Top 10 Reasons to Choose Us for Treatment
If you or your loved one has made the difficult decision to enter treatment, the next step—deciding where to go—is often overwhelming. There are a lot of facilities out there offering a range of treatments. How are you supposed to know which is going to be the best fit for you?
There’s a good chance River Oaks Treatment Center in Tampa Bay, Florida has what you’re looking for. To learn more about why this might be the perfect fit for you, read on.
1. Quality Clinical Program Located in Central Florida
You can count on a qualified, experienced team of compassionate professionals to handle your treatment at River Oaks. In addition to our highly-qualified Addictionologist and Psychiatrist-led medical providers, we boast a high-quality clinical staff made up of master’s-level licensed or license-eligible therapists.
Our clinical team includes our nationally certified Clinical Director, as well as clinicians trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and motivational interviewing (MI). We also utilize the Biosound Therapy System to assist with self-regulation and mindfulness with the goal of treating all clients’ emotional and mental health needs.
Our program is based on the 8 dimensions of wellness, and the Embracing Change: Recovery for Life dual diagnosis curriculum designed specifically for individuals receiving treatment with American Addiction Centers, our parent company.
2. Dedicated Treatment for First Responders
We offer specialized treatment focused on the care of first responders struggling with addiction. The program includes designated group therapy sessions with a master’s-level licensed therapist who is a grief and loss specialist to work through sensitive issues that first responders share.
3. Designated Program for LGBT Community
LGBT clients receiving treatment with us work with a designated clinician for group therapy to address issues specific to the LGBTQ community. The same therapist provides oversight and training for all our staff to ensure we meet the cultural competencies paramount to making LGBT clients feel like they have a new place to start, in a place that truly understands who they are.
4. Accomplished Medical Director
River Oaks’ Medical Director, Dr. Michael Murphy, is a nationally recognized expert in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of dual diagnosis clients. Educated and trained at Harvard University, Dr. Murphy is a published author who has written textbooks to teach future generations of psychiatrists.
He oversees a full team of Psychiatrists, an Addictionologist, and Advanced Nurse Practitioners to ensure all clients receive the proper diagnoses and medical care to meet their individualized needs.
5. Caring, Experienced Nursing Team
Our nursing staff consists of registered and licensed practical nurses with years of substance abuse and mental health experience and training.
During medical detox and residential treatment, our nursing team provides 24/7 medical oversight to our clients to ensure safety and comfort during the entire process. For added client safety, we also utilize EarlySense technology for detox, a vitals-monitoring system that provides continuous monitoring of key vitals indicators and immediate alerts to nursing staff for any issues that arise.
6. Well-appointed and Comfortable Treatment Campus
In addition to our year-round temperate weather, the 26-acre wooded property River Oaks Treatment Center sits on is beautifully manicured with flowing fountains, serenity paths through mossy oaks, and numerous paved walking areas throughout the campus just outside historic Tampa Bay.
Our outdoor amenities include tennis courts, basketball courts, a softball field, and acres of maintained lawn. The resident living and treatment space is designed with modern accommodations for resident comfort and wellbeing.
Our Executive Chef and his culinary team provide restaurant quality food in a café bistro setting. Ultimately the goal is to provide a conducive atmosphere of peace and serenity that allows the residents to focus solely on their own course of treatment.
It is our belief that in this quiet, safe sanctuary, true healing can begin.
7. Family Program
Family support is incredibly important to a person’s recovery. To make sure we are doing everything we can to support our clients, we make a concerted effort to bring the family into the treatment process. Our licensed marriage and family therapist coordinates a family program engaging clients and their families to provide education on family systems and the overall impact addiction has on the family.
We host 2-day family program every other weekend for family members to engage fully in the recovery process with education and support.
8. Full Continuum of Care Services to Meet Your Individual Needs
At River Oaks, we provide a full continuum of dual diagnosis treatment to meet a very real and growing need: the need for quality, comprehensive care for those struggling with addiction/mental health disorders.
At the very forefront, we provide a medical detox and stabilization program followed by a strong residential treatment component.
We also provide day/night partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programming (IOP) including the ability to live in our licensed supportive housing program. And for those locally, we offer both community PHP and IOP services. These services are scheduled to meet your individual needs.
Community PHP available Sunday through Saturday from 8:30am-4:30pm
Community IOP available 6 days per week (Sunday through Friday for males; and Monday through Saturday for females) from 8:30am – 11:30am.
9. Accredited Program You Can Trust
Choosing the right treatment option is critical to your success. River Oaks is a program you can choose with confidence. Our program is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission, the gold-standard in healthcare accreditation.
10. Insurance Accepted and Flexible Payment Plan Options
We know that treatment saves lives, and we want to make treatment as accessible as possible. River Oaks works with most out-of-network insurance policies, and our business office will work with you to ensure that finances are not a barrier to you receiving the best care possible.
At River Oaks, we know that working with insurance can be overwhelming when you simply want to get help now; that’s why we jump through the hoops for you to get you the kind of care you need. We will work with your insurance to get you the longest treatment stay possible. We have a proven track record of working to get the best outcomes with insurance, and we boast a longer-than-average length of stay compared to other Florida rehab facilities.
Knowing we’ll work with you and your insurance company to get you into treatment for as long as you need (be it 7 days, 30 days, or even longer), you can feel comfortable knowing you’ll have stability, support, and a safe, sober environment as you begin the journey out of active addiction and into recovery.
Get the Help You Need Now
We believe River Oaks Treatment Center has what you or your loved one needs to be your choice for substance use treatment. To hear more about our programs, treatments, and Florida rehab facilities, give us a call at .
We wouldn’t be as effective — 63% of our patients maintain sobriety at the 12 month mark — without the active and ongoing participation in our treatment, recovery, and alumni community from you and former patients just like you. Everyone contributes their experience and sometimes our clients even go on to work at River Oaks or in other jobs in the addiction treatment industry. We are advocates of those in addiction coming together as a community. You make that possible.
We believe in you, and we are here to help you and your family find new joy in recovery.
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