Safety- Structure- Support
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. As of February 1, 2020, De Paul will be a tobacco-free facility. Smoking cessation services and adjunctive therapy through prescription of Nicotine Replacement Therapy will be available based on an individual’s needs. Residential lengths of stay vary. Factors depend on the client’s needs, insurance and continuity of care. 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 four days a week. We offer family counseling, group programs, and peer recovery mentor services.
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 a lower level of care. (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. Paul Conti. The team consists of a psychiatric nurse practitioner/family nurse and a registered nurse.
Activities at De Paul
Clients often participate in guided walks and other recreational activities. 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.
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. Medication management is available through the De Paul medical team.
De Paul Treatment Center Facility
De Paul Treatment Centers’ adult residential facility is one of the largest in Oregon. 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. We are a tobacco and nicotine free facility. Nicotine replacement therapy is available to all clients. 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.
De Paul endeavors to make its services accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you believe you need an accommodation in order to access De Paul’s services, please contact Kellie Fellen at 503.535.1164
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 once a client is eligible to do so.
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.