Military Rehab Program for Addiction & Mental Health Issues in Belton, TX

For over 30 years, Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center has successfully served thousands of military individuals and their families. Our treatment center has a proven history of success in the treatment of substance abuse and mental health concerns such as PTSD.

What We Treat

What we treat in our military program for addiction and mental health issues

Cedar Crest is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Belton, Texas, home to one of the largest military installations in the world. Our innovative treatment programs and new facilities have been specially designed to help military service members from all branches of the United States Military and their families cope with the unique stresses that arise from military deployment, including the following:

  • Combat stress and trauma-related issues
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • All psychiatric disorders

Why Choose Our Military Program?

Why choose our military program in Belton, TX for addiction & mental health issues

The Military Patriot Program is staffed with many prior active duty military personnel — nurses, social workers, therapists and psychiatrists — who are uniquely qualified to provide first-class mental health and substance abuse treatment for service members and their families within this program. The Military Patriot Program offers help, hope and healing through many different treatment approaches, including:

  • State-of-the-art facilities on a 30-acre campus-style environment providing a serene environment for recovery and healing
  • State-of-the-art gym and physical training with a personal trainer
  • Swimming pool
  • Ongoing assessment and outcome measures
  • Computer access and daily homework assignments
  • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Multiple group sessions throughout the day
  • PTSD-specific curriculum
  • Detoxification and substance abuse curriculum
  • Co-occurring disorder curriculum
  • Military medication formulary
  • Weekly updates and treatment coordination with Command and military staff
  • Transportation available for pick up and return of service members
  • Open access visitation for Commanding Officers, Chaplains, and Counselors

Treatments Offered

Treatments offered in our military program at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center

Cedar Crest is proud to offer a variety of treatment programs to help military service members from all branches of the United States Military and their families, including:

Short-term acute inpatient hospitalization program: The Military Patriot Program at Cedar Crest provides intensive psychiatric treatment to stabilize an immediate crisis in this program and to give patients and their families the skills to prevent future crisis situations.

Post-traumatic stress disorder program: Our PTSD Program combines the best of currently respected therapeutic interventions, including: evidence-based protocols for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CPT-I), supplemented with content from Hazelden’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD. Specifically designed for military service members, this program also offers integrated treatment for co-occurring substance abuse and posttraumatic stress. Other program features include mindful relaxation, sleep hygiene, therapeutic reintegration and exposure outings in the community, weekend family program, and coping skills training to reinforce a smooth reintegration into the patient’s military life, home, community and society.

Chemical dependency program: Our Legacy Chemical Dependency Program is designed to reclaim soldiers from a harmful dependency on alcohol or mood altering and prescription drugs. The treatment program is built around Hazelden’s evidence-based Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT) model and utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to address symptoms of abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar and trauma-related issues. The treatment program teaches rational verses irrational thinking and creates a positive thought process. Recognition of triggers and warning signs is emphasized and coping skills necessary to maintain sobriety and avoid relapses are reinforced in this treatment program. The program also provides on-site AA/NA and 12-step groups, relaxation, stress management, sleep hygiene and patient education to support long-term recovery.

Co-occurring disorders program: Often, the stress and trauma of military service can lead to co-occurring disorders, which means two or more disorders involving substance abuse and mental health issues. One common example would be a patient dealing with both PTSD and alcohol or drug abuse. The Military Patriot Program at Cedar Crest conducts a series of neurocognitive tests and behavioral health screenings for all patients upon admission to this treatment program to identify symptoms. Testing and assessment outcomes are immediately available to the treatment team to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. At any point during treatment within this program, additional symptoms that present themselves are assessed and incorporated into the individualized treatment plan.

Outpatient psychiatric clinic: Cedar Crest Outpatient Clinic is located near Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas. Psychiatrists and licensed clinicians provide psychiatric evaluations, individual and family therapy and medication management on an outpatient basis, and provide referrals to acute care facilities if necessary in this treatment program.

For Military Families

Special care for military families at Cedar Crest Hospital & RTC in Belton, TX

Cedar Crest is proud to offer a variety of treatment programs to help military service members from all branches of the United States Military and their families, including:

Short-term acute inpatient hospitalization program: The Military Patriot Program at Cedar Crest provides intensive psychiatric treatment to stabilize an immediate crisis in this program and to give patients and their families the skills to prevent future crisis situations.

Post-traumatic stress disorder program: Our PTSD Program combines the best of currently respected therapeutic interventions, including: evidence-based protocols for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CPT-I), supplemented with content from Hazelden’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD. Specifically designed for military service members, this program also offers integrated treatment for co-occurring substance abuse and posttraumatic stress. Other program features include mindful relaxation, sleep hygiene, therapeutic reintegration and exposure outings in the community, weekend family program, and coping skills training to reinforce a smooth reintegration into the patient’s military life, home, community and society.

Chemical dependency program: Our Legacy Chemical Dependency Program is designed to reclaim soldiers from a harmful dependency on alcohol or mood altering and prescription drugs. The treatment program is built around Hazelden’s evidence-based Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT) model and utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to address symptoms of abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar and trauma-related issues. The treatment program teaches rational verses irrational thinking and creates a positive thought process. Recognition of triggers and warning signs is emphasized and coping skills necessary to maintain sobriety and avoid relapses are reinforced in this treatment program. The program also provides on-site AA/NA and 12-step groups, relaxation, stress management, sleep hygiene and patient education to support long-term recovery.

Co-occurring disorders program: Often, the stress and trauma of military service can lead to co-occurring disorders, which means two or more disorders involving substance abuse and mental health issues. One common example would be a patient dealing with both PTSD and alcohol or drug abuse. The Military Patriot Program at Cedar Crest conducts a series of neurocognitive tests and behavioral health screenings for all patients upon admission to this treatment program to identify symptoms. Testing and assessment outcomes are immediately available to the treatment team to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. At any point during treatment within this program, additional symptoms that present themselves are assessed and incorporated into the individualized treatment plan.

Outpatient psychiatric clinic: Cedar Crest Outpatient Clinic is located near Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas. Psychiatrists and licensed clinicians provide psychiatric evaluations, individual and family therapy and medication management on an outpatient basis, and provide referrals to acute care facilities if necessary in this treatment program.

Learn More

Learn more about the military program at Cedar Crest Hospital in Belton, TX

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The treatment programs at Cedar Crest are the best in the area. I cannot recommend them enough to anyone going through either an addiction or a mental health disorder. They will help you find lasting recovery!

– Anonymous Patient