ABOUT TREE HOUSE RECOVERY PDX
Located in Portland, Ore., Tree House Recovery PDX is a long-term residential program for men seeking treatment for chemical dependency. It is one of the 125 (55.3 percent) facilities in Oregon that offers treatment programs specifically for men. Unique to Tree House Recovery, the facility utilizes both evidence-based and traditional methods, as well as an intensive physical fitness regimen throughout the residential program to promote sustainable recovery. The facility does not provide medical detoxification services on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients may undergo an initial substance abuse history assessment to help clinicians develop an individualized treatment curriculum. Overall, Tree House Recovery PDX's treatment utilizes three core approaches to programming: counseling and education, holistic methods, and physical fitness training. The length of the long-term residential program is determined by individual needs and treatment progress. There are only 33 (14.6 percent) facilities in Oregon that offer long-term treatment options.
During the resident program, clients attend both process group therapy and one-on-one counseling to address the underlying concerns that may contribute to addictive behavior. Residents also attend educational presentations and interactive group classes that cover a range of topics related to chemical dependency, including the physiology of addiction, predisposition factors, and relapse prevention skills training.
Tree House Recovery also uses the RIA program to promote goal setting and lasting physical changes. The program is designed to teach clients ongoing physical fitness methods of relapse prevention. By training clients to maintain their bodies, they are less likely to return to substance abuse.
To improve mindfulness, self-expression, and coping skills, Tree House Recovery also requires residents to participate in writing therapy. Writing therapy is designed to guide clients through a self-analysis of traumatic memories to process and address them. In addition, clients attend a trauma-informed method of yoga designed to address physical and mental health concerns simultaneously.
Intensive physical fitness training plays a major role in overall programming. During the residential programming, clients participate in vigorous workouts led by Tree House's trainers. One component of the fitness regimen is Action Based Induction Therapy (ABI Therapy), which is a repetitive form of exercise that is designed to improve the prefrontal cortex function of the brain. Often diminished through prolonged addiction, this part of the brain is responsible for overall mood and self-esteem. In some cases, fitness training may also be goal-oriented, as residents may compete in monthly competitions, such as Spartan races and team challenges.
Tree House Recovery PDX employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of a physician, substance abuse counselors, specialized fitness trainers, and a yoga instructor.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Tree House Recovery features a treatment facility with a separate, homelike living facility for residents. The treatment facility features fully equipped fitness areas, counseling rooms, as well as a yoga studio. Living accommodations offer spacious communal areas and an outdoor patio. Each month, Tree House Recovery facilitates "Recovery in Action" outings, which may involve wilderness camping trips, as well as fitness and endurance competitions.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The seven alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing generally provided positive feedback about all elements at Tree House Recovery. Several alumni wrote about how this treatment program was the best for long-term recovery because of its staff and program "If you want to give yourself the best shot at lasting recovery, Tree House is the place for you," alum B.B. wrote representatively. "I was able to find myself in a safe place surrounded by people who honestly care about me," Stephen added.
Holistic Offerings: 4.5/5
Counseling Options: 5.5
Secondary sources revealed that other alumni agreed with the positive assessment. All seven alumni on Google gave the facility maximum five-star ratings citing the staff and its physical-oriented approach as strengths . The reviewers wrote about their success with the program. Nevin wrote in a representative review: “I tried multiple treatment programs with no results and I was beginning to become hopeless in finding any sort of recovery. Something clicked when I was in Treehouse.”
On Facebook, where the facility can manage its page, Tree House Recovery PDX has an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars from 35 reviews to date. Alumni described the facility as “safe and secure,” with a “caring supportive and authentic” staff.
On Yelp, Tree House Recovery Portland has four positive and one negative review. While the positive reviews identified similar strengths to other reviews, one alum wrote about an interaction with a “disgusting, misogynistic” employee.
Tree House Recovery PDX accepts most major PPO insurance policies, including plans by Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.