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The Dayton VA Medical Center (DVAMC), located in Dayton, Ohio, serves veterans who are grappling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. The rehab facility is situated in a separate building a few steps from the main medical center, guaranteeing that good medical care is nearby if needed. Opened in 2010, the 28-day residential treatment program uses an evidence-based model.
Accommodations and Food
In the residential treatment area, the units are gender separate and each double-occupancy room has a hotel-like feel with a bed, nightstand and dresser for each resident in addition to a shared bathroom. There are also multiple media rooms with lounge areas and TVs.
Unlike many rehab facilities, residents may bring their own cell phones and Wi-Fi is being installed so residents can also access their laptops. An on-site gym can be used during free time.
Meals are served cafeteria-style with a large variety of foods including a robust salad bar for those mindful of health and waistlines.
Treatment and Staff
The residential program uses evidence-based techniques including CBT and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). Clients have both individual and group therapy with either a psychologist or social worker. Dual diagnosis support is available for up to two months. The Dayton VA offers SMART Recovery rather than a 12-step program.
A physician visits residents three times a week. The average staff-to-client ratio is one-to-18.
In addition to residential treatment, DVAMC offers an outpatient program, which meets for an hour three days a week, and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that meets three days a week for a total of nine hours.
Aftercare is provided for up to 12 weeks.
DVAMC is a viable option for military veterans seeking help with their addiction. The facility offers a well-rounded substance abuse program and comprehensive nearby medical care. There is no charge for veterans once they are enrolled in the Dayton VA program.
Dayton VA Medical Center Location
4100 W Third St
Dayton, OH 45428
Dayton VA Medical Center Cost
Free to veterans. Reach Dayton VA Medical Center by phone at (937) 268-6511, ext. 2188.
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