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Veteran & First Responder Rehab Program

Addiction Treatment in Tampa-St. Petersburg
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Vets and first responders can experience an enormous emotion and physical toll from their work, sometimes leading to substance abuse. At the Salute to Recovery Program at our Riverview, FL rehab facility you’ll learn how to rebuild from the trauma you’ve experienced.

Program Details

Who's a First Responder?

You have experience moving at breakneck speed through life-and-death encounters on a regular basis. You’ve endured rigorous training, watched the impossible become possible, and tested the limits of your own human endurance. Graphic images have passed before your eyes; you tell yourself it’s merely routine, get it together, and get it done.

You’re likely considered a first responder if you are a:

  • Veteran.
  • EMT.
  • Police officer.
  • Firefighter.
  • 911 operator.
  • ER nurse.
A Typical Day at River Oaks
6:30 pm
8:00 am
Town Hall Meeting
9:00 am
Veterans' Group
10:30 am
Process Group
12:00 pm
Lunch & Personal/Recreation Time
1:30 pm
Recovery Group
3:00 pm
Focus Group
6:30 am
Dinner & Personal/Recreation Time
7:30 pm
A Look Inside

Our Facility

See the beautiful grounds at River Oaks where your recovery could take place, located in Riverview, FL near Tampa.

What to Expect

What to Expect

The Vets and first responders’ program at River Oaks in Riverview, FL near Tampa empowers the client to re-establish connections with life. Through our First Responder and Military Lifeline curriculum, created in conjunction with Employment Assistant Professionals, we help our first responders realize they can rebuild from their trauma.

You can expect to learn about the following topics while in treatment:

  • First Responder and Military Culture
  • Character and Values
  • Impact of Stress
  • Post-traumatic Responses
  • Family & Relationships
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Needs in Recovery
  • Pain management
  • Grief & loss
  • Relapse prevention

Clients are grouped with other first responders, just like them. We help them unpack what they are “supposed to be able to handle” and replace it with healthy expectations and coping mechanisms. Our team guides them expertly through methods of overcoming their compassion fatigue to allow themselves to accept help, instead of avoiding a focus on self.

What We Offer

At River Oaks, our many levels of care meet you where you are and provide the right treatment for you.
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    Medical Detox

    After a medical and psychological evaluation, if there's a clinical need for medical detox, we provide a safe, 24/7, medically-managed detox environment at our Riverview, FL rehab center.

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    Inpatient Rehab

    Inpatient rehab or residential treatment provides the highest level of care, with around-the-clock access to clinicians and staff. Participants live onsite in Tampa and attend programming during the day.

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    Partial Hospitalization

    A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is often referred to as "day treatment," affording patients the flexibility to live at home with the intensity of full-time treatment.

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    Intensive Outpatient

    Our intensive outpatient programs include scheduled treatment sessions for at least 3 hours a day, 3 days a week.

Be Brave: Choose Help

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No one gets left behind on the field or on the floor. Shouldn’t it be the same with your addiction treatment? Find your purpose again through healing your substance abuse with a renewed human connection.