Levels of Care
At River Oaks Treatment Facility, we offer a continuum of care for our clients, which provides an easy transition for individuals moving from one level of treatment to another. Clients at our facility may move between the levels of care while in one, continuous treatment stay.
Our Care Continuum
Every individual is unique, and we factor your unique needs into your treatment recommendations. Care begins with a full history and physical assessment within the first 24 hours of your arrival at our facility and a psychiatric assessment within the first 48 hours of your arrival. After these assessments are finished, an appropriate level of care will be determined but, as previously stated, this may change as you progress through treatment.
At River Oaks, our first priority is ensuring the safety of each client. Medical detox is often a patient’s first level of care and the most medically intensive. Following our initial medical and psychological evaluation, if our clinical team determines that a patient has a clinical need for medical detox, we provide a safe, 24/7, medically managed detox environment.
Taking the client’s withdrawal symptoms into consideration, we closely monitor the client throughout the detox process, which lasts approximately five to seven days.
At River Oaks, we have access to EarlySense technology, which is used when appropriate. EarlySense allows our medical staff to obtain an ongoing and constant assessment of certain vital signs and other criteria to ensure client safety. The sensor is placed under the patient’s bed and will alert staff to any changes that require medical intervention.
Inpatient rehab is a step down from medical detox but still requires daily physician visits. This may be an appropriate treatment option for individuals who are dealing with acute or chronic issues in need of 24-hour observation.
Residential, or live-in, treatment is the perfect option for someone who has already undergone detox (perhaps in a hospital prior to receiving treatment at River Oaks). These individuals may still need 24-hour supervision or are not ready for one of our milder care options, so they stay in hotel-like rooms on-site every night and attend a structured program of classes and sessions every day in a sober environment.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), sometimes called day treatment, are a perfect transitional option for individuals who are getting ready to live away from a 24-hour facility. Treatment focuses on therapy and skill-building to help individuals prepare for life in recovery outside a facility. The PHP schedule at River Oaks consists of 6 hours of treatment, 5 days a week. Many of the same treatment options are still available, including therapy and 12-step groups.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Our intensive outpatient programs include scheduled treatment sessions for at least 3 hours a day, 3 days a week. This is a great transitional step between residential treatment and living in recovery outside a treatment facility. Psychotherapy groups and 12-step meetings are both available on-site. Medical providers are also on staff to provide care as needed.
Sober living facilities exist all over the country, and American Addiction Centers (AAC) offer many similar programs in its treatment facility groups. Sober living facilities offer individuals a chance to live in a residential setting, pay rent, work, and cooperate with other residents to take care of their home together. At these facilities, 12-step groups are usually a large part of sober living, and residents may attend them several days a week. This is often the last transitional step an individual takes before living on their own in recovery.