The field of addiction medicine has largely been focused on acute care with treatment occurring in short, intense, episodes of care. Although this model is effective for initiating abstinence, it does not promote sustained behavior changein individuals with substance use disorders.At RiverMend Health, we integrate continuous monitoring into our model of care so that treatment extends well beyond the initial rehabilitation period. We place emphasis on the phase of treatment that occurs after you leave one of our facilities and lasts a lifetime.
We Support You for Life
Once you become a patient at RiverMend Health you are considered a patient for life. Substance abuse is a chronic disease and lifelong recovery requires long-term management. Our treatment has no specific time frame and doesn’t end when the patient leaves our campus. We continue to support our patients long after they’ve completed detox and ourin-patient recovery program.
Drug Testing as a Means of Continued Success
Drug testing is a key component of our continuous monitoring program. Studies have demonstrated that drug testing is a deterrent to drug use and has been used successfully with airline pilots and high school athletes. Drug testing for a recovering addict is similar to glucose testing for a diabetic. Once blood sugar levels are under control, a diabetic continues to monitor blood glucose levels to ensure continued success.
Ongoing Support From Your Personal Coach
The road to recovery is oftentoughest when you re-enter society. A RiverMendHealth recovery coach will continue to work with you as you make the transition to a sober life at home, at work and in your community. You will receive ongoing support through weekly group sessions and alumni events where you can see first hand the success of former addicts, and eventually return to be an inspiration to others. Continued moral and community support is key to long-term health.
Recovery is More Than Abstinence
At RiverMend Health we believe recovery is more than just abstaining from an addiction, it is also about leading a healthy, productive life. It is our goal to assist you in building and maintaining strongrelationships, improving communication skillsand setting healthy boundaries. Recovery means becoming the person you’ve always wanted to be, and it is this developmental process that continues well beyond initial treatment.
Call (877) 879-3312 to Begin Your Recovery Today
If you or a family member is suffering from alcohol and drug dependency, dual disorders, eating disorders, obesity and/or chronic pain, please call the RiverMend Health expert medical management team today at (877) 879-3312 to discuss your unique situation. We can assist you in evaluating your circumstances and develop a plan to begin your recovery immediately at one of our many nationwide addiction treat and recovery centers and programs.