r. Michael A. Schwartz is the Medical Director of Astoria Pointe. Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and a practitioner of medicine for over 30 years, he brings extensive professional experience to his role in overseeing the quality of care for patients and managing the medical staff, ensuring all of the facility's treatment programs exceed clinical standards. Dr. Schwartz graduated magna cum laude from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL with a bachelors degree in biology and continued on to Louisiana State University's School of Medicine for his medical doctorate. He completed his residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans and was chief resident during his last year there. Dr. Schwartz is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association and Oregon Society of Addiction Medicine. He is licensed to practice medicine in both Oregon and Alabama.
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Sunspire Health Astoria Pointe is a licensed, residential treatment facility that provides a personal approach to care for men and women suffering with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our highly trained team of physicians, nurses, therapists and residential staff are addiction specialists who will get to know each patient in order to develop an individualized recovery plan. All treatment plans follow an evidence-based, comprehensive model of treatment that will heal the whole patient as well as the family systems to set men up for a successful life in recovery.
Sunspire Health Astoria Pointe Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Adventure-Based Therapy in the Pacific Northwest
Given its located on in the Pacific northwest, right on the coast of the Columbia river and a stone’s throw from several nature reserves, Sunspire Health Astoria Pointe incorporates the pacifying, detoxifying qualities of nature through adventure-based therapy in the great outdoors like hiking to a local waterfall or doing groups on the beach in order to heal patients physically, mentally and spiritually.
- Healing the Family System
At Sunspire Health Astoria Pointe staff understand that a major part of setting a patient up for a successful recovery is treating the family as well. If a patient completes treatment successfully but returns to a family system that is broken, it can undo all of the hard work that has been devoted to healing. The key at Astoria Pointe is to heal the family system to increase the patient’s chance of achieving long-term recovery.
In April 8, 2014 I walked (or crawled) into Astoria Pointe a broken and suicidal man. After 40 years of drugging and drinking, I had had enough, but I didn’t know what to do. I had never been to treatment before and I had no idea what to expect. After a couple of days in a detox bed, I started going to groups and then outside AA meetings. The first Sunday there, we had two doctors come in and do a presentation on how we alcoholics are different than “normal” people. That day I finally understood why I couldn’t stop the madness of everyday drinking. I was an Alcoholic. Going to AA meetings gave me hope. The groups I was going to gave me valuable tools to succeed in life, life as an alcoholic in recovery. They taught me how to find my own spirituality, and how to make it work for me. The relapse prevention group taught me how to build a support group with family and with others just like me. Who knew, there were others just like me. My time at Astoria Pointe gave me everything that I needed to live an alcohol-free life. All I needed was to be willing. From the bottom of my heart, I thank Astoria Pointe. My wife and adult children thank Astoria Pointe for giving us a life that we didn’t think possible. My sobriety date is still 4/8/2014, the day I walked in the doors.David W., Astoria Pointe Alumni 2014
When I arrived at Astoria Pointe, I was close to my last straw, I had lost everything. Not so much material things but most important I lost myself. I wasn't playing football anymore. Astoria Pointe taught me that I don't have to be who I was yesterday. The tools I was taught at Astoria Pointe I still use today. I met people who now I'm very close friends with. Astoria Pointe gave me the strength to look in the mirror each day, and it saved my life. I am so thankful for Astoria Pointe, and I cant explain how great my life is now. I'm playing ball again. I don't know how I could ever thank the people who work there, and I will always be blessed I went to Astoria Pointe.Matt, Astoria Pointe Alumni 2017
Two years ago today I was on a plane to go to my very first treatment facility in Astoria, Oregon from Anchorage, Alaska. I let doctors continue to give me prescriptions for years and kept telling myself I would never get addicted and that I didn't have an addictive behavior. The people at Sunspire Astoria Pointe helped me through one thing at a time. I believe what helped me most was the education and understanding that I did not need medication to cope with chronic pain and anxiety or my hyperactivity. I did have multiple surgeries, which included both knees being replaced. I had been on pain medication for about 15 years along with two different anxiety medications and later ADHD medication. Add alcohol to that and eventually I didn't know what I was doing and pretty much lost my mind and my husband, who I had reconciled with on my return to Anchorage 45 days later. It only took me two and a half months to find a legal assistant/paralegal job, and I bought a used 10-year old vehicle three months after that. I also took a vacation and went to New York, where I am from, to see all my relatives I hadn't seen in almost 25 years. I spent three weeks there reconnecting and helping my recovery. No one in my family or even close friends from my hometown ever had any idea that I had went through what I did. I love life again and spend time with my friends now and can do that without the use of drugs and alcohol. Thank you so very much Astoria Pointe.Shona E., Astoria Pointe Alumni 2015
Michael A. Schwartz, MD, DABAM, DFASAM - Medical Director
Shellie Clelland - Director of Admissions
Shellie Clelland started her career in the field of chemical dependency eleven years ago. During her seven year tenure with Sunspire Health facilities Astoria Pointe, The Rosebriar, and Desert Palms, Shellie and her team have led the process of guiding new patients through the admission process and entry into treatment using her extensive knowledge of insurance coverage and utilization review.
How Our Help Line Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org help line is a private and convenient solution. Caring advisors are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC) or a paid sponsor.