Veteran & First Responder Rehab Program
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.
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:
- Police officer
- 911 operator
- ER nurse
See the beautiful grounds at River Oaks where your recovery could take place, located in Riverview, FL near Tampa.
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
- The Hypervigilant Rollercoaster
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Our intensive outpatient programs include scheduled treatment sessions for at least 3 hours a day, 3 days a week.
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