A&D/DUII Treatment

Our Philosophy and Approach to Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence

Addiction is considered a disease of the body with effects on the spiritual, psychological, relational and communal functioning of the individual afflicted. Our approach is client oriented, community based, motivational and accountability for ones recovery in a natural support system is strongly supported and encouraged.

Our Values

Social Justice which includes: Economic justice- affordable accessible services; Safety and Equality- safety for victims of abuse and equality for all genders; Fiscal Responsibility- transparency and accountability to the community; Commitment to Quality- services based on research and consumer input; Community Involvement-natural supports are encouraged and supported; Coordinated responses to all afflictions of the spirit and body; we coordinate care with  other grass roots movements, government, community and spiritual services that are committed to the clients we serve.

Who accesses our Services?

Most have been mandated, some are self referred. We receive referrals from a variety of county corrections units and the Department of Human Services. Clergy are often the first person someone will contact regarding a life problem. We accept referrals from any religious and spiritual community.

How to Pay for Treatment

Clients pay a weekly fee for services which include group and individual sessions as needed. Drug screens are an additional fee depending on the current price of lab services. Payment levels are determined on a sliding fee based on US poverty levels and will be supplemented with community service hours. We are dedicated to providing accessible treatment to all no matter what their circumstance. We can do flexible payment plans, incentives for paying in advance and alternatives to paying cash for those who qualify.

Types and Levels Alcohol and Other Drug Services Offered

Teras offers level 1 outpatient to level 2 intensive outpatient and DUII services. The main modality is groups and individual sessions as needed. Limited Case Management is included in the price. For some clients a community engagement approach is more effective. Community based interventions are included in the base price and done on an as needed and clinically appropriate basis.

Service Area

We offer services to anyone residing in the Portland Oregon and Tri-County surrounding area. We will never refuse service to anyone based on inability to pay, race, religion, national origin, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, criminal history, level of education, age, or any other reason.

Treatment Methods and Modalities

All the treatment methods mentioned below are done in the context of individual and group intervention and counseling within the framework of a trusting and accountable facilitator client relationship.

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Contingency Management
  • Community Engagement: (home assessments and interventions, and other nontraditional settings of service, etc.)for high risk probation clients and those who are at risk for significant consequences(jail, loss of child custody, visitations, etc.)if treatment mandates are not met.
  • Manualized Treatment Groups
  • Trauma Informed Services
  • 12 - Step Facilitation
  • Risk Needs Assessments
  • Case Management for high risk offenders and alcohol and drug clients