De Paul Treatment Centers - Adult Center in Portland, OR

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1312 SW Washington St.
Portland OR 97205

De Paul Treatment Centers - Adult Center Philosophy

Treatment at De Paul is based on the belief that chemical dependency develops within the context of an individual’s heredity and environment. We view addiction as a complex, chronic and treatable illness. We believe that all individuals have within them innate health and the capacity to recover.

Areas of Specialization

  • Medical Detoxification
    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Highlights

Support Systems Development

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Culture-Specific Groups

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Meet the Staff

Maree Wacker, MPP

Chief Executive Officer

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Maree Wacker is a recognized leader with 20 years of experience in non-profit management. Wacker joins De Paul Treatment Centers as CEO after serving as the Regional CEO of the Cascades Region of the American Red Cross for the last four and a half years. In her capacity at the Red Cross, Maree was responsible for six local chapters in Oregon and Southwest Washington working with the local boards and executive directors and over 2,000 employees and volunteers.

Margaret Weil, BS, CADC II

Director of Adult Residential Services

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Margaret has a B.S. from the University of Phoenix in Human Services and is Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II. Margaret has been with De Paul Treatment Centers for nine years and in this time has been a counselor on both the men and women’s floor, and Supervisor of the Men’s Program. She is experienced in evidenced based practices for residential programs. She manages a service model of individualized treatment, which integrates substance use and mental health disorders. Margaret has been clean and sober for fourteen years and makes the most of her personal experiences as a way to contribute to the client’s early recovery.

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ABOUT DEPAUL TREATMENT CENTER

Located in downtown Portland, De Paul Treatment Center is a nonprofit with services for youth and adults. The Adult Center offers residential and outpatient services for adults dealing with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. On-site medically assisted detoxification is available.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

With holistic treatment centered on treating mind, body, and spirit, De Paul’s program incorporates evidence based therapies like motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Treatment also involves 12-step programming. Family members are encouraged to participate in family therapy.

Two-residential treatment tracks are offered. The Accelerated Residential Program (ARP), which is shorter and involves clients in intensive group programming earlier, for self-paying clients or those with private insurance. The standard program typically lasts about three months. Residential lengths of stay vary depending on the client’s needs. Each client will meet with their primary counselor on a weekly basis. Clients will participate in gender-specific group therapy and recreational activity.

Those participating in Day Treatment follow a similar regimen to those in residential treatment. Outpatient treatment involves individual, group, and family therapy and peer support. Intensive outpatient clients receive care nine to 19 hours per week; outpatient clients participate fewer than eight hours per week.

The center also offers a DUII program that meets for 12 weeks. Alumni Association meetings are held two Wednesdays a month and along with other events.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

A medical director supervises an interdisciplinary team comprising of a psychiatric nurse practitioner/family nurse and a registered nurse. Counselors are trained to deal with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The facility’s website states that clients will share bedrooms. Residential services are gender-specific with separate living quarters and recreational activities. The website notes that residents will have access to workout equipment. Lounging areas, vending machines, and shared bathrooms are available on each floor.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Five former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com gave reviews that ranged from weak to positive. Several alumni reported that the facility was worth the cost and indicated that treatment was effective.

Robert was one alum who noted the strictness of the program. He wrote: “People get kicked out for things that aren't always fair.” Teresa reported a worse experience, telling Rehabs.com: “Hard core recovery, Not a lot of empathy. I was fresh off a relapse and I felt that I got little to no empathy at all there… I felt lost and scared there.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Of the six loved ones responding to a poll from Rehabs.com, four gave four-star ratings for treatment effectiveness. Five alumni gave an average of 4.2 out of five stars for affordability.

An anonymous reviewer told Rehabs.com: “My sister went through their drug rehab 3 years ago. While, we all know that it's a ongoing process she's been clean for 3 years. I will be forever greatful to them for helping her.”

Complaints included comments saying staff “do much to help” and “length of program could've been better.” Friends and family also seemed divided on holistic offerings, giving a range of one star to five stars out of five for the metric.

WHAT STAFF SAY

The only resident responding to a poll from Rehabs.com They wrote that the management team “needs to be a little more approachable to residents.”

FINANCING

De Paul Treatment Center accepts self-pay and most private insurance plans.

Updated February 2017

Published on February 2017

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I love depaul. Changed my life, gave me the tools to be ready on the outside world after my treatment. Really nice staff, knowledgeable counselors that can relate to your story. Clean date 2/1/2011 to present

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Family involvement was good. Length of program could've been better, we had a good experience overall

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Just go, your live will begin to let you live slowly over a period of time. I can smile now and could not before. I am needed wanted and loved.

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Hard core recovery, Not a lot of empathy. I was fresh off a relapse and I felt that I got little to no empathy at all there. There was not a lot of counseling options there and the food was very bad. I felt lost and scared there. They did not recommend any housing options when I got out it was a very confusing time for me.

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Good out patient treatment, Some counselors are not timely for one on one meetings. It was helpful for my family

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I had attended this treatment before. Also it has a duel diagnosis program.

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Strict program, People get kicked out for things that aren't always fair. At first I didn't think they were doing much for me but when I got out I realized that tha t basically programmed me to be sober if I really wanted it..

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Caring and independent,not enough money. They helped my friend get back on his feet and he is doing well

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I was out there a long time. 25 years on the street. I live a different life today. I'm a different person today.

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Variety of treatment, Some staff didn't do much to help. It is in a convenient location

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trained people with degrees, many types of rehabs, includes the entire family. My sister went through their drug rehab 3 years ago. While, we all know that it's a ongoing process she's been clean for 3 years. I will be forever greatful to them for helping her.

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There was a bed open! Sending recovering addicts out alone with another recovering addict Very poorly organized and does not take the addict into consideration when sending them out of the facility with another addict who is newer even

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location and a couple main counselors that work there were great, Could use some new furniture and decor. the "management" team needs to be a little more approachable to residents

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