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RBHA - Women's Treatment Center Philosophy
We provide help and hope for pregnant and parenting women affected by substance use. We are committed to improving the health of women, infants and children in the Richmond area. Substance use disorders are treatable with the right help.
Women with substance use disorders have unique needs that should be addressed if treatment is to be successful. There is evidence that suggests that gender does make a difference. Our program offers a staff of highly trained professionals providing gender-responsive and trauma-informed care.
Areas of Specialization
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
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RBHA – WOMEN’S TREATMENT CENTER
Licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) provides a variety of behavioral and mental health services for the community of Richmond, Virginia. The Women’s Treatment Center offers residential and outpatient treatment to women struggling with substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders. The facility also provides care for pregnant and parenting women — a specialty service that is offered by about 29 percent of all substance abuse treatment facilities in Virginia.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To ensure clients receive the most appropriate forms of treatment, RBHA provides initial screenings and assessments, both of which may be expedited for pregnant women. According to the center’s website, a medically managed symptom management program is available to clients experiencing symptoms of withdrawal.
Clients who require a high level of structure and guidance may be referred to the organization’s residential program, which includes case management services, individual counseling, psychiatric services, group therapy, and integrated primary care. The facility also offers transportation, developmental screenings for children, and family activities, as well as childcare — an ancillary service provided by just six percent of all treatment facilities in the Virginia.
The center’s outpatient program may be used as stand-alone treatment or as a step-down option once residential treatment is completed. Women-only groups cover a variety of topics, including trauma, co-occurring disorders, parenting, and general life skills.
Clients battling opioid use disorder may receive referrals to specialized treatment programs. RBHA also offers interim treatment services to clients who cannot be immediately admitted for treatment. These types of services are provided by a little more than half of all facilities in the state.
According to RBHA’s website, the center employs a team of healthcare professionals specializing in case management and substance abuse counseling. The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its staff's level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The North Campus is home to a number of RBHA's treatment programs, including the Women's Treatment Center. It has a multi-purpose gymnasium and a child activity center, as well as meeting space.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the four alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date about RBHA's Women's Treatment Center, three reported receiving solid treatment that was engaging, effective, and supportive to mothers. In a review representative of positive feedback, one anonymous alum noted: "12 steps is taught where the understanding makes it easy to want to live by. Very nice program would recommend it to anyone."
Angela, on the other hand, told Rehabs.com that the facility was short-staffed and did not offer enough groups, and noted that the food that was lacking in nutrition. She added: "No physical activities at all. Too much idle time."
RBHA as a whole earned an average rating of 3.1 out of five stars based on 22 Google Reviews, however comments were not specific to the Women's Treatment Center.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The one loved one who provided feedback to Rehabs.com at the time of this writing emphasized individualized treatment plans and support for community integration as strengths. However, the same survey respondent felt that the center’s communication with family members was a weakness.
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs. RBHA is a government-funded organization that aims to provide affordable health care. The one loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave RBHA four out of five stars for its affordability.
Published on December 2018
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