White River Junction VA Medical Center Behavioral Health Service Line

215 North Main Street , White River Junction, Vermont, 05009

OVERALL REVIEWS

4.8

Avg. score from 2 reviews

CRITERIA

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About White River Junction VA Medical Center Behavioral Health Service Line

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ABOUT WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VA MEDICAL CENTER

The White River Junction VA Medical Center (WRJ) provides residential and outpatient treatment for veterans struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental illness such as posttraumatic stress (PTSD) in east central Vermont. In addition to its six-week residential program and outpatient care, the WRJ VA offers medical treatment for individuals facing acute withdrawal symptoms from alcohol, sedatives, and opiates.

The WRJ VA is one of just six (14.3 percent) locations in the state with services dedicated exclusively to veterans. Walk-ins are accepted Monday mornings before 9:30 a.m.
The WRJ VA also runs a 10-bed inpatient unit for veterans facing severe mental health issues concerns like traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia, and sexual trauma.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Programming at the White River Junction VA Medical Center is designed to treat veterans experiencing patterns of substance use including but not limited to “tolerance, withdrawal, substance taken in larger amounts than intended, unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop use, excessive time spent to obtain and use the substance,” and habitual use despite physical, psychological, and spiritual problems.

Clients begin with an ASAM-based evaluation to determine an appropriate and individualized plan of care. Typically, treatment involves individual and group therapy, the use of Suboxone, a pharmacotherapy that’s available at just 59.5 percent of Vermont facilities), and medical care. The six-week program is one of just four residential programs in the state that extends over 30 days.

In conjunction with its services for homeless veterans, the VA provides housing in sober living and supportive group housing.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The behavioral and mental health staff at WRJ consists of psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists, licensed mental health counselors, master’s level case managers, and licensed clinical social workers.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, the two individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date both gave the facility five out of five stars for its accommodations and quality of meals.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The sole alumni respondent of a Rehabs.com survey to date considered the VA Medical Center effective in addressing issues underlying substance use. They also awarded the facility five out of five stars for the staff’s level of experience and training, their availability, and respect shown to client preferences.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The sole family member polled by Rehabs.com as of this writing gave the VA facility five out of five stars in indicating how likely they’d recommend to others what they described as an “awesome program.” Quite experienced in recovery themselves, S.S.B. wrote “this is the best I have seen.”

FINANCING

Programming is free for veterans, according to one of the two Rehabs.com survey respondents.

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2 Reviews

4.8/5
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    5/5
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    4/5
  • Meals & Nutrition
    5/5
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    They address underlying issues with substance abuse
  • SSB
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    awesome program,I have been in recovery for 27 years this is the best I have seen.