BLVD Treatment Centers Philosophy
The BLVD philosophy emphasizes mindfulness, meditation, trauma work, giving back, creative self-expression, community, and the importance of laying solid groundwork for a soulful and sustainable recovery. The approach to addiction is tri-fold, offering treatment that focuses on the mind, body, and spirit. Through comprehensive outpatient services for alcohol and drug addiction, BLVD helps clients change their negative self-perceptions and beliefs. Treatment is based on AA’s 12-Steps of recovery and is administered in conjunction with group and individual therapy sessions.
Areas of Specialization
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Meet the Staff
Autumn Brown, MS, CADCIII
Director of Business & Marketing
Autumn has worked in the addiction, mental health treatment field for the past 12 years. She has a passion for helping people find their purpose and break free from substance use. Autumn has a Masters Degree in Business and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III Masters Level. In addition to owning BLVD, Autumn is also the owner of Portland Sober Living Company which specializes in high quality sober housing. Portland Sober Living collaborates with BLVD to assure clients have mentorship and support which will help propel them into the recovery community. Autumn has a 16 old daughter and loves working with young adults. Autumn is an advocate of the professional community having a safe place to work on their recovery.
Ivana Jungic, AAS, PRC, CADCI
Director of Outreach & Admissions
Born in former Yugoslavia, Ivana came to the United States as a refugee of the Yugoslav Wars. As a child of war, Ivana experienced first-hand the horrors of war, childhood trauma and PTSD. Ivana’s personal experiences have imbued a rare level of compassion and understanding. She recognizes the importance of treating not only the symptoms of addiction, but simultaneously providing supportive strategies that factor in the whole person, as a unique individual; including life experiences, family background and any related trauma or personal setbacks. Ivana is fluent in four languages. She holds an Associates Degree and is a licensed CADC1, CRM, and PRC. She is passionate about work, health & fitness, and helping others train. Her passion for helping people and her own personal journey of addiction and recovery brought her to work in the treatment field. Ivana completed the Alcohol and Drug counseling program through Portland Community College while working at The 4thDimension Recovery Center mentoring young women in recovery. While working as a CADC at Blvd Treatment Center Ivana was given the opportunity to become the Outreach and Admissions representative. Today Ivana networks and build relationships with other amazing providers. She absolutely loves and enjoys everything about her career today.
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ABOUT BLVD TREATMENT CENTERS
BLVD Treatment Centers operates two residential and five outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities in California and Oregon. The Portland site, located in the trendy Hawthorne District, is one of the state's 144 (63.7 percent) facilities that offers intensive outpatient care for individuals struggling with substance abuse. The facility is also amongst the 117 (51.8 percent) centers in the state with programming for co-occurring mental health disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
In the majority of cases, treatment can begin within 24 hours of the client making contact. BLVD Treatment Centers in Portland offers two levels of outpatient care: a standard outpatient program (OP) that meets one to two days a week from two to four hours per day, and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that meets three to five days a week for two to four hours per day..
Depending on client preference, the treatment approach can be 12-Step or non-12-step (Dharma-/mindfulness-based or holistic), and the facility provides one of the only 45 (19.9 percent) LGBTQ treatment tracks in the state. BLVD also offers dedicated programming for professionals and young adults. All treatment programs are evidence-based, client-centered, and trauma-informed.
Counselors use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) along with mindfulness-centered meditation groups, life-skills training, and treatment for mental health disorders. Programming also places a heavy emphasis on holistic options, including yoga, drum circles, music therapy, as well as nutrition and wellness groups. In the IOP, there’s a particularly strong focus on relapse prevention work.
According to BLVD’s website, many staff bring with them years of experience in recovery or their own meditation practices, alongside their “extensive credentials,” though the specifics of these credentials are not listed.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The outpatient treatment center in Portland, located on a tree-lined street, is in a trendy area filled with vintage shops, boutiques, and cafés. The facility is convenient to transportation services. Off-street parking is available.
The treatment space is large and, according to the facility's website, is "designed with the same cool boutique sensibility as our other locations: a style intensely devoted to creating a comfortable vibe and peace of mind for optimal recovery."
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three former clients to submit feedback to Rehabs.com to date expressed appreciation for the atmosphere and gratitude for the treatment team. "My councilor was straightforward with a lot of experience, knowledge and compassion. They are inspiring to be around," M.G.S wrote. "So I just wanted to say thank you Blvd. And thank you house managers. And thank you to all the counselors that taught me so much," another anonymous alum concluded. All three former clients provided perfect five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness.
The center faired equally well on secondary sites to date, exemplified by a 4.8 out of five-star average rating based on 16 reviews on Google. Similarly, the atmosphere and the treatment team were both repeatedly praised in written feedback. "The staff is dedicated to changing the stigma & the futures of the amazing clientele," A.B. representatively wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date had highly negative sentiments to report on this facility. Reviewer M.P. provided one-star ratings for staff level of experience and staff level of professionalism, noting inappropriate comments and advances made to her loved one. "This was all about money - there were no relationships made except to bilk insurance," M.P. added. They also gave a two-star rating for family participation.
BLVD Treatment Centers accepts a range of private insurances, and the website notes: “In many cases your treatment can be 100% covered.” The facility provides financial assistance programs for clients who qualify. It also accepts private pay.
In January of 2019, BLVD Treatment Center in Portland began offering clients a new “Recovery CrossFit” physical exercise program as a means to help them overcome chemical dependency..
Published on February 2019
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