River Oaks Treatment Center

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12012 Boyette Road
Riverview, FL 33569
8889127522 Visit Website
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  • 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 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 in the greater Tampa area. 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 in Riverview Florida 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 in Riverview Florida 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.

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.

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Bala

If you are reading this for yourself or a loved one please pick up the phone and get help. River Oaks has the help you need if you WANT it!!! ALL the therapist that I was privileged and blessed to wor...

David

River Oaks has saved my life twice now. I owe everything to this place. The staff and the community are incredible. Give this place a chance if your addiction has taken over your life and I promise yo...

Frank

Upon arrival, I was very curious about the program. After getting here, I found that the program has been outstanding. The 45 days I have been here have helped me mentally, spiritually, and financial ...

Randal

After over a dozen treatments this is the first place i really have been able to work on myself, the staff, the food, the service here is incredible. Like all places its not perfect but this is the cl...

Harry

The therapists and group leaders are very knowledgeable and approachable. It is a safe environment to share.

Jorge

Great experiance overall. Fantastic therapist. The food can be better.

Richard

All in all, my stay was productive and pleasant

Sydni

This place saved my life. The staff is amazing, the food is good. I have learned so much.

Sharon

Cami was amazing! I believe there are alot of staff that care. There is always room for improvement, but my recovery is up to me

William

I would like to honestly say this has been one of the most incredible experiences in my lifetime. The staff was a tremendous help, especially Christine and Brian. I believe they have changed my life f...

Tyler

christian was wonderful excellent provider and amazoning ps tyler b

Kai

My therapist Travis was great. There is always room for improvement in any facility. Better communication among staff would help. I think a wider offering of classes and smaller groups would have help...

Kai

My therapist Travis was great. There is always room for improvement in any facility. Better communication among staff would help. I think a wider offering of classes and smaller groups would have help...

Cam

Great therapists and providers as well as many great educational opportunities. The staff, even though small in numbers, work hard to maintain an environment that is conducive to a complete recovery. ...

Bass

My therapist was good, but they are always short staffed. Many of the staff care and go above and beyond. The driver was more of a help than administration. I definitely learned to work on my coping s...

Kim

The place was filthy. They have no control over the clients. They were still actively admitting clients even with positive covid cases on campus. The therapist try, but the groups are so big and many ...

LHS

One day at a time

Sam

After many trips to RO .. I am learning to look long term ... I have seen the highs and lows of this place. I have to put into action what I am taught

JTA

Good treatment program with staff who are committed to help you get sober and stay sober long term.

P

My son went here… when he came home he hadn’t changed at all. We asked what they did for him and his response was absolutely nothing. He told us about the rampant drug usage and how easy it was to...

D

River Oaks? It should be called River Jokes! I was able to score drugs anytime I wanted and did multiple times! Just had to use my cell and cash app the plug that everyone was using and he would just ...

Ananymous

The place is filthy.... you may see 2 housekeepers in a week. They tried to send me home with no case plan. The staff run around because they are always "short staffed " . You never see administration...

Anonymous

First off… there were way to many distractions to focus on myself and really learn anything. The clients were allowed to do just about anything they wanted because the staff couldn’t keep track of...

Karen

My therapist and groups were helpful. There are days that the groups are way to big and it is hard to focus. They definitely could benefit from a more variety of meal options, other than chicken. I ha...

Robin

You get what you put into it

Lisa

Focused on the solution.

Mark

My stay at River Oaks was a joke… I only saw a therapist 6 times for about 20 minutes each time in 60 days. The website says they have things like massage therapy and bio sound therapy and they do n...

Tara

I was disappointed that I was transferred to PHP after only ten days. I only saw my therapist once. So not sure how it was deemed appropriate for me to move to PHP. I was not told anything about payin...

Tippy

My stay at River Oaks saved my life! Between the the ongoing, consistent group therapy and one on one treatment, I was able to focus on my sobriety and learn very useful coping skills for everyday lif...

Betsy

River Oaks was everything I expected and more! The therapy groups and individual sessions have been extremely helpful and just what I needed to help me move forward in my life. All of the therapists a...

Toni

I enjoyed my stay despite what lbrought me there. Made great friends & acquaintances, the group & individual therapy sessions were what I needed to help kick start my sobriety journey.

Michelle

Ro really helped me with opening up to express my feelings. They gave me the knowledge I need to help deal with the day to day issues. They explained I’m not alone in this battle with my addiction. ...

A

Thank you ... there is always room for improvement. I did learn alot

Dan

I had the fortune of finding River Oaks when I was at my lowest. They took me in and cut me off from all the distractions of the outside and helped me focus on myself. With no phone or computer I coul...

Steven

My therapist Christine was amazing .. she truly understood me. There needs to be more food options other than chicken ... the staff tries, there are always going to be problems no matter where you go.

S

I have mixed feelings about RO. There were some great people working there. Jennifer who taught yoga and fitness was always there to listen with sound advice and I shoulder to lean on. On the othe han...

Ken

I had the best care at River Oaks. My yoga instructor Jen was the best as well as my therapist Christine. I thank both those ladies for my care .

M

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 g...

Sean

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 t...

Mike

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...

Ananymous

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 a...

Yogesh(yog

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 mo...

Ananymous

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Eric

The staff were extremely attentive, the accommodations were excellent, the therapists were caring, and Jen the gym mama was there every morning for all the clients. Excellent

Allison

Love the staff here. Thank you to all of the therapists and community leaders for caring so much about your clients.

Sophie

This is my second trip at the facility and I can't tell you how therapeutic these trips have been to me. The treatment at the facility is amazing but these trips really give you the time to reflect on...

Anonymous

This place saved my life. The staff genuinely cares about the clients. If you’re struggling with addiction and mental health, this is the place to go.

Jay

The facility is beautiful. Staff are compassionate.

Ananymous

thank you

Sheila

The staff is genuinely warm and helpful. Therapists and groups are very helpful. I don’t think they’re taking enough measures in order to take control of group sessions where people are constant...

Ethan

They are working on getting the accommodations back to how I believe they were pre pandemic but its not quite there yet. The staff is nice and I believe they try their best. The kitchen staff is great...

Jamenia

R.O. was truly a God-send for me in so many ways. I used to joke around saying I got a 2 for 1, Treatment and a Resort. I mean you get awesome meals and a full body massage! My therapist Kathy and als...

Jason

I want to first start out by saying to the therapists especially Ian and Christine were awesome!! I couldn\'t of done it without them. EMDR/DBT was the best thing for my recovery and I recommend it to...

David

The website describes this place as a retreat like facility, when in reality its not. The staff is ridiculous, the food was worse than high school cafeteria food, they mention things online that are j...

Darryl

I want to first start out by saying to The Therapist especially Christine and her intern Brian you were awesome EMDR/Cpt the best I have had so far and you never lied to me. however I would like to ta...

Mike

Place saved my life. Clean, people care. Nurses are great. Jeff (CEO) is great. Food was great. Treatment was great. Thanks for everything.

Graham

It was great I guess I’ve been clean for 3.5 years so it must be doin something

Pamela

I stayed at Riveroaks for 31 days and I could not have gotten sober and staying sober one day at a time with out God and the treatment center. The entire staff is amazing, kind, loving and very carin...

Cali

the group i was with really began a family and the staff nurses and therapists doctors and ta staff were more than helpful. i loooooovvvveeee jen tooo!

Lori

I’ve been to several rehabs. This place was excellent for me. My therapist Karah was great, she was on point with my needs. The groups we’re informative. You get what you put into your treatment.

Samantha

Checked into RO March of 2018 and I stayed for 97 days. This place saved my life. The staff that was there when I was a patient were top notch. They cared and were supportive on getting me set up with...

Amelia

I went to River Oaks in March 2018, my first time ever really being away from home. I felt so welcomed and cared for when I arrived and throughout my treatment. I am currently 3 years and 2 months cle...

Jennifer

River Oaks saved my life. I wasn\'t sure if anyone could help me because I didn\'t think I had much time left, but River Oaks got me on the right track and I\'ve been sober for almost a year and a hal...

Annalyse

Hello everyone! I went to river oaks for the first time in 2018, however I was not serious about getting clean so it didn’t work. It taught me a lot of skills though & I went back in January of 2020...

Katherine

River Oaks has changed my life in so many different ways. When i arrived here i automatically felt welcomed and at home. I am grateful for the staff and bonds i made with clients. This for sure was th...

Aaron

This place was wonderful. The medical and psychiatric staff was incredibly helpful, and I am grateful for the treatment I received at River Oaks

Eugene

I honestly feel that the River Oaks staff has given me my life back. They have successfully addressed all my physical, emotional and psychological needs. I can not say enough great things about my exp...

Shana

River Oaks is a effectient and great facality. The Staff is amazing. Great Recovery Center

Amber

Riveroaks is great! The people are very supportive! Gym Jen is ahhhmazing and has super mad cooping skills! Thank you Riveroaks for help saving me, It works if you wok it!

Trey

love the gym. would like a leg press. thank you for putting up with me for 90 days. love you guys! you changed my life. i will be back to visit!

Robert

not bad i guess.

David

River oaks and the staff here have helped me above and beyond. Everyone here id truly great and seem to bend over backwards to help you. It\'s been a blessing coming here and I will not forget it. THA...

Mickey

An emotional support dog on campus for clients and staff would be extremely beneficial. The gym classes and client care coordinator (Jen Wakeman) had such an amazing impact on my health during my trea...

Cody

the over all experience at river oaks was pleasant. some of the T.A\'s and therapist i didn\' quiet agree with. and as a rehab facility you all should make food more accessible around the clock. and s...

Cindy

Beautiful facility with wonderful staff. Counselors are very knowledgeable and caring. Such a great experience. I would highly recommend this place.

Jess

Thank yall for everything. This experience has by far been the most effective treatment center i have been to thus far.

Taylor

This place has saved my life - I will be forever grateful to the amazing staff here.

María

Pense que iba a tener mejores resultados para con mi Hijo .pero desafortunadamente no fue asi .el programa era de 90 dias y mi hijo estubo mas en el Hospital que en la Reavilitacion .Querian que fuera...

Peggy

very informative

Cole

It was a great stay everyone here were great people great staff.

Thomas

river oaks gave me the space and freedom to rediscover myself without substances.

Deborah

Karah is a wonderful therapist. Jen C is a very helpful case worker.

Julia

I can\'t say thank you enough to all the wonderful staff here. Hirely my therapist has made a huge difference on how I see myself, my life, my future, and my disease. Demetrius was wonderful at EMDR a...

Johnathan

I loved my therapist and case manager.

Scott

Christine and Brian were by far the best therapist I’ve ever had. Having a 90 minute session 2 times a week proved to be very effective. Thads lectures challenged us to understand addiction. 45 days...

Mary

This was my first time in Rehab. I had no idea what to expect. I was scared, excited, anxious and petrified to my core all at the same time. But from the moment that Larry picked me up at the airpor...

Angela

Everything was pretty awesome, I love the therapists, doctors and especially gym Jen... really enjoyed my stay.. also the food was awesome. let\'s not forgrt the cleaning ladies ;-)

Nathaniel

Great Staff!

Jason

My 30 day experience here was pretty. All the staff was helpful. Thanks

Matthew

Picked up some excellent therapeutic skills that will help not just with sobriety, but with better living in general. Great staff and therapists.

Andrew

Gym was awesome. Jen and Thad are my favorite. Need sand for the volleyball court and a little tent so the basketballs don\'t get messed up from the sun on basketball court. Thanks.

Marahia

i can not thank the staff here at RO enough. You all have made it possible for me to regain and see the real me that I lost long ago. Thank you, Marahia

Edward

very good therapist brian and christine jennifer is also great personality and samantha the nurse rocks

Glennggali

the only thing i have to say is that i truly believe that this establishment has done its job well thank you and youll never see me again im ready for the real world due to you folks i am very gratefu...

Brian

The majority of the staff is great. Therapists are knowledgeable, available and helpful. Three camps is beautiful with plenty of outdoor activities for those that are willing to utilize them. The gym ...

Meagan

Rooms were nice. Shoutout to my therapist Ali Grant, one of my favorite nurses Christina V, The best ta Keita, and the person who held me all together while I was here, Jen W. in the gym. Overall, t...

Dpnna

Gym Jenn and nurse Christina are a breath of fresh air

Amanda

I was extremely nervous about leaving the state with 2 young children at home to attend rehab and i now believe it was one of the best decisions i have ever made. I was very happy with the program and...

Stacy

River Oaks was my life saver. without the staff the groups just the people I would no be where I am today. I have finally found my voice. My true person. From the bottom of my soul thank you for givin...

Jeremy

I really enjoyed my time at River Oaks. I came in totally broken and bruised and the community that exists are RO loved me until I could stand back up again. I was a Big Brother and a Peer Leader duri...

Pauline

I would just like to acknowledge how wonderful the facilitators and faculty for the love and support they have showered me with during my stay here at RiverOaks. I was skeptical of doing a rehabilitat...

Tara

Im so happy I came here. Everyone has been so helpful through this big step I made. I finally found Tara again and I am extremely grateful for this program.

Christiana

Therapist were awesome, especially Karah, Hirely, and Demetrius. Housekeeping staff, Tina and Isabel were great at their job. Other housekeeping staff could take a little more time and clean properly ...

Jason

all the staff and clients are amazing and i felt safe and warm here so all i want to say is god bless everyone and thank u all wish u best love u all ......

John

For my first (and hopefully last) time in treatment, I can safely say that I am absolutely greatful that I chose River Oaks to be the facility. The major strength really does lie in the community of a...

Eric

I want to thank River Oaks and ALL the staff, for their efforts with all of the clients .. I will tell every one that needs to get into a rehab facility, to at least reach out an see if this is the s...

BowenCharl

This was a great experience

Michael

I found my time & treatment there helpful. Plenty of tools for the taking if you want them. The staff is excellent. The website is outdated. The therapists are some of the best I have dealt with. It w...

Carol

Thank you to all the staff.

Shannon

River Oaks changed my life!

Ricky

I had been to Greenhouse in the past. What I liked about going there compared to here was how clients were broken down into smaller groups with a therapist one house weekdays, which made it more perso...

Christophe

Thank you for the experience. The therapist were professional, knowledgeable, and very helpful. The only improvement I would like to see is more options for spirituality and staff involvement (speaker...

Roland

This place is really great. The teachers, counselors, and Ta\'s and all the cafeteria personnel are great. My time here was really needed. They gave me the tools to succeed in life. I look at life so ...

Christophe

This was a great treatment facility. I like the way they run there program and they have a really effective treatment team when it comes to care from the nurses and Dr\'s and meeting facilitators. the...

Henry

My first time at a treatment facility. While River Oaks has some deferred maintenance which needs attention, the staff is excellent and the overall experience for me was very positive and life changin...

Cassie

thank you for your help!

Valentino

Love the treatment

Zakeriah

Almost all of the therapists and staff were very welcoming and helpful!

Demaris

ray was my therapist great guy and the maintance staff was good

Tobias

Wonderful variety of therapists with a broad array of perspectives and approach to teaching. Beautiful campus. One on One therapy and medical care were outstanding. Kitchen staff does everything they ...

Janet

good meals, need to have classes before cleaning employment

Heather

River Oaks is an amazing facility! I have had truly life-altering experience. Everyone on staff here has been incredibly helpful, professional, and kind. I will recommend this facility to everyone I m...

Chritopher

The faculty was amazing besides a few bad apples. The kitchen staff was magnificent it was great developing a relationship in assisting then with clean up and garbage duty. the community has aided my ...

Katie

Overall, I really enjoyed my time here. I think that most of the staff cares a lot about the clients and wants to see them happy and successful. One thing I think that is really exceptional is how wel...

Stephen

The staff are great. The admin and buisness office is not. What the advertise you do not get.

Cameron

River oaks is a great facility for treatment. All the therapist and groups are great. This place has helped me start the new chapter in my life.

Moe

River Oaks truly saved my life! The entire staff (nurses, therapists, TA, Maintenance etc.) done a great time during a time where a pandemic has changed the landscape of the world. They helped me tofi...

Todd

been a great experiance. met friends sw Sr taff had be very accomodating helped me get in touch with me. thanks for the push

Chris

I was extremely happy with the gym equipment and the time with Jenn. She helped me to get started with great explanations and availability. It was fantastic to have someone available to open the gym e...

Marissa

I called American Addiction Centers in January of 2020 and was sent to River Oaks the next day. I was so terrified to go and leave my newly married husband for a month, but little did I know how absol...

Lea

Awesome rehab, great groups with different modalities. They work with the science behind it also. NOT a cookie cutter rehab. My therapist Hirely was one of the best. She dove right into it with me and...

Tracey

Coming to River Oaks was the best thing I could do for my Sobriety !!! I really loved the community of fellow recoverers, Staff and Support systems... I gained a ton of knowlege and am ready for my ne...

Judd

Thank you for this remarkable experience. I appreciate the resources and the curriculum that has been employed throughout these walls. I am grateful to have had the VA 30-day Scholarship, which is due...

Seth

This place River Oaks has brought me motivation and my passion to 100 percent. I couldnt have asked for a better recovery, everyone has made me feel at home from teachers to TA to the therapists. I fe...

Geoffrey

River Oaks has made a profound impact on my life. My struggle with alcohol had become dominant over my life and deadly at many times. When i arrived i was greeted with compassion and understanding. Cl...

Jennifer

River Oaks was a great facility. I have met a lot of really great people. The staff was always helpful and friendly, the therapists were all great and the people staying on campus is amazing! Food was...

Dan

I spent 60 days at River Oaks at the end of 2017. The program was just what I needed. It disconnected me from my old friends and bad places and gave me hope that I could change. I highly recommend a p...

Jennifer

I have worked for River Oaks for over 5yrs and have seen the love and compassion that they show to their clients. Treatments are client centered and focused towards the clients individual needs. We do...

Joshua

This was a life changing experience for me when I went to River Oaks. I got my life back and will be celebrating 3 years clean soon!

Devarin

This place is great. The staff are very helpful and they take time out with each patient. This place saved my life and showed me theres more to life then getting messed up. I would recommend this faci...

Jessica

everybody was great

Paul

To make this short and sweet, AAC\'s River Oaks location saved my life. I thought i was broken beyond repair but they compassionately helped me pick up the pieces and start a brand new life full of pu...

Justin

My time at River Oaks has been plesant. The staff was very helpful and the community was very nice. I would recommend this place to others

Nicholas

River Oaks has been a blessing for me and many others that have came before me. I am grateful for the oppurtunity. Like many, I was anticipating my release in the beggining. Now that I am about to lea...

Benjamin

place was great

Guy

This experience has been an incredible voyage that I did not anticipate by any means! I will never forget the Support I received from the entire staff and my peers. Having never been in rehab, I didn'...

Nathanial

Great place the staff anf faculty are wonderful people. As well as the fellowship and people are very outgoing willing to hear your story compare their experiences and give as much help to you as they...

Chad

my stay at river oaks treatment center was pleasant and a learning experience.. i was treated well from intake to discharge. i\m grateful for the staff and community for in my treatment. i would recom...

Samantha

my experience at river oaks was great. the therapist were amazing and so informative. the ta's and everyone else in the mix were very organized and communication was almost perfect. no concerns or pro...

Aaron

I would like to thank Jayson Locke and corporate and for truly caring about what they do!Unfortunately the upper management at River oaks gives the hard working poeple there a bad name.My significant ...

Lane

Great place as far as staff goes, but in saying that there is a few areas of improvment as far as food goes, as well the admissions process takes entirely too long especially when you are detoxing. so...

David

Good place for recovery . Positive place, good groups and excellent staff.

Keri

This has been the best experiance with a rehab ive ever had.

Christina

the teaching staff is wonderful i have leared alot about my addiction and why i do the things i do i do believe that the nuses that do meds. should have 2 at a time so people arent waiting so long and...

Montez

wonderful experience. real recovery is happening!

Misty

I would like to leave this rehab with a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.... It has been a real live experience and Im happy to say I am clean and sober for 30 days now with the help of River O...

John

This prgram provides the treatment effectiveness needed for a solid foundation and recovery from all addictions. The various levels of recovery topics offered by the therapists allows one to progress ...

Patricia

wonderfull place!!

Debra

everyone in the staff were not only profectional but caring as well. i did not know what to accept when i came here, but pleasantly surprised on how i felt at home here. I thank everyone and will be...

Sammy

River Oaks saved my life. The therapist helped me changed my whole entire mindset of an addict to a sober healthy mindset. This place is an addicts Disney world of hope less and try more to become sob...

Dewean

I Have Had A Great Experince Here. The Staff Was Wonderful And Helpful. If There Was A Probem It Was Tended To. Overall Very Good Experince They Have Prepared Me For My Sober Journy Outside Of Here. A...

Delaiah

I really like the staff and the clients are amazing. There's only one thing i am not so happy about and it's kinda a big deal. I noticed that anyone staying for an extended period of time (example: 30...

Jasmine

My stay was excellent because a lot of clients helped me out when I was in a deep hole. There were employees that were great ..... Christine, Sarg, Angie and Mary. They all made me realize life can be...

Mike

Being this was my first rehab, my overal experience was great. I did not know what to expect when I got here but the staff was extemely courteous and caring. The therapists and staff really do care ab...

Jacob

I came to RIver Oaks extremely broken and hopeless. Through the staffs help, groups, therapy, and the experience as a whole, I am now leaving with a solid foundation to stay sober. I reccomend this fa...

Andres

this is a good place to recover. its very nice place to get new skills.

Cameron

River Oaks has given me my life back! I sincerly mean that from the bottom of my heart and with such deep graditude to the staff and this comunity who has become my family. Everyone here has been and ...

Derek

ITs great, wish i had the resorces to stay longer than just detox. However overall it was a great experiance. Could benifited more from the mental aspect with more time.

Leslie

The treatment I received at River Oaks was on point. The support I received from every part of the operation (clinical, TA/Program Supervisors, Support staff) was amazing. The only critiques I have ar...

Ami

i was resitstant to the idea of coming to River Oaks out of fear, denial and nervousness about treatment but I can say that is has been the biggest blessing i have received. From the first minute to t...

John

Pretty pathetic how they treated my 19 year old nephew. He finally decided to get help for his addiction and we flew him down from Maryland. He took a COVID test on his 2nd day there and 3 days later ...

Adam

River Oaks has made an amazing impact in my life! They've given me the tools and knowledge that I need to live a healthier and happier life in recovery. The therapist are some of the best that Ive eve...

Teri

Wonderful experience. I have been to treatment before and this was by far the best! Great therapist, caring staff and positive community. I learned many skills to continue my sober journey! Thank you ...

Joel

This is an amazing program! Ive learned alot about myself in my time here. Its a beautiful campus with comfortable rooms and a wonderful staff. The therapist and doctors on staff are incredible. The p...

Gabriela

i really loved my experience here. hirely is an amazing consuler and she has helped me open up about my emotions and helped me build a better relationship with my mother. the staff here always helped ...

Malik

River Oaks Treatment Center is the top of the line Rehabilitation centers in the world. It have truly saved my leave. All the staff from therapist to medical staff to housekeeping are remarkable. If i...

Mikaela

Overall, i had a great experience here at River Oaks. The staff is great and so are the clients. We worked together during my recovery and I honestly could not have done it with the help from all the ...

Brittney

My stay at River Oaks has been an incredible experience all around from the staff, therapists and other clients. The food was great and was offered a variety along with the option of purchasing extra ...

Carole

my experience here has been like no other they actually got to alot of my underlining issues all the staff is awesome but ms hirely is the best

Karen

River Oaks was a wonderful rehab. The therapy provided helped me so much. The entire staff contributed to my sobriety. I would recommend River Oaks to anyone.

PR

Beautiful facility, great staff giving people life saving tools everyday. I highly recommend this facility if you are ready to change your life.

RS

River Oaks has been a tremendous help, I have learned alot about myself and my recovery. The therapists, TAs, and staff have been great. I am thankful to have come to such a great place.

Dawn

Every day here i have learned something, the staff is great and very knowledgeable. my peers have made a huge difference in my recovery.

Paul

River Oaks staff are amazing. They take pride in their job to help clients get through their stay. The therapist work hard to get clients through there issues and break the shells they have been in go...

John

I was impressed by the centers attention to detail and process oriented approach with check in and discharge. It was clear that more BHTs where needed in the PM and sometimes on weekends. Therapist wa...

ASW

I was good

Beau

Top Notch and caring staff with fantastic accommodations and a wonderful meal program.

Matt

river oaks is a great rehab with good staff and therapist and doctors i would tell any body that wants recovery to go there.

PB

Been here twice for life circumstances and wouldn’t go anywhere else for treatment. My one-on-one therapist is the best person to ever come into my life. I would not be the person I am today without...

Mh

good place

Q.D

It's been great here.Therapists/instructors were great and it is a family like atmosphere here. I'm leaving here with the tools to better prepare myself for the outside world.

Rose

I had a really good experience at River Oaks. The staff is well rounded, the grounds are spacious/clean and the beds are nice. The cafeteria menu could use a make-over but other than that, I really go...

Reg

This was my first rehab. They treat their clients as if they are prisoners not people trying to get treatment. My therapist was excellent and so were some of the nurses and the woman who runs the gym....

James

Therapist s and doctors were great. Administration failed to keep clients safe from violent individuals and harassment.

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. ...

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...

Sarah

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

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.

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

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

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
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.

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.