De Paul Treatment Centers - Youth Center

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De Paul Treatment Centers - Youth Center is located in Portland, Oregon. De Paul Treatment Centers - Youth Center provides drug and alcohol treatment to men, women, youth, and families. The De Paul Youth & Family Center in Northeast Portland provides a welcoming and empowering environment for youth and their families.

De Paul Treatment Centers - Youth Center Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of De Paul’s clients are in need of treatment for more than just substance use disorders. Mental health evaluations and treatment are available to support clients with a dual diagnosis. Their staff of qualified mental health professionals are equipped to treat a wide range of co-occurring mental health conditions from anxiety and depression to post traumatic stress disorder. Residential clients with a dual diagnosis participate in specifically designed groups. Medication management for mental health is available through De Paul’s medical team for their clients.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does De Paul Treatment Centers - Youth Center offer?

24 Hour Clinical Care

At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Day Treatment is available as a transitional step down from residential treatment for clients needing the structure of an intensive treatment program for addiction of 20 or more hours a week, but who have a stable living situation and do not need the 24/7 supervision that residential treatment provides.

Outpatient (OP)

Day treatment is an alternative level of care for clients needing the structure of an intensive treatment program in an outpatient setting. Clients work closely with addiction counselors and school teachers for 20+ hours a week. The typical duration of the day treatment program is two to four weeks. Day treatment addiction and mental health groups are all Evidence Based, and facilitated by qualified professionals.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Residential treatment is a 24/7 supervised, on-site program. Treatment is individualized and based on the needs of each client. The program follows a structured schedule that includes individual and group counseling, skill building, and introduction to community supports.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

They respect the dignity and recognize the uniqueness of each individual and the need for individualized treatment. They utilize all available community resources and work collaboratively to support the ongoing recovery of their clients. Their treatment services are individualized, comprehensive and utilize evidence-based best practices in an integrated approach. Youth in residential treatment at the De Paul Youth & Family Center are assigned an individual counselor who works closely with each young person to create a Plan for Success which is updated as goals are met.


De Paul introduces young people to community support groups such as the 12 Step Programs. They take youth out to meetings in the community and volunteers from the community are available to answer questions and provide support. They also provide young people information about recovery groups and activities outside of the 12 Step community.

Family Program

Family involvement is a critical part of the substance abuse treatment process for youth. Every youth in De Paul’s youth residential treatment has a family counselor assigned to work with the family to assist with family communication and to help parents and guardians create a home environment that will support the young person’s journey into recovery. In addition to multi-family group, a family brunch event and family therapy sessions, family members are encouraged to visit twice a week.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

De Paul Treatment Centers - Youth Center Highlights:

De Paul Treatment Centers is proud of the diverse team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals who care for their clients each day. Their counseling staff are substance use disorder educated and most are Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC). The mental health counseling team are Masters Level, Qualified Mental Healthcare Professionals (QMHP). The medical team includes a Medical Director, Nurse Practitioners, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners with a registered nurse on 24/7.
With comprehensive treatment services for youth ages 13 to 18, their clients work with the same counselors, teachers, and other providers throughout their treatment stay. This continuity of care allows their clients to build lasting relationships for successful outcomes.
The Peer Mentor program is committed to bridging treatment and everyday life for their clients to build a stronger foundation for their recovery. Their peer mentors work with clients at every level of treatment at each De Paul location. The peer mentors provide individualized support to clients depending on their needs. Texting and phone support, sober fun activities and outings, transportation to meetings and appointments are just a few of the activities and services the peer mentors provide.
At De Paul, they provide a full spectrum of medical services to treat the whole person as they begin their recovery from addiction. Staffed with nurse practitioners and registered nurses, their medical services for clients go beyond mental health and addiction treatment. Clients in their residential programs can access medical care on site, eliminating the need to disrupt treatment by leaving for medical appointments. They coordinate with each client’s primary care provider both during and after their stay to ensure exceptional medical care.
The DP Fit gym at the De Paul Youth & Family Center provides an opportunity to improve fitness and strength under supervision from the staff. Every week they offer the “sport of the week” to build fitness and self-esteem, while encouraging pro-social behavior and teamwork. Young people also give an “energy gift” to the community by volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank and Oregon Humane Society. Other outings may include hikes, movies, and cultural and sporting events. All outings are supervised by staff.
The De Paul Youth & Family Center has two separate wings of the building; one for our 24 bed boys unit and another for our 16 bed girls unit. The youth live dorm style in both wings. Meals are served separately with boys and girls eating in their own dining rooms. Each dorm has a group room where clients can congregate, work on assignments, watch movies, and play games.
Residential Area
Through their accredited academic program, they work with each youth client to build confidence and the skills they need to get reengaged in learning and caught up in school or work toward their GED. School is an integral part of treatment. The De Paul Alternative School is fully accredited and is connected with Portland Public Schools. Academic classes consume four hours a day, Monday through Friday. Because De Paul students are at different grade levels, much of the instruction is individualized.


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  • Monthly Fee: $10,800.00
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Treatment financing available
  • Cash payments accepted

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  • LGBT Outstanding programs available
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Children And Teenagers
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)