Addiction Resource Guide

Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"A 'first-step' therapeutic widerness program which addresses both CD and mental health issues in an integrated approach, emphasizing client accountability and acceptance of the need for ongoing treatment."

Treatment Philosophy:

"A clinically oriented wilderness therapy program, utilizing a modified 12 Step approach to addiction and some behavioral issues."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"We provide an integrated approach to treatment, focusing on the interaction of chemical use and mental conditions."

Family Program:

"Two multi-family meetings at the beginning and the end of treatment and family consultation during treatment."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"We take a modified 12 Step approach to both substance abuse and some behavior problems."

Position on Confrontation:

"Confrontation is used if it is deemed clinically needed, and is in the best interests of the client."


    Number of Beds: 7 weekly
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Adolescent Admits: 320
    Average Length of Stay 21 days
    Percent of Women 45%
    Percent under 25 100%
    Percent with College Education: 1-2% (some college)
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 1%(Contracts)
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:25-30%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: No
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has separate program for:
  • Adolescents (12-18)

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Family Dynamics
  • Feelings & Emotions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relapse & Recovery
  • Sexual Abuse


    Self-pay Cost per 21 day trek: $7400
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


    Licensed by: State of Oregon Office of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs;Office of Mental Health Services
    Type of License: Residential
    Accredited by: None

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (541) 926-7252
    General Information: (541) 926-7252
    Address: P.O. Box 1064
    Albany, OR 97321