ABOUT THE RIDGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM
Located in Lexington, Ky., the historic heart of Bluegrass and horse country, The Ridge is a hospital and outpatient recovery center providing psychiatric and chemical dependency services tochildren, adolescents, and adults. It offers an inpatient recovery program, including medically supervised detox services, for those experiencing withdrawal from alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, and other substances.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to The Ridge Behavioral Health System’s website, treatment begins with a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment to help diagnose any underlying medical or biochemical issues.
For adult clients, the facility offers an inpatient program that uses Recovery Dynamics, a goal-oriented explanation of the 12-Steps, as its clinical foundation. Over the course of 28 days, clients engage in group therapy, family therapy, addiction education, coping skills development, recreational therapy, and on-site Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) / Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings.
The adolescent inpatient program (for those 12 to 17) typically lasts between 28 and 55 days. During this time, teens participate in similar treatment activities, but their program is guided by The Seven Challenges, an evidence-based treatment model designed specifically for adolescents.
Outpatient care is available for children, adolescents, and adults at a variety of intensities.
The Ridge Behavioral Health System’s website notes its clinical team includes psychiatrists, master’s level therapists, registered nurses, certified addiction therapists, and recreational therapists. The 17 individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com rated staff’s level of experience and training 3.58 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility’s website notes accommodations at The Ridge Behavioral Health System’s 110-bed facility are clinical, and most residents share semi-private rooms. Clients have access to a pool and a children’s playground. Certified teachers are on on-staff for adolescents who are still enrolled in school.
The 29 individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided an average of 3.9 out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The 11 individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date provided mixed feedback. The four individuals who surveyed multiple metrics gave 2.33 out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience, but 4.25 stars for family participation.
Positive reviews focused on effective treatment and drug and addiction education, although reviewers were mixed on staff’s care. Negative reviews wrote the facility’s chemical dependency treatment programs outshone its mental behavior ones. “Great program with chemical depend,” an anonymous alum wrote. “Taught a lot about drugs and there effects. Staff needs to be more compassionate Everything was good.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sixteen loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed feedback. The 12 who reviewed multiple metrics gave an average of 3.9 out of five stars when asked if they would recommend The Ridge.
The same 12 loved ones rated holistic treatment offerings with 3.3 stars, family participation with 4.1 stars, and affordability with 3.4 stars. In their comments, reviewers praised the facility’s effective treatment and education about drugs, although they were mixed about staff’s care. Many loved ones detracted for its high costs.
“Facility was good with communication and the care was genuine and done well,” a loved one wrote in a representative review.
WHAT STAFF SAY
One employee polled by Best-rehabs.com to date rated The Ridge an overall three out of five stars for its quality. Employee D.T. rated the facility’s addiction and mental health staff five and four stars, respectively. He wrote that the facility didn’t provide “enough 1:1 therapy” and criticized its administration for hiring minimal staff, though he described the employees who were there as “great staff that cares for patients.”
The Ridge’s website notes it accepts most insurance providers, Medicare, Medicaid, and most managed care plans. According to the facility’s online fee disclosure, the inpatient program costs $1,265, the partial hospitalization program costs $430, and the intensive outpatient program costs $285.