• May 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 4

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Intensive Services for Addicted Parents

Oregon's Intensive Treatment and Recovery Services (ITRS) initiative offers a range of intensive treatment options for parents with drug or alcohol addictions so that children can remain with their parents. A factsheet from the State's Addiction and Mental Health Services division describes the program and its success thus far.

ITRS was funded by Oregon's 2007 legislature, and its goal is simple: Help keep families together by giving the parents the treatment they need. The legislature has appropriated funds for the following services:

  • Residential treatment for parents and dependent children who go to treatment with an addicted parent
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Regular outpatient treatment
  • Case management
  • Clean and sober housing options for addicted families

The initiative's impact is already being seen by the families using their services. ITRS helps parents learn parenting and relationship skills as well as helping them learn how to manage their addiction and other challenges.

The factsheet, Intensive Treatment and Recovery Services Initiative, is available on the Oregon Department of Human Services website:

www.oregon.gov/DHS/addiction/publications/fact-sheets/itrs.pdf  (746 KB)

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