Crestview Recovery Philosophy
Crestview Recovery is an Oregon based treatment center focused on extended care out patcient with focuses on DBT and MAT - Drug addiction is a disease that affects the entire family. Whether you’re a parent, a son or daughter, or friend, those around you are struggling to watch you on a self-destructive path. Crestview Recovery is an Oregon drug rehab center and alcohol rehab center here to help when you are looking for an experienced rehabilitation center offering individualized addiction treatment programs. Our entire staff is dedicated to giving you the care that you need to begin regaining control over your life and start on the path toward long-term addiction recovery. No matter how hopeless you may feel, Crestview Recovery Center can help you have a fresh start.
Areas of Specialization
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
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
LCSW Clinical Director
Clinical Director Crestview Recovery Services, LLC Healing Begins Here. Kevin Minor LCSW, is the Clinical Director at Crestview Recovery. He currently holds a License in Clinical Social Work in both the State of Oregon and the State of California and received his Master’s in Social Work at Portland State University. Kevin has over 10 years of experience working with individuals who are experiencing substance related issues as well as severe mental health issues. He has worked as both a direct service clinician as well as clinical supervisor and clinical manager in several different settings, including transitional housing, assisted living, and residential placement. Kevin also has experience working with adolescents and adults with a history of forensic behavior or who were actively involved parole or probation. Kevin is excited to be part of a program that allows him to further explore the field of addiction and recovery as well as to continue developing his clinical experience in a creative and supportive environment.
Merle D. Williamson, M.D.
Medical Director MD
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC Healing Begins Here. Merle Williamson, MD has served as Medical Director to Crestview Recovery since 2016. Dr. Williamson has a broad background in addiction medicine previously working in a staff physician capacity at Hazelden Treatment Center. As Medical Director, Dr. Williamson oversees Crestview’s outpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers. In addition to providing patients with appropriate medical care, Dr. Williamson develops and implements policies and procedures, detox protocols and quality assurance. Prior to working in the field of addiction medicine, Dr. Williamson specialized in anesthesiology for 25 years. His expertise and experience as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente gives him a unique and important perspective in healing patients who are addicted to prescription drugs. Dr. Williamson was awarded his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Oregon Society of Addiction Medicine. He is a Diplomat at the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
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ABOUT CRESTVIEW RECOVERY
Crestview Recovery in Portland, Oregon, provides detoxification, partial hospitalization programming (PHP), intensive outpatient programming (IOP), extended care programs for adults dealing with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. It is among the 64 percent of Oregon facilities with an intensive outpatient program, and among the eight percent of Oregon outpatient facilities to offer detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, addiction treatment at Crestview Recovery is based in 12-Step.
In addition to evidence-based modalities like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the center’s programming incorporates holistic offerings like art therapy, yoga, and mindfulness meditation therapy.
Clients will have a personalized treatment plan and will participate in individual, group, and family therapy, and trauma therapy if needed.
The center also offers men’s and women’s treatment programs with gender-specific groups.
The center’s partial hospitalization programs (PHP) use similar practices as the residential program. Clients will live in housing near Crestview for up to 90 days and attend treatment five days a week for at least eight hours per day.
Clients will have a personalized aftercare treatment plan and will learn relapse prevention skills.
A clinical director and medical director lead the team at Crestview Recovery comprised of primary therapists, group therapists, case managers, nurse practitioner, and intake coordinators.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Crestview Recovery’s home-like facilities have fully-equipped kitchens, living rooms with fireplaces, and shared bedrooms. Clients may participate in recreational activities like hiking, camping and fishing.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Nineteen alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date provided overwhelmingly positive commentary. Individuals tended to describe staff members as helpful, knowledgeable, and experienced. Praise also highlighted effectiveness of the clinical program.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at this time of writing provided positive ratings regarding services at Crestview Recovery. Both individuals provided five and four star ratings for the center’s treatment effectiveness and overall accommodations. One loved one noted that the family weekend was well structured.
On Yelp, the sole loved one commenting on the site gave Crestview a one-star review and noted that their child relapsed multiple times following treatment.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Three staff members surveyed by Rehabs.com at this time of writing all provided perfect five-star ratings for Crestview Recovery’s treatment effectiveness, meals, and accomodations. Two employees highlighted the low client-to-staff ratio as a strength of the facility.
On Google, four employees and two individuals who have worked with the facility praised the standard of care and the staff.
Crestview accepts private insurance plans like 68 percent of treatment facilities nationwide, including Aetna, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare.
Published on December 2018
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