Overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction requires structure, support, and education. Those who have tried to overcome an addiction in the past know that without any one of these factors, recovery is nearly impossible.
The Riverbank House offers men seeking to recover from substance abuse or dependence the chance to recover in a structured, supportive environment in which they can learn how best to overcome their destructive behavior and implement positive spiritual and physical changes into their lives. The Riverbank House’s alcohol and substance abuse program is aimed at giving patients the mental tools they need to beat their addictions once and for all.
Challenges with Drug & Alcohol Addiction Recovery
Substance abuse issues are rarely the only problem in an addict’s life. Psychologists suggest that, most often, substance abuse problems are the symptom of a much more deeply-rooted problem such as mental illness, psychological trauma, and other problems. In order to overcome any type of addiction, addicts must first address what is causing them to turn to drugs or alcohol in the first place, which can be very difficult for most patients.
Other challenges with alcohol and drug recovery stem from a lack of structure or support during the actual recovery process. Addicts are known to lie, manipulate, and even break the law in order to satisfy their addictions; and without structure their behavior can get out of hand. Without a support system to encourage the patient during hard times and hold them accountable for their behavior, the likelihood of recovery is slim to none.
What Makes Riverbank House Effective?
Riverbank House Extended Care Recovery Community is founded on two separate programs that govern everyday life on campus as well as treatment programs. Our recovery program adheres strictly to Alcoholics Anonymous’ well known Twelve Step programs in which patients examine each aspect of their addiction in order to recover. We also teach our patients to live according to the Twelve Principles of Buddhism while living in the recovery center in order to more fully help them implement positive changes in their lives and move forward in the right direction. All patients learn to exhibit mutual respect, non-aggressive behavior, accountability, self-reflection, and constructive passion.
Unlike other rehabilitation centers that can appear sterile and cold, The Riverbank House is designed to put patients at ease in a home-like setting, free of distractions and temptations. All Riverbank House amenities are aimed at helping patients pursue healthy interests such as art, reading, physical activity, and more.
- 15 bedrooms
- Wireless internet
- 5 kitchens
- Study and music room
- Living rooms with plasma TVs
- Fully stocked yoga rooms and meditation centers
· Phase I: Foundation
Phase I is also known as our introductory phase. During phase I, patients will receive program orientation and begin setting goals for themselves to reach throughout the program and beyond. They also attend group therapy sessions in which addicts discuss their difficulties and give support to fellow addicts. Phase I includes an introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous steps 1-3 as well as participation in daily yoga and meditation practices.
· Phase II: Implementation
Phase II includes a continuation of many of the programs in Phase I as well as Solo No More activities. Patients receive career planning assistance and are given the opportunity to participate in career planning classes, financial planning classes, and life management classes. Throughout Phase II they will also begin to incorporate AA steps 4-8.
· Phase III: Vigilance
Phase III involves extensive work with recovery coaches to help patients monitor their self-action and make sure they are being held accountable to themselves and their goals. Patients will create more long and short-term goals to guide their progress after rehabilitation and begin working on AA steps 9-12 under close supervisions.
· Phase IV: Transitional Living
Phase IV is crucial for patients to be able to readjust back into regular life after they have completed their treatment. During Phase IV, patients reside in an independent living program in a local recovery support house where they continue to learn about and implement the 12 steps and attend regular meetings with their personal recovery coach.
Men of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to participate in Riverbank House’s Drug an Alcohol Abuse program. If you have any questions about any of our programs, our methodology, insurance or pricing, etc., please feel free to give us a call or email.