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Drug addiction, alcoholism and mental health problems impact the families of our communities. Our primary purpose is to provide Oregon’s families and treatment professionals with easily accessible information on drug addiction, alcoholism and mental health related prevention and treatment options. There is help available and we’re here to help you find it.
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Cycle of Addiction
Addiction is an insidious affliction of the mind, body and spirit, and an addiction intervention of some description is usually needed to interrupt the process and set a new path. Centered in a distorted view of the world and its people, the sufferer of addiction accumulates vast amounts of internal anguish manifesting itself in a myriad of ways – anxiety, anger, depression – pain. In order to cope with this internal disturbance, the sufferer uses methods of self-medicating that provide temporary relief of the pain. So addicts use and drink for the effect produced, hence, using is actually a … Read more...
When working with a loved one who is resistant to the idea of getting help, intervention can be a wonderful tool. The myth that an individual must “hit bottom” before becoming willing to accept help is simply not true. A well-executed intervention can create the necessary willingness for your addicted loved one to enter treatment and begin the process of recovery. Below is a list of local interventionists. While we cannot guarantee the outcome or results of your intervention, each of the interventionists below has been vetted and will provide you with excellent information and training to … Read more...