ABOUT HOOPER DETOXIFICATION STABILIZATION CENTER
The Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center is named after David P. Hooper, who, according to the center’s website was “the last person to die of alcoholism in the Portland City Jail.” The facility, which offers medically monitored detox services to adult men and women, is part of the Central City Concern (CCC), a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to end homelessness and help people achieve self-sufficiency.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Hooper is short-term and most clients remain at the facility for a period of four to 10 days. All receive a medical examination upon admission and round-the-clock treatment for early withdrawal symptoms. New patients arrive around 6:45 a.m. on weekdays to be triaged for treatment. Due to high demand for this program, typically not everyone will be admitted each day.
While the facility does not offer longer-term residential care, participants meet with a counselor and are referred to available services for rehabilitation, including the CCC’s own Recovery Center.
The treatment team includes physicians, registered nurses, licensed counselors, and addiction technicians.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Housed in a basic, no-frills brick building in downtown Portland, Ore., the facility offers extremely straightforward accommodations. Images on the website show multiple beds in a bare-bones room with small lockers.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, only one alum has provided feedback regarding Hooper Detox, and it was mostly positive. Dan, who acknowledged having been through detox seven times at Hooper, gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and wrote to Best-rehabs.com that the center saved his life. Dan did give the facility’s accommodations and leisure options only one out of five stars.
On Yelp, one reviewer to date, S.V., gave Hooper five out of five stars and wrote: “Detoxing is no fun but this facility sure does make it much more comforting. The whole entire staff is incredible.”
At the time of this writing, the facility also received 4.3 out of five stars from 20 reviews on Google. Many of the alumni discussed the effectiveness of the program and the caring staff. Representative alum Matthew wrote: “Amazing staff who truly care about you. They not only offer a very comfortable detox but also help with setting up aftercare.”
A few reviewers did note poor quality food, such as an anonymous CiteHealth reviewer who gave just one out of five stars for their experience. They wrote that sleeping conditions were uncomfortable and that “Government grade noodle soup the only sustenance.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two anonymous loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date offered contrasting opinions about Hooper Detox. One family member said that the center truly cares about its clients and noted that it’s “an affordable option and a popular treatment center in Portland.” But another anonymous reviewer felt that treatment was too expensive and reported that it “didn’t help in any meaningful way.”
According to Hooper’s website, the facility accepts some private insurances and offers sliding scale fees to those who qualify. Those eligible will be enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan. Medicare is not accepted.