FLAGS Military Program

Vermilion’s Forgiving Losses and Gaining Strength (FLAGS) program was specifically created for active duty, active reserve, retired military personnel, and their families. The program caters to those whose lives have become unmanageable due to mental illness and / or chemical dependency issues. Military life can be stressful and we at Vermilion realize the stress involved for military members and their families during times of combat and when a service member returns home from deployment.

The FLAGS program, set in a unique environment that is conducive to healing and recovery, affords military personnel and their families the ability to learn new ways of managing their lives. Strain due to combat stress, family separation, exposure to destruction, witnessing human suffering, threats to self or fellow combatants, issues to related to grief and loss, are all featured in this comprehensive program.

The FLAGS program also utilizes a brief and effective detoxification service that is monitored 24/7 by our qualified medical staff that is composed of physicians and registered nurses. During this phase of treatment at the clinic, soldiers receive personalized care to meet their needs before engaging in our extended rehabilitation program.

The inpatient course of treatment involves care that is tailored to address psychiatric and chemical dependency concerns that are unique to members of our armed forces. This clinic setting is structured and under the direction and supervision of a licensed psychiatrist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The types of treatment modalities that military members and their families can expect to receive include:

  •  Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Diagnosis of Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy / Education
  • Resiliency and Thriving Training
  • Prolonged Exposure Training (PET)
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Therapeutic outings
  • Psycho-Education Groups
  • Development of coping skills
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Stress management
  • Anger reduction
  • Medication management / education
  • Rational Recovery Support Group
  • Spiritual Support and Guidance
  • Integration and coordination with primary care providers
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