Rimrock Trails quickly closes adolescent drug-abuse remedy program amid staffing lack

(Update: Incorporating video, responses from executive director)

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KTVZ) — Rimrock Trails Procedure Solutions, which presents mental health and fitness counseling and compound use treatment method in Bend, Redmond and Prineville, said Monday it has temporarily closed its adolescent household compound use condition (SUD) cure method, until eventually even further discover.

“The statewide youth SUD process has been laboring less than quite a few burdens and constraints for decades,” the announcement stated. “With the further pressures of COVID and the ensuing workforce disaster, youth SUD applications all over the state have attained a vital level.

Rimrock Executive Director Erica Fuller-Hewitt explained Monday night the problem is unparalleled in her profession.

“I have been in this business for over 20 yrs, and I have by no means knowledgeable anything like this in advance of, in phrases of the scarcity of applicants, the potential to recruit and retain capable persons.” 

Fuller-Hewitt suggests the therapy heart has a ability of 24 beds, but that selection was slice in 50 percent.

At the time of this non permanent closure, she suggests there were only a few adolescents however in the application.

So what transpires to them now?

Fuller-Hewitt says they have labored tough to transfer people in need, but it is continue to an uphill struggle.

“So in a situation like this, what we do is we in fact help in transferring care for the persons that were in our plan to a distinctive cure facility,” Fuller-Hewitt reported. “The wrestle with that appropriate now is youth programs throughout the point out are closing, and so their selections for transferring care are pretty constrained. There’s quite number of adolescent procedure beds still left in the state.” 

Fuller-Hewitt claims they are hunting to rebuild their cure crew and need people today who are ready to get on the problem and have a ‘why’ when it arrives to the function.

If Rimrock is equipped to make up their existing procedure team, they hope to reopen in the subsequent 2-6 months.

Right here is the relaxation of the assertion:

“The Rimrock Trails Household Procedure has not been spared from these issues and regrettably will have to quickly near our doors till additional see,” the assertion said, continuing:

“By means of it all, and in correct Rimrock Trails manner, our board, leadership group, group companions, and supporters are coming collectively to address the problems. Now more than at any time, we are settled to reopen the plan and make specific that the underserved and at-possibility youth in our local community have a secure, protected, and therapeutic place to heal, connect and build a path to a brighter upcoming.

“Rimrock Trails stands steadfast in our mission to deliver in depth proof-based mostly counseling services to the Central Oregon group. We will continue on to provide neighborhood kids, youth, older people, and family members with co-taking place mental health and fitness and substance use counseling troubles in our Bend, Prineville, and Redmond counseling clinics.
We thank you for your continued aid for the duration of this difficult time!”

The announcement in the Rimrock Trails publication integrated a backlink to its site outlining donation options.

As NewsChannel 21 not long ago reported, comparable issues are challenging other Central Oregon plans, these as BestCare Therapy Services, which provides drug and alcoholic beverages rehabilitation facilities in Prineville, Madras, Redmond, Bend and Klamath Falls.