-being, complementing other treatment approaches and enhancing the healing process for veterans. By addressing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and soul, we strive to optimize recovery outcomes and promote a holistic sense of wellness.
What We Treat
We treat a range of mental health conditions and disorders that veterans may struggle with, including:
PTSD & Trauma
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Veterans
A specialized addiction treatment program for veterans addresses the unique challenges and needs that arise from their military service. Serving in the military can result in physical injuries and the use of prescription drugs for pain management.
Additionally, veterans may carry the burden of severe trauma, impacting their mental and emotional well-being. Some veterans resort to self-medicating with prescription drugs, recreational substances, or alcohol to alleviate their physical and psychological pain. However, these substances only worsen their health and contribute to addiction.
Our veterans’ addiction treatment program at Ambrosia considers the specific concerns and requirements of veterans. We provide tailored support to address their military experiences and guide them toward recovery.
Detoxification is often the first step toward recovery. Detox programs provide a medically supervised environment where the body can safely rid itself of drugs or alcohol. Medical professionals closely monitor withdrawal symptoms and provide the necessary support to manage discomfort and ensure the process is as safe and comfortable as possible. The goal is to stabilize the individual physically before proceeding to further treatment.
Inpatient or residential treatment programs offer a structured and immersive environment for veterans with substance use disorders. Veterans reside at the facility for a specified period, receiving intensive therapy, counseling, and support. These programs provide a therapeutic community where veterans can focus solely on their recovery.
Treatment typically includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychoeducation, relapse prevention skills, and holistic approaches such as yoga or meditation. The immersive nature of inpatient treatment helps veterans develop coping strategies, gain insight into their addiction, and build a foundation for lasting recovery.
Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) offer a higher level of care compared to traditional outpatient programs. They provide more frequent and intensive therapy sessions for veterans who require a structured and comprehensive treatment approach but do not need 24/7 residential care.
IOPs often involve several sessions per week, covering individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatric evaluation, medication management if needed, and specialized trauma-focused therapies. This level of care ensures that veterans receive intensive support while maintaining some flexibility in their daily lives.
Outpatient treatment is a flexible option for veterans who need ongoing support while maintaining their daily routines. In this program, veterans attend therapy sessions and receive treatment on a scheduled basis at the clinic or hospital, but they do not reside at the facility.
Outpatient programs often include individual and group therapy, educational sessions, relapse prevention planning, and access to support networks. This option allows veterans to receive treatment while still fulfilling personal or professional responsibilities.
Substance Use Disorders We Treat
Ambrosia is a renowned treatment center that specializes in substance use disorder treatment, providing comprehensive and individualized care for veterans seeking recovery. We offer individualized care for alcohol and drug addiction, as well as dual diagnosis care for co-occurring mental health disorders.
At Ambrosia, we approach the treatment of alcohol use disorder with evidence-based interventions. Veterans receive medical supervision during the detoxification process to ensure a safe and comfortable withdrawal. Following detox, we create a personalized treatment plan, which may include therapy modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and 12-step facilitation. Veterans are supported in developing healthy coping mechanisms, relapse prevention skills, and addressing underlying issues contributing to their alcohol use.
We also recognize that addiction is complex and one-size-fits-all treatment is not effective, so in our drug addiction treatment program, we tailor treatment approaches for each individual. Through a combination of therapeutic interventions and medical expertise, veterans are supported in their recovery journey. The treatment may involve individual counseling, group therapy, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and holistic approaches.
Ambrosia’s experienced team helps veterans address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of drug addiction, empowering them to regain control of their lives.
A dual diagnosis means that an individual struggles with one or more substance use disorders simultaneously with a mental health disorder. For example, alcohol use disorder frequently co-occurs with PTSD. Veterans with dual diagnosis receive integrated treatment that addresses both disorders simultaneously.
With a multidisciplinary team of professionals, Ambrosia provides comprehensive assessments, psychiatric evaluations, and evidence-based therapies. By addressing the underlying mental health condition alongside substance use disorder, veterans receive comprehensive care that promotes long-term recovery and overall well-being.
Start Your Journey Today at Ambrosia Behavioral Health
If you are a veteran seeking relief for your behavioral health and substance use concerns, we are dedicated to providing the care and support you need. At Ambrosia Behavioral Health, our team of compassionate specialists specializes in evidence-based therapies that have been proven to effectively manage symptoms and promote healing from mental health and substance use disorders. We are committed to helping veterans find the relief they deserve.
To learn more about our tailored programs for mental health or to explore our range of treatment options, please contact us today. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to support you on your journey toward recovery.