Veterans Rehabilitation-Alcohol and Drug Dependence
To provide medical, social, vocational and rehabilitation therapies to eligible alcohol and drug dependent veterans.
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: VA Health Administration Center
Types of Assistance
Provision of Specialized Services.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The Substance Abuse Treatment programs are located in VA medical centers and clinics. The programs offer various modalities of treatment including: detoxification, substance abuse rehabilitation (education; individual, group and family therapies; drug free modalities; relapse prevention; continuing care and other treatments), psychiatric treatment and psychotropic medication, social services, opioid substitution therapy and vocational rehabilitation. In the case of opioid substitution therapy, the VA is bound by the regulations for minimum standards established by the Food and Drug Administration and Drug Enforcement Administration.
38 U.S.C. 17.
Any veteran who requires treatment for substance abuse is eligible if meeting the following conditions: (1) has served in the active military, naval or air service; and (2) was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable; and (3) meets the general eligibility requirements as defined in program 64.009.
Veterans meeting the criteria listed in the Applicant Eligibility section of this program.
Application and Award Process
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Apply personally to any VA medical center, outpatient clinic, or regional office; through any veterans service organization representative; or by mailing VA Form 10-10 (Application for Medical Benefits) to nearest medical center.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
The same day if the applicant applies in person; generally within 7 days if by mail.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
During 2007, over 338,000 veterans were provided substance abuse treatment services.
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 07 $436,748,000; FY 08 est $497,580,000; and FY 09 est $583,074,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Contact the nearest VA medical center, outpatient clinic, domiciliary, or Veterans Regional Office. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for the list of addresses under Veterans Health Administration).
Director, Associate Chief Consultant, Addictive Disorders (116B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave., Washington, DC 20420. Telephone: (202) 461-7352.
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