New Directions Northwest Inc. - Baker House in Baker City, OR

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(3.2 of 5)
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3610 Midway Drive
Baker City OR 97814

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Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment, Individualized Treatment

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New Directions Northwest, Inc., located in Baker City, Ore. offers residential, outpatient, and preventative treatment to individuals from Baker County and throughout the state of Oregon struggling with mental health and addiction.

Baker House is one of the organization’s residential facilities, and one of the only 33 (14.6 percent) in the entire state. Treatment at this facility is designed to treat adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, a specialized programming track offered at 117 (51.1 percent) Oregon centers. Baker House was established in 1983. The facility also offers detoxification services on-site.


The treatment program at Baker House uses evidence-based practices emphasizing motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral change. To be admitted, prospective clients must call the facility directly. Most clients remain in treatment for 90 days.

Throughout treatment, clients receive individual, group, and family therapy and meet with their primary counselor once a week. Regular 12-step meetings are provided on-site. Clients struggling with a co-occurring mental health concern may also receive psychiatric assessments and ongoing medication management.

Therapy group topics include relapse prevention, setting healthy boundaries, drug and alcohol education, living in balance, independent living skills, men’s process groups, women’s process groups, DBT, Seeking Safety, assertiveness, smoking cessation, peer evaluation, team building, and art expression.

Baker House also offers unique activity opportunities including service projects for the community and a variety of outings, such as hiking, fishing, camping, shopping, walking, cooking, and picnics in the park.


The treatment team at New Directions Northwest Inc. includes a medical doctor, two licensed professional counselors, a licensed clinical social worker, four certified alcohol and drug counselors, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. The organization does not provide information regarding which of these professionals work at the Baker House facility.


Baker House offers 12 beds for women and 12 beds for men, as well as two detoxification beds. Men and women are housed in separate wings of the building, and outside grounds are partially fenced to maintain privacy between groups. Each wing has a living room, bathroom, laundry area, and bedrooms. Bedrooms are shared, and each bedroom accommodates four clients. There is also a large group room, dining room, and kitchen in the building.


At the time of this writing, there have been two alumni polled by One of these two former clients praised the facility, while the other noting that he relapsed soon after leaving.

The positive reviewer, M.R., gave the facility five stars for treatment effectiveness, cleanliness, affordability, and for the likelihood they'd recommend the facility to others. They also gave four stars for exercise and leisure options, as well as the center's treatment of co-occurring disorders. "Excellent staff and counselors," M.R. wrote.

The second reviewer, L.G.C., remarked that he entered the facility for alcohol abuse, completed treatment, and did not enter sober living after leaving the facility. He did write that he believed the facility was worth the cost because it kept him sober for “a short time,” and ended up re-entering the facility for several more rounds of treatment.

"Kept me sober for a short time. Treatment sobered me up and gave me a few tools, but AA is what keeps me sober, L.G.C. wrote. However, he gave low ratings of two stars for the level of staff support, and just one-star ratings for holistic offerings and exercise and leisure options.

The Women's House earned a 3.7 out of five-star average rating based on 15 Google reviews to date.[1] Written feedback was highly polarized, with some individuals praising the staff and others feeling they were rude and unhelpful. "Would say this has to be the best treatment center in oregon!! good couslers nice place!"J.A.W. wrote in a representative positive review.


The sole loved one to submit feedback to to date did not have a favorable experience, writing, "Staff has no idea what they are doing," and noting that she would not send any other family members to this facility in the future.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding the cost of treatment at Baker House. However, the facility accepts insurance including Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Health Share of Oregon, and more. The facility also offers a discounted sliding-fee schedule. Clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for additional information regarding the cost of treatment.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on February 2019

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Staff has no idea what they are doing. Most counselors are related and cover each other. Family member will not be going ba k or will never recommend


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Excellent staff and counselors. There were often favorites picked and they received special treatment. The counselors were great here, and very helpful! Lots of tools were given to us and taught in a very comfortable environment. The rooms were very nice and well kept.


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Kept me sober for a short time. Treatment sobered me up and gave me a few tools, but AA is what keeps me sober.

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