Mental Health

You are not alone. At Riverside Mental Health & Recovery Center, we offer expert care for adults, ages 18 and over, struggling with a mental illness or substance use disorder. Learn about our admissions criteria and how we determine whether adult inpatient treatment is right for you.

Criteria for admission to our Adult Acute Inpatient Treatment program

To help us offer you the right treatment, Riverside Mental Health & Recovery Center, professionals will carefully consider the information we gather during the assessment stage. Whether you need psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, we want you to have the very best care.

Typically, we admit people to our Adult Acute Inpatient Treatment program if they have a sudden onset of intense symptoms and need help right away. They may show some of the following behaviors:

  • Suicidal thoughts or a suicide attempt
  • Threatened, attempted or engaged in physical violence to others
  • Unable to care for self
  • Need for psychiatric care and medication stabilization
  • Need for legally mandated admission for evaluation
  • Failure to improve with outpatient treatment

Criteria for admission to Adult Psychiatric Services

Some adults have severe psychiatric or emotional issues that require close inpatient evaluation and stabilization. We offer this expert care through our Adult Psychiatric Services program.

Adults may benefit from our Adult Psychiatric Services if they display any of these criteria:

  • Recent suicidal behavior (or a threat to others)
  • Inability to function at work, at school, in the family or a relationship
  • Change in mood that interferes significantly with their ability to meet ordinary demands of daily living
  • Need for legally mandated admission for evaluation
  • A recent failure in outpatient treatment

If we admit you or your loved one into our Adult Psychiatric Services program, our experts will create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific issues. We’ll make sure you get the medical and mental health care you need.

Criteria for admission for substance abuse treatment

If you or a loved one has a substance use disorder, we may recommend our medically monitored detoxification program to safely clear addictive substances from the body. Specific criteria for admission include:

  • A documented history of alcohol or drug use that produces significant physical or mental withdrawal symptoms when the person stops using the substance or cuts back
  • A history of withdrawal symptoms such as one or more of the following:
    o A pattern of use – How often a person uses the substance and how long they have used it predict the potential for significant withdrawal symptoms that require medical and nursing care.
    o Recency of use – The critical period of risk for medically significant withdrawal is the day(s) immediately following stopping use or cutting back use. Treatment is most effective when the last substance use is within 72 hours of detoxification.
    o Excessive use with changes in mental status, severe tremulousness (shaking) or increases in pulse and blood pressure

The right personalized care for you or your adult loved one

If you enter our Riverside Mental Health & Recovery Center programs, our professionals will care for you in a safe, secure, supportive environment. Since everyone has a different story, we’ll create a personalized care plan to address your specific needs and goals. We’ll even map out a plan to get you back home and on the road to recovery. Our goal is to help you heal. Learn about our Adult Acute Services.