Inpatient Rehab for Active Duty Military Members

Author: Robert Rynfield | Clinical Reviewer: Emily Meyers, LPC | Editorial Policy Updated: June 14, 2024

Leading Residential Addiction Treatment Center for Active Military Personnel

The unique stressors and challenges of military life, such as combat exposure, extended deployments, and the difficulty of transitioning back to civilian life, can contribute to the development of substance abuse and mental health problems in active members of the military. Studies have shown that prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse, as well as mental health disorders like PTSD and depression, are more frequent among active duty soldiers than the rest of the population.

Reclaim your life from addiction! At Longbranch Recovery & Wellness Center, we offer compassionate, evidence-based, specialized inpatient rehab programs for active service members.

Longbranch Recovery’s Inpatient Rehab: Top Care for Military Personnel

Longbranch Recovery & Wellness Center recognizes the unique needs of active duty military personnel and offers a specialized inpatient rehab program tailored to their specific challenges. This program provides a safe, supportive, and confidential environment where individuals can focus on their recovery, address underlying mental health issues, and develop the skills and strategies needed to maintain long-term sobriety.

Benefits of Inpatient Rehab for Armed Forces Members

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Intensive, Structured, and Immersive Treatment Environment

One of the key benefits of inpatient rehab at Longbranch Recovery is the intensive, structured, and immersive treatment environment. This setting allows individuals to fully focus on their recovery without the distractions and stressors of daily life. The structured schedule, which includes a balance of therapy sessions, group activities, and personal time, helps establish healthy routines and promotes a sense of stability and purpose.

24/7 medical Supervision and Support

Inpatient rehab at Longbranch Recovery also provides 24/7 medical supervision and support. This round-the-clock care ensures that individuals receive the medical attention they need throughout the detox and recovery process. Qualified medical professionals monitor vital signs, manage withdrawal symptoms, and address any co-occurring health issues, providing a safe and comfortable environment for healing.

Comprehensive Assessment and Individualized Treatment Planning

At Longbranch Recovery, each individual undergoes a comprehensive assessment to identify their unique needs, challenges, and strengths. This assessment forms the basis for an individualized treatment plan that addresses the specific aspects of their substance abuse, mental health, and military-related experiences. By tailoring treatment to the individual, Longbranch Recovery ensures that each person receives the most effective and relevant care for their situation.

Focus on Healing and Recovery Without distractions

Inpatient rehab at Longbranch Recovery provides a focused environment where individuals can dedicate their full attention to healing and recovery. Without the distractions of work, family obligations, and other daily responsibilities, individuals can engage more deeply in therapy, self-reflection, and skill-building activities. This focused approach allows for more rapid progress and a stronger foundation for long-term recovery.

Opportunity to Build a Strong Support Network with Fellow Active Personnel in Recovery

Finally, inpatient rehab at Longbranch Recovery offers the opportunity to build a strong support network with fellow military personnel who are also in recovery. Sharing experiences, challenges, and successes with others who have faced similar struggles can foster a sense of camaraderie and reduce feelings of isolation.

Why Choose Longbranch Recovery for Military Inpatient Rehab?

Experienced and Compassionate Clinical Team

At Longbranch Recovery, we pride ourselves on our experienced and compassionate clinical team. Our staff includes licensed therapists, counselors, and medical professionals who have extensive experience working with active duty military personnel and veterans. They understand the unique challenges and stressors faced by this population and are dedicated to providing the highest quality care with empathy, respect, and understanding.

Serene and Confidential Treatment Environment in the Greater New Orleans Area

Longbranch Recovery offers a serene and confidential treatment environment in the Greater New Orleans area. Our facility provides a peaceful and private setting where individuals can focus on their recovery without fear of judgment or stigma. We understand the importance of discretion for active duty military personnel and take every measure to ensure the confidentiality of our clients’ information and participation in treatment.

Commitment to Providing Transformative care for Armed Forces Personnel

At the core of Longbranch Recovery’s mission is a commitment to providing transformative care for military personnel. We recognize the sacrifices and challenges faced by those who serve our country and are dedicated to helping them overcome addiction, heal from trauma, and build a foundation for a healthier, more fulfilling life. Our team goes above and beyond to create a supportive and empowering environment that fosters growth, resilience, and lasting change.

Comprehensive Continuum of Care, from Residential Treatment to Aftercare

Longbranch Recovery offers a comprehensive continuum of care, from residential treatment to aftercare. We understand that recovery is a journey, and we are committed to supporting our clients every step of the way. Our inpatient rehab program is just the beginning, as we also provide a range of aftercare services, including outpatient treatment, alumni support, and ongoing resources to help individuals maintain their sobriety and continue their progress long after they leave our facility.

Specialized Inpatient Rehab Programs for Military Members

Residential Treatment Program (RTC)

Longbranch Recovery’s Residential Treatment Program (RTC) is designed specifically for active duty military personnel struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. This intensive, immersive program provides a structured and supportive environment where individuals can focus on their recovery, develop new coping skills, and address the underlying issues that contribute to their addiction. The RTC includes a combination of individual therapy, group counseling, and holistic approaches to promote healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Dual Diagnosis Programs for Co-Occurring Disorders

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Many active duty military personnel who struggle with substance abuse also have co-occurring mental health disorders, such as PTSD, depression, or anxiety. Longbranch Recovery offers specialized dual diagnosis programs that address both addiction and mental health issues simultaneously. Our clinical team is trained in evidence-based practices for treating co-occurring disorders, ensuring that individuals receive comprehensive care that promotes overall well-being and long-term recovery.

Trauma-Informed Care Programs

Trauma is a common experience among active duty military personnel, and it can be a significant contributing factor to substance abuse and mental health issues. Longbranch Recovery offers trauma-informed care programs that recognize the impact of trauma on an individual’s life and provide a safe, supportive environment for healing.

Our clinical team uses evidence-based practices, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), to help individuals process traumatic experiences and develop healthy coping strategies.

Family Therapy and Support

Addiction and mental health issues can have a profound impact on family relationships, and the support of loved ones can be crucial in the recovery process. Longbranch Recovery offers family therapy and support services to help repair and strengthen family bonds, educate family members about addiction and mental health, and provide tools for creating a supportive home environment. We understand that recovery is a family process, and we are committed to involving loved ones in treatment and aftercare planning.

Evidence-Based Therapies

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective, evidence-based treatment approach used at Longbranch Recovery. CBT helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to substance abuse and mental health issues. Through CBT, clients learn to recognize triggers, develop healthy coping strategies, and build problem-solving skills to maintain long-term recovery.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is another evidence-based treatment utilized at Longbranch Recovery. DBT is particularly effective for individuals with co-occurring disorders, as it focuses on developing skills for managing intense emotions, navigating interpersonal relationships, and tolerating distress. 

12-Step Facilitation Therapy

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12-Step Facilitation Therapy is an evidence-based approach that introduces clients to the principles and practices of 12-Step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). This therapy helps individuals understand the value of peer support, spiritual growth, and personal accountability in the recovery process. By incorporating 12-Step principles into treatment, Longbranch Recovery helps clients build a strong foundation for long-term recovery and connect with a supportive community of peers.

Group Therapy and Peer Support

Group therapy and peer support are essential components of evidence-based treatment at Longbranch Recovery. In group therapy sessions, clients come together to share their experiences, challenges, and successes with others who are also in recovery. This supportive environment fosters a sense of camaraderie, reduces feelings of isolation, and allows individuals to learn from one another.

Military-Specific Issues

Combat-Related Trauma and PTSD

Combat-related trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are significant concerns for many active duty military personnel seeking treatment at Longbranch Recovery. Exposure to life-threatening situations, witnessing violence, and experiencing the loss of fellow service members can have a profound impact on an individual’s mental health and contribute to substance abuse as a means of coping. 

Our clinical team is highly trained in addressing combat-related trauma and PTSD, utilizing evidence-based therapies to help clients process their experiences, develop healthy coping strategies, and build resilience.

Grief, Loss, and Survivor’s Guilt

Grief, loss, and survivor’s guilt are common experiences among active duty military personnel, particularly those who have served in combat zones. The loss of fellow service members, the guilt of surviving when others did not, and the grief associated with these experiences can contribute to substance abuse and mental health issues. 

Impact on Relationships and Family Dynamics

Substance abuse and mental health issues can have a significant impact on relationships and family dynamics, particularly for active duty military personnel who may experience extended separations from loved ones. Longbranch Recovery recognizes the importance of addressing these relational challenges and offers family therapy and support services to help repair and strengthen family bonds.

Aftercare and Continuum of Care at Longbranch Recovery

Importance of Ongoing Support After Inpatient Treatment

At Longbranch Recovery, we understand that recovery is a lifelong journey that extends beyond the walls of our inpatient rehab facility. Ongoing support is crucial for maintaining sobriety, managing mental health, and navigating the challenges of daily life after treatment. Our aftercare and continuum of care services are designed to provide the ongoing support and resources necessary for long-term success in recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at Longbranch Recovery

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at Longbranch Recovery offer a structured step-down from inpatient rehab, allowing clients to continue their recovery journey while gradually reintegrating into their daily lives. IOP provides a balance of group therapy, individual counseling, and life skills training to help clients maintain their progress, develop a strong support network, and address any ongoing challenges or concerns.

Our aftercare services include targeted support and resources to help clients navigate these transitions, such as assisting with communication with commanding officers, providing guidance on maintaining recovery while fulfilling military obligations, and offering support for those separating from the military and adjusting to civilian life.

Accessing Inpatient Rehab for Military Personnel

Tricare Insurance Coverage for Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Longbranch Recovery is committed to making our inpatient rehab services accessible to active duty military personnel. We accept Tricare insurance, which provides coverage for inpatient addiction treatment. Our admissions team works closely with clients to verify insurance coverage, understand any out-of-pocket costs, and ensure a smooth and stress-free admissions process.

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Referral Process Through Military Healthcare Providers

Active duty military personnel can access inpatient rehab at Longbranch Recovery through referrals from military healthcare providers. We work closely with military treatment facilities, chaplains, and other military healthcare professionals to ensure a seamless referral process. Our admissions team is available to assist with any questions or concerns regarding the referral process and to provide guidance on gathering necessary documentation.

Confidentiality and Protection of Military Career

At Longbranch Recovery, we understand the importance of confidentiality and the protection of our clients’ military careers. We strictly adhere to all privacy regulations and ensure that all client information is kept secure and confidential. We work closely with our clients to address any concerns they may have about the potential impact of seeking treatment on their military career and provide guidance on their rights and protections under military regulations.

Admissions Process at Longbranch Recovery

The admissions process at Longbranch Recovery is designed to be as simple and stress-free as possible. Our compassionate and knowledgeable admissions team is available 24/7 to answer questions, provide information about our program, and guide clients through the admissions process. We work closely with each client to gather necessary information, verify insurance coverage, and develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs and goals.