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Veterans Recovery Resources offers supportive care from Veteran peers at all stages of the recovery journey.

In general, peer support can be defined as any situation in which a person uses his or her lived experience of recovery from substance abuse or other issues with mental wellness, along with skills learned in formal training, to support others’ healing and recovery from the same problems. Drawing on their own experiences as Veterans, Veteran Peer Support Specialists are uniquely equipped to offer practical skills/knowledge as well as empathy, hope, and insight.

In conjunction with clinical services, peer support may strengthen emotional (e.g., skill building), instrumental (e.g., assistance with specific needs), and relational (e.g., social connectedness) resources while you are actively participating in clinical services.

Further, when you are willing, Veteran peers aim to integrate you into a larger Veteran recovery community in the Mobile area to maintain lasting social connection over the years to come.

Veteran peers are often thought of as a trusted guide; a fellow Veteran who has gone through the same journey to wellness. Peer specialists supplement traditional care practices, such as counseling or group therapy, and work in patient-aligned care teams to meet the needs of each Veteran.

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A Complete Description of Our Program:

Veterans Recovery Resources offers a comprehensive continuum of professional and peer-based services for military services members. This PDF provides a detailed description of all the services we currently offer.

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Appointments outside these times may be available on a case by case basis.
Business hours will evolve over time.

After-hours:

Behavioral:

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Veteran Peer Support Line:
Talk to another Veteran. Free, confidential, 24/7,
Veteran-run. 1-855-838-8255 or chat, text, email.
https://www.vets4warriors.com/

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National Veterans Crisis Line:
For emotional crisis, requiring a licensed clinician
1-800-273-8255 (and Press 1).
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/hotline

Medical:

Nurse’s Help Line:
Clients receiving primary care at Veterans Recovery Resources with an after-hours medical concern may call
251-990-8860.
http://baymedicalfamilypractice.com/
(Reference VRR and Dr. Yonge).

Call 911 for a medical emergency.

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