Riverside Alcohol and Drug Services
Recovery from addiction begins with abstinence from alcohol and drugs, but it doesn't stop there. Recovery includes learning new life skills, and new ways to deal with emotions. The involvement of families and loved ones is an important aspect of recovery. Since 1972, the chemical dependency programs at Riverside have helped thousands of people learn how to live better, more meaningful lives and remain chemical-free.
Riverside, the hospital-based chemical dependency treatment program of the Robert Young Center, offers inpatient and outpatient services for adults as well as outpatient services for adolescents with substance abuse problems. Services include 24-hour emergency treatment and crisis intervention, medical detoxification, DUI assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and aftercare programs. Patients receive individual counseling and participate in group sessions.
Other services include recreational programs, relaxation techniques, positive living instructions and self-help groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Riverside offers a special Relapse Prevention Program, the only one of its kind in the Quad Cities area. This program is designed for people who have successfully completed treatment and have returned to the use of alcohol and or drugs. Riverside is located at Trinity Rock Island. Individuals may be referred by any number of sources, including community programs, family members, or the court.
Riverside Adult Services Continuing Care
Continuing Care, which provides education on relapse prevention, is available for individuals who complete a more intensive outpatient or residential program.
Services are provided in a group format. Group sessions are available at a variety of times to best meet the needs of those in the program. During group sessions, individuals area able to freely explore problems they are experiencing and receive feedback from group members as well as trained professional staff. All groups are led by a certified addiction counselor. Attendance at a minimum of one group session per week is required. A separate Continuing Care group also is available for women who are going through recovery.
Individuals may be recommended to Continuing of Care following a diagnostic evaluation and assessment to determine whether they meet the admission criteria for that program. Those who are referred to Continuing of Care generally have accepted their chemical dependency problem, have maintained abstinence. Individuals who have received treatment elsewhere also may be referred to Riverside for Continuing of Care services.
In addition to the Continuing of Care group sessions, individual and family therapy sessions are available by appointment.
Riverside DUI Services
Early Substance Abuse Treatment Program
The Early Substance Treatment Program is offered to individuals convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). Offenders who meet the Level II treatment standards established by the State of Illinois are eligible.
The Early Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Level II (moderate risk), which meets one hours per week for twelve weeks, and focuses on the consequences of harmful chemical use and the building of skills to avoid the development of an addiction. The Level III program is available through regular Riverside intensive treatment programs. Riverside is licensed to perform DUI evaluations and employs certified DUI evaluators.
Victim Impact Panel
The Victim Impact Panel is a service offered in conjunction with the 14th Judicial Court for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenders. The panel uses individuals who have experienced a loss as a result of a drunk driving incident. These volunteers relate their experiences to the group in an attempt to convince these offenders not to drink and drive.
Individuals convicted of DUI in Illinois are court-ordered to participate in the Victim Impact Panel. Registration is provided by Rock Island County Court Services. Rock Island and Mercer County Court Services receive documentation of all individuals who attend the session. The program is not open to the public. Special Victim Impact Panels are available for the multiple DUI offender and for Spanish speaking participants.
The Victim Impact Panel meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month.
Riverside Adult Services 15-Bed Residential Rehabilitation
The Adult Residential Program provides intensive treatment for chemical dependency in a structured residential setting. Treatment includes a variety of process-orientated and educational groups as well as individual counseling to help a person develop the skills necessary to maintain abstinence.
Attendance in Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous is required. Family participation is strongly recommended, and the program offers a family night for spouses, children and significant others in the patient's life. Individuals may be admitted to the program at any time following a formal evaluation or after being admitted to the Detoxification Unit on an emergency basis.