De Paul Treatment

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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.

De Paul Treatment 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:

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.


Naltrexone is often used along with psychiatric counseling and social support to treat individuals undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment.

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 offer?

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

Family Program

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.

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.

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.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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 (DBT)

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.

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 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.
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.
They have designed the Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) program at De Paul Treatment Centers to fit with the busy schedules of their participants. The DUII program consists of attending treatment groups (frequency varies for each participant) and monthly individual sessions, participating in random urine tests and weekly community support groups for 12 consecutive weeks.
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. There is no elevator at De Paul and therefore clients must be physically able to navigate stairs multiple times a day.


  • CARF


  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • 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 Adults and Young Adults
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)