To truly treat and overcome addiction, you need expert medical management-physicians who hold credentials in Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry. At RiverMend Health, our clinical teams are specifically trained to provide comprehensive care and disease management, including evaluation, diagnosis, detoxification, treatment of comorbid medical conditions, medication management and patient education and support.
At RiverMend Health, specially trained behavioral health counselors and nurses provide an array of therapeutic modalities, including group, family and individual counseling, patient and family education and recovery coaching. Addiction centered counseling enables patients to build skills to resist drug use, replace drug-using activities with constructive and rewarding non-drug using activities, improve problem-solving abilities and restore interpersonal relationships.
Substance abuse is a "family" disease that rips apart the lives of everyone who loves and cares for the addict. Not only does the patient need help, so does each and every family member. At RiverMend Health, professional therapists and counselors help family members better understand the disease of addiction. In a supportive, therapeutic environment you’ll learn to rebuild the trust that was broken from years of substance abuse addiction.
Increasingly recognized as an effective way to improve mental and physical health, mindfulness is also an important component of addiction recovery and maintenance. For those suffering from addiction, RiverMend Health teaches mindfulness as a component of our comprehensive, multidisciplinary addiction treatment which helps foster an increased level of awareness for events and circumstances that may trigger destructive choices and relapse.
Long term care and support is not an afterthought. At RiverMend Health, recovery planning is initiated during addiction treatment and encourages direct, consistent support with consideration for your personal life circumstances. RiverMend Health can help build and provide a support network that may include family members, friends, employers, health care professionals and legal advisors.
Forming healthy connections with others in recovery and with one’s mind, body and spirit is recognized as evidence-based treatment. Doing so addresses the emotional wounds, anger, shame and resentment associated with addictive disease that just taking a medicine cannot. Participation in 12 Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and faith-based recovery programs are associated with higher rates of success, improved quality of life and longer periods of sustained abstinence.
Relapses occur frequently because typical addiction treatment is episodic, acute and crisis-driven. At RiverMend Health,we recognize substance abuse as a chronic disease and requiring long-term management. Our addiction treatment programs don’t end when a patient leaves a RiverMend Health campus. We continue to support our patients long after they’ve completed detox and our in-patient recovery program.