Addiction

The excessive use of drugs or alcohol can easily become a problem that affects every aspect of our lives, even impacting our relationships. When enough is enough, it’s time to get help.

The good news is that substance use disorder is treatable when someone is ready to accept help and willing to work for it. At RiverValley, we offer several ways to help you get back to sobriety and peace.

Here are a few of our services:

Acute Hospitalization

RiverValley’s acute care services cater to youth ages 3-18 as a short-term crisis stabilization center. Hospitalization allows qualified staff members the ability to formulate a customized treatment plan for youth who may be a harm to themselves or others around them.

RVBH Hospital Outpatient Clinic

RiverValley’s Children’s Hospital (RVBH-H) is a not-for-profit psychiatric hospital located in Owensboro, KY, designed to provide specialty inpatient services for children and teens ages 5-17. Once they’re admitted, patients receive multiple services to diagnose, treat, and stabilize mental or behavioral health issues in a safe, structured environment while continuing with one-on-one and group counseling, recreational therapy, and medication management during their stay. RVBH-H also houses its own accredited school, gym, and extensive activity areas for recreation.

Regional Prevention Center (RPC)

The Regional Prevention Center (RPC) serves coalitions and Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) Boards in RiverValley Behavioral Health’s seven-county region to effectively address substance misuse prevention. We utilize the strategies of the Center For Substance Abuse Prevention and the Seven Strategies for Community Change from Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

Our Programs

The KY-Moms MATR Program helps expectant mothers across the Commonwealth who are at risk for using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, to reduce harm to their children from their substance use, during and after pregnancy.

We provide pregnant and postpartum females with intensive prevention education to aid in decision-making for a healthy baby. This helps ensure more babies and children across the state are getting a healthier start to life and the support they need to grow into future leaders – because healthy communities start with Mom!

Healthy Baby Workshops- We provide free workshops for pregnant and postpartum women. Participants must be located in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties, and currently use, or are at risk of using, alcohol, tobacco, and other substances. Participants will receive free gifts for mom and baby!

Our Zero Tolerance Program serves youth under the age of twenty-one (21) years of age who have incurred an alcohol violation with intensive prevention education.

Participants are referred by the court system and are screened to ensure they meet program criteria.

For more information about RPC programs, please email [email protected]

Community Training

RiverValley’s RPC works with community partners in our service area to effectively address substance misuse prevention through workshops, presentations, training, and other educational opportunities in the community. For more information about community training, please click here!

Regional Prevention Center Library

The Regional Prevention Center Library is located at our Cigar Factory Complex location. Books, journals, and DVDs are available for loan. There are also reference materials available for on-site public use. The Library also offers brochures and information from national databases to obtain the most current information regarding substance abuse topics in the region, state, and nation.

Youth Mental Health Art Contest

RiverValley Behavioral Health (RVBH) held the Second Annual Youth Mental Health Art Contest prize ceremony on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

In May during Mental Health Awareness Month, RVBH invited K-12 students to submit a visual art project to express the importance of mental health along with the theme “Be Kind to Your Mind.” Staff received a total of 245 entries from students across our seven-county service area!

Check out the artwork from this year’s contest winners below!

RiverValley gives away over $6K in Mental Health Art Contest

River Valley Behavioral Health held its second annual Youth Mental Health Art Contest on Wednesday and was able to give away $6,100 to community members and organizations.

In May during Mental Health Awareness Month, RVBH invited K-12 students to submit a visual art project to express the importance of mental health along with the theme “Be Kind to Your Mind.”

Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)

CSU is an 8-bed residential facility in Owensboro that serves as an alternative to hospitalization for those experiencing a mental health crisis. Specifically for adults 18 and over, this treatment program operates a highly-structured program 24/7 in a home-like residence in the community. Only individuals with no serious medical complications and not requiring 24-hour nursing care are eligible.

Crisis & Information Line

RiverValley offers a free and anonymous call line for individuals in any type of crisis. This line can also be accessed via text and chat through RVBH’s web portal and is staffed around the clock with trained crisis call technicians to promptly address client needs.

Residential Chemical Dependency (RCD) Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Sometimes overcoming addiction takes a higher level of care than routine outpatient services can provide. For those cases, RiverValley offers a residential component for men with a substance use disorder. The RCD-IOP facility has all the feels of home with space for up to 14 men in recovery and provides 20-hours a week of activities designed to ensure sober living and prevent relapse.

Mobile Crisis Team (MCT)

For individuals in a mental health or substance use related crisis that can’t get to RiverValley, a Mobile Crisis Team is ready to respond 24/7, 365 days a year. Our MCT is a highly trained team of clinicians, case managers, and peer support professionals that can assess, triage, and provide emergency services for all ages.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Crisis Services (IDD Crisis Services)

Crisis situations can happen to anyone at any time. For mental health emergencies, RiverValley Behavioral Health offers round-the-clock access to IDD staff who are available to support the individual through a crisis and reduce risk.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Our Medication-Assisted Treatment program utilizes medications in combination with intensive inpatient and outpatient therapies, to provide a person-centered approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Recovery is possible, and our team is here to help.

Melanie Stanishia, APRN and Megan Phelps, APRN
Melanie Stanishia, APRN and Megan Phelps, APRN

Outpatient Substance Abuse Services

For individuals with substance use issues, RiverValley conveniently offers both individual and group outpatient counseling sessions. With offices in most counties in our region, you can find the recovery support you need close to home.

The Amethyst Center

Sometimes overcoming addiction takes a higher level of care than routine outpatient services can provide. For those cases, RiverValley offers a residential component for women with a substance use disorder. This facility has all the feels of home with space for 16 women in recovery and 6 infants born to pregnant women in the program. RCD-IOP provides 20-hours a week of activities designed to ensure sober living and prevent relapse.

Outpatient Mental Health

Outpatient simply refers to receiving treatment without being admitted into a hospital, usually within a clinic or office setting. To better serve our community, RiverValley has offices in almost every county in our region so we can offer counseling, evaluation, and a variety of services for all ages and issues close to home.