De Paul Treatment

1312 SW Washington Street
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De Paul Treatment Centers - Adult Center is located in Portland, Oregon. De Paul Treatment Centers - Adult Center provides drug and alcohol treatment to men, women, youth, and families.


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A terrible experience I just lost my time because I didn't get the help that I needed, I was supposed to hire a dual diagnosis service, but it took several weeks for me to receive a mental evaluation therapy and I never received any kind of medication. The staff acts as if they worked in a prison and not in a therapeutic environment where they have to help people. When I presented concerns to staff, they informed me that they have little staff, but they have no problem charging insurance companies the full price. If you are really looking for a recovery or a dual diagnosis, I suggest you go elsewhere flag




The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

CARF Accreditation: Yes



Adult Programs

Young Adult Programs

Programs for Women

Programs for Men

LGBTQ Programs

Treatment Duration : 2-30 days

Smoking Prohibited

Bilingual Therapists




Private Insurance

Self-pay Options

Payment Assistance

Financing Available

Session Fee : $70.00

Monthly Fee : $10,800.00

Detox Services:



Naltrexone is an FDA-approved medication used to treat opioid and alcohol addiction. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings and prevent relapse, making recovery easier. It comes either in pill form (ReVia, Depade), taken once a day; or in an injectable form (Vivitrol), administered monthly. Patients must not have any illegal opioids or opioid medication in their system for at least 7-10 days before starting naltrexone (this includes methadone, so if you’re switching from methadone to naltrexone, you must wait until your system is clear).

Buprenorphine Detox:

Buprenorphine (brand name Subutex, among others) is an opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction. Buprenorphine can prevent or significantly reduce withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to get and stay off opioids. Sometimes used alongside naloxone, dosage depends on the severity of each case. Many people stay on buprenorphine long-term, although some gradually reduce the dosage to come off it.

Medication-Assisted Treatment:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications along with counseling and therapy to treat substance abuse. MAT is mainly used to treat opioid addictions (i.e. heroin and/or prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin). Medications like buprenorphine are used in MAT to help normalize brain chemistry, block the effects of alcohol and/or opioids, relieve cravings, and stabilize body functions, making sobriety easier to maintain. All medications used are approved by the FDA, and every MAT program is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

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.

Level of Care:



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.

Medically Assisted Detox:

De Paul Treatment Centers provides social and medically assisted detoxification from alcohol and opiates. Detox at De Paul is designed to assure a safe and medically supervised transition through the acute phase of withdrawal from drugs and/or alcohol. Once the severity of symptoms have decreased, clients will be transitioned into a lower level of care.

Intensive Outpatient:

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.


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 lengths of stay vary. 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.

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.


De Paul is closely connected to the local 12 Step community and hosts meetings at all locations throughout the week. While 12 Step is not the foundation of De Paul’s curriculums, they encourage clients to participate in meetings and to find a sponsor and home group.

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.

Aftercare Support:

The focus of the Relapse Prevention class is how to recognize your own relapse cycles, triggers, and warning signs. You will view videos, have class discussions and do homework to help yourself escape the cycle of addiction. The De Paul Alumni Association consists of people who are in Continuing Care or who have graduated from treatment (ranging from one to twenty years ago). The group offers a weekly self-support group, year-round social events, and provides volunteer services to clients currently in treatment at De Paul.

SMART Recovery:

SMART (Self-Management & Recovery Training) is a method addiction recovery, often seen as an “alternative” to 12-step programs. It emphasizes 4 core areas: Building Motivation, Coping with Urges, Problem Solving, and Lifestyle Balance. The SMART approach views substance use as a dysfunctional habit (not a disease), emphasizes the latest scientific research on addiction, and believes each individual finds his/her own path to recovery. Notably, relapses are seen as a normal part of the change cycle and good learning experiences if handled properly. SMART can be put to use anywhere (any rehab facility or group).

Holistic Treatment:

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

Treatment Focus:



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.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs 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.

Substance Abuse:

Substance rehabs 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.

Dual Diagnosis:

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.

Therapy Programs:


Family Therapy:

Family therapy is strongly encouraged for all clients. Participation in family therapy has been proven to increase the likelihood of completing treatment and entering long-term recovery. Family therapy services are available to family, friends, and loved ones of those suffering with a substance use disorder.

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.

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.

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.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

The focus of DBT is core mindfulness, a concept you will hear repeated again and again in all your groups and classes. Being mindful is being present to the moment. It is focused, intentional awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, non-judgmentally. This class will provide you with concrete skills in each of the core mindfulness areas and help you to maintain your safety. Between classes, you will practice the skills and keep a daily record of their effectiveness using your DBT diary card.

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.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy:

Step by step, staff can help stop your nicotine use. Sugarless candy is available at the MC desk when others go out on scheduled smoke breaks. Staff will help you develop skills, breathe easier, and lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, and other serious illnesses.

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.

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.

Couples Therapy:

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.


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De Paul Treatment
Last Updated: 05/21/2019

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