The Recovery Village Ridgefield Welcome Guide

On behalf of everyone at The Recovery Village Ridgefield, congratulations on taking the first step toward a healthier you! This guide will introduce you to our treatment center and therapy programs and help answer your most pressing questions before your arrival. Here you’ll get an idea of what to bring with you and what daily life will look like. You’ll also familiarize yourself with our medical team and explore the different levels of care offered at our treatment center. We are excited to welcome you and are honored to be a part of your healing process — we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Important Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring all developments associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of all patients, employees and the communities we serve. 

Please note the following updates: 

Ongoing Monitoring & Response Policy:

ARS facilities are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and we have strong infection control policies, procedures and systems in place. Patients are encouraged to report to nursing at the onset of any new symptoms to be tested.

Patients with a positive COVID-19 or rapid flu test and who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms may be quarantined and treated for five days within the facility. Patients with severe COVID-19 or flu symptoms may be discharged to a higher level of care to get the help they need.

Visitation Policy:

For the safety of all patients, family members, visitors and staff, visitors may only enter an ARS facility during designated visitation times. A patient’s treatment team must approve any visitor. Patients in the medical detox or inpatient programs do not have in-person visitors to all them to focus on their recovery.

Package Policy:

No mail or packages are accepted at the detox center, only at the inpatient facility. Packages are reviewed prior to being given to the patient for patient safety.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or further concerns about any of our policy updates, please check back frequently, or you can reach out directly by calling 855-387-3291.

Next Steps 

Now that you’ve decided to begin treatment at The Recovery Village Ridgefield, it’s time to prepare for your stay. Knowing what to bring, what to leave behind and how to reach our Ridgefield facility sets the stage for your lifelong recovery.

What to Bring

This guide ensures you have everything you need while you’re with us, so you can focus on what’s really important — healing. We recommend that new residents pack the following items:

Bring no more than two (2) bags/pieces of luggage. (Anything more than what may fit in two pieces of luggage will be placed in storage for your full stay.)

-Picture ID: State/Government valid ID/Driver’s License/Passport
-Necessary travel documentation
-Relevant medical records/list of providers with contact information
-A list of family members and their contact information

-A form of payment (debit card, credit card, cash, or checkbook)
-A small amount of cash ($50)
– Credit card


-All non-narcotic and non-controlled necessary medications must be brought with you

– Music: MP3, 1st Generation iPod, Ear Buds/headphones (No Wifi Capability)

– season-appropriate clothing
– sweater or jacket for indoors and outdoors
– long pants, shorts, socks, undergarments
– ladies’ proper undergarments
– men’s proper undergarments
– tennis shoes, flip flops, sandals
– comfortable & discrete work-out wear
– comfortable sleepwear

Personal Care:
– prescribed medications from home
– eyeglasses/contacts/sunglasses
– dental flossers
– hairbrush
– unopened hygiene supplies without alcohol in the first three ingredients (optional, as facility supplies are available)
– alcohol-free mouthwash
– toothbrush, unopened toothpaste
– deodorant
– shampoo and conditioner *alcohol free
– sunscreen
– face wash and moisturizer
– lotion
– lip balm
– feminine products
– contact lens solution *alcohol free
– disposable razors (secured and checked in/out at specific times.)
– blow dryer/styling tools (secured and checked in/out at specific times.)
*Not allowed in detox level of care


  • Must be unopened. Please bring enough for the entirety of your stay.
    • cigarettes carton
    • disposable vaporizers and e-cigarettes. Must be labeled as Pure Nicotine with no additional additives.

Personal comfort (Optional, facility supplies are available)
-Hobby items (journals, sketchbooks, adult coloring books and pencil set, word games, etc.)
– reading material
– unopened card decks, games, and sporting equipment

What Not to Bring

Rehabilitation is an opportunity to distance yourself from the people, places and ways of thinking that contribute to your drug or alcohol use. Because your focus is on recovery, we prohibit patients from bringing certain items to The Recovery Village Ridgefield, to help them focus on recovery. Items NOT permitted at our facility include:

Drugs, Alcohol, Controlled Substances
– drug or alcohol paraphernalia including CBD and THC products (will be destroyed upon admission)
– non-prescribed narcotic or controlled substances (will be destroyed upon admission.)
– drugs or alcohol (will be destroyed upon admission)
– black and mild’s, cigars, pipes, and pipe tobacco.

– laptop, tablets, i-pad, Kindle, smartwatch (Nothing with Wifi)
– cameras, handheld video camera, audio recorder

– overly revealing clothing
– short shorts
– clothing depicting: drugs, drug paraphernalia, explicit language and/or images, politically charged slogans

Personal care
– perfume, cologne with alcohol in the first three ingredients
– opened toiletry products
– exercise/metabolic supplements
– essential oils

– weapons (including pocket knives)
– pornographic material: literature, video, audio, or clothing
– aerosol products (hairspray, deodorant, etc.)
– wire clothes hangers
– No blankets, pillows or stuffed animals

This is not an exhaustive list. The final determination of any other contraband is at the discretion of the treatment team.

Travel Details 

Wherever you’re coming from, our intake coordinators at The Recovery Village Ridgefield make sure you arrive at our center in a safe and timely manner. During the admissions process, all necessary travel accommodations are booked and confirmed by you or your loved ones. If you’re traveling by air, you’ll be picked up from the airport and transported to the center.

Expectations After Arrival 

To ensure the safety and sobriety of both new and current patients, each resident must consent to a search of both their person and belongings upon arrival at The Recovery Village Ridgefield. During this search, staff members will collect any items not permitted during treatment and store them in a safe and secure place until your stay is over. Additional random searches may be conducted throughout your time at The Recovery Village Ridgefield.

A pre-admission acceptance is a preliminary determination that indicates you are appropriate for admission to our facility. Based on your presentation upon arrival or during your stay, it may be determined that a different facility may be more appropriate.

Phone Use 

Phone time is allowed during residential care three times a week with approved contacts only. Clients in PHP care will have unlimited access to cottage phones outside of programming hours. Upon admission, clients will not be able to use the facility phone during 72-hour stabilization period. However, arrangements to use facility phones can be made during this time if needed. Cell phones can not be used until IOP care, and only during non-programming hours.

The Facility 

Located 25 miles from Portland, Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest, The Recovery Village Ridgefield is a premier treatment facility that features resort-style amenities. Our peaceful campus offers an intimate setting in southern Washington to create the right environment for recovery.

Amenities and Therapies

Our amenities are part of what makes The Recovery Village Ridgefield so unique. Amenities and activities that are offered include*:

  • Exercise gym
  • Putting green
  • Outdoor basketball hoop
  • Horseshoes
  • Badminton
  • Kickball, wiffle ball and softball
  • Yoga therapy
  • Art and music therapy
  • Pool tables
  • Trust and team-building games
  • Prepared meals
  • Housekeeping
  • 12-Step and SMART Recovery meetings

*Activities may change from time to time or from season to season. Access to these amenities varies depending on situational medical recommendations and level of care.


Each day, we provide three well-balanced meals, prepared by a private chef and reviewed by a dietician. Typically, you will have a few different meals to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No outside snacks or meals are permitted in the facility. If you have any food allergies, please let us know prior to your arrival so we can appropriately accommodate you.

Sleeping Arrangements 

Rooms at The Recovery Village Ridgefield provide a comfortable place to rest during your recovery. The center includes single and double rooms and cottages (three bedrooms per cottage). All rooms include shared bathrooms, and cottages are equipped with kitchens. The number of residents in each room may vary depending on your individual treatment stage and care needs.

A Day in the Life 

Your days at The Recovery Village Ridgefield will be spent learning how to live free from drug and alcohol use. You’ll find new hobbies, make lasting connections with others and rediscover your own personal interests without relying on substances.

As you move through the different levels of care, your daily life will change as you gain new insight and advance through treatment. Depending on the level of care, your day may include group and individual therapy sessions, recreational activities and more. While no two programs are exactly alike, you can expect personalized care and healing groups throughout your stay.

Types of Therapy 

During your stay, you’ll participate in a variety of personalized therapy sessions. These sessions are designed to help you conquer addiction by recognizing and overcoming triggers, personal scars and past struggles. Your treatment may include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectic behavioral therapy
  • SMART Recovery
  • Neurocognitive behavioral therapy
  • Family dynamics therapy
  • Gender-Specific Groups
  • 12-Step and Back to Basics
  • Individual counseling

Family/ Support Visits and Therapy 

During treatment, it’s important to reconcile with yourself and your family. While some do better with long-distance family treatment, others may prefer to have visits from parents, spouses or other family/ supports members. Because connecting with your past is so important. Family therapy sessions are encouraged and may include loved ones and supports outside of biological family relations.

Off-Site Visits 

While your treatment will take place at The Recovery Village Ridgefield, there may be off-site opportunities available. Off-site visit opportunities are determined by level of care and medical needs. During PHP levels of care Offsite visits are available. With a range of recreation options, including yoga, a gym, basketball and more available onsite, there are plenty of activities available to aid in your recovery..


Smoking Policy 

The Recovery Village Ridgefield allows residents to take periodic smoke breaks during designated times. The timing and frequency of these breaks will be determined based on programming. If you smoke, you will need to bring enough unopened cigarettes or tobacco products for the anticipated length of your stay. Vaporizers and e-cigarettes are permitted, but they must be labeled as Pure Nicotine with no additional additives. Only disposable vapes will be allowed on site, as there will be no ability to charge them. All smoke and vape products must be new and sealed upon arrival at the facility. Smoking cessation products may be offered during your treatment.

Please note: patients under the age of 21 will not have the opportunity to purchase tobacco or vape products during their stay. Our staff is not able to provide or purchase tobacco or vape products for patients under the age of 21.

The Treatment Process 

There are a variety of treatment programs at The Recovery Village Ridgefield. The treatment programs that you participate in will depend on your own personal needs. You’ll either move to residential care, partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient care, where you’ll continue treatment.

The entire treatment process varies in length based on individual needs but often lasts between 35 and 45 days. After treatment, you’ll return home equipped with the tools and resources you need to continue your recovery at home, work and everywhere in between. Your treatment may include:

Alumni Program 

During your treatment, you’ll become part of a dynamic recovery family. But that camaraderie doesn’t end when you leave The Recovery Village Ridgefield. After treatment, you’ll have access to local support groups, clinicians and physicians to help keep you sober and accountable. Staying connected with others who understand your struggle can be a strategic and essential part of continuous recovery.

Our Staff

The Recovery Village Ridgefield is led by full-time medical and clinical staff who are passionate about helping people overcome substance use disorders.

Insurance and Your Obligation During Treatment 

Many health insurance plans require out-of-pocket costs in order to access your healthcare benefits. These expenses may include Deductibles, Co-Pays, Coinsurance and Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expenses (collectively, the “Patient Responsibility”).

Your individual Patient Responsibility may vary based on a number of factors including:

  • Your individual benefits plan
  • Length of stay at the facility
  • Type of services received during treatment
  • Other services offered at the facility, but not covered by your insurance provider (such as lab tests, non-covered prescriptions, etc.)
  • Reasonable boarding fees should you decide to stay with the facility for treatment at outpatient levels of care.

An intake coordinator will review your Patient Responsibility with you at the time of admission or as soon as possible once you are medically stable. They will explain that the deductible is due upon admittance to the facility and the co-insurance amount and out-of-pocket balance will be billed and paid for after treatment once services are complete. On-site financial counselors will again review your financial responsibility during treatment with case managers who can help you navigate FMLA.

It is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider prior to Being admitted at The Recovery Village Ridgefield to understand your individual benefits plan. Please note that your insurance plan may not be a “participating provider” with The Recovery Village Ridgefield. You are responsible for all non-covered and out-of-pocket costs related to your treatment stay.

Medical Disclaimer

The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.