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New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network


Behavioral VA Health Care

Substance Abuse

Behavioral VA Health Care provides a full continuum of care for veterans with substance abuse problems including:
  • Assessments
  • Counseling
  • Education Groups
  • Support Groups
  • Referral for vocational planning
  • Referrals to other community programs/ organizations
  • Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) programs
  • Aftercare Planning
  • Long-term Treatment

Our Substance Abuse Programs offer encouragement and support to the addicted veteran interested in achieving permanent abstinence from alcohol and other substances of abuse.

Referral for Services

You can:

  • Refer yourself for an evaluation. All you need to do is contact the Substance Abuse Program at a VA Medical Center nearest you. A counselor will ask you for some basic information and set up an appointment for your first assessment and informational session.
  • Have your VA primary care physician or other health care provider refer you. They will send a consult to the Substance Abuse Program. Then, you will be contacted by telephone or letter to set up your first appointment.

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