Surrounded by green pastures and stippled with color-changing trees, East Moline Illinois has undeniable country charm. Nestled near the Iowa border on a five-acre property is Rock Island County Council on Addictions (RICCA). With a 50-year history of offering affordable substance abuse treatment to residents and out-of-staters, RICCA treats drug and alcohol abuse for both adults and adolescents using the 12-step model.
Accommodations and Food
The Extended Residential Care program is in the Carl Stutsman Lodge which houses programs for both adult male and female clients. Since 1972, the Lodge has provided residential treatment. Men and women have their own wings within the lodge with 16 beds per wing, residents sleep two to three per room. The Living Room acts as the Lodge’s communal area with TV available for residents.
All food is served cafeteria style with both healthy options and comfort food available, plus residents are allowed to have all the sugar and caffeine they can handle. RICCA’S residential program acts as a halfway house, so all residents have the freedom to go to work and return home to a semi-structured living situation.
Treatment and Staff
Prior to admission to one of RICCA’s programs, clients undergo a phone screening process to determine their dedication to recovery. If the initial screening is passed, the individual will be assessed for treatment level. Depending on the level of care the client needs, RICCA might offer a halfway house as residential treatment plus outpatient programs for adults.
Residents and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) clients attend three groups per week that are overseen by counselors. They also have the benefit of receiving individual therapy with a counselor once per week. Outpatient (non-intensive) clients attend one group and one individual session. Two AA/NA meetings are available on the grounds, but residents are strongly encouraged to also seek meetings outside. If clients have any dual-diagnosis or medical needs, they are referred to RICCA’s network of community resources. Length of treatment varies according to individual needs.
Those aged 14 to 18 who seek substance abuse treatment can enroll in RICCA’s adolescent outpatient treatment program. After a short interview and assessment, young clients are able to participate and receive group, individual and family therapy On completion of the primary treatment program, both adult and adolescent clients may enroll in the six month extended care program for continual sober support.
RICCA supports several prevention programs in the Illinois Quad City area. Staff members and alumni speak at local schools and community programs, creating community awareness on substance abuse and mental health issues. In addition to prevention resources, RICCA offers a special eight-week course on anger management. Once a week, clients in the anger management course meet to learn new coping skills and tools to help with their relationships with others and themselves.
RICCA understands that there is a large demographic that seek recovery but still have adult responsibilities. RICCA’s program enables individuals to rebuild their lives while maintaining a job and some semblance of freedom. The affordable price also make this a great choice for adults and adolescents seeking flexible 12-step based treatment.
1607 John Deere Road
East Moline, IL 61244
Rock Island County Council on Addictions Cost: $500 (30 days). Reach Rock Island County Council on Addictions by phone at (309) 792-0292 or by email at [email protected]. Find Rock Island County Council on Addictions on Facebook
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