Heroin Withdrawal Treatment Centers Salem Oregon



Understanding Heroin Addiction

It’s difficult to fully comprehend how other people become addicted to heroin. Many people mistakenly think that those who use heroin lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using simply by choosing to stop. The statistics say otherwise. We know, for instance, that heroin use changes the brain in ways that fosters compulsive behavior. History has shown us that quitting heroin takes more than just good intentions or a strong will, in other words, quitting heroin is very difficult.



The New Heroin User

New heroin users suffer few, if any, consequences. They use heroin and they feel great. If they have physical pain, it goes away. It seems to be a perfect drug and this is why playing around with heroin is called a trap, because it appears, in the beginning, to have no down side. However, once physical dependence takes hold, the new user is literally stuck, because he or she is unable to stop because heroin withdrawal symptoms always kick in. To make matters worse, he or she cannot maintain enough heroin use to fend off these withdrawal symptoms long enough to put a plan into place to actually stop. The drug effects of heroin always wear off. But over time, they wear off more quickly and with more and more discomfort despite using more and more heroin. This is a medical side effect is known as heroin tolerance and it means that more heroin must be consumed in order to maintain the same intensity of effect.


home detox for heroin withdrawal


Parents of heroin addicts

The relationship a mother and father has with an adult child suffering with heroin addiction is extremely stressful. Parents may find themselves longing for the child they once knew. In an odd way they’re dealing with the loss of a child who is still very much alive. They also have to live with the possibility that their child may die before they do and that terrifies parents.



Heroin addiction help

Families typically need the assistance of professionals because family members are too close to the problem. For example, one of the most common mistakes that families make is wanting to keep their loved one close to home. The general thought being, they want to be supportive. Professionals know that heroin addicts are much better off in a therapeutic environment, safe and far away from dealers, friends, ex-girlfriends, ex-boyfriends, and all other triggers. The bottom line is that there are too many potential distractions when treatment is close to home.



Choosing a treatment program

There are two primary requirements necessary to recover from heroin addiction: heroin detoxification and heroin rehabilitation. Withdrawal treatment (heroin detoxification) is designed to purge toxins and break physical dependence. Heroin rehabilitation is behavior-based treatment that is designed to change unhealthy, addictive thinking into healthy, non-addictive thinking.



Heroin detox

Heroin withdrawal syndrome is uncomfortable, but rarely, if ever, life threatening, especially if the individual is in good health. The  duration of heroin withdrawal is approximately 7-days, but there are exceptions. Especially if the heroin addict in question is over 40 years of age and/or there exists a serious concomitant medical condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and low testosterone.



Heroin rehab

The best way to help Oregonians recovery from heroin addiction is with a long-term residential heroin rehabilitation program. National statistics show that treatment programs that use a long-term treatment approach with multiple treatment strategies have the highest rates of recovery.



The heroin problem

Illicit drug use in Oregon exceeds the national per capita average. The heroin problem is affecting every county in Oregon, but particularly in Willamette Valley and the major urban centers of Portland, Salem and Eugene. Heroin use and availability have increased in Oregon over the last several years fueling higher rates of addiction, overdose, and crime.



Heroin thinking

Heroin hijacks the thought processes of those who abuse it. It actually changes how a person perceives events especially dangerous situations. For example: intravenous heroin users take more risks every single day then most people would ever take on any given day throughout their entire life. Once a person is addicted to heroin he or she stops at almost nothing to obtain more and more heroin. He or she continues to seek and use heroin even if that means lying, arguing with loved ones, showing up late for work, stealing or going to jail.



Criminality and heroin addiction

Heroin addiction in the United States is unequivocally associated with high rates of criminal behavior. More than 95 percent of heroin addicts report committing crimes during their addiction careers. These crimes range in severity from homicides to other crimes against people and property. Stealing in order to purchase drugs is the most common criminal offense.



Relationship between heroin and painkillers

There is a trend away from painkillers to heroin that is shifting quickly and heroin distributors are responding to new demand by setting up new distribution and retail centers throughout the Beaver State. We know that approximately 5.5% of Americans between the ages 15 and 64 regularly use prescription opioid painkillers and we also know that 4 out of 5 heroin addicts began their opioid addiction career with a prescription painkiller. Scientific studies have shown that heroin addiction rates in the U.S. and abroad over the previous 100 years have ranged between 0.5 – 0.7 percent of adults between the ages of 15 and 64.



Heroin addiction treatment in Oregon

An effective heroin addiction treatment strategy requires balancing the needs and concerns of the patient, public health and the medical community. Fortunately, the Oregon State Attorney General has a special interest in this area and has pledged resources to fund the public awareness component of a comprehensive treatment approach to reduce the misuse and abuse of controlled substances including prescription painkillers and heroin. Oregon officials know the effects of heroin addiction on children, families, employers, and health care is a very serious public health problem that needs to be addressed by more than just law enforcement.

Heroin addiction requires comprehensive treatment, including multiple treatment approaches and the Office of the Attorney General is collaborating with other states such as Washington, Idaho, California, Nevada and New Mexico along with officials from the Federal government at both the National Institute od Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in an effort to reduce the use of highly addictive prescription painkillers and illicit narcotics like heroin (diacetylmorphine).



Heroin addiction trends in Oregon

Heroin addiction has exploded across the state. It is affecting every county in Oregon, particularly in larger cities of Portland, Eugene and Salem. It is affecting people from every background and every walk of life. Unfortunately for many heroin addicts, its use often ends tragically, but this doesn’t have to happen to you.

The 2016 drug threat assessment for Oregon, published by the state’s federally funded High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program, reported that heroin use and trafficking has increased in Oregon and reflects the state’s greatest drug threat, followed by methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled prescription drugs, cocaine and designer drugs. Production of heroin in Mexico has expanded in recent years leading to greater availability in the state. Most Oregon law enforcement officers surveyed indicated that heroin is the principal threat in their area.



Heroin addiction treatment centers in Oregon

Finding the right heroin addiction treatment center is more important than ever. In fact it may be the most important decision of your life.


Baker County

1. New Directions Northwest, Inc. – Baker House
Beverly DuBosch, Program Manager
Detox Res 3610 Midway Drive
Baker City, Oregon  97814
(541) 523-6581

Benton County

2. Emergence
Michael Bean, Executive Director
425 SW Madison, Suite O
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
(541) 758-8022

3. Milestone Family Recover
518 SW 3rd Street
Corvallis Oregon 97333
(541) 738-6832

Clackamas County

4. Integrated Health Clinics
Pat Ewing, Executive Director
17882 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, Oregon 97267
(503) 353-9415

Clatsop County

5. Coastal Breeze Recovery
Ann Martin, Director
1325 N. Holladay Dr.
Seaside, Oregon 97138
(503) 378-7700

6. Awakenings By the Sea (women only)
1325 North Holladay Drive
Seaside, Oregon 97138
(877) 738-7702

Columbia County

7. Inner Journey Healing Arts Center
Lisa Burnell, Program Director
1541 Columbia Blvd.
St. Helens, OR 97051
(503) 543-6100

Coos County

8. ADAPT – North Bend
Bruce Piper, Executive Director
400 Virginia Ave Suite 201
North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 751-0357

Crook County

9. Choices Recovery Services
Darla Byus, Director
709 NE Third Street
Prineville, OR 97754
(541) 362-5610

10. Lutheran Community Services – Northwest
Scott Willard, Director
365 N.E. Court Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-1095

Deschutes County

11. Bend Treatment Center
DeeLynn Lopez, Program Director
155 N.E. Revere Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 617-4544

12. BestCare Treatment Services
Collin Taylor, Director
2326 SW Glacier Place
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 504-2218

13. BestCare Treatment Services
Visions of Hope
676 Negus Way
Redmond, Oregon 97756
(541) 504-9577

Douglas County

14. Serenity Lane
Peter Asmuth, Program Director
2575 NW Kline Street
Roseburg, OR 97471
(541) 673-3504

Gilliam County

15. Community Counseling Solutions – Arlington
Kimberly Lindsay, Executive Director
120 Arlington Mall
Arlington, OR 97812

Grant County

16. Community Counseling Solutions
Kimberly Lindsay, Director
528 E Main, Ste W
John Day, OR 97845
(541) 575-1466

Harney County

17. Burns Paiute Alcohol and Drug Program
Nanci Norris, Alcohol & Drug Program Manager
100 Pasigo Street
Burns, OR 97220
(541) 573-8003

Hood River County

18. Providence Gorge Counseling & Treatment Services
Jennifer Clark, Director
814 13th Street
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 387-6138

Jackson County

19. Addictions Recovery Center, Inc.
(ARC)William H. Moore Center
Christine Mason, Executive Director
338 North Front Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 779-1282

Jefferson County

20. BestCare Treatment Services, Inc.
Heather Crow-Martinez, Program Manager
125 SW C St
Madras, Oregon 97741
(541) 475-6575

Josephine County

Bruce Piper, Executive Director
418 NW 6th Street
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
(541) 474-1033

Klamath County

22. Full Circle Healing
Jennifer Weisenburgh, Director
905 Main Street, Suite #211
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
(541) 884-6004

Lake County

23. Lakeview Center for Change LLC
Barbara Vandenberg, Director
100 North D
Street, Suite 211
P.O. Box 948
Lakeview, Oregon 97630
(541) 947-4357

Lane County

24. Center for Family Development
David Mikula, Director
1234 High Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Lincoln County

25. Reconnections Alcohol/Drug Treatment
Lalorie Lager, Director
1345 NW 15th Street
Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
(541) 994-4198

Linn County

26. Serenity Lane
1050 Price Road SE
Albany, Oregon 97322
(541) 687-1110

Malheur County

27. Life Ways Inc.
Judy A. Cordeniz, CEO
702 Sunset Dr.
Ontario, Oregon 97914
(541) 881-0957

Marion County

28. Bridgeway Recovery Services, Inc.
Tim Murphy, Director
3321 Harold Drive  NE
Salem, Oregon  97305
(503) 363-2021

Morrow County

29. Community Counseling Solutions
Kimberly Lindsay, Director
101 Boardman Ave
Boardman, OR 97818
(541) 481-2911

Multnomah County

30. DePaul Adult Treatment Program
1312 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97208
Portland, Oregon 97208
(503) 535-1151

31. Oregon Trail Recovery, LLC
Ben Randolph,Director
10600 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. Suite 102
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
(503) 901-1839

32. Lutheran Community Services NW
605 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97214
(503) 231-7480

33. De Paul Treatment Centers, Inc.
1312 SW Washington Street
Portland, Oregon 97208
(503) 535-1151

Polk County

34. Clear Paths Inc
Tomoko Gersch, Director
171 SW Court St
Dallas, Oregon 97338
(503) 841-1423

Tillamook County

35. Tillamook Family Counseling Center
Frank Hanna-Williams, Program Manager
906 Main Ave
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
(503) 842-8201

Umatilla County

36. Columbia Valley Evaluation Specialist
Amy Hayes
216 SE 4th Street
Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 240-4154

37. Eastern Oregon Detoxification Center
4708 NW Pioneer Place
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
(541) 278-2558

Union County

38. Alcohol and Drug Evaluation and Screening Specialist
Jeffrey Wilson
105 Fir Street, Suite 206
La Grande, Oregon 97850
(541) 910-4023

Wasco County

39. Gorge Alcohol & Drug Specialists
Amber Hashizume
106 E 4th Street
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
(541) 397-1866

Washington County

40. Beaverton Municipal Court
Deborah Ruiz
4755 SW Griffith Drive
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
(503) 350-4027

Wheeler County

41. Community Counseling Solutions
Cathy Goldsmith
401 4th Street
Fossil, Oregon 97830
(541) 763-2746

Yamhill County

42. Evaluation Services NW
Sheila White-Clark
619 NE 3rd Street, Suite C2
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
(503) 583-5080



National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

All too often, heroin addiction goes untreated: According to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 23.5 million persons or 9.3 percent of the U.S. population aged 12 or older, need addiction treatment services for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2009. Of these individuals, 2.6 million or 11.2 percent of those who needed treatment received treatment at a specialty facility (i.e., hospital, drug or alcohol rehabilitation or mental health center). Thus, 20.9 million persons did not receive it.



best heroin detox