Many veterans and first responders have likely experienced events and traumas outside of those of a normal civilian. Because of this, American Addiction Centers created a program—Salute to Recovery—that offers co-occurring disorder treatment in an environment specifically for vets and first responders living with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse disorders.
Salute to Recovery at Oxford
The Salute to Recovery Program at Oxford Treatment Center in Mississippi is open to military veterans from all branches and first responders including firefighters and police officers, emergency medical service providers, dispatchers, and correctional officers.
American Addiction Centers, in conjunction with Employment Assistance Professionals, has created a program that includes wide-ranging curriculum that addresses the whole vet or first responder, mind and body. The Salute to Recovery program includes:
- First responder and military culture.
- The hypervigilant rollercoaster.
- Character and values.
- Impact of stress.
- Post-traumatic responses.
- Family and relationships.
- Cognitive distortions.
- Needs in recovery.
- Pain management.
- Grief and loss.
- Relapse prevention.
A Look Inside
Treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders can be lifesaving. And when an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide every day, that treatment is sorely needed. The Salute to Recovery program’s goal is to reach these veterans and first responders where they are and help lead them on a path to sobriety and recovery. Treatment for mental and substance use disorders is often just the first step, so we also work to make sure our patients are set up with the resources they need for success after leaving our program.
What We Offer
Our Salute to Recovery program isn’t a short-term fix—our treatment team is dedicated to providing solutions and skills you can use for those hard moments during and after recovery.
Because of the dangerous work you’ve done, there’s a good chance that you may have experienced trauma. We’ll teach you how to process trauma so that it doesn’t control your life.
Stress is part of the job, but it doesn’t have to rule your life, or be controlled by drugs or alcohol. The Salute to Recovery program will provide coping mechanisms to help.
Anger Management & Conflict Resolution
Stress, drug or alcohol use, and trauma can influence how you exhibit anger. This program can provide you with tools to productively communicate your anger and help you resolve conflicts.
Family and Couples Counseling
Relationships can suffer when a family member or friend is using drugs or alcohol. We can help you work on yourself and your relationships to repair what you may have thought you lost.
Our science-based therapies and approaches are provided by qualified doctors, therapists, and counselors, so you can feel confident knowing that therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive processing therapy and more are being provided by experts.
12-Step Facilitation and Community-Based Support Group Meetings
12-Step programs and other support groups have helped many veterans find and maintain sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
Our evidence-based therapies are supplemented with alternative therapies. At Oxford, you have access to stress management and relaxation classes like yoga, music and art therapy, and even equine therapy. We also help you recover physically with nutrition guidance, exercise classes and more.
We Are Community Care Providers
Oxford Treatment Center in Mississippi is part of Veterans Affairs’ network of approved community care providers. This means that if you cannot find the drug or alcohol treatment you need within the VA, you may be able to choose Oxford for your care. Reach out to one of our Admissions Navigators to learn more.