Veterans Village of San Diego

Rehabilitation Program

VETERANS REHABILITATION CENTER is a 224 bed state-licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that serves male and female military veterans.

The leading causes of homelessness among veterans are substance use disorders, behavioral health and wellness issues.

Substance use disorder is a chronic relapsing disease that results from the prolonged effects of alcohol/drugs on the human brain. It is a chronic disease much like diabetes and hypertension.

The Veterans Rehabilitation Center is an intensive, residential rehabilitation program treating substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress (PTS) and other behavioral health issues.

Areas of Specialty

  • Combat
  • PTS
  • Chronic relapse

Integrated Services

  • Comprehensive Clinical Assessments
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Alcohol and other Drug Education and Counseling
  • Complementary Alternative Therapies (noted in Behavioral Health and Wellness)

Behavioral Health and Wellness

VVSD was one of the first programs in the United States to recognize the need to treat both substance use disorders and the underlying emotional and behavioral issues that contribute to substance use.

Veterans accepted into our rehabilitation program are assigned their own licensed therapist or mental health intern.

Together they complete an individualized Comprehensive Clinical Assessment to identify specific rehabilitation needs and individual concerns. Ongoing counseling after the initial assessment is available to address these individual treatment concerns.

Supportive counseling includes individual, and group sessions with couple and family sessions available once the veteran has stabilized in rehabilitation.

The Evidenced Based Practices we provide includes:

✓ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

✓ EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

✓ Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

✓ Prolonged Exposure (PE)

✓ Motivational Interviewing

✓ Solution Focused interventions

VVSD also provides continued supportive aftercare counseling once the veteran completes the program to assist with making the transition into the community.

VVSD’s rehabilitation program is proud to offer a wide variety of additional complimentary alternative therapies to ensure that every veteran is served.

These options include:

✓ Equine and Pet Assisted Therapy

✓ Expressive Arts

✓ Organic Gardening

✓ Outdoor activities (Running, Hiking, Surfing, etc.)

✓ VVSD Music Recovery Program

✓ Yoga