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Every segment of U.S. society, including our dedicated military servicemen, servicewomen, and their families, can face the challenges of mental health issues or substance abuse. These issues aren’t confined to just one group, and this includes our beloved veterans. We understand the courage and sacrifices that veterans make and the importance of providing support when it’s needed most.

At Calusa Recovery, we’re here to help veterans and their families on their journey towards recovery, not only from substance abuse but also addressing mental health. We know that the road to healing can be financially challenging, but there’s a resource available – VA insurance.

VA insurance is more than coverage; it’s a commitment to our veterans’ well-being. It connects military resources with civilian healthcare providers, offering a wide range of services, including support for substance abuse and mental health.

If you’re searching for a compassionate South Florida rehab center that warmly welcomes VA insurance and cares deeply about your mental health, you’ve found it. Our tailored recovery program is designed with veterans in mind, and every day, we help veterans use their VA insurance coverage to access the essential rehab and mental health services they deserve.

The Basics of VA Insurance

The VA Insurance program exclusively serves active-duty servicewomen and servicemen, as well as other military-related groups such as:

If you enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered active duty after October 16, 1981

You must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which you were called to active duty, unless any of the descriptions below are true for you.

This minimum duty requirement may not apply if any of these are true:

  • You were discharged for a disability that was caused—or made worse—by your active-duty service, or
  • You were discharged for a hardship or “early out,” or
  • You served prior to September 7, 1980

If you’re a current or former member of the Reserves or National Guard

You must have been called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty. If you had or have active-duty status for training purposes only, you don’t qualify for VA health care.

If you served in certain locations and time periods during the Vietnam War era

You’re eligible for VA health care. To learn more about eligibility for VA health care, look no further than here.



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va insurance: Veterans Substance Abuse Recovery at Calusa

Service to our nation often comes with its own unique set of challenges. Veterans, who have selflessly dedicated themselves to our country, can sometimes find themselves battling substance abuse as a result. At Calusa Recovery, we understand the complexities that veterans face, and we’re here to provide the support and care you need to overcome substance abuse.

Our programs are thoughtfully designed with veterans in mind, recognizing the distinct experiences and needs of those who have served in the military. We offer a comprehensive and compassionate approach to address substance abuse issues and provide a clear path to recovery.

At Calusa, we believe in honoring your service by helping you heal and regain control of your life. Our experienced team is dedicated to guiding you through the challenges you may encounter on your journey to recovery, whether it’s related to substance abuse, mental health, or both.

You don’t have to face this battle alone. Let us be your allies in this fight. Together, we can help you find hope, strength, and a brighter future. Calusa Recovery is committed to supporting veterans as they overcome substance abuse and mental health challenges, and we’re here to help you take the first steps towards a healthier, happier life.


For Veterans with VA Insurance in South Florida we offer a variety of treatment such as:

Detox: Detox allows the body to get rid of the toxins accumulated during the period of drug use.
Medically Managed Detoxification: Safely and effectively stop substance use and achieve stability.
Drug Substitution Therapies: Innovative medications like suboxone are used to reduce cravings, particularly for opiate addiction.
Inpatient Therapy: The ultimate goals of inpatient drug treatment in Florida is to provide clients with the tools they need to successfully minimize or avoid relapse, rebuild confidence and self-esteem, and discover resources and skills needed to battle the urges to use substances.
Outpatient Therapy: Calusa Recovery’s outpatient drug rehab programs and coaches incorporate diverse, well-studied methods into treatment that are designed to not only improve but maximize the quality of one’s life.
Counseling and Therapy: We offer various therapeutic approaches, such as:
  • Short-term outpatient counseling
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Marriage and family counseling
  • Self-help groups
  • Residential (live-in) care
  • Continuing care and relapse prevention to safeguard against returning to substance use problems. Specialized Veteran Programs: Tailored to address specific concerns, including programs for women Veterans, returning combat Veterans, and homeless Veterans. Treatment and Support for Co-Occurring Conditions: We also provide care for health conditions that can be connected to substance use problems, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression.
Sober Living: Innovative medications like suboxone to reduce cravings, particularly for opiate addiction.

At Calusa Recovery, our goal is to support your unique journey to recovery with a variety of effective treatment options. We are committed to helping you achieve a healthier, happier, and substance-free life.”

Calusa Recovery Programs


One of the first steps when seeking treatment for substance abuse is the detoxification process. Here you are medically supervised and managed through withdrawal process to rid the body of drugs & alcohol.

Residential inpatient treatment is when a client lives on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while receiving intensive inpatient treatment. Learn more about inpatient treatment and how it can help you on your journey.

The partial day program at Calusa Recovery combines the best of aspects inpatient and outpatient treatment to form a hybrid program that allows you to experience inpatient therapies on an outpatient basis.

Find out why the innovative intensive outpatient program at Calusa Recovery is your best choice when seeking an outpatient addiction treatment program in Ft. Myers, Florida. 

Our outpatient program will enable your professional life to become limitless. We offer the tools for you to become the best you can be while being sober! If you’re in Lee County, don’t wait another day to start your recovery.

The family program at Calusa Recovery is an integral part of our programming. Family therapy is an essential part of the recovery process because it allows members of the entire family system to learn how to recover as a unit while supporting their loved-one in recovery.

What to Expect From Our mENTAL HEALTH Therapy in Fort Myers

Mental Health can be debilitating, but seeking help through treatment is the first step in regaining control of your life. As with any therapy treatment, the first start to getting help is to meet with our professional staff to figure out a treatment plan that fits your values and can meet your goals. If substance use disorder is also something you are looking to address, then seeking treatment at our facility is worth exploring. 

Mental Health treatment programs will vary in their specific approach and intensity based on the kind of treatment that you seek out. There are many options to explore when considering Mental Health treatment. These options include inpatient and outpatient therapies, holistic approaches, and various kinds of psychotherapeutic and talk therapies.

At Calusa Recovery, various treatment modalities are offered that are centered around finding the best path to your individual recovery and life. Calusa Recovery offers a broad range of treatment programs, including intensive inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as offering holistically based programs and an adventure-based experiential program. Inpatient therapy is a more intensive treatment that has a client stay at a facility 24/7, offering detox treatment. Outpatient can offer the same level of intensive therapies as inpatient, but allows the client to live at their home so they can still fulfill work and life obligations. Holistic therapies offer a broader approach to overall wellness, incorporating things like yoga and meditation to take things like physical and spiritual wellness into therapy. Calusa Recovery seeks to heal the entire person, mind, body, and spirit in their therapy to offer the most successful and beneficial treatment program possible to clients.

South Florida Mental Health Center Calusa Recovery can help you to receive the support necessary to regain control and balance in your life.

    Chris T.

    I’ve been in recovery for over a year now and have met a lot of people along the way. Stuart and Wilbur are genuine about wanting to help someone struggling with alcohol or drugs. Me being one of them. I’ve seen a few sober houses along the way and Calusa recovery is by far the best sober living I’ve come across. They show you how to have fun in recovery and live life sober. The houses they have are awesome and clean! Highly recommend them. It changed my life!

      Nancy M.

      Calusa Recovery was recommended to us as being a top sober living home. Meeting Stuart, Wilbur, and the impeccable house confirmed this to be true. Stuart and Wilbur are truly invested in all aspects of their clients’ recovery. We value their collaborative approach with clients and family.

        Monta T.

        Calusa is a place that treats you like a real person with love and respect. They do outings together to have a great community environment. Calusa pushes you to be a responsible young man but does it in a way of caring and helping you find self love. Highly recommend for any young man wanting to take the next step to better himself and his future.

          Steven G.

          I feel so fortunate that I found Calusa Recovery. Calusa played a huge part in helping me maintain my sobriety. I enjoyed the people, the staff, and the living arrangements. Thank you so much for helping me get control of my life back. I could not have made these strides without Calusa Recovery.

          Calusa Recovery Center Provides Veterans Treatment in Fort Myers

          Calusa Recovery offers a variety of treatment options for veterans with VA Insurance. Our staff looks to help heal the mind, body, and spirit of our clients in a pleasant, welcoming, and secure facility. Call 866-939-6292 or visit the admissions page to discover how Calusa Recovery can aid you on your journey to wellness today.