Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center (VBPC) is a 100-bed facility that aims to meet the mental health needs of the Virginia Beach community, particularly those suffering from substance abuse and mental disorders. The dual diagnosis program treats clients with emotional, mental and substance abuse disorders in a safe environment, focusing on stabilizing withdrawal symptoms, strengthening the internal and external support systems and providing a basic understanding of underlying psychopathology and addictive components.
Treatment and Staff
VBPC’s medical detox program usually lasts between five to seven days and uses a 12-step model with a focus on medicine management. After detox, clients can enroll in VBPC’s Substance Abuse Treatment Program, which runs Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. A holistic approach is employed that includes psycho-social, educational, creative expression and CBT groups to help clients incorporate a mind, body and soul connection. Multiple treatment modalities are used including group and family counseling, education groups, 12-step meetings and regular visits from a physician.
Staff are highly trained and include psychiatrists, doctors, addictionologists, RNs, LPNs, CADCs, mental health counselors and two CSWs. Outpatient treatment usually has around 20 clients at a time.
Transportation is provided when necessary. While individual therapy is not common, it is available when needed. Unlike most facilities, VBPC has 24-hour skilled nursing care and programming seven days a week, whether for special events, education groups or on-site 12-step meetings. Family education and involvement is available and encouraged as well as discharge planning.
VBPC is a solid option for those in need of dual diagnosis support, as the staff is highly trained to treat both the addictive disorders and any co-occurring mental health issues. With a holistic approach that includes the 12 steps and family therapy as well, VBPC hopes to promote a sustainable recovery for clients without forcing them to be admitted for weeks or even months on end to an inpatient program. Medicare, insurance and out of pocket payments are accepted but Medicaid is not.
Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center
1100 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center Cost: $21,000 (30 days). Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center can be reached by phone at (757) 496-6000. Find Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center on Facebook
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