For nearly 20 years, Allied Health Services Portland has provided Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addicts in Portland, Oregon. Allied Portland offers treatment plans using methadone, Suboxone or Subutex and is located near the Lu San Chinese Garden, a few blocks west of the Willamette River. Allied Portland requires clients to participate in group and individual therapy while receiving their medication doses. Allied Portland is a member of the Acadia treatment network, which operates a number of outpatient and residential facilities throughout the United States and United Kingdom.
Treatment and Staff
Prospective clients are pre-screened over the phone. If they’re suitable for treatment, they come to the clinic for an in-person assessment. After clients are assessed, they and Allied Portland’s treatment team decide which course of MAT they’re best-suited for: methadone, Suboxone or Subutex. Clients then receive a dosing schedule which includes a plan for applying for take-home doses once the client has successfully participated in several weeks of treatment.
Clients must attend group sessions twice a week for the first 60 days of treatment, after which they must attend at least one group each week as long as they’re in treatment. Clients also meet with a counselor for one-on-one sessions a minimum of twice a month for the first 60 days of treatment and then at least once a month after that.
Group therapy uses CBT to help clients develop coping skills and handle triggers. Groups are led by addiction counselors with the CADC credential and usually have fewer than 20 participants. Counselors address co-occurring disorders in individual and group therapy but refer clients in need of comprehensive dual diagnosis support to nearby mental health clinics. Clients are also encouraged to attend peer support meetings while in treatment, such as 12-step or SMART Recovery.
Allied Portland hopes that all of its clients will eventually not need MAT, and it works with them to create a treatment plan that culminates in tapering. However, clients are not pressured to taper on any set time-line.
Allied Portland offers a weekly parenting class to which clients can bring their children. After clients have completed MAT, they’re encouraged to schedule check-in or regular sessions with their primary counselor for aftercare.
For nearly two decades, Allied Health Services Portland has provided clients MAT for opiate addiction. With several weekly therapy groups that use evidence-based methods and address issues such as handling triggers and living with co-occurring disorders, Allied Health Services Portland is able to offer clients a community of support and learning as they take control of their addiction.
Acadia: Allied Health Services Portland
324 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209
Allied Health Services Portland Outpatient Cost: Accepts Private Insurance and Medicaid; Self-pay for Methadone starts is $12-$18/day; Suboxone and Subutex treatment start at $19/day. Reach Allied Health Services Portland by phone at (877) 304-1752.
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