Addiction Treatment to Benefit from New Facility
A non-profit is building a new facility to expand its mental health and addiction treatment resources.
With the assistance of a $500,000 Peyton Anderson Foundation grant, the new facility will be built adjacent to the existing center.
"We are grateful for the generous support of the Peyton Anderson Foundation,"
Some of the new features will include an expanded number of beds for patients, an outdoor area and classroom space for children.
"We hope that the new facility will eliminate the institutional feel of the current facility, enhance treatment with an outdoor space for adults and children, increase our ability to serve more people in need, offer warm and inviting patient treatment and age appropriate classroom space for children and adolescents, and be a safe-haven for those in crisis," Kilgore said.
Currently, the River Edge Recovery Center offers short-term acute inpatient services. As a 24/7 stabilization location, counseling and other crisis-based services assist adolescents and adults with mental health or substance use disorders. Clinical staff also help patients develop long-term addiction recovery plans upon being discharged.
River Edge Recover Center assisted approximately 1,700 patients in 2017.
"Often times, families do not know where to take loved ones who need to detox and many end up in emergency rooms," Kilgore said. "The Recovery Center is a safe-haven for those struggling with substance use disorders."
The new facility should be completed by 2021.