Anyone can walk in and receive a professional assessment for their substance use or mental health. We will use the "No Wrong Door" approach.
Inpatient treatment will be offered to anyone who needs a 24-hour stabilization period for their recovery in accordance with the American Society of Addiction Medicine's criteria
Medical monitoring of the detoxification process may be necessary if abrupt withdrawal can cause life-threatening issues.
Two Rivers will have the capacity to take in people charged with minor crimes who agree to receive treatment instead of prison time.
Two Rivers will be equipped to evaluate urgent behavioral health situations and refer patients to the appropriate care.
Two Rivers will use licensed professional counselors for therapy and counseling programs, as well as peers going through treatment having experience with addiction or mental illnesses.
Two Rivers Behavioral Health Recovery Center is envisioned to provide a detoxification and residential rehabilitation facility to help combat the opioid epidemic. With no behavioral health or substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facility in the area, we made it our priority to address this unmet need.
Once we began, we reached out to the community for support and collaboration. We were fortunate to connect with the Benton County Recovery Coalition. Their subject matter expertise aided in early discussions, and thier existing relationships continue to help open doors. We are receiving an overwhelming amount of support for this center from the community.
Our community is coming together in unprecedented ways to raise awareness and find ways to act. Leaders from both Benton and Franklin Counties, law enforcement officials, and the healthcare community are engaged to meet this tragic and urgent unmet need.
“KPHD’s newest community outreach is a much-needed comprehensive treatment center for mental health, drug and alcohol abuse. Housed in the former KGH hospital space on Auburn Street, this facility will be a life saver for our neighbors attempting to turn their lives around.”
- Dr. Sheila Dunlop
“The importance of having a recovery center for drugs, alcohol and mental health issues located in the Tri-Cities is undeniable. Such a center is important to all of us who live here. For too long those living in the Tri-Cities, and in need for this care, have had to travel to Yakima or Spokane to receive such care. The need is real, and the time is now for a community the size of ours to have such a center located in the Tri-Cities.”
- Kennewick Mayor Don Britain