ABOUT NEW DIRECTIONS NORTHWEST — RECOVERY VILLAGE
New Directions Northwest offers a variety of mental health and addiction treatment programs in and around Baker City, Ore. Recovery Village provides residential treatment for parents (including fathers) of young children up to six years old, who may stay with their parents during treatment. The facility does not provide on-site detoxification.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients participate in an initial substance abuse and psychiatric assessment. Treatment is evidence-based, and Recovery Village’s philosophy regards drug and alcohol addiction as a progressive disease that should be considered in the context of trauma and.
The program is designed to meet the unique needs of parents struggling with chemical dependency disorders. Clients learn to accept personal responsibility for their behavior and identify how their substance abuse has affected their lives and the lives of their children. Life skills such as budgeting, social skills, and communication are built into the program, and parents learn how to track the developmental milestones of their child or children and create a safe, healthy environment for their family.
Clients participate in daily groups on a variety of topics, including relapse prevention, drug and alcohol education, setting boundaries, and co-dependency. To address co-occurring mental health concerns, the facility also offers dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) groups and Seeking Safety sessions, an evidence-based group that addresses the needs of substance abusers with a history of trauma or abuse.
Along with participating in group therapy, each client meets with their primary counselor at least once a week. Mental health services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and individual and family counseling. In addition, residents also take parenting classes and help out at the daycare as a skill-building activity.
Recovery Village employs certified alcohol and drug counselors and nurses, and the broader organization has a M.D.-level medical director with more than three decades of experience. The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave a rating of five out of five stars for the staff’s level of experience and training.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Recovery Village accommodates up to 15 adults and 15 children at a time. The facility was built in 2010, and pictures featured on the facility’s website revealed a large building and a fenced-in lawn to keep children safe. If children need health services, an on-site nurse is available. School-aged children can attend classes at one of the local public schools. On-site daycare is provided during treatment hours (8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.).
Most families get their own private room with beds for the parents and children. Living space is shared and includes a family room, kitchen, laundry facilities, and several bathrooms. A separate building on the property houses a fitness room, and residents can also go to the local YMCA to participate in health and wellness activities. Smoking is not permitted on-site.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave a positive review of Recovery Village. Alum Jamie gave the facility five out of five stars in most metrics, including the facility’s holistic options and the overall quality of its individual and group counseling.“Im so happy that I entered this center… The staff is very attentive to each individuals needs. I also like the fact that they teach structure in daily routines,” Jaime wrote.
On Google reviews, four reviewers all awarded perfect five out of five-star ratings for Recovery Village.
“Daycare is provided in the facility by wonderful providers. There is mental health counseling and a very educated psychologist to help with any mental health issue(s) you may have,” Sam, a representative reviewer, wrote. Also on Google reviews, two individuals also offered perfect five-star ratings for New Directions Northwest, Inc., as a whole, though one individual gave the treatment provider a two-star rating. Reviewers did not elaborate on their experience.
On the facility’s unofficial Facebook page, one alum gave the facility a four out of five-star rating. “Very strict place, a little too strict as far as getting to go on pass, but overall great treatment!” alum Lindsey wrote.
According to its website, New Directions Northwest accepts many insurance policies, including but not limited to Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Bleu Shield, and various local providers. The facility also offers a sliding fee scale and provides treatment regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.