ABOUT CARL VINSON VA MEDICAL CENTER
Located in Dublin, Ga., 53 miles east of Macon, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center provides outpatient-based programs for veterans and active-duty military personnel struggling with chemical dependency, a psychiatric disorder, or. The medical center also provides intensive case management services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, patients undergo an initial substance abuse and/or mental health assessment to determine an appropriate approach to treatment. According to the facility’s website, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center provides “treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being.” Many of these treatments include evidence-based methods that are tailored to address issues common among military veterans.
During the outpatient programs, patients struggling with chemical dependency participate in individual therapy and supportive group counseling sessions to identify any underlying issues that may contribute to addictive behavior. If applicable, the facility may also encourage loved one to participate in, as well as family educational classes. Patients may also attend drug education classes and relapse prevention workshops. The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center may also introduce 12-Step practices into programming.
In addition to treatment that addresses substance abuse, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center offers outpatient-based services for individuals struggling with a primary psychiatric disorder and co-occurring mental health concerns. Disorders may include post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), depression, suicidal ideation, and anxiety. Treatment includes psychiatric evaluations, individual and group counseling, coping skill workshops, and specialized groups on anger management and relationship-building. To help minimize disorder symptoms, the medical canter may utilize a pharmacological intervention and ongoing medication management.
To offer additional support for patients, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center also provide intensive case management. Case management may include assistance in finding sober housing, vocational training opportunities, and supportive employment. Many VA clinics and medical centers also facilitate compensated work therapy programs.
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center employs physicians, psychiatrists, substance abuse and mental health counselors, social workers, case managers, and peer support specialists.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing both praised the facility. Out of five stars, both survey respondents gave five-star ratings for the facility’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders, its discharge planning, and the amount of family participation. Also offering a five-star rating for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, one anonymous alum cited the relatable counselors as a facility strength. The other alum offered four-star ratings for the facility’s counseling options and cited the staff’s dedication and veteran-focused treatment as facility strengths.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole employee polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing supported the positive opinions of the alumni, offering four-star ratings for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, as well as the facility’s counseling options and discharge planning. Quality care and work staff that really cares,” the anonymous staff member wrote.
Employee reviews of secondary sources echoed this positive opinion. On Indeed, nine employees gave the facility, as a whole, an average rating of 3.9 out of five stars. Many employees cited co-workers as a facility strength. “I work with some really great co-workers on my shift, they are very loyal,” one representative reviewer wrote.
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