Located in Burnsville and Minnetonka, Minnesota, River Ridge Treatment Center offers residential and outpatient services for clients suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Outpatient treatment for men and women is offered at both locations. The Glen Creek Lodge program in Minnetonka and the Woman’s Way program at Burnsville provide gender-specific residential treatment and dual diagnosis support, specifically for men and women dealing with trauma issues. Their mission is to help clients discover their inner strengths and talents, while recovering from the crippling effects of chemical dependency and past ordeals.
Accommodations and Food
A Woman’s Way program accommodates eight clients in a four-bedroom house near the main Burnsville facility. Two women share completely furnished dorm-style rooms. The Glen Creek Lodge program in Minnetonka has 12 beds. The facility is located in a private residence, where the men bunk in four triple-occupancy bedrooms. The house is adjacent to a picturesque park, a lake and numerous walking paths.
In both houses, a chef prepares meals and follows strict nutritional guidelines. Caffeine and sugar are limited. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only.
Treatment and Staff
Clients who wish to enter one of the residential programs must have completed detox prior to admission. If necessary, referrals will be made to local hospitals. After a complete assessment, each client will receive an individualized treatment plan. The length of stay is between 30 and 60 days, depending on the client.
River Ridge Treatment Center utilizes several evidence-based modalities, including CBT, DBT and EMDR. Treatment includes group therapy, individual therapy, two on-site 12-step meetings a week, medical care, medication management, and educational classes. Group topics include trauma support, relapse prevention, meditation, stress management, dual diagnosis support, relationships and spirituality. Educational topics include nutrition and substance abuse, and the classes consist of lectures.
At River Ridge Treatment Centers, a day outpatient treatment program is available at both the Burnsville and Minnetonka locations. Typical program duration is a total of 54 hours over a six-week period. Clients participate in group therapy sessions, educational lectures, family conferences, and individual sessions. The day outpatient programs are gender specific. The men’s group meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to noon. The women’s group also meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. In Minnetonka the men’s program meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30. In Minnetonka, the women’s day services are customized to meet each clients’ unique needs.
Aftercare at River Ridge Treatment Centers is the 12 week of Recovery Maintenance Program that meets one evening per week from 6 to 8 pm.
Clients participate in recreational activities on the weekend, like barbecues and hiding trips. This allows them a chance to relax and to absorb all the hard work done during group and individual therapy the previous week.
The gender-specific programs offered by River Ridge Treatment Centers are designed with the comfort and healing of clients in mind. While they do introduce clients to 12-step meetings, for those requiring more 12-step intensity, this might not work. However, for financially challenged clients seeking a balanced protocol in a safe and intimate setting, this is a great fit.
River Ridge Treatment Centers
14750 Lac Lavon Dr
Burnsville, MN 55306
17717 Highway 7
Minnetonka, MN 55345
River Ridge Treatment Center Cost: Free/state-funded (30 days). Reach River Ridge Treatment Center by phone at (952) 894-7722 or by email at [email protected]. Find River Ridge Treatment Center on Facebook and Google +
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