Welcome to Astoria Pointe
Sunspire Health Astoria Pointe is a treatment facility for men affected by addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders located in the small, historic city of Astoria, Oregon. Our facility provides a male-specific program because gender-specific care promotes a safe, judgement-free environment for our patients who may have a difficult time opening up and bonding with their peers in a mixed-gender facility.
Men often become addicted to substances or behaviors for different reasons than women and face specific challenges when it comes to seeking treatment, so all of Astoria Pointe's evidence-based treatments are focused on the unique issues that men face in addiction and recovery.
The serenity and beauty of Astoria Pointe's location on the coast of the Pacific Northwest is ideal for healing body, mind, and spirit. Our facility is set atop a hill with views of the Columbia River and Astoria Bridge, providing an ideal environment for healing and escaping the chaos of addiction. With 26 beds available and staff on-site 24 hours a day, our facility offers accommodations that give peace of mind to men seeking a life of sobriety.
Additionally, our facility's proximity to nature enables patients in our care to participate in many opportunities for adventure therapy, such as therapeutic walks along the beach or hikes to waterfalls hidden within the beautiful landscape surrounding Astoria Pointe. Reconnecting with nature in treatment helps our patients also reconnect with themselves and find inner peace as they continue their course of care at the facility.
Our program encompasses detoxification and residential treatment, as well as community-based transitional living and outpatient care. We don't just focus on our clients' immediate needs. Our goal is to help men understand and overcome the issues that triggered their addiction, so they can achieve real, long-term success.
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Levels of Care at Astoria Pointe
Detox is often the first step to recovery during which the substances of abuse are cleared from a patient's system under the supervision of medical professionals in a comfortable setting. Sunspire Health Astoria Pointe provides medical detoxification on-site with medical professionals supervising patients 24/7 and treating withdrawal symptoms in preparation for inpatient treatment.
Upon completion of detox, patients will begin their residential program at the Sunspire Health Astoria Pointe campus with around-the-clock guidance and supervision from our clinical staff. During intake, the patient will complete a full biopsychosocial with our staff in order to design an individualized treatment plan and will meet with their primary therapist in order to begin healing.
Treatment at Astoria Pointe not only focuses on evidence-based therapies and clinical interventions but also incorporates mind-body wellness for recovery. Patients at Astoria Pointe enjoy treatment in a natural environment with compassionate staff, giving them a supportive and calming setting to heal as they clear their minds to begin life after addiction with a clean slate. With access to a local gym and the incorporation of alternative therapies like equine assisted therapy at a local stable, there are ample opportunities for men to heal physically, emotionally, and mentally.
The daily schedule for each individual will be busy to keep patients focused on their treatment, and regular meetings with their primary therapist offer the opportunity to receive one-on-one counseling at Astoria Pointe.
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PHP is the next progression of care for patients after successful completion of residential treatment. Patients continue to reside at Astoria Pointe, but their care may be less intensive than their initial level of therapy.
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Astoria Pointe Sober Living is our IOP facility separate from residential facilities for patients who are continuing their care with transitional living. Patients are given more independence at this facility as they begin to readjust themselves to everyday life while still receiving support and care to prepare for the transition to everyday life after residential treatment while still receiving support and care based upon their individual needs. Each patient will leave Sunspire Health Astoria Pointe with a comprehensive aftercare plan and will be able to participate in The Courage Program, which is a Sunspire alumni support network.
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Therapies Offered at Astoria Pointe
Family Program at Astoria Pointe
At Astoria Pointe we believe that including families throughout the treatment process is integral to our patients' success in recovery. Patients will meet with their family therapist on a weekly basis and will communicate with loved ones during these sessions as needed to heal the family unit and set the foundation for long-term recovery. For those who travel to Astoria Pointe for treatment, family sessions can be conducted via phone.
In addition to family therapy sessions, patients will be able to communicate with loved ones throughout their stay at Astoria Pointe. Any contact patients have with loved ones is at the discretion of their primary therapist who will determine if it is in the patient's best interest depending on their progress in treatment.Read more about Sunspire Health's Family Program
- Substance Use Disorders - A substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic brain disease that causes a person to suffer uncontrollable addiction to a substance like alcohol, heroin, opioids, prescription pills, methamphetamines, cocaine, or any other drug.
- Process Addictions - A process addiction is a disordered behavior, such as compulsive gambling, sex addiction or eating disorders that interfere with a person’s ability to live normally and have healthy relationships with others. These may also occur with substance abuse.
- Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders - There are many variations of co-occurring mental health disorders, some of which leave sufferers at a higher risk of substance abuse, including: anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and personality disorders.
Astoria Pointe Staff
Jeff Holbrook - Executive Director
Jeff brings 29 years of experience in the substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment field. He began his career as an interventionist, helping many people get the treatment they needed to recover. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and has become a nationally known addiction treatment professional, recognized for his record developing family, outpatient and residential programs, creating business opportunities, streamlining processes, analyzing solutions, and delivering results. Jeff has certifications from various professional boards including the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon, the International Reciprocity Consortium, and the International Interventionist Credentialing Board, and he is a member of The Association of Intervention Specialists.
Merle Williamson, MD - Medical Director
Rd. Merle Williamson is an addiction medicine specialist with three decades in practice. As Sunspire Health Astoria Pointe's Medical Director, he oversees the medically supervised detoxification and treatment programs to ensure they meet or exceed the most rigorous clinical standards. Rd. Williamson received his medical degree from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the University of Connecticut.
Shellie Clelland - Director of AdmissionsShellie Clelland started her career in the field of chemical dependency eleven years ago. During her seven year tenure with Sunspire Health facilities Astoria Pointe, The Rosebriar, and Desert Palms, Shellie and her team have led the process of guiding new patients through the admission process and entry into treatment using her extensive knowledge of insurance coverage and utilization review. Prior to her work with Sunspire Health, Shellie worked with Nationwide Referral Services, Outreach Services and Drug and Alcohol Rehab Services. She is certified in Intervention Integration Methodology and Referrals.
Christine Scott - Human Resources/Finance Coordinator
Christine Scott brings nearly 10 years of financial experience to her position as Finance Coordinator at Astoria Pointe. In this role, she streamlines the payment process for our patients, making sure that all insurance paperwork is processed quickly and efficiently.