Residential Treatment

This is live-in care that works. Compassionate, comprehensive, community-focused.

Our Adult Residential Program for alcohol and drug treatment has supported people in this community for nearly 50 years. Because we believe everyone has the ability to live a healthier life and change their relationship to drugs and alcohol. But no one needs to do it alone.

At Fora Health, our experienced staff works one-on-one with patients to create individualized care plans that deliver trauma-informed, evidence-based therapies. Within our full continuum of care, patients have the resources they need to find what works for them at each step. This is about outcomes and an on-going connection to community resources to enable and support positive, long-term change.

Treatment Details

Fora Health’s Adult Residential Program accommodates up to 70 adults for the treatment of moderate-to-severe substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in a structured setting with caring, skilled, 24-hour staff. Our comprehensive services ensure everyone has the tools they need to find hope and healing in recovery. In addition to a full array of medical and psychosocial treatments for substance use disorder, Fora Health provides the following specialty services onsite:

What to Expect

Residential patients live in a dormitory-style setting located at our Cherry Blossom location in SE Portland. The length of treatment depends on a person’s use history, recovery goals, progress and readiness. The average time in residential treatment ranges from 90 to 120 days.

Individuals in residence are assigned a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and/or a Dual-Diagnosis Counselor. Patients participate in groups that provide education and skill-building; helping to understand their disorders, triggers, and how to build better habits and relationships.

We should note that Fora Health is a tobacco and nicotine product-free facility. This includes outdoor areas. We offer smoking cessation services and Nicotine Replacement Therapy.


We are committed to caring for the whole person. This is what we call “wrap-around” treatment and it includes a wide range of meaningful activities that help people build resilience, reconnect with (or discover) healthy habits, and learn to practice self-expression. These positive activities include guided meditation, yoga, walking and running groups, art projects, cooking classes, outings to cultural events. And so much more. Patients may also attend 12-step meetings and other recovery support activities in the community.

Family involvement at Fora Health

Addiction is a family disease. At Fora Health we understand that “family” means different things to different people. So we define that term broadly. Why? Because patients who engage in counseling with family and loved ones throughout treatment are twice as likely to complete their program. That’s our goal with you. Completion. Recovery.

All clients are strongly encouraged to participate in family therapy. Visit this page to learn more about this specialty service at Fora Health.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis Treatment services provide integrated care for patients who experience both substance use disorder and a concurrent psychiatric illness such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, or other acute mental health issues. Patients with a dual diagnosis are seen by Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP) with highly specialized training in this area.

12-Step Fellowships

We work hand-in-hand with our local 12-step community and AA and NA meetings are held onsite at Fora Health every day. While in residential care, patients are encouraged to attend these meetings and engage with the recovery community. We also help patients connect with other community groups including Refuge Recovery, Wellbriety, SMART Recovery and other fellowship programs. Residential patients can also request passes for recovery meetings at other locations in Portland during their stay here.

Let us answer your questions or set up an appointment today, call (503) 535-1151 or contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Take the first step.

Change starts with a single step. Are you ready to begin recovery? Email us, call us today, or request a callback at any time that’s convenient for you.