Drug and Alcohol Detox Program for Veterans

Veterans with PTS (post-traumatic stress), military-induced trauma or military sexual trauma may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope. If you or a loved one suffers from drug or alcohol abuse, the first step is safe and effective detox for veterans in a dedicated rehab facility. At Heroes’ Mile Recovery and Transition Center, we offer safe and effective drug and alcohol detox for veterans by veterans.

When your body physically depends on drugs or alcohol, stopping use without medical supervision can lead to dangerous consequences. Potential negative effects, including seizures, vomiting, and depression, may occur, so proper management is vital. Oftentimes, the first step in safely starting the recovery process is a medical drug and alcohol detox.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Program for Veterans

The Heroes’ Mile facility offers programs for veterans by veterans. All the staff at Heroes’ Mile have served in the armed forces, so they understand your addiction journey. Specifically, our detox program has four components:


Your safety remains our number one priority. The entire veterans drug detox is performed over the course of 5 to 7 days under the supervision of addiction specialists, physicians, and mental health counselors. Additionally, the duration of treatment is based on an assessment by our staff and the individual needs of the veteran.


We understand that no two people have the exact same issues and assess the unique needs of every veteran during intake. Because of this, your detox plan is tailored to you, your health, and your current stage of addiction.


Detoxifying your body of alcohol or drugs can feel uncomfortable. Therefore, we make the process easier by providing you with a comfortable environment where you can sleep soundly, eat well, and have the support of experienced counselors and physicians.

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At Heroes’ Mile, we treat alcohol and drug dependency in veterans from all walks of life and place the utmost importance on maintaining our clients’ privacy. When you come to us for treatment, rest assured that your personal information will be kept strictly confidential.

What Happens After Drug and Alcohol Detox?

After detox, veterans move into a residential rehabilitation program. Each client is evaluated individually, then moved into the residential program at the right time. Inpatient residential rehab provides veterans with a safe place to build a foundation for lasting recovery. For this reason, the length of the program will depend upon the individual’s treatment plan. During this time, clients will receive 24/7 monitoring.

They will also participate in:

All veterans receive the tools they need to prepare them for sobriety in their everyday lives.

We Can Help You

Heroes’ Mile, a Substance Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress and Military Sexual Trauma program designed for Military Service Veterans experiencing problems with addiction and other psychological challenges related to their military service, is located in DeLand, FL.

If you are a Veteran or would like to refer a Veteran to our program, please call an Admissions Specialist today at 386-400-2991.

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Please note: For medical emergencies, please call 911. For other urgent matters, please call our admissions line 888-838-6692. Submissions after-hours, weekends, or holidays may experience a longer response time.

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