The current environment under COVID-19 has made daily life more complicated than it was. As Oregon restrictions are lifted, many people will be heading back into the world after being solitary for more than a year. You can read our coronavirus updates here to learn how Crestview is revising its practices.
Many people experiencing drug and alcohol addiction have been reluctant to get treatment during the height of the Pandemic. Unfortunately, being unwilling to confront addiction does not make the condition disappear. If you know that your chemical dependence is causing harmful side effects and want to get help, Crestview offers long-term sober living and an intensive outpatient addiction treatment program. If you want to get treatment for an addiction or mental health disorder during this complicated time, we can help. Contact Crestview Recovery in Portland, Oregon to begin your journey to health and wellness.
What Is a Telehealth Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program?
The term “telehealth” covers a variety of services that don’t require the patient to be in a room with the therapist or treatment specialist. This fairly new treatment method opens the door for more people to get help than ever before. You are no longer limited to getting help from people in the community. Instead, anyone with a phone or an Internet connection can get treatment. We offer a range of different methods to attend a telehealth intensive outpatient treatment program, including:
This is the original telehealth method. This program allows a person to call a treatment center for the help they need. It is an effective way of continuing your addiction treatment.
We use a secure channel to video chat with our patients. This method allows you to use your computer to speak to an addiction specialist, even if you are located out of state.
This treatment method is one that many people choose because they find it the most comfortable. You don’t have to stop what you’re doing to speak to someone. Additionally, it is easier to do if you’re in a public place.
Many mobile apps are designed specifically to allow people like you to get in touch with a treatment specialist in a matter of minutes. This method may be useful in helping people who need alcohol addiction rehab.
Web-Based Treatment Programs
These programs are available 24/7, as long as you are connected to the internet. They can help you stay on track in your recovery.
This telehealth option is based on the newest technology. It builds on a computer-generated world that you can simulate around real-life scenarios. We can adapt this technology to virtually any situation, including addiction treatment.
Virtual Therapy Via IOP
Addiction affects people of every age, gender, race, economic class, and sexuality. Sadly, however, many people don’t get the help they need for a range of reasons. However, now, the help each person needs is more accessible than ever before. Our telehealth intensive outpatient treatment program breaks down the barriers, which increases the number of people it can help. Help is within reach for anyone who needs it. At Crestview Recovery, we are committed to helping you recover from your addiction no matter where you are located. The number of overdose deaths increases by 4% every year, but a virtual therapy program can help. With a telehealth treatment program, the hurdles surrounding addiction treatment shrink. You can get the help you need without leaving your home.
Recognizing And Treating Addiction
Drug use often goes unnoticed until it reaches a point of dependence or addiction. The signs and symptoms can progress quickly from being undetectable to being full-blown and intense. Some additional signs that a loved one may be using meth include:
- A thinning or frail body
- Fluctuations in body temperature
- Increased libido
- Lowered immunity
- Convulsions or stroke
Problematic drug use and addiction are also associated with a broad range of psychological side effects leading to dual diagnosis along with other mental health issues, including psychosis, dysphoria, stagnation, delusions, and hallucinations. The mental health experts at Crestview can help identify the signs and symptoms of drug use and addiction and help you or your loved one get on the road to recovery before irreversible damage occurs.
Outpatient Drug Treatment
Patients attending outpatient care have more autonomy to pursue their interests outside of our addiction treatment campus. One of the essential pillars for promoting addiction recovery and helping people avoid a relapse is developing new routines, enjoying time with new people, and gaining an array of diverse experiences. An intensive outpatient drug treatment program helps facilitate these recovery-focused behaviors.
This place is absolutely amazing, it totally the place for recovery these people know what they are doing and have all the resources to find you the right path way of recovery. I am fixing to be 2yrs clean from pills and crack cocaine I’m from Jacksonville fl but got clean here in Portland, Oregon this was my first rehab ever and I’ve been clean and sober every since just remember people do recover and this is the place to go
Portland Rehab and Sober Living
Crestview has created a supportive and inclusive community for our Portland rehab and sober living clients. Our team of professionals believes in care that is evidence-based and comprehensively holistic, treating each child with specialized and custom mental health solutions. We want your treatment to be flexible, so we create an individualized schedule that works perfectly with your life. The possibilities are endless with our telehealth and weekend appointments. Our mission is to connect people in the Portland sober community online or in person at our Oregon addiction treatment center.
How to Quit Drinking Without Rehab
There are a number of strategies people use to stop drinking, but they don’t tend to be effective when people try to implement them without help. Curtailing your consumption of alcohol to might seem easy to a non-drinker, but for a person who has developed a chemical dependence, this is almost impossible. As you prepare to stop drinking alcohol, it is important to have in-person or online support from people who understand and care about your struggles. Try to focus on your body and mind throughout the process and reach out for help if you feel that you might start slipping.
If you have become dependent on alcohol to feel functional during your everyday life, you may experience a number of withdrawal symptoms which could be dangerous without rehab supervision and care. We find that an inpatient drug treatment program is often the best way to help people quit drinking and move onto better lives; however, outpatient and teletherapy can also be effective. While you may initially feel uncomfortable or nervous about attending drug treatment, the ability to get outside your comfort zone often has a tremendous impact.
Complex Mental Health and Addiction Issues
Patients with more complex substance use disorder and complex mental health concerns may require more time to address the following:
- Relapse prevention
- Sober living resources
- Individual issues and concerns
- Dual diagnosis concerns
- Changing thinking and behavior
- Communication and relationship building
Our intensive outpatient, sober living, or telehealth program can offer an ideal option as a follow-up to a residential or detox program. This level of outpatient rehab can be especially effective for patients who have a stable, sober-friendly living situation as well as for those who are experiencing first-time alcohol or drug addiction treatment. As patients meet clinical milestones, they can transition to a lower level of care.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.