This fall, Muir Wood will open substance use and mental health treatment programs for girls and boys, 12-17, in Riverside, California. The programs will mirror Muir Wood’s Sonoma County, California, dual-diagnosis programs that have proven to be successful over the past 10 years. Riverside was chosen for this expansion of our services because of its shortage of high-quality residential treatment programs for teen. By filling this gap in teen treatment services in Riverside, Muir Wood will be providing a top-tier, Joint Commision-accredited, residential teen treatment program for teens and their families experiencing crisis.
A short overview of Riverside, CA
Situated near the Santa Ana River, Riverside, CA, is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including nearby mountains, hills, and parks. The city’s location provides opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and camping. Riverside was founded in the early 1870s and quickly grew into an important citrus-producing region. In fact, California’s first navel oranges were grown in Riverside! The city played a significant role in the development of California’s citrus industry and became known as the “City of Arts and Innovation.”
The city boasts a diverse cultural scene, with a variety of museums, galleries, and performing arts venues. The Riverside Art Museum and the Fox Performing Arts Center are notable cultural landmarks that will provide a welcome respite for families visiting their teens in treatment or in town participating in family therapy. The city also hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, celebrating local culture, arts, and heritage. The Riverside Festival of Lights during the holiday season is particularly popular.
Riverside is also home to the University of California, Riverside (UCR), a major research university. UCR contributes to the city’s vibrant academic and intellectual atmosphere. Riverside is well-connected to the rest of Southern California through major highways and public transportation options. The city is just over an hour drive from Los Angeles.
2320 Mary Street, Riverside, CA 92506