Compassionate Alternative Recovery for Empowerment (CARE) Program

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CARE Program Overview

For those who may not respond well to traditional therapies, River Oaks offers the CARE Program—an alternative recovery track to help patients better navigate their emotions and interactions with others.

Who CARE Treats

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Our alternative rehab program is designed specifically for those with mental health diagnoses such as mood disorders that may exhibit behaviors that look unpredictable, angry, or self-sabotaging. We welcome those who may have experienced multiple treatment failures.

The CARE Program treatment track is ideal for patients who have mental health issues such as:

  • Trouble with emotional highs and lows.
  • History of traumatic loss.
  • Interpersonal conflicts.
  • Thoughts and behaviors that lead to emotional turmoil.

What Our CARE Program Offers

Patient in behavioral therapy and individual counseling for drug and alcohol addiction

In addition to the comprehensive substance use treatment programming at River Oaks, the CARE Program treatment track offers:

  • Group sessions.
  • Individual training sessions that focus on identifying emotional needs, understanding personal vulnerabilities, planning, skills coaching, and implementing change as part of a planned course of treatment.
  • Supplemental treatment services.

The CARE program at River Oaks is helmed by Ian Barker. With a focus on mindfulness and the utilization of DBT and RO-DBT techniques, Ian has been helping people in our community for over a decade.

As with all our patients at River Oaks, our CARE patients have the expertise of our board-certified psychiatrist, addictionologist, team of registered nurses, and licensed therapists on-site daily to ensure they are receiving the best care to meet their individual psychiatric needs.

Evidence-Based Therapies

Licensed, experienced clinicians employ several behavioral therapies shown to be effective in the treatment of substance use disorders. Emotion dysregulation plays an important role in the development and treatment of substance use disorders.

The CARE Program utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training and focuses on adding skills to use in real-time to better navigate emotions and interactions with others. Patients learn to change that which they can and accept things that they cannot change.

Why Choose CARE at River Oaks?

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At River Oaks, we offer a complete continuum of care, from detox to inpatient programming, outpatient programming, and telehealth services.

With our CARE Program, patients will start the path to emotional healing. Patients will learn new skills to reduce their suffering using:

  • Mindfulness.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills.
  • Emotion regulation skills.
  • Distress tolerance skills.
  • “Accept” skills.
  • “Change” skills.

In addition to effective treatment, River Oaks Treatment Center boasts several amenities, including:

  • Nutritionally balanced meals.
  • Concierge services.
  • Mindfulness spaces.
  • Fitness center.
  • Indoor and outdoor recreation areas.

Our upscale facility is located on 26 acres in beautiful Riverview, Florida, near Tampa.

Find Out More About Our CARE Program

River Oaks admissions team

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance use disorder and may not have found success with traditional addiction treatment programs, the CARE Program at River Oaks could be a good fit.

To learn more about the CARE Program, our drug rehab near Tampa, FL, and how to start treatment, call a compassionate admissions navigator today at .

Our team is available 24/7 to answer your questions about specialized treatment tracks, levels of addiction treatment offered, and rehab payment options.

River Oaks is in-network with most major insurance providers and our admissions navigators can help you verify your insurance coverage for rehab.

You can also complete our confidential online form to quickly and securely . Reach out for help today and get the recovery support you deserve.

Compassionate Treatment Solutions

Our CARE Program is designed for those who may have struggled with traditional treatment in the past. Find healing and understanding at River Oaks.
  • Learn to Better Navigate Emotions

    Emotion regulation plays a significant role in recovery, and the CARE Program at River Oaks focuses on treatment that addresses this.

  • Receive Whole Person Treatment

    At River Oaks, we treat co-occurring disorders and understand that substance use and mental health disorders affect one another.

  • Expert Care On-Site

    The clinical team at River Oaks has years of experience in the addiction and mental health industry. Our team of caring, licensed clinicians works with patients to support their long-term recovery.

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