Eastern Oregon Alcoholism Foundation

Eastern Oregon Alcoholism Foundation


Eastern Oregon Alcoholism Foundation (EOAF) in Pendleton has provided evidence-based, residential treatment to individuals struggling with chemical dependency since 1960. A comprehensive set of services begins with medically monitored detox and continues through residential rehab for women and men, including those with children in their care, and sober living housing.


Admission to residential treatment is considered by application and referral, and forms for each are posted on the facility’s website. Information related to professional recommendations for rehab indicate that clients can expect a minimum 90-day stay, although treatment plans are tailored for each individual and length of treatment may vary. Before beginning treatment, each client undergoes bio-psychosocial assessments.

The program presented in website materials and Best-rehabs.com survey responses from one staff member is a fairly traditional, structured one. Cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing are applied as treatment modalities, and clients are scheduled to meet with a primary counselor at least once a week. Group therapy, life skills training, addiction educational sessions, and parenting classes are provided, and family as well as other support system members are encouraged to participate in the recovery process.

Throughout treatment, EOAF coordinates with court and family services representatives as needed. Clients also work with a recovery mentor for support in transitioning from residential rehab to sober living and community reintegration. EOAF’s aftercare program includes weekly meetings and participation in a SMART Recovery self-help program.

Supportive, sober housing is available to individuals with qualifying low income who have completed residential rehab.


Among the employees referenced on the facility’s website are registered nurses, detox technicians, certified alcohol and drug counselors, and certified KIPS (interactive parenting) evaluators.


A 10-bed detox center has four additional respite beds. Residential rehab facilities accommodate up to 21 women with children and 15 men with children. There is currently no other information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.


Three alumni were polled by Best-rehabs.com on several metrics related to accommodations and their responses revealed opinions split between two negative and one positive. Meals and nutrition received ratings of one, two, and five stars out of five, and the cleanliness and upkeep of facilities received two and three stars from the two who responded. Two reviewers commented directly on the poor quality of food and the fact that residents cooked for themselves. Opportunities for leisure and exercise activity along with policies regarding connection with the outside during treatment fared a little better overall.

Although all three alumni indicated that they were at least satisfied with the effectiveness of treatment, one of them strongly so, they were split again regarding particular aspects, including poor ratings from two for the the availability of a choice in counseling approaches and holistic therapy. One alum reported that the lack of treatment for co-occurring mental health conditions along with addiction was a weakness.

The same reviewer reported that counseling staff lacked sufficient training, while another rated the level of staff training and experience five stars.

On Facebook, reviewers presented a much more consistently positive picture of EOAF. Of 13 total reviewers, only one rated the facility with less that five out of five stars. The three reviews written by alumni indicated that staff were caring and empathetic.[1]


The sole former client polled by Best-rehabs.com would not recommend the facility. They noted that EOAF had a record of success but was understaffed and outdated. Their survey responses also supported alumni concerns about poor training and a lack of co-occurring treatment, while commenting that referrals are provided.


According to information updated on the facility’s website in July 2016, standard fees are $610 per day for medical detox, $250 for social detox, and $215 for residential treatment. A sliding fee scale is available and residents are expected to contribute a percentage of their income as well as allotted food stamps to cover service costs. Some insurance is accepted.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eastern-Oregon-Alcoholism-Foundation/160620447291894, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eastern-Oregon-Detox-Center/153606091344631

Reviews about Eastern Oregon Alcoholism Foundation

It is a great program for clients, even with outdated information. The success rate is really good, and it does challenge people to change. It isn't for everyone.
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  • serious strong family orientated health and welfare of the women and families and children. maybe not enough room when I went to treatment there I was sick and tired of being sick and tired I didn't have my children I was by myself when I graduated from there I go I had my children and have stayed sober.
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  • Location was bad? No co-occurring disorder treatment. Lack of well trained staff. Terrible nutrition. Lack of medical professionals. Terrible medication management. Lack of real physical exercise. Sorry, I can not really say anything good about this facility and its practices. There were councilor's who did not have any real education, maybe on the job training. No cooks or staff for food management. Clients were the cooks and sometimes left to their own devises.
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  • Takes you away form the place where all heck was breaking loose. introduces you to a 12 step program. Way to many negatives to share here! They are good at trying to keep families together. Children are welcome after a period of time. The food is created by the clients and is not the best for recovery. Groups are sometimes ran better by the clients. unbeknown to the counselors. Actual exercise is sometime just a walk and maybe some times volleyball.