Patriot Support Programs

Poplar Springs Hospital is proud to be part of Patriot Support Programs, which provide unparalleled treatment to active-duty service members facing a variety of behavioral health challenges. We understand that military service has a profound effect on physical and mental health, as well as family life. That’s why we offer military resiliency programming to help active duty members, veterans, and their families to meet the challenges that they have faced on the front lines, and overcome. Our military resiliency programming includes:

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Military Sexual Trauma Treatment (Male and Female)

To serve the needs of the active duty and veteran communities, Poplar Springs military resiliency program, Mission Resiliency, offers specialized care for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Program. Poplar Springs, out of Petersburg, VA, strives to offer a safe and secure environment where active duty members and veterans who have experienced sexual trauma can find treatment for symptoms caused by their experience.

Military PTSD Treatment

Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) include reliving the event, avoiding places or things that remind you of the event, feeling numb, feeling keyed up (also called hyperarousal). Treatment can help.For those suffering from PTSD , our primary treatment is group therapy for veterans and active duty members. You will participate with other group members who have similar experiences and symptoms. We utilize an evidenced-based treatment approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that focuses on examining the relationships between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By exploring patterns of thinking that lead to self-destructive actions and the beliefs that direct these thoughts, you can modify your patterns of thinking to improve your coping skills.

Our PTSD track also provides dialectical behavior therapy and education classes to learn stress management techniques, positive coping skills, etc. You will participate in Therapeutic Exposure Therapy as well to facilitate your ability to cope with trauma-related feelings, thoughts and situations that you may have been avoiding due to the personal distress it causes in your daily functioning.

Military Substance Use Treatment

Substance Abuse/Dependence is an excessive use of drugs, such as alcohol, narcotics or a drug without medical justification. Our substance abuse treatment is based on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Matrix Model for Recovery. You will participate in on-site and off-site AA/NA meetings with the expectation of continuing to attend upon return to your military base.

We offer inpatient substance abuse treatment (average of 28 days or as indicated by patient need) and a 7-day detoxification to accommodate the varied treatment needs of service members. Program placement will be determined using the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria based on the severity of addiction, community supports, co-morbid mental and physical conditions and potential for complicated withdrawal.

Crisis Stabilization

We also offer crisis stabilization for those presenting as an imminent danger to themselves and others.  This is short-term stabilization with a focus on medication management, group therapy and safety planning.

Dual Diagnosis

Designed for service members who are struggling with substance use in conjunction with psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety and/or Axis II diagnoses.

Mood Management

Addresses primary diagnosis of major depressive disorder and/or a secondary diagnosis such as bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder or personality disorders. The goal is to help patients restore proper brain chemistry and to find ways to alleviate stress in day-to-day life. The mood management group employs CBT, combined with evidence-based practices. The treatment team also focuses on the patient’s personality, strengths, social culture context and unique concerns/preferences to integrate them into clinical decisions to best serve the patient.

Partial Hospitalization (Outpatient Services)

We offer a less restrictive treatment option for those with behavioral health issues who may benefit from more intensive treatment and structure than offered in a traditional outpatient program. Our therapeutic services are offered during the day, and participants return home after the treatment day ends. The duration of this program depends on each individual’s treatment plan and the pace of progress toward meeting individual goals.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Service members frequently report comorbid depression and PTSD, substance use or anxiety. For some, an unresponsiveness to medications contributed to their referral. For others, like the undersea and aviation communities whose jobs do not permit the usage of psychotropic medications, TMS provides another resource to help the patient return to his or her duties.

TMS is an FDA-approved treatment for those who cannot take it or who have not profited from medication. This treatment stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in patients who are struggling with depression. The magnetic pulses generate a small current in the neurons below the skull, specifically in the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), an area that research suggests plays a role in depression. Research has shown lasting 30 minutes each is sufficient to produce therapeutic results.

There is no additional charge for TMS, as we consider it a means of contributing through our Patriot Support Program.

Read our frequently asked questions or click here to download our brochure. To inquire or schedule a no-cost assessment, please call 804-733-6874, toll-free 866-546-2229, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For immediate assistance with a military, dependent, or veteran admission, please call our Military Admissions Coordinator at 804-518-9509