Family to Bring Much-Needed Addiction Treatment Center to Bend


Bend is about to be home to an addiction treatment program whose concept was inspired by one of its owner’s journey to sobriety. Situated in the upscale community of Somerset, Recover Together Bend (RTB) will offer customized inpatient care at its five-acre, 15-bed residential facility. After detox, clients undergo 30 to 90-day programs involving individual, group, family and experiential forms of therapy. Each patient’s treatment plan, which is customized to meet their individual needs, is designed with long-term sobriety as a goal. After “graduating,” clients are encouraged to resume treatment by participating in RTB’s alumni and mentorship programs.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ranks Oregon #1 in the nation for methamphetamine and prescription opioid misuse while alcohol is the most misused substance in the state, with a little over 12% of Oregonians suffering from alcohol use disorder. Oregon’s youth are not exempt from the epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 26% of people age 12+ have used marijuana in the last year, with some 47.28% of those 18-25 having experimented with the drug.

RTB is a family-run enterprise. Husband/wife team Marvin Ament, MD and Judith Brill, MD head the organization that includes son, Michael, an attorney who serves as Co-CEO and manager of the facility; and his brother and Co-CEO Zack, whose own experience in substance misuse led to a career in the field. His initial endeavor, Westwind Recovery with several locations in Los Angeles, has been lauded by Newsweek Magazine for its novel approach and efficacy in treating those with substance misuse issues.

For more information about RTB, call 541-617-4544 or visit their website.



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