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Veteran Substance Abuse Program

Evidence-Based Addiction Program Created by a Veteran For Veterans

It can be hard to return to civilian life when you’ve been to the front lines. Combat veterans are more at risk for alcohol and drug addiction because of their experience. All hope is lost, however. You can heal and move forward, stronger and better than before. As a veteran-designed and veteran-run alcohol and drug rehab treatment center, we understand what you’ve been through… and what you’re facing now. We’ve helped hundreds of veterans, active military, and their families to achieve recovery. And we can help you, too. 

If you or a family member are struggling with alcohol or drugs, we are here for you.


PTSD and Substance Abuse Treatment

Foundations Wellness Center is a dual diagnosis treatment center, treating both post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and the full range of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. We also offer:

  • A safe, supportive environment
  • Highly trained counselors
  • Individual and group counseling 
  • Latest, proven treatments such as biofeedback and neurofeedback
  • Medical treatment from a board-certified physician 
  • Sports, massage, and chiropractic programs 

Experience recovery in all areas of your life at Foundations Wellness Center.

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Meet Our Veteran Clinical Director 

“At Foundations, you will get 100% of every employee. There is a level of transparency that you will never experience at another center. Everyone supports and travels this journey with you. You will never fly under the radar or be a ‘number’ here. We keep our community intentionally small so that we can be invested in every individual that walks through the door. Our intimate family feel and dynamic among our staff and clients truly sets us apart from other centers.”

Justin Baksh, LMHC, MCAP, and Chief Clinical Officer of Foundation Wellness, is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. After completing his service, Baksh pursued a career in counseling in order to help others struggling with mental health and addiction issues. Today, he has over a decade of successful experience, both as a counselor in private practice and as the head of clinical operations at our facility. Baksh holds a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, is a licensed mental health counselor, and a certified Master’s level addiction professional. He is also the author of the Foundations’ blog.

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JUSTIN BAKSH, LMHC, MCAP, Chief Clinical Officer, Foundations Wellness, U.S. Marine


TRICARE Approved Drug and Alcohol Rehab

We proudly serve TRICARE clients from many different regions at our Florida-based rehab. We are also Joint Commission accredited, the gold standard for quality care across the spectrum of healthcare, and are licensed by Florida’s Department of Children and Families. Our commitment to excellent has earned us the highest reputation.

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Veteran Rehab Treatment Modalities

    • PTSD Treatment
    • Grief & Loss Counseling
    • EMDR Therapy
    • Sexual Trauma Therapy
    • Small, Intimate Group Sessions
    • Individual Therapy with a Master’s Level Clinician
    • Cognitive Testing
    • Biofeedback
    • Neurofeedback
    • Music & Art Therapy
    • Sports
    • Massage
    • Genetic Testing for Best Psychotropic Medication Fit
    • Offsite Excursions (kayaking, biking, hiking, beach trips, snorkeling)
    • Nutritional Classes by Registered Dietitians


Military Rehab Frequently Asked Questions

Are families included in the treatment process?

Yes, families are strongly encouraged to be involved in all steps of process. There is also a concentrated weekend program, along with weekly family calls. Insight from the families of our clients is incorporated into the conceptualization and treatment of each individual who is admitted into our facility.

Can I have my cell phone and laptop?

Yes, you can bring your cell phone and laptop with you. Outside of treatment hours, you will be able to use them. The sober living homes we work with have WiFi available as well.

Do you support AA, NA, and similar 12-step programs?

Yes, our program is 12-step friendly; through incorporation and exposure to the philosophies of 12-step programs our clients have access to AA, NA and NCR community meetings.

Do you treat dual diagnosis?

Yes, through psychiatric evaluation and assessment you will be treated by highly qualified addiction clinicians and with a collegial, team approach.

Do you treat trauma?

Yes, through many different modalities. Our clinicians address the physical and mental symptoms of trauma in individual sessions via traditional psychotherapy. We also offer psychopharmacology treatment for trauma.

How do I choose the right rehab facility?

We don’t just get clients in and out of our doors. We walk the journey with you for an extended period of time. We are committed to walking with you as you transition back into the world, and we continue to be there for you to help you maintain your sobriety.

How long does treatment last?

Our continuum of care traditionally runs from 30 to 120 days up to six months, depending on the needs of the client. Our alumni program offers ongoing client support.

Is your program accredited?

Yes, we are licensed by Florida Department of Children and Families and are accredited by and exceed the standards set forth by the Joint Commission Accredited Health Organization (JACHO), which is the gold standard of treatment. We are also associated with the Better Business Bureau as well as Police Community Partners.

What happens after I complete treatment?

We have a transitional step-down process that allows clients to gradually step back into the world. Clients are also supported through integral phases of early recovery milestones, with alumni check-in support and access to therapists long after their stays here.

Do I have to detox before coming to Foundations Wellness Center?

Yes, we arrange for our clients to undergo detox in a medical facility with 24-hour supervision, where they can safely and comfortably weather the acute withdrawal phase. After approximately one to two weeks, clients come to our center for further treatment and to start rebuilding their lives.

What is treatment like (what should I expect)?

The first three to five days are the roughest – you are adjusting to life after detox – but soon after, as you settle into the program, you will experience group therapy, individual therapy, and medication management. You are learning how to balance work and life again, so you will have fun as you educate yourself and come to understand yourself better. We incorporate not just traditional methods, but you will also participate in experiential-based activities such as kayaking, biking, hiking, beach trips, snorkeling, et al.

What about food?

You will be able to go grocery shopping to purchase the food of your choice. Sober homes are equipped with full kitchens and the center is close to many restaurants. DoorDash, UberEats, and other similar services deliver to both the center and to the sober living homes.

Can I smoke cigarettes?

Yes, you can smoke outside the center, away from the doorways, and outside of the sober homes as well.

What should I bring (and not bring)?

We want you to be comfortable at Foundations Wellness Center. Our admissions team will orient you to our facility and let you know which items you should bring upon admission.

The Ideal Military Veteran Rehab Candidate

  • Turning to substances to help cope with trauma and stress
  • Looking for a long-term, effective approach to treatment
  • Wants to maintain freedom and flexibility while recovering
  • Has moved past detox and/or residential treatment but still needs additional support
  • Works better with a more flexible environment
  • Wants to reacclimate to the real world gradually after intensive treatment

Continued Path to Recovery

Once enrolling in our veteran drug and alcohol rehab program, clients are expected to be committed to focusing on sobriety. Clients receive our full support and additional assistance every step of the way. Each day, clients will gain vital tools to help them progress, and, within 120 days in most cases, they will be ready to gain independent living

This content was written by: Justin Baksh, LMHC, MCAP, Chief Clinical Officer


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