Do I need to be referred by a professional?
There is no need for a referral. You can call one of our admissions counsellors directly to talk about how we can help you find freedom from addiction and begin your new life of recovery.
Does my insurance cover something like this?
We work with a variety of PPO insurance plans to assist in the payment for the services you receive. Your admissions counselor will verify your insurance benefits and walk you through the process from start to finish.
Do I have to use my insurance to pay for this?
No, you are welcome to private pay for your stay with us at Riverside Recovery of Tampa. Reach out to one of our admissions counselors for more information.
What does a typical day look like at Riverside Recovery of Tampa?
You will find a patient schedule rich with activities that promote recovery and nourish mind, body, spirit. You’ll start your day with a guided meditation and exercise, followed by therapeutic groups, concluded by a 12-step meeting and a wrap up of your accomplished goals for the day.
Will my family or loved ones be able to visit?
For the first 7 days, you will be on a “no contact” period. This will allow you to have some time to settle in, and establish relationships with the team members who will be treating you. While you will be allowed to contact those on your approved phone list, you will not be able to visit in person for the first 7 days. Your approved phone list will also serve as your approved visitor list.
What kind of clothing should I bring and how much?
A good rule of thumb is to bring about 7 days’ worth of clothes. You will be able to do your laundry while at RRT. In fact, you will have an assigned day. Also, bring a one piece bathing suit as there are water activities such as a pool and even a river.
Am I allowed to smoke while I am in treatment?
Yes. You may smoke cigarettes, limited style e-cigarettes in designated smoking areas and at designated smoking times.
How often will I see my therapist?
You will connect with your primary therapist once a week for individual sessions and family sessions. You’ll also receive dedicated care by master’s level clinicians during your group sessions.
Do you follow the 12 steps at Riverside Recovery?
We believe in individualised treatment for each patient. We will offer a variety of fellowships in which you can get involved such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery, or Celebrate Recovery. It’s important to develop a new network of healthy and supportive friends in recovery.
Is Riverside Recovery abstinence-based?
Yes. While we will use a variety of medication-assisted therapies to help you with detoxification, our goal is to get you substance-free before you complete your stay with us.
What evidenced-based practices will you use?
We will use a variety of evidenced based behavioural therapies including, 12-step facilitation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Based Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interventions, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention, Experiential Therapy, Family-Based Methods (Gottman Method, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Attachment Theory) and Trauma (EMDR and Psychodrama).
What amenities do you have at Riverside Recovery?
You’ll enjoy a ½ court basketball gym, an exercise room with weight machines, ellipticals, and treadmills, fire pit areas, a dock (coming in September of 2017) where we will have kayaks and fishing, a swimming pool (coming September 2017).
Should I bring my own medications?
You may bring your inhalers, C-paps, nebuliser, Accu-check machines and apparatuses such as these. However, please do not bring in any prescription medications for use. Bring your list of prescription medications so that the physician can review and order your medications. These will be filled inside the facility.