The Rubicon Men’s Treatment Community provides gender-specific substance abuse treatment services for men. Individualized treatment options follow a therapeutic community model. Services include medical and social detoxification, short- and long-term residential programs, intensive outpatient care, 12-Step introduction, individual and group counseling, fatherhood groups, anger management classes and relapse prevention classes.
ABOUT RUBICON – MEN’S TREATMENT CENTER
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) treats individuals with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. At the end of 2016, it took over operations of Rubicon, Inc., including Rubicon Men’s Treatment Center, now part of RBHA’s North Campus. Located three miles from downtown Richmond, Va., Rubicon Men’s Treatment Center offers residential substance-abuse treatment for men only. An adjacent unit offers medical and social detox, and Suboxone and methadone programs are available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Detox is overseen 24 hours a day by nurses; a consulting physician directs the detox unit.
The residential treatment program uses the 12-Step model and lasts between 30 and 180 days, divided into three phases. In phase one, clients are introduced to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) groups and learn relapse prevention and anger management techniques as well as participate in Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) programming.
In phases two and three, clients commit to longer-term recovery lifestyles, learn life skills including budgeting, and participate in vocational and educational programs including GED classes. Referrals to sober-living facilities are provided at this point, as needed.
Throughout the program, treatment makes use of individual and group therapy, acupuncture, fatherhood groups, and antibiotic therapy.
Rubicon Men’s Treatment Center is licensed by the State of Virginia. There currently is no information provided on the facility’s website or otherwise regarding its treatment staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
This is a 134-bed facility. All rooms are shared. A gymnasium building on the campus provides recreational and leisure activities for clients in the program. Smoking is allowed on-site. At the time of this writing, according to RBHA’s website, major renovations throughout the North Campus property are underway.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Review coverage is both limited and highly polarized. A.L.B. had only favorable things to say about the facility, reporting to Best-rehabs.com: “Good experience. Strict and everybody had a job to help run facility. Just what I needed at the time.” He gave perfect five-star ratings about this facility for the major categories of the Best-rehabs.com survey — treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and meals — as well as staff support, overall quality, both individual and group counseling, and cleanliness. However, he dropped down to three stars for both exercise and leisure and the visitor program and to one star for holistic offerings.
Mike had a different experience. “This place is horrible, and I’m being kind,” he said. “They know nothing about recovery… You’d stand a better chance of kicking in a crack house than you would at this joke of a facility.” H.G. concurred: “This is the most disfuntional facility I have ever experienced. The staff are mostly unqualified.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole reviewer who responded to Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing offered the following comment about the experience of her son, who stayed at this facility through a court order: “This place is nothing but a joke and the state of va is paying for it !!! There fore so are we through taxes… you all should be ashamed of yourself !!! Staff included !!!”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Reviews from staff members are mixed. On Glassdoor, one former employee gave the facility the top five-star rating and wrote: “Great place to start as professional in the field of Human Services.” Another former employee reviewer on Glassdoor, who provided a two-star rating, when asked about the cons of working at this facility, said: “Poor, poor management, lack of financial responsibility or accountability. Unethical treatment of staff. Hiring new staff and cant make payroll for current staff.”
Prices vary according to the length of stay and type of service provided. The rehab does not accept insurance. Potential clients are encouraged to contact the facility for details.