Posted January 31, 2020
For Immediate Release: Friday, January 31, 2020
This morning, a ribbon cutting ceremony marked the opening of an addiction recovery center in downtown Hillsboro. Funded by a grant from Washington County Behavioral Health, The 4D O’Rourke Center is located at 362 SW Oak St.
The center will be run by 4D Recovery (4D), which currently operates one of the most successful recovery community organizations in the country. 4D provides a variety of peer-based recovery support services geared toward young adults ages 18-35. Their first recovery center is located in Portland, and they have their sights set on opening two more in the next year, in addition to the new one in Hillsboro.
“The Board supports this program because we recognize that those with substance use addiction challenges don’t have a lot of social options that encourage sober living,” said Washington County Commissioner Pam Treece. “After seeing the success of 4D’s peer-run recovery community center in Portland, we are excited to have the 4D model extended to our county.”
The 4D O’Rourke Center, named after longtime 4D supporter James O’Rourke, will provide a safe, drug-free environment for young adults to receive a variety of on-demand and ongoing recovery support 365 days a year. These services include social recovery meetings, recovery events, art-based activities, video games, pool and more.
Young adults can also get guidance from Certified Recovery Mentors ꟷ people in recovery who help others cultivate and develop their recovery. Additionally, 4D’s executive director and co-founder Tony Vezina runs an innovative leadership development program in which young adults develop personal and professional skills through civic engagement.
Untreated addiction costs Oregonians $5.9 billion a year. “Part of the issue is that people with addiction don’t have the long-term supports they need to be successful,” said Vezina, in recovery himself since 2012. “According to the U.S. Surgeon General, we should be designing services that support people for up to five years, when the likelihood of them using again drops from 40-60% to 15%. Our model provides that care for our future generations. 4D’s Recovery Centers are essentially safety net services that are accessible and free to anyone who wants to recover from addiction.”
The center is open every day. Hours are Monday-Friday from 3 p.m.-midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-midnight.
For more information, visit www.4drecovery.org or stop by the center during regular business hours.
Primary Media Contact:
Tony Vezina, Executive Director, 4D Recovery
503-734-0474, [email protected]
Wendy Gordon, Department Communications Coordinator