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New Directions Northwest Inc - Elkhorn Adolescent Treatment Center

3700 Midway Drive, Baker City, Oregon, 97814
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Established in 1986 to respond to the growing need for adolescent alcohol and drug treatment in the Pacific Northwest, Elkhorn Adolescent Treatment Center provides a structured 90-day minimum program, in a rural location, with gender specific accommodations. The 12-step recovery model integrates an adolescent behavior modification treatment program incentive teaching system. The aim is to teach adolescents accountability, positive behavior and social skills.

Facility Highlights

  • Behavior Modification
  • Individual Daily Evaluation
  • Social Skill Development


  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Settings

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Meet the Staff

  • Steven Whitehead
    Steven WhiteheadElkhorn Adolescent Program Director
    Steven Whitehead started working for New Directions in June of 2010. He received his Associates degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors degree in Sociology with a Minor in Criminology. It was then that he started working at the Mental Wellness Center in Eastern Idaho where he worked as a psychosocial rehabilitator. During this time he continued with his education and received a Masters degree in Social Work in 2008. For the last five years Steven has worked with a variety of different populations in the mental health field with the majority of his experience coming from adolescents and adults.
  • Shari Selander
    Shari SelanderChief Executive Officer
    Shari received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University School of Social Work in Carbondale Illinois. For the past 23 years, Shari has been recognized for her vision and leadership in developing and implementing programs that address best practices in service delivery and training for both private and public social services agencies. She has worked with clients of all ages suffering from a variety of underlying conditions including; Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Developmental Disabilities, Emotional/Physical/Sexual Abuse, and Neglect. Prior to Shari joining New Directions Northwest she was employed by Southern Illinois University School of Social Work for 13 years where she was awarded the SIUC Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of her contribution to the field of Social Work.

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