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Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults

Through our Crossroads Program, Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital provides substance abuse treatment for adults ages 18 and older who face substance abuse issues, poly-substance dependence or dual diagnosis (addiction and co-occurring psychiatric issues). Treatment options include medically supervised detoxification or a full 30-day rehabilitation program.

Treatment plans begin with a thorough psychiatric evaluation and mental health assessment. Each patient gets access to a multidisciplinary treatment team who are specifically trained to help those struggling with addiction. Treatment staff includes a psychiatrist, nursing staff, a licensed mental health therapist, a dietician and a recreational therapist. Case managers will assist each patient with understanding their treatment options, planning for discharge, aftercare needs and working with insurance carriers.

Detox is uncomfortable, and it can be dangerous. Because Rivendell is a hospital, we offer medically assisted detox and treatment. When you come to the hospital, nurses will immediately check your physical status and get you settled in a private detox room. Your physician will prescribe medicines to get you through withdrawal. Nurses will monitor you continuously using the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA) tool. Rivendell is experienced, and your safety is our priority.

Our psychiatrist will continue to see you daily to talk about how your mental health affects your substance abuse. They will prescribe medications, if needed, to help stabilize your thoughts and moods. Research tells us the best way to treat dual diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse) is to treat both at the same time.

Patients often are admitted with medical issues that have been neglected or aggravated by substance abuse. Our internal medicine physician will help to get you back on your maintenance medications and make referrals to specialists if needed.

As you start to feel better after detox, come join the treatment groups and talk with your individual therapist. Therapy helps you develop skills to regulate your emotions and increase your distress tolerance. After all – that’s what this is all about – working toward a healthier life. We can help with that.

We want you to be successful regardless of how long your stay is at Rivendell. You will be encouraged to work the “first step” of recovery programs, find a sponsor and identify and attend a meeting at your home group. Inpatient treatment can be followed by Rivendell’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that meets three times a week. IOP participants are seen by the psychiatrist once a week for continuing medication management.

Case managers will assist with understanding treatment options, discharge planning, aftercare needs and working with your insurance carrier. The case manager will coordinate communication needs with the professionals you rely on at home, with your permission.

Referrals can be made by physicians, therapists, ministers, social service agencies or family members. Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Kentucky and surrounding states. Assessments to determine the best level of care for each patient can be completed at the hospital, or mobile assessments are available by appointment. Please call 270-843-1199 or 800-548-2621 to schedule a confidential assessment or for further information.

Let Us Help

Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Call 270-843-1199 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.