Issue 5 2023

CEO MONTHLY / ISSUE 5 2023 22 Mar23128 When you, or a loved one, are struggling with addiction, be it to substances or challenging thoughts, it can be an incredibly difficult time for everyone involved. Sometimes, it may feel like this is how things will be for the rest of your life. Thankfully, Serenna Maclachlan, CEO of SLO Recovery Centre (SLO), is determined to shine as a beacon of hope for anyone needing help. We explore how Serenna achieved the ‘Most Influential Addiction Recovery CEO 2023 - Greater Sacramento’ award, and how such an inspirational woman deploys her expertise and compassion, all in an effort to change her patients’ lives for the better. After adopting the role of CEO in November of 2022, Serenna immediately began applying her incredible understanding of the world of psychology and addiction. Serenna and her team have since worked tirelessly to form the most effective addiction recovery programs within Portland, Oregon. It’s this extensive understanding of the field that allows her to truly flourish as CEO, all whilst retaining Serenna’s gentle and caring nature. As a facility, SLO offers a variety of services, including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care that are designed to support all patients as they transfer from residential treatment into longterm recovery. Its flexible schedules provide stepdown levels of care, all to strike a perfect balance between life and treatment whilst in the facility. And, if you’re an individual who works throughout the week, SLO offers day and night sessions, all to suit a patient’s needs. Serenna has recognized throughout her years of training that no two patients are the same. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to aiding in addiction recovery, and Serenna applies a direct and unique approach, all whilst upholding healthy boundaries, to make patients feel safe and truly cared for. Serenna’s genuine love for helping people, both with addiction and mental health conditions, truly shines through the meticulous thought that goes into each program. No matter the patient, there is a solution in Serenna’s eyes, and this mindset that’s truly admirable to witness in action. In her experience, Serenna has noticed that the mind can’t possibly heal unless both addiction and mental health are treated together. Her solutions focus on both elements to maximise the success of recovery, and her methods have already helped a wide array of patients. One previous patient expressed how “SLO saved my life. The staff at SLO actually care about you and your success in your recovery. The counselors are great. If you really want to get clean, I absolutely recommend this place”, a testament that lends to SLO’s overwhelmingly positive impact. Of course, what really adds to SLO’s innovative treatment methods has to be the staff that Serenna oversees. She values each individual on her team, from counselors to admin staff members, and fosters an internal culture that helps to inspire her entire team. As a result, SLO is able to provide quality service that’s amplified by a brilliant example of thoughtful and genuine teamwork. Each staff member holds a love for delivering those who’re struggling to the beautiful lives they deserve, and it truly shines through their practises. After unfortunately losing her father due to an illness triggered by addiction, Serenna dedicated herself towards ensuring that nobody would ever have to suffer the same fate. No matter how long it takes, the team will persevere to reintroduce their patients to happiness, and none of it would be possible without Serenna’s authentic love for her craft. Serenna acts as an undeniable inspiration in her field, and we can’t wait to see SLO flourish under her watchful eye. Contact: Serenna Maclachlan Company: SLO Recovery Centre Web Address: Careful, Compassionate Recovery