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Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

 

Addiction Treatment Program

Randall Rogers, PhD, Addiction Treatment Program team leader, in discussion with ATP staff member William Gaines, LPN.

Randall Rogers, PhD, Addiction Treatment Program team leader, in discussion with ATP staff member William Gaines, LPN.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Did you know…?

If you are female, you should limit your alcohol use to no more than one drink per day and if you are male, no more than two drinks per day.  One drink consists of a 12 oz. regular beer or 8-9 oz. of malt liquor or 5 oz. of wine or 1.5 oz. 80-proof hard liquor. If you are concerned about your drinking, talk to your VA health care provider.
 
Truman VA has an Addiction Treatment Program for Veterans who want help with stopping drinking.  The goal of the program is to help Veterans develop a fulfilling lifestyle free from drugs and alcohol. It involves a comprehensive treatment approach that focuses on improving problems that contribute to substance use. The program is staffed by trained professionals who work together to provide many different services. These services include individual, group and recreational therapy, resources for housing, and vocational rehabilitation. Chaplain services and AA & NA meetings are also available. Different types of programming such as daily and weekly groups or individual therapy are available as well. An assessment is completed to help decide which type is right for you.
 
If you are interested in this program, call behavioral health (BH) at (573) 814-6486 to make an appointment or speak with a therapist. Or, you can walk into the BH Green Team clinic on the second floor of the Truman VA hospital and ask to speak with someone about treatment options.
 
Brought to you by the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program

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