ABOUT RED RIVER TREATMENT CENTER
Red River Treatment Center (RRTC) offers short-term residential treatment as well as medically monitored detox services for individuals struggling with a substance abuse disorder. This state facility is operated by the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), which was established by the Louisiana Department of Health, and offers gender-specific therapies to residents in the Pineville, La. area. RRTC is just one of 10 detox centers offered by OBH in Louisiana. Additional locations are in West Monroe, Albany, Shreveport, Bayou Vista, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Admittance to RRTC is gained only by referral from other treatment programs and facilities. RRTC Medically Supported Detox is a 10-bed facility for clients who need help managing withdrawal symptoms. The length of stay lasts only as long as each client needs to fully detox before they are moved to a residential rehab center. Clients remain in this second program for 21 to 25 days and are under 24-hour supervision.
Residents receive individualized treatment plans, which range in levels of intensity based on their needs at admission. Therapies are aimed at treating both the mind and body in a holistic approach. Gender-specific groups discuss how to deal with emotions and develop physical, social, and recreational skills. Education about addiction as a disease is given to each client, and clients are encouraged to seek spiritual support and guidance alongside mental and medical treatments. Medical and psychiatric care are provided as needed. Clients work with staff members to develop potential continuing care plans to support their recovery in other facilities.
RRTC’s website supplied no details about staff credentials at the time of this writing, but the only individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave four out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
At the time of this writing, there are no details about accommodations at RRTC on the facility’s website, but the sole individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave just two out of five stars for both meals and accommodations.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive feedback from alumni; however, on the facility’s unofficial Facebook page, the facility earned five out of five stars from all four reviewers to date. Alum Will wrote: “I was a former patient their and thanks to Charles, I’M BEING BIAS, I have a great life now.That was in 03′.I would like to go and talk to the patients when possible.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date was less than pleased with their loved one’s treatment at RRTC.
The loved one gave just one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and wrote: “the treatment did help her but she died a year later.” Though this loved one was unimpressed with the accommodations and holistic offerings, they gave high five-star ratings for exercise and leisure provisions, family participation, and efficiency of intake and discharge procedures.
No information is given on the RRTC website regarding financing and insurance options. However, RRTC is a state-funded program, and many similar programs can find funding for those that cannot afford treatment. It is also likely that a wide range of insurance policies will be accepted based on the program’s affiliation with the state government.