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About River Oaks Treatment Center

  • Part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) family of facilities throughout the United States, River Oaks is located on the western coast of Florida in Tampa. In a luxurious, relaxing treatment setting, River Oaks provides research-based clinical and support services for adults struggling with drug addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.

  • Don’t just dream about a new life. Live it.

    Recovery starts with a phone call. A caring Admissions Navigator is available for you 24/7.

Our Standard of Care

When it comes to your treatment, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands at River Oaks. We dedicate ourselves each and every day to providing the best possible treatment to your or your loved one. As an American Addiction Centers treatment facility, we have access to some of the most experienced professionals in the industry who have been working to advance addiction treatment for years and who meet regularly to discuss the newest research and to continuously improve patient care.

River Oaks Clinical Team

Members of the clinical staff at River Oaks have years of experience in the addiction and mental health industry. Our treatment team is staffed with caring, compassionate, and qualified clinicians. We only select appropriately licensed physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists, nurses, and support staff to work with the client on a plan for long-term recovery.

AAC Leadership

The AAC leadership team brings to each treatment facility addiction industry expertise and research-based programs. Our Executive Management Team is based at our corporate office in Brentwood, Tennessee (outside of Nashville, Tennessee), and is represented by professionals with decades of experience in behavioral healthcare and healthcare operations.

The River Oaks Team

Our team is comprised of highly qualified, passionate individuals who strive every day to provide the best care possible.

RO CEO

Jeffrey Turiczek, CEO

“I am the luckiest person in the world—my job is to help others come to help themselves.”

For the past 28 years, Jeff Turiczek has dedicated his career to the behavioral healthcare industry, working his way up from a mental health technician to key leadership roles in several hospitals and treatment facilities. Prior to joining the American Addiction Centers family in 2015, Turiczek served on the executive board of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association, helping shape behavioral healthcare laws in the state for juveniles in the criminal system. He also assisted in crafting critical administrative rules aimed at protecting children with behavioral healthcare issues. Struggling with the same addiction issues that plagued his family when he was young, Turiczek realized his passion for behavioral healthcare early on in his life and, as a result, pursued a career in addiction treatment. Since then, he’s worked to break the stigma of addiction in his professional endeavors through sharing his personal experience and educating others about the disease of addiction. As the CEO of River Oaks Treatment Center, Turiczek oversees the facility’s operations and staff, ensuring each patient is provided compassionate, high-quality care. When he’s not working to transform lives, Turiczek enjoys spending quality time with his family, including his daughter who is in college and his son, who is currently in high school.

Michael J. Murphy, Medical Director

With over 20 years of clinical experience in psychiatry, Dr. Michael Murphy, MD, MPH, is a valuable asset to the West Florida community and American Addiction Centers family. Prior to coming to River Oaks in 2018, Dr. Murphy served as the national medical director for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Behavioral Health Services and, over the course of 12 years, held several leadership positions for a number of psychiatric hospitals and medical centers in Tennessee.

Dr. Murphy is a renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of major mental illness and substance abuse disorders with extensive experience leading initiatives in patient safety, violence prevention, integrated care, and medical comorbidity. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and author of Blueprints in Psychiatry, a textbook for medical students, the sixth edition of which was published in 2018. Dr. Murphy’s experience also includes servicing on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s Consolidated Department of Psychiatry and as the medical director of the Appleton long-term treatment program at Mclean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts for 8 years.

Dr. Murphy’s strong passion for treating trauma, mood disorders, and substance use disorders is exemplified through his clinical care in which he combines sound psychiatric reasoning with a positive relational spirit.

As River Oak’s medical director, Dr. Murphy oversees the clinical team ensures each patient receives the high-quality care that they deserve and that will help set them on the path to long-term recovery. Dr. Murphy’s approach is exemplified in Francis Wed Peabody’s quote, “…the secret of the care of the patient is caring for the patient.”

Abbas Sina, Associate Medical Director

“People do recover; you just have to believe in yourself and want it bad enough to do it.”

Since 2016, Dr. Abbas Sina has treated those struggling with addiction in the Tampa area and beyond as the associate medical director of River Oaks Treatment Center. Prior to joining the River Oaks family, Sina spent nearly 30 years of his career as an ER doctor specializing in internal medicine.

In 2012, Dr. Sina’s career path shifted as he immersed himself in the field of addiction medicine. Having struggled with his own issues with addiction for decades, he was inspired by his own personal experience (and the fellow physicians who helped him regain control of his life) to work to help others who are struggling. As of February 11, 2018, Dr. Sina celebrates 7 years in recovery and remains an active participant in 12-step programs. His experience allows him to better understand his patients and their struggles with addiction on a more intimate level.

In his spare time, Dr. Sina enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and scuba diving. Dr. Sina is also a certified general aviation pilot and frequently rents planes to fly leisurely.

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