United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Battle Creek VA Medical Center

Substance Abuse Treatment


Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Program (SARRTP)


Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Program (SARRTP) offers an Intensive treatment approach in which Veterans attend treatment activities on a daily basis while residing on Ward 8.


  • Phase 1, or brief treatment services, offers a treatment orientation, nursing education, and group therapy experience.
  • Phase 2 of the program provides ongoing education, intensive group therapy, individual therapy, aftercare and discharge planning.
  • Treatment is provided through a multidisciplinary team approach.


Substance Abuse Clinic (SAC) provides outpatient substance abuse services to Veterans.  Services include:


  • Therapeutic group experiences include harm-reduction, relapse prevention, anger management, trauma and addiction, and additional group treatment as required by Veteran need. 
  • Follow-up case management services for 90 days after completion of treatment.
  • Intensive outpatient services including; psycho-educational, group, and individual treatment services.
  • Dual diagnosis case management and service coordination. 


Eligibility Criteria:


  • Veterans may be self referred, referred by community agencies, primary care providers, or hospital staff.
  • Veterans must have a desire to participate in treatment services.
  • Completion of a brief questionnaire and face-to-face screening.


Contact Information:


Veterans may contact telephone screeners at (269) 966-5600, Ext.  35356 or toll free, 1-888-214-1247, Ext. 35356.


Suicide Prevention

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