ABOUT BATTLE CREEK VA MEDICAL CENTER – SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM (SARRTP)
Located in Battle Creek, Mich., Battle Creek VA Medical Center provides a range of services to veterans. The facility’s Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program offers residential treatment to veterans struggling with issues of substance use, mental health concerns, or psychosocial factors, including unemployment and homelessness.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the center’s website, clients usually stay in treatment for 90 to 120 days. During the initial weeks, clients primarily engage in group therapy and identify recovery goals for successful community living. In later weeks, clients focus on obtaining employment and housing. The Seeking Safety and APPR interventions may also be used in treatment.
Services includes group and individual counseling, money management, anger management, employment search assistance, self-awareness training, and relapse prevention. Cognitive processing therapy is available for non-military trauma. Ongoing medication management and monitoring may also be provided for veterans struggling with a primary or co-occurring mental health concern.
According to a, Battle Creek VA is one of 8.8 percent of facilities in Michigan to offer treatment specifically for military personnel (page 132).
The VA hospital’s website indicates that the treatment team is led by a licensed counselor. Other specialists may include consulting psychiatrists, nurses, and case managers. The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave four and five out of five-star ratings for the level of staff support, as well as four-star ratings for the staff’s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility’s website indicates that Battle Creek VA Medical Center’s Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Program can accommodate up to 40 clients. Private and safe accommodations are also available for women.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date left mostly positive reviews of Battle Creek VA Medical Center’s Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Program. Both rated it four out of five stars for its holistic treatment offerings, connectivity and visitor policy, and cleanliness. They also offered four- or five-star ratings for the respect shown to clients and the effectiveness of lead counselors.
Battle Creek VA accepts private insurance, as well as Medicare supplemental health insurance for specific services. All veteran clients will be treated regardless of coverage, but treatment for family members may differ. VA health care is not accepted for non-service related health conditions, and veterans are encouraged to keep and use their private insurance if available.