River Oaks Treatment Center

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12012 Boyette Road
Riverview, FL 33569
8889127522 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

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 both 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 are focused entirely on offering you a customized plan of care that ensures your needs are met and that 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.We understand that therapies are extremely effective for treating addiction. We also 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 equine-assisted psychotherapy to massage, 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 to 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, and when you leave you’ll do so with a plan in hand.

River Oaks Treatment Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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David

It was good got me on my way to a good sober life one day at a time

Claude

This treatment facility was very helpful with giving me the tools i needed for my recovery.

Stephen

My experience at River Oaks was very positive one as I was in treatment there in 2017. The facility itself is very clean, with a full gym, and a very helpful staff. My therapist was a blessing as she ...

Steven

River Oaks facility and staff gave me the fighting chance I so desperately needed in my life! I really appreciate everyone there for all the help and motivation to fight for a better way to truly live...

H.H.

My son received excellent care with all the staff. Very caring atmosphere. Great therapist. Gave him an aftercare program and facilitated everything for us. He finally has a fresh start and is actuall...

R.C.

Excellent therapists, medical staff and friendly staff for the most part. Some of the rules made no sense and occasionally caused frustration which is not healthy during recovery.

RB

This facility is overrun with repeat offenders. Most are on their 3rd-5th visit to this facility. There are groups who meet here for the summer vacations. Insurance is the means to their Florida vacat...

R

I am currently a patient here. I cannot get any information on my billing and my care plan. I have asked everyday for the past 5 days and have been told someone would get back with me tomorrow. I met ...

L.A.W.

I will never be able to thank the staff here at River Oaks enough for helping me through my addiction. It was absolutely a gift from God. Please ignore the negative reviews.

Misty

Most Of the staff was friendly, helpful nice with a few exceptions. The facility was very nice just be sure to ask lots of questions on what you can have and cannot what the facility has and does not ...

Sandy

River Oaks, thank you for giving me my life back. This place is caring, compassionate and loving. Thank you for being there through the darkest times of my life and helping me drag me into the light. ...

Kim

The staff were not able to give me enough one on one time. I was just there in a place to keep me from my addiction. It isn’t a place I would ever recommend.

Sarah

Staff and accommodations are extremely nice; however group therapy/classes are way too large.

John

River Oaks changed my life, and very likely saved my life. Of course I didn’t like it at first because I was detoxing and wasn’t my true self. I didn’t like change. I had to learn to be open min...

Rachel

This place saved my life it was the best thing I could have done the people were so nice everybody is like a big family and no one judges you I am so glad that I got the help I needed from river oaks

Roberto

My husband was targeted by a male nurse, and made his intake, and the next two following days a living Hell. This nurse, knowing my husband was going through withdrawals that are life-threatening, dec...

Nathan

I was at river oaks for 45 days and it was the most serene place. It was exactly what I needed.. the doctors were brilliant and the facilities were like a five star hotel. I was treated like a patient...

Chris

River Oaks is an excellent place to get help for your addiction and medical attention. I was skeptical at first but this has been one of the best decisions of my life and I look forward to living a cl...

Michael

Excellent. Staff was Excellent. Not enough staff and events on the weekends.

Carrol

Just excellant the staff has been there done that,they really care about the clients!! Beatifull and clean

Gavin

This facility helped me alot with all my inner problems they were hard on me but for the better good of me to strive for greatness i would recommend this place to anyone because even though they make ...

Joshua

This was my first rehab treatment and I would recommend River Oaks to any addict struggling with addiction and/or mental disorders. The staff are very caring and compassionate. The facility is beautif...

Anonymous

Great experience at River Oaks. They gave me my life back. Great facility, staff and therapist. They taught me the need coping skills to survive in the real world. Just for today I will stay sober. Ta...

VT

My son was supposed to call when he arrived safely on Saturday. We have not heard from him. I even called to talk to someone... transferred around before I got voicemail. No one bothered to call back....

Chris

Hello I am a former client of the river oaks facility, and a recovering addict. This facility was one of my worst experiences ever. I am a very compitant person that figured out after a few days it wa...

SS

DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO GET HOLD OF A HUMAN AT THIS FACILITY??? I try daily for 2 days now to talk to somebody about his status. This is insane! The people who answer are lazy and just transfer me. T...

Lawrence

Don't be dismayed by negative reviews. This program is exceptional and if you're willing to do the work you will benefit immensely

Melisa Hel

Dont COME HERE!!!! GO SOMEWHERE ELSE PLEASE! I checked in 2 weeks go. I am unfortunately back home now for a court date, this place lied like crazy not helping AT ALL try and get a continuous like the...

Unforgetta

I am a middle aged, successful business person who escaped this facility this week..August 2017. I paid in cash...$26,000...if that gives a idea of my background and of expectations my family and I ex...

TAD

As of July 27, 2017 I have had a year of sobriety which I attribute in great part to my stay at River Oaks and my local counselors. It took me 5 days at the Oaks to get my mind around my issues. The s...

RW

Everyone was very friendly & knowledgeable. Treatment plan & curriculum is effective if you follow suggestions

Yvonne

Thank you River Oaks. Clean, very helpful friendly staff. I thank you for giving me the tools needed for a sober life. I would highly recommend this facility. Only complaint is one of the nurses very ...

Steve

River Oaks was a blessing to me, I am 5 days shy of 1 year clean and sober. I feel great.

John (Chip

Greenhouse was a very effective treatment facility!

Robert

Very unorganized. 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. The case manag...

EC

Therapists were caring. Most nurses were good,for the most part. The facility is too crowded for the number of staff. No outings except for one outside AA meeting a week. Recreation is much more geare...

Chris

On my daughter arriving in Florida, I was NEVER given a call that she arrived safe. After calling over 7 times and finally reporting the unresponsiveness of the facility did they bother to call family...

BSF

Im a family member of a current client. 19 hours in i finally got my courtesy call from family member, once i called the facility and demanded it. It was supposed to be 1st thing once she arrived. T...

Victoria

This place is honestly a joke, I just left there. I had a family emergency while I was there and the CEO would not let me go. It took him another week for him to even give me a 3 day pass. Upon my ret...

SAC

I WOULD FULLY RECOMMEND RIVER OAKS AS A GREAT PLACE TO START YOUR ROAD TO SOBRIETY. UPON ENTERING RIVER OAKS I WAS GREETED BY MULTIPLE EMPLOYEES AND MADE TO FEEL AT HOME . IVE BEEN SOBER NOW FOR 4 MON...

J.J.

I went to River Oaks from January 1 to January 30th 2016 and I am very happy I did. The facility is located in Florida so it was nice to be somewhere warm in the Winter. The staff at River Oaks was ve...

WH

A very professional place. Great food, with great activities to do. They had a very friendly staff and probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. Made a lot of good friends who I am still...

Judy

BEWARE! BEWARE! This place is badly misrepresented! I spend 9 days there and it was 9 days of purely horrible. The staff is very uneducated, the food is horrible, the treatment was NOT what they ad...

E

This was the first rehab facility I have ever been to, but would not recommend it. Definitely not enough staff, rooms were moldy(though they kept denying this-you could smell and see the mold), there ...

Chantal

I was the 21st on the girls side ..it was only opened 6 weeks.. with all new facilities comes hiccups .. the BHTs needed to be trained emphasis on disease of addiction . It was a counter productive...

A

If your trying to get your loved one clean DO Not send here!!! They a full of lies ... So if one want to throw away your money...by all means this is the place for you. If your trying to get them clea...

M

This place is what I imagine a juvenile hall to feel like. A prison, where you are treed like you are 12 yrs old. Run, run far away! The website is full of lies, and the people that handle your intake...

Anthony

Don\'t go here! They took me off my medical detox 4 days after it started... Please do research on River Oaks and send your loved one else where.

Angela

I didnt find river oaks helpful at all. The workbooks didnt come in until i was half way through my 30 days. The case loads for the therapist are way over loaded. I had to tell the nurses what pills i...

J.H.

Intake person assured me this was a premier facility. My son has been there one week. He\'s been allowed or has without permission, been able to call family members and others daily, multiple times. R...

Leigh

This facility is run in an unprofessional manner. The staff is very rude and there is a lack of communication between staff to provide proper care. Their only concern is money. I would advise everyo...

Lc

I sent my daughter to river oaks rehab, I was assured that they were dual rehab and Would handle her anxiety disorder. For the first two weeks her disorder was ignored even after I told the initial...

Eliza

Really supportive staff and comfortable community.

Jim

Yes this facility is new. Yes they have some kinks to work out, but this is a top notch treatment center. The case managers are overloaded with clients. I know of one who works 12 to 16 hrs days 6 day...

Anonymous

An overall great facility

Ttt

This is a new facility. They have not worked out the kinks. There is not enough staff. The addicts run the facility. The case managers are awful.


Areas of Focus
Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

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.

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.

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.

Key Staff Members
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    Jeff Turiczek - CEO

    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.

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    Michael J. Murphy - Medical 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.”

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    Abbas Sina - Associate 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.