About SLO

“Through our unique, holistic, multi-disciplinary approach, we seek to provide HOPE FOR THE WHOLE PERSON”

— Todd Flynn, Executive Director
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The SLO Logo

The uneven square around the letters in our logo represents a set of doors leading the way to recovery. The openings on each side are placed with different spacing, representing separate doors - the one door they walk through when they enter recovery, and other they walk through into a new life. We are the space between those two doors.

Every individual is different in recovery and we afford each person the opportunity to walk through any door they choose. We support each patient’s personal journey, and offer them loving hope along the way.

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The SLO Logo

The uneven square around the letters in our logo represents a set of doors leading the way to recovery. The openings on each side are placed with different spacing, representing separate doors - the one door they walk through when they enter recovery, and other they walk through into a new life. We are the space between those two doors.

Every individual is different in recovery and we afford each person the opportunity to walk through any door they choose. We support each patient’s personal journey, and offer them loving hope along the way.

Jason Johnson SLO Founder

A Note from Our Founder

Hello,

I’m Jason Johnson. I built SLO in 2012 because I wanted to offer the world a safe and loving environment where those suffering from addiction could come to find long-term recovery, and where their families could find a spark of hope.

If you’ve come across our site because you are searching for answers about your own addiction or someone you love, I hope that you find something here that helps. No one should have to feel the loneliness, isolation, and fear that accompanies addiction.

I understand, because both me and my wife Julie have been where you are.

You see, we first met each other in 1997. We connected because we understood the pain that had brought us to the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous after a youth plagued by addiction, and we had both come to treasure a life of recovery. Our love was born as one of the blessings of recovery, and it wasn’t long before we married and had our daughter Bailey in 1999.

Life was perfect. Well, it looked perfect. But addiction is cunning, baffling, and powerful; and in 2006, life took a devastating turn.

I relapsed, and our world was turned upside down.

Things got bad quickly as I became distant from our marriage, our daughter, our livelihood, our friends, and society in general. We thought that addiction was behind us; but once again, we were faced with loneliness, demoralization, and hopelessness.

Now that we had built a family, we had to learn what it meant when people said, “addiction is a family disease.” I was back in my addiction, and Julie was learning what it meant to love someone active in his addiction.

But in 2007, I found my way back to the Twelve Steps. I reclaimed and embraced recovery with a newfound gratitude for the life we nearly lost. And for the next few years, service work became the foundation of our recovery. It quickly became clear to me that we had a bigger message of hope to share on a bigger scale. Recovery saved our family, and we wanted to share the hope we had found with others in the grips of addiction.

So in 2012, we founded the first certified Sober Living Network House in Oregon. What began as twelve beds has grown and evolved into Sober Living Oregon (SLO), with five houses: 3 for men and 2 for women. Our day-programming treatment center also allows us to offer further guidance toward a path of recovery.

With both PHP and IOP programs, we have the opportunity to help you on your way. We know the pain in your heart right now, and it is our sincerest hope that we can help you or your loved one recover.

We have established a team of clinicians, care providers, and administrators who share our vision of loving recovery

But whether you start your recovery with us, or somewhere else, please remember… every crisis has potential to be the bottom. We hope that our words offer you the courage to incite change.

The road to long-term recovery is challenging, but its a beautiful journey with an even more beautiful destination.

We can’t wait to show you what we’ve found.

With Love & Hope,
Jason Johnson