River Oaks Treatment Center: Riverview, FL
Find sobriety and comprehensive healing at River Oaks Treatment Center. River Oaks is a substance abuse rehabilitation center located outside of Tampa that helps people of all ages heal from addiction and stay sober. At River Oaks, we customize your treatment plan to address the biological, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual components of addiction. We also offer multiple levels of addiction care to fit your lifestyle and are in-network with various health insurance policies, including TRICARE.
Each rehab facility is a bit different, so we encourage prospective patients and their families to tour our facility which is right outside of Tampa in Riverview, Florida (20-30 minute drive). We kindly request and recommend that you first make an appointment with our office. We provide campus tours 7 days per week during normal business hours.
Our admission process is quick and easy, and usually takes an hour or less to complete. Upon arrival clients receive a thorough nursing assessment. Each patient is assigned a specific case manager who assists in monitoring their treatment course. These case managers focus on the patient’s appropriate step-down planning and aftercare placements to make sure their needs are met.
River Oaks has an executive chef, a sous chef, and a full culinary team on-site to provide patients with healthy meals three times per day. Of you or your loved one requires a specialty diet, River Oaks can make accommodations to fit your needs.
There are 54 male residential and detox beds and 32 female residential and detox housing beds. Outpatient patients live in River Oaks’ 76-bed supportive housing unit. All rooms are semi private, meaning that each room has 2 full size beds with pillow top mattresses and private bathrooms. Private rooms are available for an additional charge.
Each day, patients have free time to engage in recreational activities on our campus. Equipped with a baseball field, tennis courts, yoga classes and a full gym, among other recreational amenities, patients can complement their addiction treatment with fitness activities and fun hobbies. Massage therapy is also available every day at River Oaks.
Because connectivity is so important, we allow patients to bring and use their electronic devices during designated hours. We provide free Wi-Fi to all patients and guests.
River Oaks Treatment Center located right outside of Tampa, Florida treats substance use disorders by combining evidence-based therapies with world-class amenities. We offer a wide variety of customized therapeutic modalities that foster dynamic healing from the disease of addiction. At River Oaks, our drug and alcohol rehab in Riverview, Florida, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest possible standard of care for your substance use disorder and other underlying mental health conditions.
River Oaks Treatment Center is American Addiction Centers’ Tampa rehab center. Find River Oaks on the map below.
River Oaks Treatment Center provides a variety of services to our patients struggling with addiction, including (but not limited to):
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
River Oaks Treatment Center may or may not utilize MAT to help you or your loved one recover from a substance use disorder and remain sober. MAT is a choice that you and your treatment team make together. This offering at River Oaks may include naltrexone or the extended-release version of naltrexone (called the Vivitrol shot).
Co-occurring Mental Health Disorder Treatment
Clinicians (such as therapists and psychiatrists) at River Oaks are fully equipped to treat patients with underlying mental health disorders. If you suffer from a co-occurring disorder, your physician may suggest you try certain behavioral or medicinal therapies to help aid in the alleviation of your mental health condition symptoms.
Individual therapy sessions are typically one hour in duration and held at least weekly with a patient’s primary therapist. Greenhouse clinicians employ a variety of different treatment modalities, such cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT).
Group therapy sessions may occur around 7 times per week and are led by a trained clinician. Group therapy at River Oaks may include CBT process groups, therapeutic curriculum-based groups, expressive and experiential therapy groups, wellness education facilitated by nurses, psychoeducational groups.
EMDR is a specialized therapy for clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Patients must attain physician and therapist approval to determine that they are ready for this level of intensive work.
Family Support and Therapy
For patients who would like to integrate their family in their treatment plan, River Oaks offers a monthly family program and regular family therapy. Additional family programming is available every first and third Saturday of the month, and families can visit patients on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon.
Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Care Partner
River Oaks is a VA Community Care Partner. We work with clients assigned by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Local VA to meet patients’ needs.
Recovery Groups & Peer Support Meetings
Another offering at River Oaks Treatment Center includes recovery groups such as 12-step meetings or SMART recovery meetings. 3 times a week, River Oaks also offers eligible patients the ability to go to an off-site 12-step meeting with their peers.
Genetics-Informed Addiction Treatment
River Oaks utilizes pharmacogenetics – a practice that uses the knowledge of an individual’s genetic makeup to decide which medications will be most effective for them while in treatment. River Oaks utilizes AAC’s Addiction Labs of America to receive genetic tests within 24 hours and integrates this patient-specific knowledge into individual treatment plans.
Culturally Competent Treatment
At River Oaks, we offer various treatments that cater to underserved groups. We host a weekly LGBTQI group and can provide individual counseling services in both English and Spanish (though group sessions in Spanish are not available). This, along with two monthly opportunities and outings for family visits, translates to you and your loved ones feeling supported during your stay at River Oaks.
At River Oaks, our treatment team of professionals consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and LPNs, licensed and license-eligible therapists, case managers, behavioral health technicians, and an operations team.
Jeff Turiczek, CEO
For three decades, Jeff Turiczek has dedicated his career to the behavioral healthcare industry, working his way up from a mental health technician to key leadership roles in several hospitals and treatment facilities. Prior to joining the American Addiction Centers (AAC) family in 2015, Turiczek served on the executive board of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association, helping shape behavioral healthcare laws in the state for juveniles in the criminal system. He also assisted in crafting critical administrative rules aimed at protecting children with behavioral healthcare issues.
Struggling with the same addiction issues that plagued his family as a young person, Turiczek realized his passion for behavioral healthcare early on in his life and, as a result, pursued a career in addiction treatment. Since then, he’s worked to break the stigma of addiction in his professional endeavors through sharing his personal experience and educating others about the disease of addiction.
Dr. Michael Murphy, Medical Director
With over 20 years of clinical experience in psychiatry, Dr. Michael Murphy is a valuable asset to the West Florida community and American Addiction Centers’ (AAC) family. Prior to joining AAC in 2018, Dr. Murphy served as the national medical director at 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 use disorders with extensive experience leading initiatives in patient safety, violence prevention, integrated care and medical comorbidity. Additionally, Dr. Murphy authored Blueprints in Psychiatry, a textbook for medical students. Dr. Murphy also served 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 interest in trauma, mood disorders and substance use disorders is exemplified through his clinical care using a combination of sound psychiatric reasoning and a positive relational spirit.
Tripp Smith, COO
Hoyt ‘Tripp’ Smith has worked in the healthcare industry for more than two decades, holding leadership positions in both the acute and post-acute sectors. He enjoys helping his teams reach their full potential in delivering excellent patient care.
His multiple educational accolades include a master of science in health administration, a MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and bachelor’s degree in finance.
Fran Myers Routt, Clinical Director
Fran Myers Routt has 25-plus years experience in the mental health and substance use field working with many populations, including military service members, families, children, and adults as a clinician, administrator, and clinical director.
She received her BS in psychology from Florida State University, and her masters of social work, clinical social from Florida International University. Myers Routt specializes in dialectical behavior therapy and trauma-informed care. She has presented on these topics as well as treatment for LGBTQ+ clients.
Phyllis Reddy Haley, Director of Operations
Phyllis Reddy Haley serves at the forefront of financial services. Regarded by her co-workers as a friendly, high-performing, and deeply analytical leader, her passion for driving business growth through financial discipline, creativity, and teamwork is quickly apparent when you meet her.
Reddy Haley has more than 20 years of experience in behavioral healthcare and advocacy and has dedicated her career to helping families find support during challenging times. In her spare time, she volunteers at the American Legion Post, assisting Veterans and military families.
Reddy Haley holds a master’s degree in business management (graduating cum laude) and is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 50: Society of Addiction Psychology.
The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care River Oaks is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally-recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing substance abuse treatment in Tampa for all of the levels of care offered at River Oaks, including high acuity medical detox.
The family program at River Oaks is an educational program aimed at helping loved ones understand substance abuse, brain interactions with substance abuse, and psychosocial disorders with substance abuse. Patients still have the option to attend the twice-monthly family program at River Oaks, even if they do not have family visiting.
The family program at River Oaks takes place 2 full days twice monthly—held the second and fourth Friday and Saturday. Patients can meet with their families and have lunch during either afternoon session. Following family programming is a family outing, for those patients who are eligible to leave campus. Children are permitted based on age and appropriateness.
Visiting Your Loved One
During your loved one’s treatment, we will work with you to plan a visit. Your loved one’s treatment team will provide you with all of the information you need to schedule your visit to River Oaks.
Once you complete the detox process, your typical day in treatment will revolve around groups and classes. Treatment will vary according to the patient and the day, but the following is a sample of a typical schedule:
- 6:30 am–7:50 am: Breakfast
- 7 am–7:45 am: Personal time, homework
- 7:45 am–9 am: Recreational time to attend yoga, meditation, work out, or relax.
- 9 am–11:40 am: Groups
- 11:50 am–1:30 pm: Lunch/free time
- 1:30 pm–5 pm: Groups or educational classes
- 5 pm–7 pm: Dinner/free or recreational time
- 7 pm–8pm: AA or NA
- 8:30 pm–9:30 pm: Big Book study
- 10 pm–11 pm: Reading, homework, reflection
- 11 pm: Lights out
We regularly treat disorders related to the following substances:
- Prescription stimulants.
- Sleep aids/sedatives.
- Prescription drugs.
- Other substances.*
*We provide treatment for almost all substance use disorders. If you don’t see a particular substance listed here, contact our admissions navigators to confirm treatment availability.
The next steps to getting treatment include, reaching out, finalizing the plan, and getting to treatment.
- Step 1: Contact us at Or fill in our insurance verification form below and one of our caring admissions navigators will reach out to discuss your options at American Addiction Centers.
- Step 2: Talk with one of our navigators about your physical, mental, and financial situation so they can help you create a treatment plan and find the best placement for you. Our team will communicate with you to determine your treatment needs, discuss costs and insurance coverage, and help you set up travel to one of our rehab facilities.
- Step 3: Arrive and begin treatment.
Our Programs and Services
Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
Safe Medical Detox
Addiction Focused Healthcare
PHP / Day Treatment
IOP / Intensive Outpatient
Telehealth Addiction Treatment
First Responders Services
Impaired Professionals Program
Chronic Mental Illness Treatment
Christian Recovery Program
Proven Addiction Therapies
AA/NA & Faith-based Recovery Programs
SMART Recovery / Other Secular Groups
Art and/or Music Activities
Stress Management & Mindfulness
Sober Housing Available
In the event of a relapse at any time post-treatment, we will provide qualified individuals with up to 30 days of treatment at no cost to you.*
*Terms and conditions may apply, and results may vary.Learn More About Our Brand Promise
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