Veteran Substance Abuse Treatment Program

– Comprehensive Veteran Addiction Treatment –

Our veterans deserve the best care and support available given their sacrifices to our country. Williamsville Wellness recognizes the unique and complex needs of veterans and we are aware of the limitations of traditional treatment. We developed a comprehensive military/veteran’s program that includes our high level of one-to-one therapy and modalities that address the specific presenting issues of veterans we have been serving for several years. We have veterans on staff who provide peer counseling and therapy.  

The veterans’ treatment program at Williamsville Wellness includes the following components:  

  • Five to six weeks of residential treatment in a beautiful and historic home-like setting on a 400-acre wooded campus  
  • Focus on alcohol / substance use, gambling disorder or primary mental health (anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], anger, isolation, distress, conflict)
    • Phase 1 (week 1-2): Addiction and mental health education, 10-15 individual sessions per week, full psychiatric evaluation, veterans’ group, holistic and mindfulness groups, nutrition/wellness, coping skills and stabilization 
    • Phase 2 (week 3-4): Family sessions, CBT and DBT skills, 15+ individual sessions per week, veterans’ group, trauma skills, career assessment, cognitive and psychological assessment, interpersonal groups, psychiatric follow-ups 
    • Phase 3 (week 5-6): Life skills, family sessions, CBT/DBT/schema therapy, 15+ individual sessions per week, veterans’ group, trauma skills, aftercare planning, physical fitness, interpersonal skills, psychiatric follow-ups 

Some patients enter our veterans’ treatment program after being referred by a health care professional who, familiar with their situation and prior treatments, will suggest a treatment program as the next best step. Others come to us because they have tried other programs or approaches that did not work for them, and they are now ready to dedicate themselves to a new level of therapy. Sometimes, people just know that they are ready.

Our Veteran Addiction Treatment Modalities

Williamsville Wellness offers addiction treatment based on individual needs, focusing on the body, mind and spirit. Our therapy modalities include:

*Subject to change due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols

Veteran Aftercare Expectations

We believe that long-term recovery and wellness is gained through ongoing treatment and support. Our Team works closely with the patient to develop an individualized aftercare plan, including transition to outpatient supports, such as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), individual therapy, and psychiatric/medical follow-up. For program completion, patients are expected to schedule outpatient therapy and IOP.