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River Oaks Treatment Center

12012 Boyette Road, Riverview, Florida, 33569

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Servicing the greater Tampa area, River Oaks fully understands that each of our patients is an individual with individual needs. This is why we offer personalized treatment programs as well as a continuum of care with several different levels of treatment including medical detox, inpatient rehab, residential treatment, and more. You can move through different levels of care as you progress in your recovery without having to leave River Oaks. We focus on offering you a customized care plan that ensures your needs are met and you have the best possible shot at long-term recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance use disorders are primarily treated with counseling and behavioral therapies. Therapies are extremely effective for treating addiction. We understand that different people respond better to different types of therapies based on a number of variables, such as time spent in treatment, presence of co-occurring disorders, and the types of drugs abused. As such, we offer a full spectrum of therapies that allow our clients the privilege to receive the best care possible for their needs as well as the opportunity to refocus their lives in the way that is most effective for them. Our facility offers a number of features and amenities that range from massage therapy to art and music therapy—all of which have been found to be effective for individuals recovering from addiction and trauma. In addition, we offer private and semi-private rooms, full beds with pillow-top mattresses, and other perks to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We want to give you all the necessary tools to allow you to relax and focus first and foremost on your recovery. We know just how important it is to remain connected to support when you leave rehab. River Oaks will not leave you searching for support after your treatment is over. Our staff is dedicated to helping you build an appropriate aftercare program before you leave our facility and providing you with the support you will need during your next several months and years in recovery. Your aftercare planning begins the moment you enter treatment. When you leave, you’ll do so with a plan in hand.

Facility Highlights

  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Quiet Areas for Reflection and Meditation
  • Professional Chef and Kitchen Staff
  • Mindfulness Activities - Yoga and Pilates
  • Personal Trainer
  • Individualized Treatment Plans

Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • Family Program
    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness, or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
  • Medical Detoxification
    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
  • Aftercare Support
    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Our facility offers aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by planning and making arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities
  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Jeff Turiczek
    Jeff TuriczekCEO
    Jeff Turiczek has more than 25 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field operating everything from intensive mental health, dual diagnosis, addiction facilities and psychiatric hospitals both acute and residential. As a former executive board member for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, he helped shape behavioral healthcare laws in the state for juveniles caught up in the criminal system. His strengths include creating a strong leadership team culture of care that leads to long term success.
  • Michael J. Murphy
    Michael J. MurphyMedical Director
    With over 20 years of clinical experience in psychiatry, Dr. Michael Murphy, MD, MPH, is a valuable asset to the West Florida community and American Addiction Centers family. Prior to coming to River Oaks in 2018, Dr. Murphy served as the national medical director for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Behavioral Health Services and, over the course of 12 years, held several leadership positions for a number of psychiatric hospitals and medical centers in Tennessee. Dr. Murphy is a renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of major mental illness and substance abuse disorders with extensive experience leading initiatives in patient safety, violence prevention, integrated care, and medical comorbidity. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and author of Blueprints in Psychiatry, a textbook for medical students, the sixth edition of which was published in 2018. Dr. Murphy’s experience also includes servicing on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s Consolidated Department of Psychiatry and as the medical director of the Appleton long-term treatment program at Mclean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts for 8 years. Dr. Murphy’s strong passion for treating trauma, mood disorders, and substance use disorders is exemplified through his clinical care in which he combines sound psychiatric reasoning with a positive relational spirit. As River Oak’s medical director, Dr. Murphy oversees the clinical team ensures each patient receives the high-quality care that they deserve and that will help set them on the path to long-term recovery. Dr. Murphy’s approach is exemplified in Francis Wed Peabody’s quote, “…the secret of the care of the patient is caring for the patient.”
  • Abbas Sina
    Abbas SinaAssociate Medical Director
    “People do recover; you just have to believe in yourself and want it bad enough to do it.” Since 2016, Dr. Abbas Sina has treated those struggling with addiction in the Tampa area and beyond as the associate medical director of River Oaks Treatment Center. Prior to joining the River Oaks family, Sina spent nearly 30 years of his career as an ER doctor specializing in internal medicine. In 2012, Dr. Sina’s career path shifted as he immersed himself in the field of addiction medicine. Having struggled with his own issues with addiction for decades, he was inspired by his own personal experience (and the fellow physicians who helped him regain control of his life) to work to help others who are struggling. As of February 11, 2018, Dr. Sina celebrates 7 years in recovery and remains an active participant in 12-step programs. His experience allows him to better understand his patients and their struggles with addiction on a more intimate level. In his spare time, Dr. Sina enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and scuba diving. Dr. Sina is also a certified general aviation pilot and frequently rents planes to fly leisurely.

Financial Details

  • Financing available
  • https://riveroakstreatment.com/addiction-recovery-tampa/admissions/#vob-form
  • https://riveroakstreatment.com/addiction-recovery-tampa/payment-options/

Rehabs 360 Guide

ABOUT RIVER OAKS.

River Oaks remains open and committed to providing critical addiction treatment during the Coronavirus pandemic. As per the updated CDC guidelines, patients who are vaccinated may not need to quarantine upon admissions. Those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 should bring their vaccination cards to the facility when they enter treatment. COVID-19 testing at River Oaks remains available, and the facility is accepting both vaccinated and unvaccinated patients.

Owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC), River Oaks treatment center provides holistic, evidence-based treatment to individuals struggling with substance use or co-occurring mental health disorders. Set just outside Tampa, Fla., the rehab center supports spiritual, physical, and psychological recovery through AAC’s in-house-developed curriculum, physical activity, meditation, and rest.

Three levels of residential and outpatient care are available at this center, along with medically monitored detoxification is available on-site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Following a physical, psychological, and social assessment, each client begins a plan of treatment which is adjusted as necessary throughout the rehabilitative process to provide the best care. The facility’s website emphasizes the goal of empowering clients in their recovery.

If detox is necessary, the five- to seven-day drug-specific, medically-monitored process is provided in a dedicated section of the residential facilities. During the withdrawal process, therapists also work with clients to address related mood and behavioral health concerns.

The length of stay for residential treatment varies, but 90 days is the typical recommendation. All programs incorporate 12-step concepts with the “Embracing Change: Recovery for Life” workbook-based curriculum, which features an array of information about addiction, reflection exercises, and therapeutic practices. Depending on clinicians’ recommendations, clients may participate in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, or trauma-informed modalities such as eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), and Seeking Safety. Experiential therapies offered include equine, art and music.

In addition to residential care, a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or day program and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) are available. The PHP meets for six to eight hours a day most days of the week and prioritizes helping clients to transition back to life outside of rehab, through sober recreation and building support systems. Similarly, IOP clients meet three to seven days each week, but for just three hour spans. River Oaks staff members also work with each client to develop aftercare plans and can provide referrals to sober living services.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The treatment team includes physicians, nurses, master’s level therapists, licensed social workers, and behavioral health technicians, according to job descriptions accessible through the facility’s website. In Florida, 98.4 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities have continuing education requirements for staff, as of the year 2016.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The River Oaks campus is described on its website as retreat-like. Photographs feature modern, comfortably furnished meeting and bedrooms, a beautiful lawn and gardens with multiple outdoor seating areas, and a basketball court. The staff includes a personal trainer and professional chef who prepares gourmet meals.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Feedback from the 26 alumni submitted to Rehabs.com at the time of this writing was perfectly mixed, with 13 positive reviews and 13 negative reviews.

One of the most frequently referenced points in these reviews is the relative newness of the facility. In a representative comment regarding disorganization, alum T.T. wrote, “This is a new facility. They have not worked out the kinks. There is not enough staff.” Angela noted that the program’s therapy workbooks were not available during her first two weeks in treatment, and Robert wrote, "Very unorganized," adding, "The first three days there I couldn\'t find out hardly any info from staff. After talking with other clients I found out this was the norm rather than the exception." Even Yvonne, in an overall positive review, relayed how the nurses discharged her "with incorrect and missing medication." A second alum complained about her experience with discharge procedures as well, feeling that the staff was "more worried about getting paperwork done for discharge rather than caring about what happened after discharge."

Many of the favorable reviews represented the staff as caring and accommodations as high quality, and nine former clients rated the effectiveness of treatment received four or five stars out of five. One former client referred to the program as "exceptional," another praised facility for being "a professional place" with "great activities to do," and a third was grateful for the "comfortable community." However, two critical reviewers complained of not enough one-on-one access to their therapists, three reported issues with cleanliness, and another three commented that their experience did not match what they expected from marketing materials. Former client complained about the cost and U.D. warned that this facility, "over sells, manipulates, and offends it's clients/patients."

Secondary sites yielded much more positive feedback to date. The facility's Facebook page, which the facility has the ability to manage, showcases a 4.4-star average from 47 users.[2] "Beautiful Facility" and "Sold Groups" are two positive sentiments written by J.J. and shared by most reviewers. "Great client care. This is a phenomenal program with loving staff," former client J.P. wrote in another representative comment.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

All seven reviews submitted to Rehabs.com by loved ones were extremely negative to date. Feedback was in line with alumni comments regarding misleading marketing, overwhelmed staff members, and inadequate treatment for co-occurring conditions. The most widespread complaint was about the facility's connectivity policy and the overall inability to get in contact with their loved ones. The parent of a client expressed frustration at trying to contact her son, only to be "transferred around before (she) got voicemail. No one bothered to call back." Another loved one, Dennise, gave low, one-star ratings to treatment effectiveness, safety, and whether or not the treatment was worth the cost. "My loved one feels like she didn't get any thing at this center but more problems to deal with once she got out I feel the same," Dennise added, in a representative response.

At the time of this writing, family and friends on Google, where the has 3.9 stars from 79 users, were much more pleased with their loved ones' experiences.[1] The staff, the facility upkeep, and the range of activities are all praised. "I am so thankful for this facility. My husband has returned home a different person. Happy and sober. He made friends there that he still keeps in touch with and they support one another," S.S. wrote in a representative response on Google.

FINANCING

River Oaks accepts most private insurance plans and offers self-pay and payment plan options. Find out if your insurance covers some or all treatment costs.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/RiverOaksTreatment/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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River Oaks goes above and beyond for the client. The doctors and therapists care and helped a lot . The food is pretty good and the housekeeping does a good job. The TA’s really push you to attend groups .The yoga instructor Jen really cares. She made hard days easier. The nurses are devoted.

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I've been to a river oaks two times and it was a life saver. I'm for ever grateful because they are a caring business that is all about saving peoples life. The first time I made it a year clean and then relapsed and had to get help, and I was able to make it back and this time I worked on myself more came up with a better aftercare plan instead of going home I stayed in Florida and went into sober living it humble me. Gratitude over attitude was what I needed. My therapist Christine was amazing and puts her heart and soul into her profession. She's taught me a lot also the trainer Jen was amazing! Being in group all day can take a tole on you being able to work out and play basketball helped me a-lot. Being able to take a break and get my mind of things and going to the gym was one of my favorite hobbies. Jen also does massages at the River oaks most companies don't offer that or treatment facilities in t helps get the toxins out of your body when you are detoxing. Jen has the biggest heart I have ever met! I watched her work alone when the facility was packed and she would stay extra hours and always go above and beyond for the clients. She started a prayer group which brought me peace in the mornings. Even if your not into Religion it still helped other clients learn to be humble and help get the day started off right! It put me in the mind set that I'm here to work on myself and get better! It's been over 2 years and life's best I've been promoted with my company ... I started my own LLC on the side as well. I'm grateful for river oaks and the amazing staff. #1 Client Sean R. :)

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River Oaks is an excellent overall choice for treatment. The property is situated on a beautiful campus with a serene walking trail and plenty of green space to enjoy the gorgeous Tampa weather. The residential facilities are furnished with pillow top mattresses and only double room occupancy. You only share a room and bathroom with one other client. Each residence hall has several common areas with large screen TVs. Other amenities include a billiards room, concession area to purchase snacks, dining hall, well equipped gym, tennis courts, basketball courts and athletic field for baseball, kickball, etc. Don't worry about doing your own laundry--the housekeeping staff takes care of that for you so you can focus on your recovery. River Oaks therapists run a wide array of modalities of treatment: individual therapy, group therapies ranging from First Responders to LGBTQ+, wellness, and recreation therapy. Each therapist is professional, caring, and understands how to make the therapies not only relevant for overcoming addictive behavior put impart important life and character development skills that I have yet to receive anywhere else. You have an opportunity to participate in nightly AA, NA, or Dharma Recovery meetings to further connections to a recovery community. Case Management is top notch. My case manager navigated FMLA, Short Term Disability, and coordination of post care treatment. I did not have to worry about handling anything with insurance, work, family, etc. My case manager and therapist routinely kept everyone I needed informed on my progress and handled the mounds of paperwork that accompanied so I could focus on my treatment. One important thing to note---This is YOUR treatment. The staff are there to support you. That said, the team are not mind readers and an important part of treatment is learning how to appropriately access and ask for what you want/need. I found this harsh at first, but everyone wants to see you succeed. Through the treatment of River Oaks, I have effectively been empowered to take control of my life for the first time ever.

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Although most staff care. There is a great deal of inconsistencies. There is a huge lack of communication between therapists, TAs and nursing. The food choices are very limited and the house keepers are very short staffed. My therapist Cami was amazing and a huge help for me. The other stressors make it hard to focus.

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This place helped me with lots of tools and most importantly how not to relapse and how I can keep trying and get better. Had the best therapist Tony Gonzalvez, great yoga teacher Jennifer and many more good people who fit me equipped with lots of Recovey tools. I am a certified peer support specialist and active recovery coach. I work for the hospitals and try to save lives. I couldn’t thank enough Riveroaks for giving me the best foundation
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