Oregon Trail Recovery Process
We focus on helping men and women build new lives in recovery, and help them learn to become self-sustaining, productive members of society. Our focus is founded on a solution through multiple avenues of support that in turn aid an individual to begin and endure life’s challenges. From intake to graduation, individuals are taught valuable life skills, which help them find success and learn to overcome obstacles while living in a positive and supportive environment.
What follows is a detailed outline of the Recovery Process associated with Oregon Trail Recovery. The length of a client’s program can be up to 6 months long. Additionally, clients may qualify for a 3-month continuum of care option. In order to be considered for intake, we first require a verbal commitment to stay 90 days minimum in the program once admitted.
Men and women seeking treatment in our program start their journey by first having the courage to pick up the phone. An over-the-phone assessment is done with each person to find out what level of care is needed. Oregon Trail Recovery looks to help put people in the right place by giving them the best possible chance of achieving long-term recovery. After a decision is made by both the inquiring individual and the staff member, we move towards looking at payment. Payment of treatment can include either insurance or cash pay.
Program: 3 to 6 months
Clients of Oregon Trail Recovery 3 Month Treatment:
- Two hours of Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) until client secures a job or begins attending school.
- Two hours of IOP group therapy Monday through Friday.
- 12-step meeting 6 days a week.
- Individual one-on-one therapy sessions minimum once a week with their assigned primary counselor.
- Required to build a recovery program (Get and work with a sponsor, secure a home group and work the 12 steps).
- At 90 days in the program, clients are considered senior peers and are expected to exhibit inspirational traits to new and incoming clients.
Clients of Oregon Trail Recovery 3-month to 6-month treatment:
Clients at this stage have been building a recovery program in their 12 step meetings and have been fulfilling their required engagement in treatment including work, sponsor and attendance of IOP groups and one-on-ones. Clients are evaluated by staff, and if treatment plans and goals are met:
- Clients now have the opportunity to apply to become a senior peer.
- Two hours of Group therapy three days a week.
- 12-step meetings five times a week.
- Individual one-on-one therapy once or more per week.
- Clients are encouraged to start looking for new meetings to attend.
- Support new clients with job searching, applying to school and being of service to their peers through guidance, support, and encouragement.
- Clients begin paying $250 per month for rent.
Clients of Oregon Trail Recovery 6 month treatment:
Clients at this stage have built a program of recovery through their 12 step meetings and support groups. The clients’ work, progress, and engagement in treatment are evaluated by staff and if treatment plans and goals are met the clients will do:
- Two hours of Group therapy – once a week
- Attend 12 step meetings – four times a week.
- Individual one-on-one therapy sessions, including individual treatment plans and discharge planning with the therapist, where they are assisted in aftercare placement.
- Exhibiting qualities associated with a Senior Peer of the program, which includes supporting new clients with job searching, escorting to them to 12 step meetings and being of general service to said peers through guidance, support, and encouragement.
- Clients in the last 3 months of treatment continue to pay a $250 monthly rent fee and begin their final steps to fully transitioning back into everyday life.
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What To Expect As A Client
What follows is in an itemized outline of the program of Oregon Trail Recovery. This outline aims to inform the client of what they can expect, month by month, while in the program. It includes guidelines one can expect to see as they progress in the program.
- During your intake: You will receive a Client Handbook, complete admissions paperwork, be assigned a Primary Counselor, a House Manager, and a room. The House Manager will take you to your residence, upon arrival will ask you to turn in your electronics, credit cards, food stamps cards, checkbooks, and the house manager will help you settle into your house. On your first full day, you will attend morning group, evening group, and the evening meeting. In your first week at Oregon Trail Recovery, you will conduct your Biopsychosocial assessment.
- During your first month: You will obtain employment or sign up for school, attain a temporary sponsor, engage in your groups and individual session. You will also be able to:
- Engage in your Sober Living Home (abiding by all house rules and completing assigned chores).
- Obtain your Honored Citizen Card.
- On the day that you start attending School or Work, you will be excused from PHP Group
- During your second month: This month is used to help clients settle into the program. During this month, we encourage you to start attending your own 12-step meetings. There are roughly 700 meetings in the greater Portland area. If one meeting does not work for you, there surely will be another one out there that will. We as a program look for you to be consistent.
- During your third month: You will be eligible to have a group skip as long as you are consistent with:
- Your 12-step program (Including Sponsorship)
- Being Productive (School or Work)
- Engaging in your Treatment
- During your fourth month: You are eligible to either have a car at OTR or have partial control of your accounts. If you do not wish to have a car or partial control of your account, you will be eligible for your 2nd group skip. Please refer to the section entitled “Car” in the Client Handbook for the process of having your car at OTR. Please refer to “Partial Control” in your Client Handbook for more detail of this process.
- During your fifth month: You are eligible for your 3rd group skip, car, and/or partial control of your accounts. If you did not take partial control of your account during your fourth month, either because you opted to have a car instead or simply chose not to utilize the option, the same stipulations will still apply.
- During your sixth month: You are eligible for another group skip (down to just one group a week), full control of your car, total control of your financial accounts, and transitioning to being self-supporting. During your last month, here we will help you find appropriate housing, and with your input develop an after-treatment plan.