The Ridge Behavioral Health System - Rio Dosa Drive

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The Ridge Behavioral Health System - Rio Dosa Drive is located in Lexington, Kentucky, in the heart of the Bluegrass. The Ridge Behavioral Health System - Rio Dosa Drive provides evidence-based treatments in both an inpatient and outpatient setting for mental health and chemical dependency. The Ridge offers a healing environment that is reassuring to a patients’ sense of security and confidentiality.

The Ridge Behavioral Health System - Rio Dosa Drive Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Rehab Services:

Medically Assisted Detox

The Ridge Opiate Addiction Detoxification (ROAD) program is designed to address the needs of individuals struggling with the use of heroin and other opiates. We provide medication-assisted treatment to promote recovery with benefits that can include: less discomfort during withdrawal, reduced cravings, better results following treatment, and successful abstinence from drugs.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does The Ridge Behavioral Health System - Rio Dosa Drive offer?

24 Hour Clinical Care

At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient and partial hospitalization services are provided on a six-day per week basis, days and evenings. The Outpatient Treatment offers a psychiatric evaluation, ongoing medication management, an Intensive Outpatient Program, and a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). The treatment process encourages disclosure, acknowledgement, and acceptance to allow and promote change. Participation and attendance are required and both are critical to your success. Your progress is constantly monitored; more intensive or less intensive treatment will be recommended as needed.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Inpatient care is provided on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. Their Inpatient Treatment offers an intensive therapeutic environment, a board certified psychiatrist/neurologist, a multidisciplinary treatment approach, 24-hour nursing care, a social worker, an activity therapist, a dietitian, family participation, and discharge/aftercare planning.

Intervention Services

The Ridge Outpatient Center will deliver an Early-Intervention phase of treatment for adolescents presenting with problems related to substance use. This program will target the population that lacks prior treatment attempts and may not meet criteria for higher levels of care. The goal of this program is to intervene with youth before drug and alcohol use interferes with more areas of their functioning. At the completion of the four group sessions, a discharge evaluation will be completed by the therapist. If this program does not satisfy a patient’s level of care need, a referral will then be made to the level of care correlating with the symptoms identified during this phase of treatment.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

The Ridge Recovery Center (RRC) is designed to serve adults over the age of 18 diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. They specialize in the treatment of adults diagnosed with both mental health and substance abuse disorders. In their continued efforts to provide the best possible care for their patients, they have extended the length of their Ridge Recovery Center program to up to 28 days so patients can transition from initial detoxification and stabilization to Inpatient Rehabilitation at The Ridge.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


Recovery Dynamics is a researched method of treatment for alcoholism and addiction. This new, enhanced program offers a clear and concise explanation of the 12-Step Program and is uniquely presented in a goal-oriented format that guides each individual to an understanding of the “Problem”, the “Solution”, and the “Plan”.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

For those struggling with treatment resistant depression, mania, and other forms of mental illness, ECT (Electro-Convulsive Therapy) is available at The Ridge Behavioral Health System. Led by their ECT Medical Director, Dr. David Shraberg and the use of state of the art technology, their ECT Treatment Team will provide patients with an effective treatment program that brings hope and relief of their symptoms.

Animal Therapy

Animal therapy (aka pet therapy or animal-assisted therapy) can be very healing, as it allows patients to bond with animals, who give unconditional love. This is particularly useful for those who suffered trauma by the hands of people, who may be able to trust and form closer attachments to animals than humans at certain stages of rehabilitation.

The Ridge Behavioral Health System - Rio Dosa Drive Highlights:

The Ridge offers free assessments to make recommendations for mental health treatment–and guide you to the next step. If you–or someone you care about–needs help with alcohol, drug addiction or emotional problems, call The Ridge. The Ridge accepts referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from individuals, family members or professionals.
Older adults can have complex needs or life changes that affect their emotional well-being. The Ridge's Integrity Behavioral Health Services Program is named after psychologist Erik Erickson's description of the older life stage as "Integrity vs. Despair". They provide a continuum of care of inpatient and outpatient services in a safe environment that brings hope, help and healing to their patients and families.
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), is an approach that provides patients a scientific and present-focused method of moving toward positive thoughts and actions, while moving away from faulty thinking and irrational beliefs. REBT can be used with a variety of patients. Individuals suffering from mental health and chemical dependency are among those who can benefit from this treatment. The Ridge staff has developed a series of REBT workshops that allow patients to apply the REBT material to their own personal thought patterns.
Their multi-disciplinary treatment team includes Licensed Therapists, Registered Nurses, Board Certified Psychiatrists, and Certified Recreation Therapists all trained in the Recovery Dynamics Model. Treatment at the RRC focuses on utilizing the Recovery Dynamics Model to build a foundation for recovery in a program geared toward acquiring coping strategies that promote self-esteem and personal responsibility.
The Adolescent Recovery Center (ARC) at The Ridge is designed to serve adolescents, ages 12 to 17 (or 18 if still in high school), suffering from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The ARC specializes in the treatment of adolescents whose substance abuse problems are manifested primarily through legal problems, school difficulties, relationship problems, and an inability to maintain sobriety. The ARC program model utilizes The Seven Challenges, that helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle-and prepare for and attain success when they commit to making changes.
The Ridge Child unit offers specialized treatment for children, ages 5 through 11, who are experiencing severe emotional or behavioral problems. Through a structured and individualized program, children learn how to deal with their emotions and channel their energies positively.
For those that would benefit from a safe, sober environment to start their recovery, their boarding program is available for a nominal fee. Patients are transported to and from their lodging component for daily programming with their existing Partial Chemical Dependency Program.
Matrix Model is a comprehensive, evidence based program developed to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug use. Its mission is to promote a greater understanding of addiction disorders through treatment, education and training.
The most important goal of The Ridge’s DBT based adolescent program is its focus on helping patients create lives worth living. This program gives patients the opportunity to achieve those lives. Adolescents in the program will attend school at The Ridge during the year with certified teachers of the Fayette County School System.




  • Daily Fee: $1,100.00
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • Cash payments accepted

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  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Smoking is allowed as part of the treatment
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children