Recovery Mentors

 

The most powerful weapon for recovery

is the power of one person in recovery

helping another person recover


Certified Recovery Mentors

4D strictly employs Certified Recovery Mentors (CRM).  The reason being, a person has to be in recovery to qualify as a certified recovery mentor. All 4D employees are people in recovery who work well with young people. 4D’s commitment to recovery mentoring is what makes 4D so attractive and popular to young people seeking recovery. We are young people in recovery helping other young people recover. 

What We Do

4D mentors encourage, inspire and support young people in their recovery process. We really do everything aside from clinical treatment or professional counseling. The core of what we do is helping people find what is gonna work for them while helping them navigate the many barriers to recovery young people face: lack of social network, DHS cases, family problems, emotional well-being, employment difficulties and educational deficits. We even advocate for people to stay out of jail and help people get into treatment. We know what it takes to overcome these barriers and we have the skills/connections to help other young people conquer them as well.

Who Can We Help

The 4th Dimension works with young people, ages 13- 35, who self-identify as being in or wanting to be in addiction recovery. We have several different recovery mentoring contract and eligibility slightly changes with each one. We mostly work with young people in Multnomah County and most anyone between the ages of 13-35 who reside in Multnomah County can receive services is they want them. WE DO NOT TAKE MANDATED CLIENTS. 4D is there you help you if you want it, but we will never force it down your throat. WE DO NOT BILL MEDICAID. 

Connecting with a 4D Mentor

For those interested in 4D’s Mentor Services, connecting is easy: you can walk-in, call the front desk, or email us.

Front Desk: ​971.730.4623          Email: tony.vezina@4drecovery.org

 

 

CLICK HERE TO MEET THE MENTORS

 

In-depth of 4D Mentors

Mentors will identify and engage hard-to-reach individuals; offer living proof of transformative power of recovery and makes recovery attractive reaching out into the communities where clients reside. Assertive outreach can include first contact with recovery services in a medical setting going to a person’s home making telephone contact etc.

Exhibit faith in client’s capacity for change; encourages and celebrates their recovery achievements and mobilizes internal and external recovery.

Mentors genuinely care and listen to the client and can be trusted with confidences. Provides feedback on the recovery progress. Identifies areas which have presented or may present roadblocks to continued abstinence. The sober companion processes each client’s response to professional services and mutual aid exposures to enhance the engagement reduce attrition and resolve problems in the relationship. Additionally the sober companion provides early re-intervention and recovery re-initiation services. Introduces newcomers into the culture of recovery; provides an orientation to recovery roles rules rituals language etiquette; and opens doors for opportunities for recovery community participation.

Encourages the client’s self-advocacy and economic self-sufficiency. Directs clients to community resources that empower recovery and personal educational and occupational growth. Is knowledgeable of links for individuals or for their families to sources of sober housing recovery conducive employment health and social services recovery support and matches the individuals to particular services and support groups or twelve-step meetings. Provides or links clients with tools needed for success (transportation computer access and assistance clothing for job interviews etc.)

Offers their life as living proof of the transformative power of recovery and provides stage-appropriate recovery education utilizing the “Stages of Change”. Provides a client with normative information about the stages of recovery. They can facilitate the process necessary to remain free from the addiction inform client of the professional helpers within the community and about the prevalence pathways and life-styles of long-term recovery.

Facilitates the transition from a professionally directed treatment plan to a client-developed and directed personal recovery plan sometimes called “Person Centered Planning”. Assists in structuring daily activities around this plan.

Helps resolve personal and environmental obstacles to recovery.

4D mentors provide an invaluable service for those resistant to remaining abstinent from drugs and/or alcohol but who must do so due to legal medical family or contractual obligations as well as helping the individual’s families navigate complex social service healthcare and legal systems.

4D Mentors support the client through challenges arising from everyday activities. For some this is done through several one-on-one sessions each week while some clients prefer daily telephone contact. Assists individuals and their families to develop sobriety-based rituals of daily living; and encourages activities across religious spiritual and secular frameworks that will enhance life meaning and purpose. Supports clients in holistic recovery and wellness including improved physical health.

– Descriptions above have been sourced from “Walk the Talk: Introduction to Addiction Peer Recovery Services and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.” by Martin, Razavi,Johnson, Brown, Brown and Burnham.

 

Contact a 4D Mentor

 


Upcoming Events

Sep
24
Sun
12:00 pm Sisters with a solution
Sisters with a solution
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Sisters with a solution is a women’s Narcotics Anonymous book study meeting.
7:00 pm PACNA sub-committee NA @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
PACNA sub-committee NA @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
11:00 pm Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Sep 24 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 12:00 am
AA Meeting, open
Sep
25
Mon
5:30 pm NA- Love Wins @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
NA- Love Wins @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Love Wins is an NA literature study meeting. This meeting is an inclusive and safe space for marginalized persons, LGBTQ, and POC seeking recovery from addiction.
7:30 pm AA – BNO @ 4D
AA – BNO @ 4D
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Name: Boys Night Out (BNO) Type: Topic Gender: Men
11:00 pm Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Sep 25 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 12:00 am
AA Meeting, open
Sep
26
Tue
7:00 pm AA – Cleveland Group @ 4D
AA – Cleveland Group @ 4D
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Name: Cleveland Group Type: Topic Gender: Men
11:00 pm Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Sep 26 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 12:00 am
AA Meeting, open
Sep
27
Wed
8:00 pm AA – Salty Bunch @ 4D
AA – Salty Bunch @ 4D
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Name: Salty Bunch Type: Topic / Discussion Gender: Mixed
11:00 pm Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Sep 27 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 12:00 am
AA Meeting, open
Sep
28
Thu
6:30 pm AA – Queer Meeting @ The 4th dimension Recovery Center
AA – Queer Meeting @ The 4th dimension Recovery Center
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
8:00 pm AA – Lava Lamp Ladies @ 4D
AA – Lava Lamp Ladies @ 4D
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Name: Lava Lamp Ladies Type: Topic / Discussion Gender: Women
11:00 pm Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Sep 28 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 12:00 am
AA Meeting, open
Sep
29
Fri
8:00 pm AA – Friday Night Young Peoples @ 4D
AA – Friday Night Young Peoples @ 4D
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Name: Friday Night Young Peoples Type: Speaker / Topic Gender: Mixed
11:00 pm Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Nite Owls @ The 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Sep 29 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am
AA Meeting, open