Portland is Oregon’s busiest and most populous city. Located on the southern bank of the Columbia river across from Vancouver, Washington. Due to its decent cost of living and beautiful environment, numerous publications have named Portland as one of the top places to live in the country. However, the city still faces some challenges. Like many other communities around the nation, a scourge of drugs has infected Portland. The good news, however, is that there are solutions. Portland drug treatment centers are available to help addicts in the region get their lives back on track.
A sinister problem is developing in Portland. A report on Oregon from the NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) indicates a sharp increase in the levels of meth use and trafficking, particularly with young adults. The general consensus among authorities in Oregon indicates that Meth was the single largest problem. A 2015 report showed meth-related arrests showed that from 2014 – 2015, deaths increased more than 15%. Further, the number of meth-related arrests.in Oregon has doubled from 2009 to 2015.
In general, the drug death rate has more than doubled since 1999. Meth is the largest contributor, but heroin also plays a large part. When people turn to heroin these days, it most often the result of a preexisting addiction to painkillers. When the supply of prescription gets cut off, or becomes prohibitively expensive, addicts often turn to heroin to supply their needs.
Fortunately there is good news for addicts in Portland who are looking for help to break their addictions.
There have been some national breakthroughs as well. Last year, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act), which allocated more than $1 Billion in an effort to aid treatment efforts all around the country.
Such funding means that treatment is available for those who want it. If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction, help is available! Get Treatment has compiled a list of several of the top-ranked addiction treatment facilities and rehab centers in your area.
You’ll find that we have premium listings for rehab facilities for individuals with private insurance. In addition, we have several facilities that accept medicare and medicaid.
Our addiction Counselors are always available at (855) 638-9268 to conduct free assessments and insurance verifications. We are happy to help you choose the best facility for the type of treatment you need. Give us a call, we want to help you!