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Riverside Drug And Alcohol Services

2701 17th Street, Rock Island, Illinois, 61201
Riverside Alcohol and Drug Services of the Robert Young Center provide hospital-based substance abuse treatment, including emergency intervention and detoxification, as well as residential and outpatient services for adults and outpatient treatment for adolescents. Riverside treatment programs include individual and group counseling, 12-Step meetings, relapse prevention and continuing care.

Facility Highlights

  • Family Counseling
  • Teaching Everyday Living Skills
  • Stress Management


  • Outpatient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Hospital

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Riverside Alcohol and Drug Services is a hospital-based chemical dependency program of the Robert Young Center (RYC), a community mental health center serving the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa. Located in Rock Island, Ill., Riverside offers 24/7 crisis intervention services, medical detox, and inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for individuals struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions.

A 2017 SAMHSA survey indicates that 3.8 percent of facilities in Illinois offer hospital inpatient treatment and 3.6 percent offer detox in a hospital setting. Additionally, Riverside is one of 168 (26.5 percent) treatment facilities in Illinois to offer a program specifically tailored to adolescents.

RYC is part of the Trinity network, which operates four full-service hospitals in Rock Island and Moline, Illinois, and Bettendorf and Muscatine, Iowa. Trinity is an affiliate of UnityPoint Health, a large integrated health system with numerous locations in the Quad Cities and throughout Iowa.


In all three treatment tracks—residential, outpatient, and detox—clients participate in individual and group counseling, as well as education about addiction, rehabilitation, and relapse prevention According to the center’s website, residential care at Riverside involves 12-step participation and strongly encourages family participation.

Outpatient tracks include both intensive and non-intensive programs. Riverside is also one of 336 (53.1 percent) of treatment facilities in Illinois to offer a program specifically tailored to DUI clients.

Additionally, there is a program for continuing care, which includes group sessions led by a certified addiction counselor. To participate, alumni must commit to attending at least one group session per week. Additional individual and family sessions are available by appointment for the continuing care program.


According to the RYC's website, the treatment team includes registered nurses, certified addiction counselors, psychiatrists, and other behavioral health staff. To date, the five individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the facility's staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 4/5


According to RYC’s website, the residential facility has 15 beds. Though no further information regarding accommodations and amenities is provided, the five individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com gave mostly positive ratings to all relevant metrics, such as cleanliness, meals and nutrition, and exercise and leisure options.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4/5
Exercise and Leisure Offerings: 3.8/5


The nine alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date provided mostly positive feedback for the facility. Alumni tended to appreciate the amount of family participation, though were more critical of the facility's counseling options and holistic treatment offerings. One anonymous alum gave five-stars for the facility's ability to treat co-occurring disorders and wrote: "Psychiatrist was nice. It was a brief treatment."

Offering a four-star rating for the facility's staff experience and five stars for the likelihood they'd recommend the facility, N.M added: "The staff and counselors at riverside helped me back on my feet and gave me the tools that I needed to feel a part of society again and helped me love myself once again.”


The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date both gave the facility highly positive reviews and four- or five-star ratings for nearly all 15 metrics evaluated, including staff experience, counseling options, treatment of co-occurring disorders, connectivity, and family participation. Neither could name any weaknesses of the facility. One anonymous loved one wrote in a representative review “Great experience there. Amazing staff,” while the other praised the center's “kindness, confidence resources.”


According to the center’s website, Robert Young Center accepts many forms of insurance. UnityPoint Health's website indicates that financial assistance for the uninsured and underinsured is available. To date, the five individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the facility's cost.

Affordability: 4.6/5

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