Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center


Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program

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What We Do

The Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP) is a 26-bed unit that serves Veterans who present with a variety of substance use-related issues. Private and safe accommodations are available for Women Veterans. Phase I of SARRTP includes a one week orientation period which offers the opportunity for all Veterans to receive a variety of assessment services, patient education, group therapy and individual interventions to prepare them for the remainder of their stay. Phase II of SARRTP focuses on helping each Veteran develop one’s own personalized recovery program that is collaborative, comprehensive and integrated.

Recovery-oriented goals are identified by each Veteran and problematic areas are addressed within the context of achieving those goals. The Veteran’s plan of care includes: Group and individual interventions, patient education, leisure education workshops, physical education activities and aftercare planning. Typical length of stay is approximately 28 days.

Key Staff

Program Manager

Frederick Reynolds, LMSW, ACSW, BCD
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 35682

For general program information, call (269) 966-5600, Ext. 33831.

Service Information

The 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.

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.

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Contact Info


  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
    Building 14, First Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 33831

Hours of Operation

  • 24 hours a day, Seven days a week