Military & Veteran Community Services
Phoenix House is committed to increasing the availability of community-based services for America’s current and former military personnel and their family members. In various locations, Phoenix House provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment, mental health, and/or support services which have been specifically designed to address the unique experiences and challenges of the military community.
The services Phoenix House offers for active duty personnel and veterans are gender-specific and trauma-informed. They include assessments, screening and brief interventions, detoxification and stabilization, outpatient and residential treatment, and sober living and recovery support. Phoenix House staff members are trained in the latest evidence-based practices for addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anger management, and other issues that prevent our service men and women from successfully readjusting to civilian life.
Phoenix House also provides additional services at some locations, including on-site medical and dental care, family therapy, vocational and educational counseling, and assistance accessing entitlements. Please see our location pages (below) for a complete description of services available for the military community in your area.
The individual (and family members where appropriate) participate in an individual assessment and evaluation to determine the need for treatment and the most appropriate level of care.
Once it is agreed that the client will participate in treatment at Phoenix House, an intake is completed and the client and intake worker agree on the type and location of treatment.
Together, the client and their counselor develop a treatment plan including primary problems to be addressed, and the client’s goals and how those goals will be achieved.
A variety of services are delivered, including individual, group and family counseling, relapse prevention, drug/alcohol education, and numerous other specialty services. The amount and length of services is dependent on the individual client’s needs.
Continuum of Care
Clients receive services along a continuum of care, tapering their participation as they begin to understand their problems with drug/alcohol use, and take responsibility for their recovery.
Clients complete formal treatment and engage in a recovery plan that may include support groups, participation in recovery centers and alumni group services.