ABOUT RECOVERY WORKS NORTHWEST
Recovery Works Northwest, located 13 miles south of Portland, Ore., in the city of Tigard, offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals struggling with opioid dependency. Along with ongoing medication management, the organization provides counseling services and intensive outpatient program (IOP) designed for individuals struggling with substance abuse and for those with co-occurring disorders.
In addition, the facility provides a state-certified program for DUI offenders. Within the state, Recovery Works Northwest is among 51.8 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities with programs for clients with co-occurring disorders, among 54.9 percent with programs for DUI/DWI clients, and among 63.7 percent that offer an IOP.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
At Recovery Works Northwest, the process starts with a brief telephone assessment followed by an in-person consultation with a chemical dependency counselor and physician. This approach helps guide clinicians in developing a personalized treatment plan. In most cases, the facility provides same-day consultations and next-day appointments. Recovery Works Northwest's treatment program is designed to address both the physical and psychological issues associated with chemical dependency.
To help clients recover from opioid dependency, the facility utilizes MAT, such as Suboxone or Vivitrol. These evidence-based medications help to alleviate the physical symptoms of withdrawal, curb cravings, and stabilize the patient’s biochemistry. Within the state, Recovery Works Northwest is among 15.9 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that use Vivitrol and among 21.7 percent that dispense Suboxone.
As the individual progresses through the MAT program, clinicians monitor and adjust medication dosages to address the individual’s changing needs. While MAT is typically a long-term, maintenance-focused process, clinicians slowly decrease dosages to assist clients in comfortably “tapering-off” the medication regimen.
Along with the facility's MAT, clients also participate in counseling sessions to help them identify relapse triggers, address any underlying factors that may contribute to addictive behavior, develop coping skills, and receive support from peers and clinicians.
Clients in the center’s IOP receive services primarily through group therapy, although they meet with an individual counselor once per week. There typically are no more than 10 clients in an IOP at a time. The program includes relapse prevention skills, introduction to the 12-steps model, management of urges and cravings, as well as skills relating to family, parenting, and communication.
Recovery Works Northwest also provides a DUI Diversion program for first-time DUI offenders. The program may involve counseling sessions and substance abuse education classes. Clients who attend this state-certified program may satisfy court requirements for driver license reinstatement.
The team, led by two physicians trained in addiction medicine, includes several other medical doctors, physicians assistants, nurses, certified chemical dependency counselors, and licensed behavioral health professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Recovery Works Northwest in Tigard is open six days per week: Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The organization also has an eastside location in Portland that operates on the same schedule.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, the one former client who reviewed Recovery Works Northwest for Rehabs.com submitted favorable feedback. This recent alum, who had attended programs at many other local facilities, awarded four stars for the effectiveness of programming. “I’ve been to every outpatient clinic in the area and this one is by far the best,” they wrote and added, “They are realistic about addiction and supportive.”
On secondary sites, the facility received exceedingly positive coverage on two review sites: 4.9 out of five stars based on 27 reviews on Google and 4.6 stars based on 12 reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage.   Most reviewers offered accolades about the staff and doctors, using terms such as “amazing,” “truly care,” “patient-centered care,” “very professional,” and “incredible,” to describe them, their thoughtful approach, and the center's overall compassionate atmosphere. “They saved my life,” Jennifer on Google wrote.
Recovery Works Northwest accepts most commercial insurance policies, including Aetna, Moda, Cigna, and BlueCross BlueShield.
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