A Semi-Annual Publication for the Ridgeview Institute Recovering Professionals Alumni Association
| Volume 1 Issue 1 | June 2, 2006

Inside This Issue

History of R2P2
2  Meet the Treatment Team
3
  Function of the†Aftercare Program

4
  Rules Regarding Use of  Medication
5
  Nurse Advocacy
6  Participantsí Corner
7
  Upcoming Events
8  Subscribe
9  Address Change


In the early days of development (late 1970ís), the program was called the Ridgeview Recovering Professionals Program (RRPP).


Whatís Its History? Why Is It Called R2P2?

In 1977, Ridgeview set the standard for treatment of the impaired health professional. In later years we discovered that professionals in other fields experience similar stress, develop similar coping mechanisms, and often require the same kind of intervention and treatment to bring about recovery. The program expanded in 1987 to include treatment for all professionals with addictive and dual diagnosis disorders. Today, Ridgeview remains a nationally acclaimed treatment provider. Thirty years of experience has deepened our understanding of the complexities of addiction and our ability to successfully treat Recovering Professionals. 

In the early days of development (late 1970ís), the program was called the Ridgeview Recovering Professionals Program (RRPP). As everyone knows, the late 70ís was all about Star Warsô at the theatre and, thus, R2D2.  Since the acronym for our program contained 2 Rís and 2 Pís, it was inevitable that someone would refer to the program as R2P2 for short. Though we now call our treatment program the Recovering Professionals Services, the R2P2 reference has stuck with us.

With such a history, it seemed fitting that we should name our newly developed Recovering Professionals Alumni Newsletter and Webpage the R2P2 News. It is our hope that you will find its contents meaningful and helpful in your continued journey to success in recovery.

Submit information, articles, ideas, and suggestions for this newsletter/resource page to Chad Husted, Director of Business Development at Ridgeview Institute Ė (770) 434-4568, ext 3011 or e-mail: tlopes@ridgeviewinstitute.com