When you or a loved one know that it is time to break the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction, look no further than The Estate at River Bend.

Like bends in a river or the rolling hills on our 108-acre lush forest setting, we know that long-term recovery is a process with many turns along the way. Our goal is to lead our clients through this journey with the best evidence-based treatment programs, individualized for their specific needs, that will ensure our clients are able to establish a solid footing in their journey to recovery.

Take the next step to a better and more fulfilling life – free from the use of addictive substances and behaviors.

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The Estate Difference


Proven Clinical and Treatment Professional Led Team

The Estate at Riverbend has a clinical team with combined experience of more than 67 years. The staff is led by James Hahn, MBA, and Bernard Matherne, ACRPPS, ICADC1 and Masters Level Internship Student. Paul Ragan, MD, is serving as Chief Medical Officer. The facilitation of clinical services is led by Sage Moye, MA, CAT, CCTP, LPC. Their training and tenure has allowed them to bring proven best practices and therapies to treat the entire individual, wherever they are along their path to recovery.


Individualized & Family Therapy Options

We tailor our treatment options to address whatever complex underlying issues or behaviors that are fueling our client’s addiction struggles. We utilize an extensive selection of traditional, alternative and experiential therapies, provided in both individual and group counseling sessions.


Gender-Separate Treatment

Our programs allow our clients to fully express their thoughts on sensitive topics and experiences without the distractions of a mixed-gender environment.


Emphasis on Your Comfort

While exploring the underlying issues of your addiction, we also help ease the symptoms of your withdrawal through proven medication assisted treatment options.


Programs for Chronic Relapse

We want to be the last rehab that you go to. Our treatment programs emphasize real-world recovery coping techniques and therapies and put in place transition plans that help you face the challenges of post-treatment life.


Emphasis on Recovery Resiliency

Our approach to recovery is based on creating realistic living environments with daily responsibilities that prepares our clients to grasp the future with the tools they need to stay focused and determined in recovery.

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Therapy Programs


Individual Therapy

Meet regularly with an individual therapist to uncover underlying triggers or experiences that are fueling your drug or alcohol addiction.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Explore the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and gain control over your emotions and actions to make better choices and develop more effective coping skills.


Nature-Based Experiential Therapy

Our beautiful natural surroundings are an integral part of the healing process. Learn important recovery lessons about trust, communication, perseverance, team-building and other tools for overcoming obstacles to sobriety.


Motivational Interviewing

Not all clients arrive at a treatment facility fully convinced they want to change their drug and alcohol behaviors. Motivational interviewing is a technique that empowers clients to take responsibility for their recovery and discover their own motivation to change. It is based on the belief that real change comes from within, not from a counselor or therapist dictating solutions to problems.


Family Therapy

Addiction affects the entire family; therefore, involving our client’s family members is important. It allows us to explore family issues, roles and relationships, and set boundaries with loved ones.


12-Step Emersion Study

Our clients participate in the 12-Step process of completing step work and applying 12-Step principles to daily living during their stay. Attending meetings during and after treatment is documented to increase lengths of sobriety and reinforce recovery skills.


Smoking Cessation Program

For most, recovery is process of letting go of habits that negatively affect their lives. Individuals have the option of assistance in smoking cessation while in the program through medications, counseling and social support.


Mindfulness Stress Management


Trauma Therapy

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Senior Management

Bernard A. Matherne, Jr., Chief Clinical Officer
BBA, ICADCI, ACRPS, Masters Level Internship Student

Bernard Matherne has practiced in the field of addiction treatment for over 27 years. He has held positions of Residential Counselor and Clinical Director for Mississippi Baptist Behavioral Health and COPAC, Inc. In addition, he spent four years in marketing and clinical outreach around the country, marketing COPAC services. Matherne has also held positions of Operations Manager and Interim Executive Director at The Ranch Mississippi.

Matherne currently holds an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification (ICADC1) through the Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP). He also holds an Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS) certification from the CENAPS Corporation. Matherne has been awarded the Katherine Turcotte Addiction Professional of the Year award in 2002 and 2015. He has served on the MAAP certification board for the last five years and currently holds the position of President of MAAP for the 2018-2020 term.

James W. Hahn, Executive Director

James Hahn brings over 30 years of healthcare management experience to The Estate at River Bend. Most recently, he served as the Senior Executive Director of three residential treatment facilities that are part of the Elements Behavioral Health system, based in Long Beach, California. He oversaw operations of The Ranch (Nashville, Tennessee), The Ranch (Jackson, Mississippi,) and Lucida Treatment Center (Palm Beach, Florida). Hahn is a seasoned executive who has worked in all aspects of hospital and stand-alone treatment facility operations for health systems in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, garnering him a reputation for innovative initiatives, superior physician recruitment efforts, and high patient satisfaction rates.

Hahn is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, along with multiple other health-related and charitable organizations. He holds Masters and Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.

Paul W. Ragan, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ragan is a board-certified psychiatrist trained and experienced in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine, who joins the experienced team at The Estate.

Dr. Ragan served both at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland and as the mental health director with the Fleet Marine Force during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His later service at the Nashville VA Hospital solidified his interest in Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Dr. Ragan trained at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, part of the NIH, first as a clinical fellow, and then as a clinical investigator. He then became an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was the Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Ragan has specialized in medical detoxification in a wide range of settings including at psychiatric hospitals (inpatient), in medical hospital intensive care units, and at residential facilities. He has been medical director both at New Life Lodge (now Mirror Lake) and at The Ranch in Tennessee. Dr. Ragan also specializes in Co-Occurring Disorders and was the Medical Director of the Dual Diagnosis treatment unit at Skyline Madison Campus. In particular, Dr. Ragan has focused on the appropriate medication management of PTSD. As the founding medical director of the Faculty & Physician Wellness Program at Vanderbilt, Dr. Ragan has evaluated and treated impaired professionals.

Sage Moye, MA, CAT, CCTP, LPC
Clinical Services Facilitator

Sage Moye graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi as well as in Alabama. She is also a Certified Addictions Therapist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has extensive experience in addiction counseling with both men and women in both residential and outpatient settings. She believes that therapy should be collaborative, compassionate and solution focused in nature. Her desire is to see clients make a willing and open change that leads them to living more fulfilling, productive and balanced lives.


Property Amenities

Set in a 108-acre lush forest setting on the banks of the Pascagoula River in South Mississippi, The Estate at River Bend offers its residents a tranquil and comforting setting to focus on their recovery. Our amenities include:

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COMING Early 2019: More Onsite Amenities

While The Estate at River Bend offers numerous opportunities for recreation and self-exploration, we also treat your stay as a working rehabilitation program. Our clients help cook their meals and have various responsibilities around the property. We find that treating your recovery like ‘real life’ helps our clients’ chances of success as they re-enter their homes and places of work.

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