Extended Care Rehab

Offering various level of care


What You Need to Know About Extended Care Rehab

Often, people who are treated for substance abuse need more than the normal amount of time to recover. Therefore, they need to take advantage of additional recovery options that are designed for patients struggling with severe alcohol or drug addictions.

Most extended care recovery programs exceed 90 days, which is the normal time spent in a rehabilitation treatment. The programs and facilities at our Extended Care Rehab in Riverside are tailored to help patients who’ve failed in overcoming their addictions, using other choices. If you, or a loved one, need’s additional time in overcoming an addiction, here’s what you need to know about our Riverside extended care rehab.

Advantages of Extended Care Rehab
  • It gives patients additional time to apply the recovery skills they’ve learned.
  • The extra time encourages them to be more responsible, both in their work and with their families.
  • Being in an extended care program helps patients function better emotionally.
  • People learn how to manage their medications and are more educated about the medicines they need to take.
  • Group and interpersonal living skills are taught and encouraged.
  • Patients participate in individual, as well as family and group therapy.
Residential vs. Outpatient Treatment

Decide if you need residential or a Riverside extended care rehab. Outpatient treatment involves attending counseling and receiving medical treatments at predetermined days and times, while you get to live in your home as you’re being treated.

On the other hand, you may do better living in a Riverside rehab facility. Inpatient care entails on-site, round-the-clock care. As a result, your recovery is your only concern during this period of time. In fact, you stand a better chance of recovery when you spend at least 90 days or more in a Riverside rehab program. The longer you stay in rehab, the more likely you won’t relapse when you go back home.
Considerations and Warnings

  • Sometimes, patients aren’t the best judges in determining if they need extended stay rehab. That’s why it’s best to ask a counselor, or someone else whom you trust, for an honest and unbiased answer.
  • Be sure any program you’re considering has the right type of individual and group therapy choices suited for your particular needs.
  • Ask if your spouse or other family members can be a part of your treatment.
  • Make sure everyone on staff is both trained and certified for treating chemical dependency.
  • Don’t let a lack of finances stop you from getting help. Usually, there are organizations and individuals who are willing to help sponsor people who can’t afford to pay for their time in rehab.

Our Extended Care Rehab in Riverside has a wide selection of programs designed to treat various types of substance abuses. Besides alcohol, there are comprehensive programs that focus on addictions such as heroin, Vicodin, Oxycontin, cocaine and meth.

Bluestone’s highly trained and experienced staff is well-versed in all the available treatment programs. Please contact us if you, or someone you love, needs help in overcoming an addiction.

National average Relapse Rate

Below is the National Average Relapse Rate per addiction.


    “In October 2011, I checked into Serenity Lodge, a residential treatment facility in Lake Arrowhead, CA. I stayed there successfully for one year until October 2012, and Mike Lyons was my counselor throughout my stay. I credit Mike for truly saving my life! I was suffering from multiple addictions, which were rooted in severe depression. Mike possesses a unique combination of qualities which helped guide me to a new way of thinking & to a sober life: he is compassionate, fair, bright, non-judgmental, insightful, a great listener, and his many years of sobriety speaks volumes about his successful approach. Because of Mike, I am now 3 1/2 years sober (with zero relapses), I have my 3 children solidly back in my life, and I am blessed with a wonderful new perspective as I look to my future. Thank you Mike, I am eternally grateful to you!!”

    Neil Winterrowd

    Serenity Lodge Alumni (2012)

    “I awoke on a very dark road at 35 years old and I was deeply lost. I stumbled upon a wonderful piece of hope and it came in the form of a mentor and counsellor by the name of Mike Lyons. Addiction is a touchy subject and Mike made it clear to me that I could change who I was and who I wanted to become. I am forever grateful to him.”

    Nelson C. Pierce (2015)

    “I met Mike Lyons during 2012 and was placed on his case load for approximately 6 months. It was not my first time in a treatment facility and I tend to set the bar high for case managers. Mike greatly exceeded my high expectations. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him. I quickly found that Mike is easy to converse with. He listens and gives feedback in a non-judgmental fashion that puts you at ease. I always felt I could be completely honest with Mike. He is also quite knowledgeable in the field of addiction. Mike used his years of experience as a case manager as well as his personable experience to facilitate stimulating and practical small groups. I feel fortunate to have had the experience of working with Mike and he continues to check up on me periodically. Most of all, he truly cares for all his clients.”

    Neal Hayes

    “In March of 2013 I entered an alcohol treatment program, with the intent of getting my life back on track after a being arrested for a DUI. I entered treatment a broken man with a promising future. The DUI was not my first and I was going to start a Master’s program at well-respected top notch university. Needless to say I had everything to lose. Michael Lyon was my counselor throughout 2014. Mike’s experience proved to be a great asset in my journey towards sobriety and recovery. I could always depend on Mike to lend an ear and offer sound advice. The advice and mentoring that he unselfishly offered, saw me through some of the darkest most depressing days of my life. Mike genuinely cares for his clients. Over the course of six months we communicated daily, his genuine concern for my well-being and recovery was paramount. Although it may sound as if I was his only client, he provided the same level of compassion and care for all his clients and people in the recovery community gravitated towards him in an effort to “have what he has”. Today I still keep in Contact with Mike and ask his advice from time to time.”


    “Mike Lyons is a true life saver. My son and our family were blessed to have had Mike counsel and care for our son, and through his love and dedication, Mike succeeded in bringing our son back to his prior health and happiness, and indeed actually making him healthier and happier than he had ever been before. I will consider myself forever blessed and fortunate because of Mike’s caring and expert care. Mike does a lot more than help rehabilitate lives, he makes living truly enjoyable and meaningful. Our son has been doing very well, and our entire family today is happy and healthy, because of Mike. Mike has been God’s gift to us. We are so glad that we selected Mike from the start, to help our son and our family heal and succeed.”

    Bob M.

    “I’ve been in numerous rehabs and have had many case managers, but I can honestly say that Mike Lyons was the most engaging case manager I’ve ever had. He showed sincere interest in my thoughts and direction in the program. He’s kept me working on my sobriety for longer than any other program I have been to. I can believe he will be a definite positive asset to anyone he pulls under his wing. Generally he’s an all around good guy.”

    Greg Caston