We researched many addiction treatment options and ultimately were attracted to this program because we saw benefits in having our son experience the beauty of Oregon through various outdoor activities while he worked his way back to a healthy lifestyle. This program offers an excellent structure that includes; daily group meetings, daily AA meetings, weekly individual therapy sessions and community living with other young men who are pursuing sobriety. As part of the program, my son was introduced to the local AA group where he met a fantastic sponsor and many folks who now serve as role models. My son’s involvement in the local AA community helped him to secure a job very quickly. My son’s group home is a spacious house in a safe neighborhood setting with easy access to public transportation which enables him to get to and from meetings, work and the gym without the need for a car. Our son is very happy with this program and he has made tremendous strides. We could not be happier with Ben and his team at Oregon Trail Recovery.J.D.
I entered the Oregon Trail Recovery program, after years of battling addiction, without a clue how to be a functioning member of society. The program provided a structured environment that taught me some of the basic tools for both staying sober as well as becoming a productive member of society again. As part of the program, I was required to attend daily 12-step meetings which have been a huge part of my continued sobriety upon completion of the Oregon Trail Recovery Program. The program had a licensed therapist who I met with weekly during the nine months I was in the program which helped me immensely with early sobriety. I will be forever grateful to the program, the staff, and the people who were in the program with me for all their help and continued support.K.D.
My name is Krystal and I am a former client of Oregon Trail Recovery. I cannot say enough about what the program has done for me and how dramatically my life has changed. I, like many addicts came to the program from being homeless, had burned every bridge with family members and friends and was going nowhere fast. My life seemed hopeless and that my rock bottom was a continuous pit that kept on getting deeper and that there was no recovery in sight. I was in a constant limbo with the devil seeing how low Krystal could possibly go. I kept getting into trouble and screwing up left and right. Some people learn by watching others, some people learn by making mistakes, I for one had to learn by getting my ass handed to me and even then I still didn’t seem to learn. I thought my purpose in life was to be an addict.
After a rehab treatment center, I decided to come to OTR and it was the best decision I have made for my recovery and my future. I was skeptical like many and hard headed, but if you are anything like me than I promise this is where you need to go. I didn’t want to leave my home, my child, my family and friends but I decided it was time to make my recovery a priority. I was no good to anyone as long as I was continuing my addict lifestyle. OTR gave me the footing to stand up and see that all hope was not lost. I was taught how to maintain a schedule, set goals and most importantly achieve them. I came to the program with a bag of clothes and that was it. They gave me the tools to get a job, groups and counseling to process my past and the resources to build a sober support system. Most importantly they taught me to be willing and to do what was asked of me. As addicts it is often hard for us to do this but it has been the greatest tool they have given me.
Since coming to the program I was able to pay off debt, get my license back, buy a car, set up insurance, pay court fines and transition into a safe and sober home after I graduated. It wouldn’t have been possible to get my life back on track without the structure and guidance. They also taught me that you can have just as much fun sober as you thought you did using. We went on numerous outdoor adventures, to the snow, hiking mountains, cross country skiing, sweat lodges and many others. I played on a sober softball league which led me to meet many others in recovery. If you are serious and ready to put your all into recovery and bettering your life this is the place for you. I had been to multiple treatment centers and what I consider “quick band aid fixes” before this program and I truly believe OTR was my saving grace. They didn’t just clean me up and ship me back out they took the time and the effort to get to the root of my addiction and actually heal me. There were days when it was hard and I wanted to leave and take the easy way out but everyday I am grateful I didn’t. Today I don’t have to worry if I am going to have a safe place to sleep. Everyday I am grateful to have a bed and a place to call home. I am one success story that I hope motivates someone else to become the next one.K.P.
I will be forever grateful to the talented, knowledgeable professionals at Oregon Trail Recovery. My son entered the program at OTR searching for the proper level of care, and Oregon Trail was an outstanding fit. The staff is exemplary. From the moment he stepped off the plane in Portland, and throughout his 9-month program, he was treated with compassion and respect, while he was always held accountable for his recovery. His counselor at Oregon Trail has been instrumental in guiding him through the transition to life after treatment. Thanks to Oregon Trail, my son has developed a sense of community, and now considers Portland his home.
Addiction is a family disease, and everyone at Oregon Trail has been very sensitive to our family’s needs. The family weekends were informative, educational, and allowed us an opportunity to interact with our loved one in his environment. Staff members were helpful, personable, and always open to suggestions. Each time we left Oregon, we left with greater hope for our son’s long-term recovery.
Thank you, Oregon Trail Recovery!S.C.