Founded in 1976 by a medical team at The Robert Young Integrated Health Center in St. Moline, Illinois, Riverside Alcohol and Drug Services offers 24/7 crisis intervention, residential treatment, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), detox and aftercare programs for those with substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders. The goal of the program is to help alcoholics and addicts lead healthy and sober lives, and to learn life skills that will help them remain stable once they leave the program. Riverside is staffed by medical professionals and offers a strong 12-step foundation for recovery.
Accommodations and Food
The inpatient alcohol and drug ward at Riverside is in a 15-bed hospital setting. Clients sleep in double rooms with single beds; there are also shared bathroom and separate dressers. Additionally, the facility has a group room where residents can interact with one another, play games and eat snacks.
Food for inpatient clients is prepared by the hospital cafeteria, which serves eclectic, healthy and well-balanced meals. The menu is designed by licensed dietitians to ensure clients get all their nutritional needs met. Accommodations can be made for those with special dietary restrictions which are medically relevant, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or food allergies. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, clients are offered snacks.
Treatment and Staff
Crisis intervention services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week though these appointments must be arranged by a potential resident’s friends and family ahead of time. Interventions may include everything from discussion of treatment alternatives to immediate admission to detox.
In detox, clients are monitored around the clock by medical staff, and are administered medication to ease any withdrawal symptoms. The staff makes sure residents do not become a danger to themselves or others during this period, with medical monitoring for any complications that may arise during this initial phase. Clients are also evaluated for nutritional deficiencies here, and are treated accordingly.
Detox usually lasts between four to six days. Once the drugs and alcohol are completely removed from their system clients are referred to either residential or IOP treatment after a comprehensive assessment. Both residential and IOP clients receive their own treatment plans, which includes group and individual therapy sessions at least once per week. Residents are required to attend on-site, gender-specific 12-step groups. Other sessions focus on education about chemical dependency, social rehabilitation and relapse prevention. If clients need dual diagnosis treatment, they can have sessions with a psychiatrist for evaluation and medication management.
Both Women’s and Men’s IOP groups are held four times weekly for three hours each, and the residential program hosts a family night for spouses, children and friends to visit clients.
Riverside offers a comprehensive aftercare program that focuses on relapse prevention for those who participate in a more intensive program, whether it be outpatient or residential. All aftercare sessions consist of group meetings where clients can discuss the challenges they face in their sobriety. To participate in the program, clients must attend one session per week. One-on-one counseling sessions for those in continuing care are available by appointment, as are family therapy sessions.
Aside from the treatment options mentioned above, clients are also taught different relaxation and meditation techniques and provided with rotating recreational activities during treatment.
Finally, Riverside also has an Early Substance Treatment Program and Victim Impact Panels designed to help convicted DUI offenders stop their impaired driving and confront their behavior’s human consequences.
For those in need of crisis intervention, detox, inpatient or outpatient treatment among licensed medical professionals with a 12-step emphasis, Riverside Adult Alcohol and Drug Services is worth considering. Those with a dual diagnosis should also appreciate the psychiatric professionals on staff and one-on-one counseling. Overall, no matter how severe an individual’s addiction, Riverside likely has the resources to help.
Riverside Alcohol and Drug Services
Robert Young Center
4600 3rd St
Moline, IL 61265
Riverside Alcohol and Drug Services Cost: $28,500 (inpatient, 30 days); $8,500 (IOP, 30 days). Most insurance accepted. Reach Riverside Alcohol and Drug Services by phone at (309) 779-2800. Find Riverside Alcohol and Drug Services on Google+
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