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  Participants’ Corner
7
  Upcoming Events
8  Subscribe
9  Address Change


The Ridgeview Recovering Professionals Aftercare Program serves as a monitoring and advocacy component to our treatment program.


Function of the Aftercare Program

The Ridgeview Recovering Professionals Aftercare Program serves as a monitoring and advocacy component to our treatment program.

The monitoring aspect of our program serves participants with the support of a profession driven support group, small weekly therapy group experience, and random drug screens. These services provide support in achieving long-term recovery allowing participants to practice their profession safely and competently. Generally, relapse behavior is indicated by non-compliance in various areas of our program. We assist in identifying these behaviors in their early stages to prevent further losses for our patients and the public they serve, due to active addiction or under treated psychiatric illness.

The advocacy component of our program delivers compliance information to Professional Regulatory Boards for our patients who may be facing disciplinary action due to their impairment. Our services may offer an alternative and serve to ameliorate severe disciplinary action by regulatory boards.

The aftercare program is governed by the Ridgeview Recovering Professionals Committee (fondly called R2P2) whose composition includes the Program Director, Day Hospital Program Manager, Aftercare Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator, treatment staff, attending physicians, administrative assistant and facilitators of profession driven groups. This committee consults on issues related to non-compliance of program participants necessitating recommendations or actions, program participant requests, updates on regulatory board climates, trends in treatment of Recovering Professionals and other relevant information.

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