Viccie Boeckel, C.A.D.C.II
As one of the initial founders of RAM CLINIC, Ms. Boeckel brought 18 years of experience in synthetic opioid treatment to the table as RAM CLINIC began. As Director of RAM CLINIC, Ms. Boeckel believes that addiction is family disease that can be arrested with treatment. She believes that anyone afflicted with the disease of addiction should be given as many opportunities for recovery as is necessary to achieve that goal.
Founded in 1997, RAM Clinic's founders wanted to develop an opiate addiction treatment program that would make a difference in the lives of suffering addicts. They felt it was important to deal with the disease of addiction with compassion and empathy and believed that with these stepping stones as a foundation RAM Clinic could make a difference in the field of synthetic opioid treatment. Though the challenges of being different and the "new kid on the block" were often difficult, RAM CLINIC is proud today of the positive impact it has had on the lives of so many people. By assisting addicts to have lives of means, we believe we are building a better community in which to live and healthier families from which to prosper. RAM Clinic stands proudly in the greater Portland metro area as we continue to battle the struggle of addiction that is so prominent in our nation today. As RAM CLINIC forges ahead, actively seeking solutions to assist addicts decrease their substance use and develop productive and meaningful lives, we can only thank the patients, staff and community that have continuted to remind us that this is a cause worth fighting for.