Pathways is our inpatient alcohol and drug facility. We are centrally located, off Highway 30 between Portland Oregon and Longview Washington with easy access to the Coast and Interstate 5.
To contact us call 503-366-4540
We offer a short-term Alcohol and Drug treatment program (21-45 days). Each client needs a thorough assessment from an Outpatient Provider that is reviewed prior to admission and then updated in the first few days of treatment. A holistic, team approach is taken and every aspect of a client's life is evaluated: physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual. The information, including chemical-use history, is pooled to form a client profile; an individualized recovery plan is developed. Key issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety and grief will be addressed. Some clients may have coexisting problems, such as clinical depression or sexual abuse, that need to be addressed as well.
We then offer individual and group sessions based on the assessment information, lessons learned through a Twelve Step model of recovery, with an emphasis on the cognitive and behavioral support toward change. We do this in a supportive and structured environment by people who are committed to helping others through a recovery process. The Twelve Steps provide principles for living, and in an inpatient setting clients get education every day for the duration of treatment.
The focus of residential treatment is to help the person distance themselves both physically and emotionally from their drug of choice; some people can't stop using as long as their drug is accessible. Once a client reaches a calm state--in which they can think clearly, without feelings of anger and fear--they are given the space and time to look at their lives realistically. They are given a respectful, supportive environment in which they can make some life changes.
Once a person enters Pathways the staff and the setting work together to instill a sense of hope. By demonstrating care—showing them that we know they're hurting, we help clients believe that there is hope and that they have the ability to change. Incoming clients need to be stabilized medically and emotionally. Some will need to go through physical withdrawal and will have to enter a medical detox before coming into Pathways.
One human being sharing and becoming vulnerable with others and then sharing that back is a big reason treatment works. In that process people find hope that they're not alone, they're not unique and terrible, but that they're experiencing the consequences of an illness. They find they can talk about their hopes and dreams and share their pain and struggles in a safe, supportive setting.
Education about the disease of chemical dependency, through lectures and reading, is another key part of treatment. As with any chronic illness, it's critical that clients understand the implications of their disease and how to manage it. They need to be educated about what has happened and what can happen if they continue to drink or use drugs. They learn that when they drink or use they can't build trusting relationships. They realize they have to become honest and move from the self-centered life of an alcoholic/addict to one that cares for others.