Frequently Asked Questions

There is no need for a referral. You can call one of our admissions counsellors directly to talk about how we can help you find freedom from addiction and begin your new life of recovery.
We work with a variety of PPO insurance plans to assist in the payment for the services you receive. Your admissions counselor will verify your insurance benefits and walk you through the process from start to finish.
No, you are welcome to private pay for your stay with us at Riverside Recovery of Tampa. Reach out to one of our admissions counselors for more information.
You will find a patient schedule rich with activities that promote recovery and nourish mind, body, spirit. You’ll start your day with a guided meditation and exercise, followed by therapeutic groups, concluded by a 12-step meeting and a wrap up of your accomplished goals for the day.
For the first 7 days, you will be on a “no contact” period. This will allow you to have some time to settle in, and establish relationships with the team members who will be treating you. While you will be allowed to contact those on your approved phone list, you will not be able to visit in person for the first 7 days. Your approved phone list will also serve as your approved visitor list.
A good rule of thumb is to bring about 7 days’ worth of clothes. You will be able to do your laundry while at Riverside Recovery. In fact, you will have an assigned day. Also, bring a one piece bathing suit for aquatic activities on the river and in our pool.
Yes. You may smoke cigarettes and limited style e-cigarettes in designated smoking areas and at designated smoking times.
You will connect with your primary therapist once a week for individual sessions and family sessions. You’ll also receive dedicated care by master’s level clinicians during your group sessions.
We believe in individualised treatment for each patient. We will offer a variety of fellowships in which you can get involved such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery, or Celebrate Recovery. It’s important to develop a new network of healthy and supportive friends in recovery.
Yes. While we will use a variety of medication-assisted therapies to help you with detoxification, our goal is to get you substance-free before you complete your stay with us.
We will use a variety of evidenced based behavioural therapies including, 12-step facilitation, Cognitive-Based Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interventions, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention, Experiential Therapy, Family-Based Methods (Gottman Method, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Attachment Theory) and Trauma.
You’ll enjoy a ½ court basketball gym, an exercise room with weight machines, ellipticals, and treadmills, and a swimming pool. Click here to learn more.
You may bring your inhalers, C-paps, nebuliser, Accu-check machines and apparatuses such as these. However, please do not bring in any prescription medications for use. Bring your list of prescription medications so that the physician can review and order your medications. These will be filled inside the facility.

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Riverside Recovery of Tampa understands all of the emotional challenges of addiction recovery and is here to support you or your loved one. Contact us today for more information.