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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) - VA Programs

VA Programs

Addiction Consultation & Treatment (ACT)

ACT services available:

  • Evaluation for Substance Abuse
  • Residential Treatment
  • Outpatient Services

Contact: 650-493-5000 x60050

Domiciliary Program

The Mission of the Palo Alto Domiciliary is to provide residential rehabilitation to homeless and/or substance-dependent Veterans in a supportive environment with the goal of helping Veterans return to optimal independent living.

Find more information on the Domiciliary website.

Foundations of Recovery Program (FOR)

FOR Overview
The Foundations of Recovery Program (FOR) is an addiction treatment program that helps Veterans develop new recovery skills through a residential program (Segment I) followed by a personalized recovery plan that follows patients for three months post-completion (Segment II). The focus of FOR is to help newly recovering and/or those with co-occuring mental health and physical health concerns learn the basics of early recovery. Daily groups teach:

  • Coping Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Motivational Tools
  • Introduction to the 12 Steps

Please note that the Foundations of Recovery Program (FOR) is not a drop-in clinic. All visits and admissions must be scheduled by the Addiction Consultation and Treatment (ACT).

Admission Requirements
Veterans seeking residential treatment are:

  • Encouraged to use all outpatient resources available to them to further their recovery.
  • Expected to attend three months of outpatient aftercare treatment following their stay in residential treatment.

Contact Information
For admissions, please contact the Addiction Consultation and Treatment (ACT) Team at:

3801 Miranda Avenue, 520/ATS,
Palo Alto, CA 94304
650-493-5000 x60050

Substance Abuse Rehab Treatment (SART)

About SART Program
SART is an outpatient Substance Abuse Rehab Treatment program located at the VA Outpatient Clinics in California.

SART Program Services

  • The SART Program may provide the following services: Assessment and diagnosis of substance abuse disorders.
  • Group therapy is provided on a weekly basis during day and evening hours.
  • Individual therapy is provided on a limited basis as the recommended treatment for substance abuse is group therapy.
  • Educational classes regarding substance abuse and recovery are available.
  • Drug screens and breathalyzer tests may be provided as part of a coordinated treatment plan.
  • Assessment and referral to a VA San Jose or Monterey physician for prescribing antabuse as a tool to avoid relapse may be offered.
  • Referrals to more intensive outpatient or residential substance abuse programs within the VA are included in our services.
  • Case management
  • Coordination with the legal system
  • Coordination with mental health and medical care
  • Monterrey Clinic only, will assess for Natrexone. San Jose does not have this service.

VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC)

All patients admitted to the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (VA SORCC) share common biopsychosocial features that prevent them from enjoying successful independent community living. Our mission is to provide Veterans a safe, structured, and goal-oriented sober living environment to learn and enhance life management skills thereby maximizing the potential for successful transition to their highest level of independent functioning upon discharge.

SORCC Services

  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Community re-entry services
  • Employment & Voc rehab services
  • Transitional Services

Contact SORCC
8495 Crater Lake Hwy.
White City, OR 97524
(541) 826-2111 x3551