Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in Oregon
Each year, over 1.1 million Oregonians – 26.37% of the state population – engage in drug use and another 262,000 – 6.25% of the state population – abuse alcohol. As a result, 21.34% of all deaths in Oregon between 2008 and 2017 were caused by drugs and alcohol, an alarming nearly nine percentage points above the national average for drug- and alcohol-induced deaths of 12.71%. Among Oregon’s three most populous cities, Eugene had the highest rate of such deaths during the same time period of 22.22%, followed by Portland-Gresham with a rate of 22.11%. Salem, the capital of Oregon, had both the smallest raw number of deaths, as well as the lowest alcohol- and drug-induced death rate percentage of 20.75%.
This guide was created to help the many residents of Oregon who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction to find affordable treatment that will put them on the path to recovery. It is also intended to inform the general public about the dangers of substance abuse in Oregon.
If you need help finding a rehabilitation center in Oregon, you can use our directory to locate low-cost, quality treatment right away. Read on to find instructions for using the directory and to learn which rehabilitation centers qualify as the highest-rated, low-cost facilities in the state.
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Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in Oregon
If the cost of rehab is a barrier for you – as it is for many – and you don’t have insurance, there are still ways for you to receive help. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 216 substance abuse treatment centers in the state of Oregon. Of those 216 centers, Adapt Crossroads Residential Treatment Center in Roseburg received the highest overall score based on our five core metrics.
Located in Roseburg, Adapt Crossroads Residential Treatment Center had the highest overall score of 7.2 points out of 10 possible points, earning it the top spot in our rankings. The center provides residential and computerized substance abuse rehabilitation services to adults, including medication-assisted treatment and detoxification services, in addition to accepting patients on opioid medication. It earned full points in the category of Ancillary Services due to its wealth of options that promote clients’ long-term recovery, such as housing and transportation assistance, childcare, mental health screenings, employment counseling and training, and many more. The center also achieved high performance in the category of Treatment Approaches — it offers cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing/incentives, trauma-related counseling, and relapse prevention, among several others.
Adapt earned fewer points in the category of Special Programs for Unique Demographics, which are limited to pregnant/postpartum women, patients with co-occurring mental health disorders, and individuals who have experienced trauma, including victims of domestic or intimate partner violence. The center’s lowest score was in the category of Cost; however, it accepts Medicaid and other state-financed health insurance, Access to Recovery vouchers, government funding for substance abuse programs, private health insurance, and self-payment and also offers payment assistance and a sliding fee scale based on income and other factors.
Bridgeway Residential Treatment Services in Salem received an overall score of 7.1 points out of 10 points and offers residential substance abuse rehabilitation services to adults, including medication-assisted treatment, detoxification services, and the acceptance of patients on opioid medication. The center earned the maximum score in the category of Treatment Approaches, as it provides such modalities as the 12-step facilitation and Matrix Model approaches, brief intervention, anger management, and dialectical behavioral therapy, among its many options.
The center received a lower score in the category of Cost due to its relatively limited payment options — it accepts Medicaid and other state-financed health insurance, government funding for substance abuse programs, private health insurance, and self-payment, in addition to offering payment assistance and a sliding fee scale based on income and other factors. The center’s biggest weakness was in the category of Special Programs for Unique Demographics, as it caters to only a few specific populations, including patients with co-occurring mental health disorders and individuals who have experienced trauma.
With a score of 6.7 out of 10 points, BestCare Klamath Falls Residential Treatment Center garnered third place in our rankings. The center offers residential substance abuse rehabilitation services to adults, including medication-assisted treatment, detoxification services, and acceptance of patients on opioid medication, earning it a high score in the category of Rehabilitation Services Provided. Its top-performing category was Ancillary Services — social skills development, domestic violence services, tobacco cessation counseling, assistance obtaining social services, and many more are available to clients to assist them during the recovery process.
An additional category of relative strength for the center was Treatment Approaches, offering such options as both cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, 12-step facilitation, brief intervention, and relapse prevention, among several more. It received its lowest score in the category of Special Programs for Unique Demographics — these programs are tailored to the needs of adult men and women but do not cater to additional groups.
Rehabilitation Services Provided: 8.75
Treatment Approaches: 6.68
Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 1.82
Ancillary Services: 9.01
Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in Oregon
404 NW 23rd Street Corvallis, OR 97330 Main Tel: 541-753-7801
Finding a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Oregon
Start by contacting your referral center
Lines for Life, a regional non-profit organization located in Portland that works to prevent substance abuse and suicide, offers an Alcohol and Drug Helpline intended to provide support, as well as information and referrals, to Oregon residents struggling with substance abuse. Trained staff and volunteers answer calls to the helpline 24/7/365. Text messaging services are also available; however, this option is limited to 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Additionally, the Oregon Health Authority published an Oregon Substance Use Disorders Services Directory as an additional resource that lists statewide service providers by the county they serve with the disclaimer that individuals contact providers directly to verify the services that are offered.
For low-income Oregon residents, Medicaid services can offer assistance in covering the cost of substance abuse treatment. Information about the Oregon Health Plan, Oregon’s Medicaid program, is available on the Oregon Health Authority website.
Use our database to find a treatment center near you
The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Oregon recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Input your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.
Many different methods are available for treating addiction, and the science of studying addiction is constantly improving and changing. However, the core pieces of rehabilitation are generally very similar.
The rate of opioid-affiliated deaths is higher for veterans than non-veterans
of Oregon veteran deaths were opioid-affiliated, 2017
of Oregon non-veteran deaths were opioid-affiliated, 2017
According to data from the Oregon Veterans Behavioral Health Services Improvement Study published by the Oregon Health Authority, the opioid-affiliated mortality rate for veterans across the state surpassed the rate for non-veterans between 2013 and 2017. The most significant difference between the two groups occurred in 2017, when the opioid-affiliated mortality rate among veterans was 11.4%, compared to 8.3% among non-veterans.
Veterans in Oregon can reach out to their local VA medical center to search for information on substance abuse treatment, including the possibility of a VA-based substance use disorder (SUD) program, in their state. Additionally, they can receive crisis assistance and referrals to substance abuse treatment services through the Military Helpline via Lines for Life. Free and confidential substance abuse counseling and other services are also available at locations throughout the state as a part of the Returning Veterans Project. However, these services are limited to veterans of post-9/11 war zones, active duty service members, and their families.
Treatment is available for veterans in Oregon who are suffering from a substance use disorder. As of 2017, 37 substance abuse treatment facilities in Oregon – representing 16.4% of all treatment facilities – catered specifically to veterans.
Adolescents in Oregon use marijuana and alcohol at rates above the national average
of adolescents aged 12-17 used marijuana, 2017-2018
of adolescents aged 12-17 drank alcohol, 2017-2018
Between 2017 and 2018, 9.7% of adolescents aged 12-17 in Oregon reported engaging in marijuana use in the past month, above the national average of 6.6% by more than three full percentage points. In terms of alcohol use, 10.6% of adolescents aged 12-17 in Oregon had taken part in the behavior in the past month, also above the national average of 9.4%. To overcome the challenges that youth face in overcoming substance addiction, some treatment centers provide adolescent-specific treatment programs.
Additional Resources for Parents and Teachers
Lines for Life hosts several helplines that provide crisis assistance, in addition to information and referrals for issues that involve substance use. Beyond the Alcohol and Drug Helpline open to all Oregon residents, Lines for Life also operates a Youthline intended exclusively for young Oregonians. Teen representatives answer the helpline from 4-10 p.m. daily, and the helpline is manned by adults at all other times. Adolescents can contact the Youthline via phone, text, chat, and email. The resource is both free and confidential.
Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance abuse and mental health issues tend to go hand-in-hand – the technical term is “co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that, in 2017, 45.6% of adults with a substance use disorder also had a mental health disorder, and 18.3% of adults with a mental health disorder also had a substance use disorder. For adolescents in 2017, 35.9% of those with a substance use disorder also had a major depressive episode, while 10.7% of adolescents with a major depressive episode also had a substance use disorder.
Mental Health Resources & Treatment
If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health issues, such as depression, PTSD, eating disorders, or severe anxiety, there are many resources from which to receive help.
Below are a few ways to receive immediate assistance, as advised by MentalHealth.gov:
Emergency Services: If your life (or someone else’s life) is in danger, always start by dialing 911 to gain immediate access to emergency services.
Suicide Prevention: The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 800-273-8255. You can also initiate a private live online chat.
Veterans Crisis Line: Dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 and press “1” to talk to someone immediately. You can also access help with a private online chat or text 838255.
Here are two ways to find a provider of mental health treatment in Oregon:
Oregon National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): The Oregon branch of NAMI provides information on mental health resources across the state and offers specific sections about programs for adolescents and families of veterans.
Oregon Health Authority: This website provides a searchable database of community mental health programs that offer services to individuals with mental health, substance abuse, and gambling issues.
Individuals who have both substance use and mental health disorders may benefit from dual-diagnosis rehab facilities. Use the appropriate filter in our tool above to find rehabilitation centers with treatment programs designed to meet the unique challenge posed by co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
Substance abuse aftercare treatment is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most crucial steps in the rehabilitation process. The chances of relapsing after rehab dramatically rise for individuals who try to resume their lives without pursuing further treatment in an aftercare setting. Several different types of aftercare are available for recovering addicts, including follow-up visits for continued therapy, group therapy, and sober living homes. Research shows that long-term participation in aftercare activities dramatically improves the outcome of rehabilitation efforts.
12-Step Addiction Meetings in Oregon
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) designed the 12-step process for individuals recovering from alcohol addiction, and today there are many other 12-step programs for other addictions and issues – Narcotics Anonymous (NA) being just one example.
Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you
The tool below lists the contact information for local organizations that will connect you to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings near you. Since meeting times and locations change periodically, contact the local groups that coordinate the meetings to ensure that the information is up to date.
A.A. Jackson County Central Office
Alcoholics Anonymous District 29 Hotline
Baker,Union and Wallowa Cnty
Blue Mountain Area NA
Blue Mountain Area (LaGrande, Pendleton, Milton-Freewater)
Central Office Of Southern Oregon
Central Oregon High Desert Area NA
Central Oregon High Desert Area (Burns, La Pine, Madras, Bend)
Central Oregon Intergroup
(541) 548-0440;(541) 923-8199
Coos Bay Area-North Bend NA
Coos Bay Area-North Bend
District 3 A.A. Hotline Answering Service
Emerald Valley Intergroup
Greater Willamette Area NA
Greater Willamette Area
Klamath Basin Area NA
Klamath Basin Area
(888) 518-8166;(541) 883-4976
Klamath Lake Intergroup
Lane County Area NA
Lane County Area (Eugene)
Lincoln County Area NA
Lincoln County Area (Lincoln City, Newport, Siletz, Toledo, Waldport)
Linn-Benton Area NA
Linn-Benton Area (Corvallis, Lebanon, Albany, Newport, Sweet Home, Lincoln City)
Lower Columbia Area NA
Lower Columbia Area (St Helens)
Mid-Williamette Valley Area NA
Mid-Williamette Valley Area (Keizer, Salem)
North Coast Area NA
North Coast Area (Tillamook Counties)
Northwest Oregon Area NA
Northwest Oregon Area (Clatsop County-Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside)
Oficina Intergrupal Hispana
Oficina Intergrupal Hispana De Salem
Portland Area Intergroup
Portland Area NA
Rogue Redwood Area NA
Rogue Redwood Area (Brookings, Grants Pass)
Southern Oregon Area NA
Southern Oregon Area (Ashland, Medford)
Tri-Cities Area NA
Tri-Cities Area (Hermiston)
Umpqua Valley Area NA
Umpqua Valley Area (Sutherlin, Roseburg)
Washington County Area NA
Washington County Area (Beaverton, Forrest Grove, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Newberg, Tigard)
Westside Central Office
Wild Rivers Area NA
Wild Rivers Area
Willamette Valley Intergroup, Inc.
Yamhill County Intergroup
Yamhill Unified Area NA
Yamhill Unified Area (McMinnville, Newberg)
Sober Living Homes
Sober living homes (also referred to as recovery residences) are group homes that help recovering addicts transition from treatment facilities to living independently while maintaining their sobriety. These homes can be especially beneficial for individuals who don’t have a supportive and positive environment in which to live after leaving a rehabilitation facility.
Residents of sober living homes can stay from a few months to several years, as long as they follow house rules and avoid relapse, as these homes typically have a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy. Additionally, residents are expected to complete chores, attend mutual support groups, and pay an equal share of the cost of renting the home.
Some sober living homes are listed in our database, and you can find them by using the appropriate filter in our tool above. You can also check out our guide on sober living homes to learn more about them and to find a certified recovery residence near you.
The following table illustrates the annual estimates of substance abuse among residents of Oregon between 2016 and 2017, in addition to the percentage of the Oregon population and the U.S. population that those estimates represent.
Annual Estimates for Substance Abuse in Oregon, 2016-2017
* ‘Alcohol’ refers to an Alcohol Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use alcohol, but rather those who have an AUD, defined as meeting the criteria for alcohol dependence.
* ‘Prescription opioid’ refers to a Pain Reliever Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use or even occasionally misuse a prescription opioid, but rather those who have a PRUD, defined as meeting the criteria for illicit drug dependence.
of Oregon deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol
of U.S. deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol
The following table shows the number of deaths involving drugs and alcohol in Oregon between 2008 and 2017. The corresponding graph illustrates the percentage of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Oregon compared to the national average.
Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Oregon, 2008-2017
When trying to understand substance abuse issues in a specific area, researchers and policymakers examine “key indicators.” Combined with usage statistics, key indicators can provide a deep level of insight into which substances present the most serious concerns and which demographics can be most impacted by substance abuse. Key indicators of substance abuse issues within the state of Oregon, along with recent, credible statistics, are examined below.
Over 750,000 Oregonians suffer from mental illness each year
As discussed earlier in this guide, there is a strong link between substance use disorders and mental health disorders. When an individual is afflicted with both of these issues at the same time, health professionals refer to it as co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders or a “dual diagnosis.” Consequently, the prevalence of mental health issues in a given state can also help us to understand the level of substance abuse.
of Oregon adults had a serious mental illness
of Oregon adults had a major depressive episode
From 2017-2018, 5.3% of Oregon adults aged 18 and over were afflicted with a serious mental illness, compared to 4.6% nationally. Among Oregon residents, 8.9% of adults suffered a major depressive episode in the past year, compared to a national rate of 7.1%.
The table below sheds some light on the prevalence of mental health issues in Oregon.
Mental Health Issues in Oregon by Age and Percentage of Population, 2016-2017
Suicide rates in Oregon are significantly higher than the national average
The Centers for Disease Control reports that suicide is the leading cause of death in the United States. The suicide rate has risen in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, with that rate increasing by more than 30% in half of all 50 states since 1999. Suicide is an act that is often linked to substance abuse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, substance abuse is a primary risk factor for both adults and adolescents who attempt and/or complete suicide, and this is particularly true for at-risk populations.
Furthermore, the relationship between substance abuse and suicide is multi-faceted and complex. Persons who have substance abuse issues typically also carry other risk factors for suicide, including depression, impulsive behavior, and other struggles with relationships, finances, illness, or unemployment that make them more likely to engage in self-harm. Between 1999 and 2016, Oregon witnessed a 28.2% increase in the number of suicides. In 2017, Oregon ranked 15th in the country for the number of suicides per 100,000 residents.
Suicides and Suicide Rates in Oregon and the United States, 2017
Oregon has a much higher opioid prescribing rate than the overall U.S. rate
Prescription drug abuse – particularly in the form of opioids – has become an epidemic in the United States. While it is difficult to estimate how many individuals use these drugs as prescribed and how many abuse them, the Centers for Disease Control has researched the variation in opioid prescriptions between states, establishing a direct connection between an increased level of opioid prescriptions with a greater potential for dependence and abuse. Across the United States in 2017, 191 million prescriptions for opioids were written by physicians, ultimately leading one in four patients who begins long-term opioid therapy to an addiction.
opioid prescriptions per 100 Oregon residents, 2017
opioid prescriptions per 100 U.S. residents, 2017
After peaking in 2012, the U.S. opioid prescribing rate has been on a steady decline for the last several years due to the explosion of the opioid epidemic and the recognition of the role that excessive opioid prescriptions have played in this epidemic. Between 2013 and 2017, the opioid prescribing rate in the United States dropped from 78.1 prescriptions per 100 residents to 58.7 prescriptions per 100 residents, a decrease of 24.84%. The opioid prescribing rate in Oregon was consistently above the U.S. prescribing rate during that time period, from 94.2 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2013 to 66.1 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2017, revealing an even greater decrease of 29.83%.
Oregon and U.S. Opioid Prescribing Rates, 2013-2017
The rate of homelessness in Oregon is slightly more than twice the national average
A high rate of homelessness in an area indicates a greater potential for substance abuse issues. Homelessness has been shown to be linked to substance abuse as both a cause and a result; some individuals become homeless due to a substance use disorder, while other individuals who are already homeless frequently turn to substance use to dull the pain and desperation of their situation.
The 2018 Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Point-in-Time Count reported approximately 552,830 homeless individuals in the United States, the equivalent of 17 of every 10,000 U.S. residents. This number represents a decrease of 4.1% since 2014 when the number of homeless persons in the U.S. was around 576,450. Furthermore, homelessness across the United States has decreased by 15% since 2007, the year that HUD began collecting data on the homeless population.
of every 10,000 Oregon residents were homeless, 2018
of every 10,000 U.S. residents were homeless, 2018
By comparison, Oregon had approximately 14,476 homeless persons in 2018, equating to 35 of every 10,000 Oregon residents and just slightly more than twice the national average. This number reveals a 19% increase since 2014 when 12,164 homeless persons lived in Oregon.
V. Regional Substance Abuse Statistics & Rehabs
The following sections provide a deeper look at the substance abuse problem in Oregon by examining the drug- and alcohol-related death rates in the three most populous cities. Additionally, the three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in each city are listed.
The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Portland-Gresham and neighboring Oregon City are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.
The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Portland-Gresham Area
Drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Portland-Gresham are marginally higher than the average for Oregon
of Portland-Gresham deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol
of Oregon deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol
Between 2008 and 2017, there were 15,597 deaths induced by drugs and alcohol in Multnomah County, in which Portland and Gresham are located. This number represented 22.11% of the total number of deaths among all ages in the county and was marginally higher than the state average of 21.34% during the same time period. Of Oregon’s three most populous cities, Portland-Gresham had a death rate that fell in the middle, above the rate for Salem and below the rate for Eugene.
Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Multnomah County, 2008-2017
Salem’s rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths is slightly below the state average
of Salem deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol
of Oregon deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol
Though the majority of Salem is located in Marion County, the neighborhood of West Salem extends into Polk County. These counties had a combined drug- and alcohol-induced death rate of 20.75% between 2008 and 2017, which fell marginally below the state average of 21.34% during the same time frame. Among the three most populous cities in Oregon, Salem had the lowest raw number of deaths, as well as the lowest drug- and alcohol-induced death rate.
Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Marion and Polk Counties, 2008-2017
Deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Eugene are slightly higher than the rate across Oregon
of Eugene deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol
of Oregon deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol
Lane County, in which Eugene is located, experienced 9,479 deaths due to drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017, representing 22.22% of the total number of deaths in the county and slightly higher than the state average of 21.34% during the same time period. Eugene’s death rate ranked the highest among Oregon’s three most populous cities; however, it was only 0.11 percentage points above the rate for Portland-Gresham, the second-highest ranked city.
Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Lane County, 2008-2017
Substance abuse treatment is available in Oregon for anyone who needs help beating an addiction – you don’t have to struggle alone. To receive assistance, start by determining your insurance coverage and by contacting your referral service. You can also use our tool earlier in this guide to locate a treatment center near you. Remember, many low-cost rehabilitation centers can help if you don’t have insurance coverage or feel like you are unable to afford treatment.