Pacific Ridge in Jefferson, OR

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(4.4 of 5)
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1587 Pacific Ridge Lane Southeast
Jefferson OR 97352

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Areas of Specialization

Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment, Individualized Treatment

Facility Highlights

Nutritional Education
12-Step Education
Relapse Prevention Groups 360 Guide

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Pacific Ridge, located in Salem, Ore., is one of the state's 43 (19.3 percent) facilities that offers residential treatment to adults struggling with chemical dependency. Set on an 18-acre campus in a country setting about an hour outside of Portland, the facility is privately owned and operated. The facility also offers on-site detox services - placing it amongst the just 10.8 percent of facilities in the state with this option - including Suboxone treatment for opiate addiction.


Though a waiting period may be applied, Pacific Ridge’s website indicates that most clients are admitted within one or two days. The treatment philosophy at Pacific Ridge views chemical dependency as a treatable illness and emphasizes family involvement as integral to recovery. Treatment, including length of stay, is individualized to each client.

During the residential program, a typical daily schedule includes physical fitness activities, two group counseling sessions, education on addiction, nutrition, and relapse prevention, meals, and breaks for quiet time. Clients also regularly participate in individual and family counseling sessions. In addition, clients are introduced to the principles and practices of 12-Step.

Residents may also participate in services to help them quit smoking - both nicotine and cannabis products. However, of note, the facility does allow smoking on the premises and even designates times throughout the day when residents may smoke.

Once a client completes treatment, the facility may offer referrals for outpatient care, including referrals to buprenorphine-certified physicians to continue a Suboxone or Subutex regimen.


Pacific Ridge’s staff is comprised of a physician, nurse practitioner, and numerous certified addiction counselors. In the state of Oregon, 99.2 percent of all substance abuse treatment facilities have continuing education requirements for staff. To date, the six individuals polled by on the matter gave favorable reviews for the center's staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.3/5


The lodge-like center offers shared bedrooms, family-style dining, and comfortable communal areas with floor-to-ceiling windows of the surrounding landscape. The green, mountainous campus offers hiking trails, wildlife, a gym, and an assortment of outdoor games and activities. As of this writing, the six individuals polled on the matter approved of the facility's accommodations and leisure opportunities.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.3/5
Leisure, Exercise, and Extracurricular Options: 4/5


At the time of this writing there have been five alumni polled by The alumni all gave generally positive reviews of the facility. One alum, K.F., awarded five stars for counseling options and the level of family participation. "The family focus assisted me to see the connection to family and also take ownership of my part, K.F. wrote.

Another alum polled, R.R.P., gave the counseling staff five out of five stars for the counselor’s respect for patient’s treatment preferences, flexibility to switch counselors, and the counselors inclusion of holistic and alternative approaches to treatment.

Alum B.L. gave a rating of five stars for the overall quality of individual and group counseling, but indicated he would not refer friends or family members in need of treatment to the facility because the counselors he had are not there anymore.

On Google, nine reviewers to date produced an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars for this facility.[1] One former client made note of outdated facilities and lack of compassion and privacy. Otherwise, alumni expressed satisfaction with their experience at the center, many praising its high levels of professionalism. "The people who operate Pacific Ridge are truly leaders in the Alcohol Treatment field. They maintain the very highest standards of professional and ethical treatment," T.K. wrote in representative review.


At the time of this writing, there have been five loved ones polled by The loved ones provided generally positive reviews of the facility, specifically for the amount of family participation and the facility's counseling options.

Family Participation: 4.4/5
Counseling Options: 4/5

Many loved ones regarded the caring and compassionate staff members as a strength of the facility, while others praised the atmosphere, which was close to nature and open air. A couple of loved ones felt that the facility could improve on their family visitation policies, while one loved one felt the facility was costly after financial assistance was given.

The lowest average ratings from these loved ones went to the program's visitation policy and its affordability. Overall, however, loved ones surveyed by indicated that they would highly recommend this facility to others.

Likelihood to Recommend: 4.4/5
Connectivity/Visitor Policies: 3.8/5

Opinions differ on Yelp, where the center has an average rating of two out of five stars based on four reviews.[2] Three of these reviewers were family members, and two gave one-star ratings with comments about mistreatment, poor discharge planning, and problems with insurance. The third loved one had a more positive experience and praised the level of family participation.


Pacific Ridge accepts many insurance plans and publishes its rates online. Fees start at $950 per day for clinically monitored detoxification, $15,000 for 22 days of adult inpatient care (not including medical costs and lab fees), $19,000 for the 28-day residential program, and $650 per day for residential care if the client does not select a package. The individuals polled by on the matter felt that the facility was overall affordable.

Affordability: 4/5

[1] GoogleReview


Published on September 2018

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Worked well. Haven't relapsed in over 15 years. Spa and nutrition and addiction therapies.


Great program. I am so proud of my son. He did amazing. He was responsible, supportive of others, respectful and everyone there loved him. I an so happy that he changed his life around. I will say that the current chaplain needs to get off her power trip, quit trying to intimidate people and should not be part of the staff at Pacific Ridge. I will be contacting the owner. There are witnesses as to how my son was handled his laat day there.


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compassionate treatment, personalized treatment program, lovely wooded location very expensive, even with financial help The counselors and staff are all well trained and helpful


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knowledge and compassion was nice. cant take computer or cell there was helpful in getting my relative sober. helped them get to the root of their addiction so they could move on and become healthy again


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Strengths: Education, family involvement, nutrition and exercise. The family focus assisted me to see the connection to family and also take ownership of my part. Weaknesses: distance from home. But that could be a strength too. I had a very positive experience and I am still clean and sober. I reflect on my experience and the things I learned often. I am still friends with some of the people I went through treatment with. I would recommend Pacific Ridge to anyone.


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Located in nature, lots of open air It is a little too rustic. The counselors are friendly and very helpful, and you can really get away from it. All over there.


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They make the addict feel welcome. The can shut out the family at tiomes. The views are grounds are beautiful. The staff is friendly.


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Great therapists willing to work with family. Family visiting is restricted. I would have like to have more therapy that included family so as to know what to do with them once they have been home a while.


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Already referred people to this rehab, but the counselors I had are not there anymore. And the ones they have now are not as effective.


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I was ready for the treatment and the staff was really supportive. Honesty is the key to a successful treatment. Being in treatment takes commitment of the individual. If you are serious of wanting the help, it's important to ask for it and be honest with the aspects of the program. They are there to help, but if you are not serious about wanting to stop the addiction. The program will not work.

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