Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab



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


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.”

Contact Information:
Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: P.O. Box 1064
Albany, OR 97321