We’re honored you’ve chosen The Recovery Village Ridgefield to help you begin the healing process of addiction recovery. Our guide is meant as a way to introduce you to our facility and the specialized detox services we provide. Your journey begins here, and we’ll do everything possible to make the experience one that’s comfortable and successful for you.

Importance Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring all developments associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of all patients, employees and the communities we serve.

Please note the following updates:

Face Mask Policy:

Following the latest CDC recommendations for controlling the spread of COVID-19, all patients and employees will be required to wear a face mask while at the facility.

Screening Policy:

ARS facilities are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and we have strong infection control policies, procedures and systems in place. As recommended by the CDC, our clinicians are screening all patients and employees for fever, respiratory symptoms and for travel to/from China and other affected locations within a month prior to symptom onset.

A pre-admission acceptance is a preliminary determination that indicates you are appropriate for admission to our facility. Based on your presentation upon arrival or during your stay, it may be determined that a different facility may be more appropriate.

Visitation Policy:

For the safety of all patients, family members, visitors and staff, ARS has temporarily suspended visitation at our facilities. Staff will provide alternatives for maintaining contact with loved ones during this time as we know how important the support of friends and family is to your recovery.

Offsite Travel & Activities Policy:

For the safety of all patients, Advanced Recovery Systems is restricting offsite travel and activities until further notice.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or further concerns about any of our policy updates, please check back frequently, or you can reach out directly by calling 855-387-3291.

Next Steps

If you’ve decided to begin your recovery journey with detox at The Recovery Village Ridgefield, your next step is to begin preparing for your stay.

What To Bring

Things you should plan to bring include:

  • No more than two pieces of luggage
  • If vaccinated, a copy of your vaccine card
  • Picture ID and any necessary travel documents
  • Medical records
  • A list of contact and family information
  • A form of payment, such as a credit card and a small amount of cash
  • Seasonal appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable sleepwear
  • Personal toiletries that are unopened, such as toothbrushes, alcohol-free mouthwash and face wash with moisturizer
  • Sunscreen, lip balm
  • Unopened feminine products
  • Unopened makeup
  • Unopened contact lenses and solution
  • Glasses and sunglasses
  • Hairbrush, and if desired, blow dryer and styling tools
  • Cigarettes or other approved tobacco
  • Hobby items

What Not To Bring

When you enter medical detox, you are distancing yourself from everything that contributed to your past substance use. This means there are certain things we don’t allow at our facility, including:

  • Drugs or alcohol
  • CBD or THC products
  • Non-prescription narcotic or controlled substances
  • Paraphernalia related to drugs or alcohol
  • Computers and tablets
  • Cameras, video or tape recorders
  • Electronic devices with internet access or cameras, including smartwatches and e-readers
  • Products with alcohol listed in the first three ingredients, such as mouthwash
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Vaping devices
  • Dental floss (we’ll provide it)
  • Opened toiletries
  • Weapons, including pocket knives
  • Pornographic materials
  • Clothing with drugs, drug paraphernalia or explicit language or images
  • Overly revealing clothing
  • Sports equipment

This isn’t an exhaustive list. It’s up to the treatment team to determine what may or may not be allowed when you arrive.

Our Facility

The Recovery Village Ridgefield Detox Center is an advanced medical detox treatment center located in Vancouver, Washington. Our 16-bed facility allows us to tailor individualized detox programs that are unique to each patient’s needs. Meanwhile, our peaceful, serene Pacific Northwest setting offers beautiful mountain views and tranquility, allowing patients to focus solely on their recovery. 

If you require further treatment after completing detox, you can transition to The Recovery Village Ridgefield, our sister facility located just minutes away. Both facilities provide dual diagnosis care, so we are able to address substance use disorders as well as any co-occurring mental health conditions that may be present. 

The Recovery Village Ridgefield Detox Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the state of Washington, Chemical Dependency Services and the Department of Social and Health Services. 

You may be wondering about how our facility addresses phone use, sleeping arrangements, meals, tobacco use and housekeeping responsibilities:

  • Phone use: When you arrive at our detox facility, we require a 72-hour stabilization period upon admission. You can then use your phone with a clinician during detox.
  • Sleeping arrangements: Our detox facility is co-ed, with 16 beds. The facilities are double occupancy with a shared bathroom.
  • Designated smoking: We have designated smoking areas and times. We don’t allow smoking during therapy sessions and wellness activities. You can use smokeless tobacco during designated breaks, but you must throw it away when the break ends. We also offer nicotine patches for smoking cessation. Our staff can’t purchase tobacco products for patients under 21. You can’t purchase tobacco products if you’re under 21 and in our care.
  • Laundry/housekeeping: We want you to be able to focus on the recovery work you’re beginning in detox. We’ll take care of your laundry, and you’ll receive daily housekeeping while you’re with us.

About Medical Detox

Medical detoxification, or detox, is your first step to recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Medical detox is appropriate for anyone with physical or psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol. Alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, prescription drugs and synthetic drugs are common substances that can cause someone to need medical detox.

During detox, the goal is for your body to eliminate substances with supervised medical care. The clinical team will include physicians, nurses, therapists and other key clinical staff. The staff will tailor care to your needs after completing a comprehensive evaluation. This evaluation will include screening for drug and alcohol use disorders, co-occurring mental disorders, medical conditions and withdrawal risk.

What Treatment Looks Like

Once your intake evaluation is complete, medical detox begins. Your detox program may include the use of addiction medications, also known as medication-assisted treatment. For most people, medical detox lasts for five to seven days, but the length of medical detox can vary depending on the individual. Factors that influence the duration include:

  • Type of substance used
  • Frequency and duration of use
  • How heavy the substance use was
  • Individual factors like health, body weight, metabolic rate and genetic makeup

It’s important to note that medical detox does not actually treat a person’s addiction. Rather, it simply helps make the process of quitting a substance safer and more comfortable. The true work of addressing addiction and its underlying causes begins in a professional rehab treatment program, which can take place in an inpatient or outpatient setting. This is why many people transition to an intensive treatment program after completing medical detox. Doing so allows them to build on the progress they made in detox and begin building a foundation for lifelong recovery. 

Our Staff

Associate Medical Director
Daniel Roa, DNP Associate Medical Director
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Kevin Wandler, MD Chief Medical Officer

Insurance and Your Obligation During Treatment

Many health insurance plans require out-of-pocket costs in order to access your healthcare benefits. These expenses may include Deductibles, Co-Pays, Coinsurance % and Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expenses (collectively, the “Patient Responsibility”).

Your individual Patient Responsibility may vary based on a number of factors including:

  • Your individual benefits plan
  • Length of stay at the facility
  • Type of services received during treatment
  • Other services offered at the facility, but not covered by your insurance provider (such as lab tests, non-covered prescriptions, etc.)

A staff member will review your Patient Responsibility with you at the time of admission or as soon as possible once you are medically stable. They will explain that the deductible is due upon admittance to the facility and the co-insurance amount and out-of-pocket balance will be billed and paid for after treatment once services are complete. On-site financial counselors will again review your financial responsibility during treatment with case managers who can help you navigate FMLA.

It is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider prior to admission at The Recovery Village Ridgefield Detox Center to understand your individual benefits plan. Please note that your insurance plan may not be a “participating provider” with The Recovery Village Ridgefield. You are responsible for all non-covered and out-of-pocket costs related to your treatment stay.

Get Help Today

If you’re ready to see what your life in recovery could look like, contact our team at The Recovery Village Ridgefield Detox Center. Reaching out for help is one of the most important first steps you’ll ever take, and we’re here to answer any questions you may have.

Medical Disclaimer

The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.