Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
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.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
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.
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.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
I have gotten to know the team at Crest View over the past 9 months and value them as people and providers of care. I believe them them to be people of integrity who care deeply about the well being of those who seek out their help. In my opinion and experience their #1 concern is the well being of the client . They teach them how to live their lives sober, help them build a network of support and take the necessary steps to move forward in their personal recovery process. I have worked in the treatment industry for 3 years and would absolutely trust them with the well being of my friends and loved ones. Like
As a client it was a very good experience. The therapist were top notch and extremely helpful. Wide variety of therapy and always had my best interest. Activities every weekend to show that we can have fun being sober and they showed me the way to live an alcohol and drug free happy life! If you are contemplating on treatment I would highly recommend going through Crestview it will change your life!!
Best treatment center I have ever been to...and I've been to 15. Beautiful homes to live in, motivated staff, fun activities...it's the best decision of my life.
I have had the pleasure of working with Crestview for quite some time now. The staff is outgoing and extremely helpful, and I have had nothing but positive interactions with the whole Crestview team. Great program great people!
Great facilities, compassionate and knowledgeable staff....this place will show you how to save your life, and how to be happy doing it.
I have had fantastic interactions with both staff and clients of this recovery center! I am part of Oxford housing and the people that come to us after treatment at Crestview have a proven track record of success.
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.
MA, LPC, MAC, CADC III
As the Flex Therapist at Crestview Recovery, Leanne serves in a variety of roles to support clients. Fortunately, she has a varied background in addiction treatment field, as well as experience in creating and managing mental health programs. Leanne has worked in the addiction treatment sector since 2009, serving in detox, residential, admissions, training, individual, group, family, and dual diagnosis areas. On the clinical side at Crestview Recovery, Leanne teaches the Life Skills Group and leads the Mental Health in Recovery Group, which teaches clients how to manage co-occurring disorders, such as bipolar, depression, eating, or other compulsive behaviors. She also completes a Bio-Psych-Social Assessment for all new clients. Leanne’s administrative responsibilities ensure quality assurance and compliance with Oregon state regulations. To that end, Leanne reviews every chart note for quality control. She also supervises several therapists working on their CADC I certification. With an earlier career as an audiologist, Leanne completed her graduate coursework in Speech and Hearing from Pacific Union College. After overcoming her own battle with addiction, Leanne was awarded a Master’s in Professional Counseling in 2008 from Northwest Christian University. Leanne is a Licensed Professional Counselor for the State of Oregon and holds state and national credentials with her CADC III and Master Addiction Counselor designations. She has additional training in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and supervision. Leanne loves teaching counseling skills and providing training to others who want to go into the addictions field. “I love working with addicts. It truly is a magical process, and it is an honor to observe.” In her free time, Leanne loves spending time with her 3-year old son. She hopes to run her second half-marathon someday soon.
LPC, CADC I Family Therapist, Group Therapist, Art and Mindfulness
Family Therapist, Group Therapist, Art and Mindfulness Crestview Recovery Services, LLC Healing Begins Here. Jennifer Stratton serves as a therapist at Crestview Recovery. She is the co-creator of Crestview’s innovative Family Program. Her extensive experience and education provides a strong foundation to support Crestview Recovery clients and their families in healing. Jennifer works from a strength-based approach with families that focuses on neurobiology of addiction and relationship dynamics. Her practice in facilitating groups demonstrates how family members can learn about effective communication and barriers to self-care, shame, and stigma. Jennifer also runs Crestview’s Mindful Art Therapy and Mindfulness groups. She uses evidence-based methods, including Kristin Neff’s work on self-compassion. “I find that younger people especially respond to mindfulness exercises and art therapy. We can engage different parts of the brain. With opioid addicts, the ability to focus has usually been greatly impaired for some time. Art processes effectively sustain focus and engage clients in the present moment.” Jennifer earned a B.S. from the University of Illinois and a Master’s in Counseling from National Louis University, she continued her post-grad training with a Certification in Mindful Self-Compassion from Kristin Neff, PhD and studied the Hakomi Method of mindfulness somatic psychotherapy in Portland. Jennifer completed her post-grad internship at Hazelden Betty Ford.
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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 65 percent of Oregon facilities with an intensive outpatient program, and among the 8 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.
On Google, Crestview earned an average 4.5-star rating based on 27 reviews. 
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 individual 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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