Addiction & Behavioral Health Treatment For Veterans and First Responders
Are you a veteran, first responder, or public safety professional? Unite with others who understand your journey in a specialized track to address addiction, trauma and co-occurring behavioral health issues. Regain your fortitude and get back to work.
How FORTITUDE Can Help
Traumatic experiences from tough calls and deployments can build up throughout a career and become overwhelming. It’s okay to seek help. The FORTITUDE program at in Cherry Hill, New Jersey supports veterans and first responders dealing with co-occurring trauma and behavioral health challenges like:
Substance Use and Addiction
Problematic substance use and addiction to opioids, alcohol, stimulants, and other substances
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Recurring flashbacks, intrusive memories and nightmares
Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions
Stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, burnout, grief, suicidal thoughts or injury
Who is FORTITUDE for?
Specialized help for veterans and first responders in New Jersey
With years of experience catering to these dedicated individuals, we have established ourselves as industry experts in trauma-informed care for first responders and veterans. The FORTITUDE specialty track fosters healing through:
Exclusive group therapy
Specially trained therapists in FORTITUDE-specific groups use CPT for PTSD interventions. These groups focus on normalizing trauma reactions, processing experiences, and replacing dysfunctional thoughts.
EMDR treatment for eligible clients
EMDR provides support for individuals impacted by trauma and negative events, alleviating mental distress and emotional setbacks and potentially improving outcomes for substance use disorders.
A full continuum of care
The FORTITUDE program works within medical detox, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs, customizing patient care to meet their unique needs.
Licensed mental health professionals in the FORTITUDE program are adept at clinical interventions for veterans and first responders. Drawing on years of experience working with them, our curriculum is tailored to match their mindset, emotions, and work-related challenges.
Family therapy sessions delve into the roles family members play in addiction and PTSD. Families gain valuable tools to provide support and find healing for themselves.
Vetted aftercare network
We verify and vet therapists and aftercare resources in our database, guaranteeing that veterans and first responders can access qualified, specialized care as they continue their journey after treatment.
Using the VA Community Care Network for Addiction Treatment
The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper is a private addiction treatment center in the VA Community Care Network (CCN).
Veterans can use their VA health insurance to receive high-quality, specialized addiction and co-occurring mental health treatment at our facility.
Let Us Advocate For You
Reach out to our Veteran Advocates. They will work with the VA and ensure your health insurance covers your treatment with us.
FAQs About FORTITUDE
Which parts of the FORTITUDE program are specific to veterans and first responders?
Participants receive FORTITUDE-specific group therapy sessions, as well as personalized individual and family therapy sessions. Mealtimes, recreational activities like yoga, and free time are combined with civilians.
How long does the FORTITUDE program last?
The duration of stay differs for each client, considering their unique recovery needs, treatment level, progress, and additional factors. On average, residential clients typically stay for around 35 days.
Can I detox in the FORTITUDE program?
Yes, we offer onsite drug and alcohol detox at our facility, which serves as the first step toward recovery for the majority of our clients.
Can you enter FORTITUDE for mental health needs only?
For now, the FORTITUDE program can accept clients with a substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions but not someone without an addiction. We are happy to refer these clients to a high-quality treatment partner that can meet their needs.
Will I room with other veterans or first responders?
We strive to room FORTITUDE participants together to the best of our ability. However, this cannot be guaranteed as we must meet state requirements for our levels of care. Each room has two beds.
Will my insurance cover the FORTITUDE program?
Many insurance companies provide coverage for a portion or all of the costs related to substance abuse treatment, including treatment within the FORTITUDE program. Our Recovery Advocates can help verify your insurance coverage. Veterans can request the support of a dedicated Veteran Advocate to navigate their VA health insurance.
Does the FORTITUDE program work with workers compensation claims?
Yes, in most cases. Our admissions department and outreach team are well-versed in navigating a variety of worker’s compensation cases, having successfully managed over 100 cases for clients.
Ready to start your recovery?
Let us know you’re a veteran or first responder when you call. We’ll get you specialized support to meet your needs.