Adult Residential Program

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De Paul’s residential program for alcohol and drug treatment is individualized based on the needs of each client. Clients live at the De Paul Treatment Centers location in downtown Portland while in residential treatment and have access to staff 24/7. Residential stays vary from a few weeks to more than three months. All De Paul residential services are gender-specific. Separate living quarters, treatment groups, meals and recreational activities for men and women facilitate the in-depth exploration of issues relevant to recovery from addiction.

Clients in De Paul’s residential program have a primary counselor with whom they meet at least once a week. Every day, clients participate in groups that provide education, skills, and exercises to assist in making the transition to recovery. The groups are designed to educate and develop skills around the following areas: Alcohol and Drug Awareness, Recovery Planning, Life Skills, Support Systems, Physical Health and Mental Health. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cornerstone of the program and clients participate in DBT groups five days a week. We offer family counseling and culture-specific groups in which treatment issues are addressed in the context of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and/or cognitive abilities. Learn more about our residential program groups at De Paul:

Safety and structure are key components of the De Paul residential program. Clients work together and with their counselors to move through treatment and transition into lower levels of care (day treatment and outpatient treatment).

De Paul’s counselors are professionally trained to work with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. De Paul has a medical team that is supervised by our medical director, Dr. Robert Buckler, a psychiatrist and addictionologist. The team consists of a psychiatric nurse practitioner/family nurse and a registered nurse.

There are two tracks for residential clients at De Paul Treatment Centers. Those who have private insurance or are self-paying for treatment tend to have a shorter stay in the program and participate in the Accelerated Residential Program (ARP). ARP clients attend more groups and begin attending outpatient groups earlier in their stay at De Paul. The rest of De Paul’s clients participate in the standard program.

Our ARP and standard residential schedules are as follows:

Activities at De Paul

In addition to groups, clients have two hours of yoga instruction per week with Living Yoga. Clients often participate in guided walks, have access to exercise equipment, and attend movie nights with the De Paul Alumni Association. Other outings may be arranged by staff such as cultural and sporting events. Passes are granted to clients as they prepare to transition out of residential treatment. Passes can be used to go to 12 Step meetings or other approved activities in the community.

Family involvement at De Paul

Clients whose support systems participate in addiction treatment are twice as likely to complete treatment. All clients are strongly encouraged to participate in family therapy.

Dual Diagnosis

Many clients who come to De Paul have co-occurring mental health issues; this is called having a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis (DD) clients are seen by counselors who are Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP) and are trained in mental health assessments and counseling. DD clients participate in dual diagnosis groups five times a week. Medication management is available through the De Paul medical team.

De Paul Treatment Center Facility

De Paul Treatment Centers’ adult residential facility has 55 beds for men and 36 for women. Two clients occupy each room (except for one triple room on the men’s floor) and there are shared bathrooms on each floor. The floors are gender specific; women are on the second floor and men are on the third floor. There are client lounges and vending machines on each floor. There is no elevator at De Paul and therefore clients must be physically able to navigate stairs multiple times a day. Take a virtual tour of De Paul Treatment Center’s downtown location.

12 Step Involvement

De Paul is closely connected to the 12 Step community. Meetings are held onsite every day and clients are expected to attend meetings while in treatment. Passes may be used to attend 12 Step meetings at other locations in Portland.

Client Expectations

All clients are given a urine analysis at assessment and this must be free from substances for the client to enter treatment at De Paul that day. Review the helpful links below prior to checking in for treatment:

For more information, call 503-535-1151 or email us.