Adult Addiction Services
Safe Drug Use for the Recoverying Addict or Alcoholic
Because addiction is chronic, it does not get better on its own. It will keep happening until the addict not only stops using the substance, but re-learns how to live.
Because addiction is progressive, it gets worse over time. Most often, by the time the person finally seeks treatment, he or she is addicted to more than one substance or behavior.
Because addiction is a primary illness, if left untreated it continues to impact all aspects of one’s life: physical, emotional and spiritual.
Ridgeview treats the addiction itself, the individual addicted person, and the person’s family.
For someone with an addiction, withdrawal can be difficult. A person admitted for detoxification may need inpatient treatment care, with round-the-clock medical supervision; or may require partial hospitalization or day treatment.
All of the therapies — available on an inpatient, partial, or intensive outpatient basis, depending on the patient’s needs — work together to treat the disease of addiction and to cultivate strategies that can lead to a manageable, addiction-free life. The treatment team helps patients address issues related to their addiction, manage cravings, learn tools for recovery, and develop healthier relationships with others.
Based upon clinical recommendations, patients in the partial hospitalization program may return home each night or may live in the Recovery Residence on the Ridgeview campus. Those participating in the intensive outpatient program are often able to continue their participation in work or school while in treatment.
This track is designed for patients who have a psychiatric disorder co-occurring with an addiction. Ridgeview provides treatment and tools for the patient to work toward recovery from addiction, as well as to manage the psychiatric illness.
Some patients, despite previous treatment, are unable to maintain recovery. For these people we have a special track, combining experiential group therapy, education about relapse warning signs, prevention planning, and 12-step recovery programs. Patients take a deeper look
at the underlying causes of their addiction: emotional problems, family-of-origin issues, anger, shame, and low self-esteem.
- group therapy
- 12-step recovery programs
- family therapy
- experiential psychotherapy
- significant others support group
- four-day Family Workshop
- medication management of affective disorders, as needed
- physical and medical evaluation
- alumni program
- relapse management
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Partial Hospitalization & Recovery Residence
Referral & Admissions
For more information on our Adult Addiction programs, admission,
or referral to a therapist or physician, call the Ridgeview Access Center,
(770) 434-4567 or 1 (800) 329-9775. Our counseling staff are available
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Ridgeview offers free assessment and referral services. For more
information, call (770) 434-4567 or 1(800) 329-9775. Counseling staff
are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Most insurance plans cover all or part
of the cost of Ridgeview's treatment programs. Our Patient Accounts
staff will help with financial arrangements for any cost not covered by
Support Groups Offered
Ridgeview offers a variety of free, open support groups related to
addiction. For a complete listing, follow this link to our
Support Group Page.