About Riverside Recovery Center

Riverside Recovery Center in Spokane, WA was established in 1994 to serve with dignity and compassion individuals for whom substance abuse is problematic and addiction treatment is essential.

Riverside Recovery Center offers care and compassion to those that suffer from chemical dependency, and to their family and supportive others. At Riverside Recovery Center, individuals are taught to change their lives through making healthier decisions, while developing a stronger sense of self. Riverside Recovery Center offers specialized individual care for those seeking treatment.

Our Mission

Mission - Riverside Recovery Center, SpokaneRiverside Recovery Center was created to serve with dignity and compassion individuals for whom substance abuse and addiction treatment is essential. We have an unwavering commitment of support, accessibility and quality care to those individuals while protecting their confidentiality.

Our success is not measured by revenues or number of clients, but by the quality of our services. We are experienced healthcare professionals working side-by-side with adults who abuse or are addicted to alcohol and drugs. We adhere to state, federal and internal standards of policies and procedures to ensure a high level of integrity and best practices.

Our Mission: Riverside Recovery Center has a sincere desire to offer care and compassion to those that suffer from chemical dependency, and to their friends and family. At Riverside Recovery Center, individuals are encouraged and taught to change their lives through making healthier decisions, all while developing a stronger sense of self. Riverside Recovery Center offers treatment programs that are specialized for each individual seeking care.

A History of Success

Riverside Recovery Center was established in 1994 in Spokane, WA and is a state licensed Intensive Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment facility offering a suite of treatment programs. For over 20 years, Riverside has worked with the public, private institutions and the Criminal Justice System with clients who have been arrested and/or convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) through Deferred Prosecution Programs.

Our programs include aftercare to ensure continuous recovery after an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or inpatient treatment. We serve adults, adolescents (assessment and referral services), families, and employers with problems relating to alcohol and drug addiction, including prescription drugs for which contracted physicians available to prescribe Suboxone, Subutex, or Vivitrol.


Matthew E. | Testimonial

To whom it may concern,

I wanted to take the time to acknowledge a series of positive interactions with a particular staff member here at Riverside. I have been on the program almost 2 months now and prior to that I was on waiting list approximately 4-5 weeks.

The first time I came into Riverside I had my first interactions with Hillary. I can personally say having been through various treatment programs I have encountered just about every kind of person you could imagine. I would like to say she has a very polite and genuine manner about her. She explained everything in detail, asked if there was anything else she could do to help/questions she could answer.
Since I was on waiting list for several weeks she even advised that I call each morning at 8:10 to 8:15 to see if there was any cancellations and they could possibly get me in sooner. I did do this and I would say 90% of the time when I would call she would answer and was always upbeat, energetic and encouraging. I came in a few times during the process of getting enrolled in treatment and there was at least 2 instances where I was discouraged by something  and expressed this to her because I felt we had built some rapport. She is always upbeat and positive and really when I was having a rough time with intake process she reminded me as well as encouraged me to stick with it, I had came this far!

Maybe to people who have lived different lives than myself, this is just her doing her job, in my book she is making a huge difference in people’s lives maybe when they need it most. I occasionally will call in during the course of my week with a question, or I receive a call myself from Riverside and most times it is her calling to remind me of an appointment with my counselor, etc. I have had calls from lakeside or called and spoken to other employees, they were always professional as well, just not that little extra. I hope this wasn’t too long or sappy, I had told my counselor about this and he suggested I type it up in an Email and send it in. I feel it’s important  she receive some recognition, and I know from working in the service industry that people are like 80% more likely to go out of their way to complain. Unfortunately when someone does good people just expect it to be seen as “doing their job” I can say this employee went the extra mile and made a real difference when I was really having a rough time. The nature of your business and the fact people come here to make drastic changes in their lives, pretty serious and sometimes scary stuff. Having someone like her behind the front desk as the first face of lakeside people see, I would say she is a great representative, as well as a huge resource to your organization.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I can personally say this may seem like overkill, I cannot express enough what a difference she made. There were at least 2 occasions where I was seriously on the fence about sticking with treatment.

Brianne S. | Testimonial

Just wanted to email you and let you know I am doing wonderful. I wanted to let you know you are the reason I am off suboxone and I have never felt better! I start my medical assistant program this summer so I’m very excited about that. Life is much better not being on any kind of substance and not having to depend on chemicals to “get by”. I never imagined being here and I have my family, friends, you and Riverside to thank for helping me along the way. Hope yore doing well!

M.S. | Testimonial

To Whom It May Concern:

From the first moment I walked in I felt accepted. I have really enjoyed the way the classes and the people have made me feel at Riverside Recovery Center and I think it is really helping me to maintain my sobriety.  Riverside goes above and beyond the dependent person by offering a family program.  I made a life changing decision for the better by choosing Riverside as my recovery center and I would recommend them for anyone who has dependency problems.

Thomas A. Black CIC | Testimonial

Whom It May Concern:

I have enjoyed a fourteen year relationship with Riverside Recovery Center and its fine staff.  Riverside takes the hope and recovery of each client very seriously, going beyond the normal scope of outpatient treatment.

Thomas A. Black CIC
Serenity Group, Inc.
930 W. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA  99201

John C. Cooney | Testimonial

To Whom It May Concern:

As a former prosecutor, District Court judge, and defense attorney, I have seen numerous alcohol treatment programs come and go in the Spokane area.  I have also observed a very few remain and serve the community.  Riverside Recovery Center is one of the latter.

I have referred numerous clients and friends to Riverside Recovery and have always noticed the same high level of professionalism and confidence in treatment delivered by their diligent staff.  They are available for immediate evaluations and potential treatment.  All of Riverside Recovery’s paperwork to court, family, and attorneys is always timely and professionally prepared.


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