Initial Needs Asessment

A comprehensive evaluation of the client’s use of alcohol and other drugs. The face-to-face interview takes approximately two hours. Collateral information from concerned persons and other health care professionals is collected and then the evaluating counselor determines whether treatment services are recommended. Assessments are conducted within three business days of request. Available in Burnsville Monday through Friday, and in Minnetonka Monday through Thursday.


 

Extended Evaluation

Clients attend eighteen hours of customized outpatient treatment including; group, educational lectures, individual therapy, and family sessions. This program is designed for those individuals who do not clearly meet criteria for a diagnosis of chemical dependency, but who have demonstrated evidence of problems with alcohol or other drugs. At the end of the two-week period, each client is given recommendations for ongoing care as deemed appropriate.


 

Day Outpatient Program

River Ridge utilizes a wide variety of educational and therapeutic techniques in this abstinence-based program. Clients are guided through basic recovery principles by a diverse staff of licensed professional counselors. They are provided a comprehensive set of cognitive and behavioral skills designed to establish a foundation for long-term recovery. Group sessions, scheduled three times per week, are augmented by lectures, individual counseling sessions, and family conferences. Each client works with their counselor to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs, strengths, and abilities. Typical program duration is a total of fifty-four hours over a six-week period. Most clients who complete this primary treatment program are recommended to attend twelve weeks of Recovery Maintenance groups. The Day Outpatient Programs in Burnsville are gender specific. The men’s group meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 – noon. The women’s group also meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:30-12:30. In Minnetonka the men's program is meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30-12:30. In Minnetonka, women's day services are customized to meet her unique needs.

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Woman's Recovery Program

River Ridge recognizes the special needs of women in early recovery. We offer a unique and innovative program to meet those needs based on the research of Dr. Stephanie Covington. The “Helping Women Recover” program offers basic drug and alcohol education, gender specific cognitive skills training, relapse prevention strategies, and long-term sobriety maintenance planning. The program utilizes lectures, group sessions, individual sessions, family involvement, case management, and referrals to other health care and social services. Three-hour group sessions meet twice per week for a period of twelve weeks.

All groups are co-facilitated by two licensed clinicians with experience in addressing women’s issues. Participants then step down to a customized Recovery Maintenance Program for an additional twelve weeks. The Covington curriculum has proven effective with women involved in the criminal justice system, recidivist clients, women who have trauma histories, and women with co-occurring mental health disorders. The Women’s Recovery Program in Burnsville meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 and on Saturday morning from 9:00-noon. In Minnetonka the groups meet on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00.


 

A Women's Way Residential Treatment

A gender-responsive and trauma-informed residential treatment
program for chemically dependent adult women. The eight-bed facility is located in a private residence, adjacent to a picturesque park, a lake and numerous walking paths. It is a place where women can begin to heal physically and emotionally from the
disease of addiction. Our program offers a safe, structured and supportive environment; developed and staffed by women, for women.

A Woman's Way is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and by the Minnesota Department of Health. Most major insurance plans, as well as County funding, are accepted.

Our program is based on the research and proven therapeutic techniques of Dr. Stephanie Covington, a pioneer in the field of addiction, trauma and women's psychosocial development.

Our primary goals are to assist each woman in:
* Enhancing personal motivation for long-term recovery.
*Identifying individual strengths and abilities.
*Developing new relational and coping skills.
* Building a support system within her family and her community.

Program Philosophy Program Components Services include:
• Chemical Health Education
• Nutritional Support & Education
• Group Therapy Sessions
• Individual Counseling Sessions
• Family Programming
• Medical Care
• Trauma Support
• Spiritual Guidance
• Stress Management
• Relational Healing
• Relapse Prevention Planning
• 12 Step Meeting Participation
• Meditation & Yoga
• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
• Mental Health Evaluation
• Medication Management
• Mental Health Counseling
• Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

A Woman's Way provides intensive and comprehensive treatment services in an intimate environment. Each resident receives personal attention and support as she becomes a member of a healing community of women. The facility is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The staff at A Woman's Way is organized as an integrated, multi-disciplinary team. Daily case consultation ensures that each resident's care is carefully coordinated to address her unique needs.


  Men's Recovery Program

River Ridge has developed a groundbreaking program for addressing the unique challenges that men face in early recovery. Utilizing a new curriculum developed by Dr. Stephanie Covington, Dan Griffin, and Rick Dauer, the “Helping Men Recover” program looks at addiction and recovery through the lens of masculine experience. HMR is structured as a gradual step-down program. During the first phase, groups meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00-9:00 for a period of six weeks. The second phase groups meet on Monday and Friday, 6:00-9:00, for three weeks. The third phase groups meet on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 for twelve weeks. Groups are augmented by individual counseling sessions, concerned person conferences, and bi-weekly educational lectures. Participants receive basic alcohol and drug education, and also learn sober living skills and relapse prevention strategies. The Men’s Recovery Program has proven effective with men of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and socio-economic status. Men with histories of criminal behavior, multiple treatment episodes, co-occurring mental health disorders, or trauma histories have especially benefitted from participation. This program is currently only offered at the Burnsville location.


 

Men's Evening Outpatient Program
 
This program, offered at the Minnetonka location, is grounded in traditional 12 Step recovery principles.  Clients participate in group therapy sessions, educational lectures, family conferences, and individual sessions. They are provided a wide range of cognitive and behavioral skills designed to promote long-term abstinence. Each client works closely with his counselor to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses his unique needs, strengths, and abilities. Clients attend groups on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00-9:00 for approximately six weeks. This is followed by twelve weeks of Recovery Maintenance Programming that meets one evening per week from 6:00-8:00.


 


 

Glen Creek Lodge Residential Treatment

A gender-responsive and trauma-informed residential treatment
 Program for adult men with co-occurring disorders. The facility is located in a private residence, adjacent to a picturesque park, a lake and numerous walking paths. It is a place where men can begin to heal physically and emotionally. Our program offers a safe, structured and supportive environment, developed and staffed by men, for men. Glen Creek Lodge is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and by the Minnesota Department of Health. Most major insurance plans, as well as State funding are accepted.

Our primary goals are to assist each man in:

*Maintaining abstinence from mood altering chemicals.

*Enhancing personal motivation for long-term recovery.

*Identifying individual strengths and abilities.

*Developing new relational and coping skills.

*Building a support system within is family and his community.

*Trauma education, therapy & support.

Program Philosophy, Program Components and Services Include:

•12 Step Meeting participation
•Chemical Health Education
•Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
•Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
•Family Programming
•Group Support & Education
•Group Therapy Sessions
•Individual Counseling Sessions
•Medical Care
•Mental Health Counseling
•Medication Management
•Meditation & Yoga
•Psychiatric Services
•Relational Healing
•Relapse Prevention Planning
•Spiritual Guidance
•Stress Management
•Trauma Support

 

Co-occurring disorders (substance abuse/dependency and mental illness) are chronic diseases that affect the whole person; mind, body and spirit. Abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals and stable mental health are the foundation for building a new, healthy and rewarding lifestyle. Our program is based on the research and evidence - based therapeutic techniques of Dr. Stephanie Covington, a pioneer in the field of addiction, trauma and gender specific psychosocial development.

Glen Creek Lodge provides intensive and comprehensive treatment services in an intimate environment. Each resident receives personal attention and support as he becomes a member of a healing community of men. The facility is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Relapse Prevention Programs

Chemical dependency is a chronic disease and relapse is an unfortunate reality for some individuals. River Ridge provides customized relapse programming that begins with a thorough assessment of factors that that may be barriers to long-term, continuous sobriety. A treatment plan is developed that includes group sessions, educational lectures, individual sessions, and family conferences. Clients learn about triggers and warning signs, stress prevention, and the importance of developing a sober support system. They are exposed to a wide variety of skills that will help them cope with both internal and external high-risk situations. The intensity and duration of programming is based on individual need, however the typical Relapse Prevention Program ranges from twenty-four to forty-eight hours.



 

Recovery Maintenence Programs

Clients completing a primary treatment program are usually recommended to continue with less intensive programming that assists them in making the transition to community-based support. This level of care is sometimes referred to as “aftercare” or “continuing care”. River Ridge offers day and evening programming at both the Burnsville and Minnetonka locations. These programs generally include one two-hour group session per week for a period of twelve weeks. Individual counseling sessions are scheduled based on client need.


 

Beyond Trauma Program

Research clearly indicates that abuse, violence, and trauma are realities in the lives of many chemically dependent women. Unresolved trauma can be a primary cause of relapse for women in all stages of recovery. This program, created by Dr. Stephanie Covington, is a strength-based approach that empowers women through increased awareness and skill development. Participants attend a two-hour group session each week for a period of eleven weeks. This is a closed group with regularly scheduled start dates. This program is generally recommended as part of a more comprehensive treatment experience, coupled with additional program services. However, it can be utilized as a stand-alone relapse prevention program..


 

Family Programs

River Ridge offers services for concerned persons at both the Burnsville and Minnetonka locations. Substance abuse affects spouses, partners, parents, children, siblings, friends, and co-workers. The prospects for long-term recovery are greatly enhanced when family members and other concerned persons become involved in the treatment process. Bi-weekly lectures are offered during morning and evening hours. These lectures cover: The Brain Chemistry of Addiction,

The Impact of Chronic Illness on Family Systems, and Stress Management & Relapse Prevention. Family/concerned person conferences are scheduled based on individual need. Ongoing couples counseling is available. Co-joint therapy groups are offered at the Burnsville location on Saturdays from 2:30-4:00, and in Minnetonka from 11:00-12:30. All of these  services are open to all River Ridge clients and their families.

 


 

Introductory DBT Skills Group

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy has proven effective in helping individuals who experience chronic and acute emotional distress. River Ridge offers a six-session curriculum that introduces clients to the core principles of DBT such as mindfulness and emotional regulation. This group is currently available only at the Burnsville location and only for women. Groups meet for two hours, one time per week. Referral to a more comprehensive DBT program is arranged if deemed necessary.


 

Mental Health Services

Many clients suffer from a co-occurring mental health disorder that must be addressed if they are to be successful in recovery from substance abuse. River Ridge has licensed therapists, a psychiatrist specializing in addiction medicine on staff. These mental health professionals are available at both the Burnsville and Minnetonka sites for initial diagnostic evaluations, consultation, medication management, and brief individual therapy. Our psychiatrist is also certified to provide opioid replacement therapies such as Buprenorphine and Suboxone.  Our staff have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is one of the most effective therapies for alleviating the distress associated with traumatic memories.


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Discovery I Program

Discovery I Program is a 6-hour educational drug and alcohol awareness course. The focus is understanding long and short term effects of drug and alcohol use.

Burnsville location two Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

Minnetonka location two Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.


Discovery II Program

Discovery II Program is a 12-hour, more intensive drug and alcohol awareness program. Focus is on harmful consequences of drug and alcohol use, and non-chemical coping skills.

Burnsville location meets four Wednesday evenings from 6pm - 9pm.


Discovery III Program

Discovery III Program is an 18-24 hour intensive drug and alcohol awareness program. The focus is on personalizing the education received from Discovery I & II, and includes individual assessments and recommendations.

This program could consist of 5-6 Wednesdays from 6pm - 9pm with a possible Saturday class.

You do need a current evaluation to participate in this class.

 

Drug Specific Education

We offer two forms of drug specific education, Marijuana and Stimulant Awareness. Both classes are offered on an individual or small group basis. The goals of these classes are:
* To offer insight into the most current drug research
* Address cultural myths around the safety of chemical use
* Explore the consequences of occasional chemical use
* Stress management
Classes last three hours and are conducted by a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Scheduling is done on an individual basis.


 

Hennepin County One Day DWI Class

The One-Day program combines aspects of alcohol education, cognitive therapy, self-assessment and a victim impact panel. The goal is to provide a timely and consistent response to prevent repeat offenses for the first-time DWI offender in Hennepin County. To register please email: oneday@co.hennepin.mn.us or call 612-543-0471

Dakota County One Day DWI Class

The One-Day program combines aspects of alcohol education, cognitive therapy, self-assessment and a victim impact panel. The goal is to provide a timely and consistent response to prevent repeat offenses for the first-time DWI offender in Dakota County. To register please email: info@riverridgetreatmentcenter.com or call 952.894.7722

 


Diversion I

Diversion I Program is a 4-hour adolescent education program which meets at the Burnsville location. the program meets three times each month.This program is for first time adolescent drug and/or alcohol use offenders. A parent or a gaurdian is required to attend.


 

Diversion II

Diversion II Program is a 10-hour adolescent education program meeting at RRTC Burnsville for four weeks. This program is for repeat adolescent drug and/or alcohol use offenders. A parent or a gaurdian is required to attend sessions 2 & 4.

 

 

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