Substance Abuse Resources
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Eugene Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Eugene, Oregon punctuates the southern tail of the Willamette Valley. The McKenzie and Willamette Rivers meet in the second largest city in Oregon. Eugene is the County Seat of Lane County and is home to the University of Oregon and Lane Community College.

Today the official slogan of the town is, “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors.” Eugene has also earned the nicknames, Emerald City and Track Town, U.S.A. In 2021, Eugene will host the 18th Track and Field World Championships.

However, the natural beauty and rich history of Eugene cannot protect it from the pandemic spreading throughout the United States: substance abuse.

Substance use disorders are misunderstood and the stigma attached to this disease can be a deterrent for the ill individual to seek out help. Alcoholism and addiction are an illness, not a moral failing. If you’re struggling with this disease, please keep reading. Help is here.

If you are looking for alcohol or drug rehab facilities in Eugene, Oregon, there are plenty of resources available that will help you.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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Finding Help in Eugene

Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Eugene, Oregon

There’s no magic trick to sobriety. Substance use disorders are complex diseases which require a myriad of treatments to help maintain control over this illness. There are three, main types of treatment program: inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient care. These treatment programs share many similar characteristics and offer a basic assortment of individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy, detoxification with (MATs) medication-assisted treatments (if necessary) and preparation for aftercare. The primary differences in these treatment programs lies in where the patient remains throughout their course of treatment.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment programs are the most successful form of treatment for a substance use disorder. This may be related to the removal of exacerbating factors found in the patient’s home environment and the intense focus on healing. Residential treatment programs are also known as inpatient or retreat-based clinics. Inpatient care frequently provides participants with complimenting treatments to help reinforce newly found sobriety such as yoga, meditation and other skill building courses for managing the challenges of daily life.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Partial hospitalization programs ask their patients to remain at the facility during an agreed upon stage of treatment. Typically, partial hospitalization programs request their participants to remain on-site during the detoxification phase. This residency allows a psychiatric and medical team to monitor the patient’s progress throughout the vulnerable process of detoxification. Also, a partial hospitalization program may administer a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) if deemed necessary and useful for the patient’s recovery.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Outpatient treatment programs are the most flexible type of treatment facility. Outpatient treatment clinics offer similar therapies to retreat-based and partial hospitalization programs but do not require patients remain on-site for any part of treatment.

Whether you choose an outpatient, partial hospitalization or retreat-based treatment program for your recovery it is important to know that substance use disorders are chronic conditions which will require ongoing maintenance and monitoring if you intend to sustain control over your disease.

Detox Centers

Detoxification is an important aspect to recovery. Yet, detox isn’t recovery in of itself. The misuse of alcohol or narcotics is the primary symptom of a use disorder. The cause of this disorder is still a mystery to researchers, but some theorize that it is a mixture of factors like heredity, environment, trauma and personal experiences. In a nut shell, substance misuse is a complex illness which will require in-depth treatments.

Detox centers only treat the symptoms of alcohol and narcotics misuse. If you want a real chance at rehabilitation, then the psychiatric and environmental causes must be explored and strategies must be put in place to help you cope with any triggers that enable the disease.

If a detox center or treatment program makes big promises about quick fixes or everlasting sobriety be wary of these institutions because they aren’t being honest with you about the reality of your illness. Substance use disorders are chronic conditions with relapse rates similar to hypertension and asthma. You will need to continually protect your sobriety if you want to manage your disease.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Aftercare is where you will complete the bulk of your recovery. Mutual-aid fellowships are dependable support systems for people who wish to cope with their condition. Beating substance use disorders requires participants to learn new ways to respond to stress and hardship. Recovery meetings like Narcotics Anonymous help members develop skills while providing them with a community dedicated to helping one another stay healthy.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous was started in Akron, Ohio in 1935 by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson. Alcoholics Anonymous is a mutual-aid, non-profit organization which offers recovering members a safe place to work through their illness. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop misusing alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous members take the 12 steps while following the 12 traditions. Participants take turns addressing the group with testimonials concerning their progress along the 12 steps. Members are encouraged to participate in a sponsorship for additional support. AA has a spiritual foundation but goes out of their way to avoid affiliation with any polarizing institution to make certain people of all faiths and walks of life are welcome at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

  • Attitude Adjustment
    Where:
    St. Thomas Episcopal Church
    1465 Coburg Rd.
    Eugene, OR 97401

  • Gratitude Group
    Where:
    Valley Methodist Church
    25133 E. Broadway Ave.
    Veneta, OR 97487

  • 11th Step Meditation Meeting
    Where:
    First United Methodist Church
    1346 Olive St.
    Eugene, OR 97401

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is a sister organization to Alcoholics Anonymous. NA members take the same 12 steps and follow the 12 traditions found in Alcoholics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous is the second, largest mutual-aid fellowship for treating substance misuse in the world with 60,000 meetings held in over 100 different nations. Narcotics Anonymous participants often act as sponsors and provide a sponsorship to other members.  NA also has a spiritual foundation but forgoes affiliation with any specific faith to insure anyone who wants to pursue sobriety is felt welcomed in their organization.

  • Out to Lunch Bunch
    Where:
    1824 University St.
    Eugene, OR 97403

  • Together We Can
    Where:
    Lutheran United Church
    2230 Washington St.
    Eugene, OR 97405

  • Tuesday Night Men’s Meeting
    Where:
    Peace Presbyterian Church
    3060 River Rd.
    Eugene, OR 97404

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery meetings are a little different and a lot newer than AA and NA meetings. SMART is an acronym for self-management and recovery training. SMART Recovery meetings operate from a scientific foundation and cite the program’s ultimate authority to be scientific thought and rational knowledge. SMART Recovery meetings focus on a lifestyle balance where the use of labels like addict and alcoholic are discouraged. Members engage in a conversation instead of presenting testimonials. There aren’t any sponsors in SMART Recovery meetings and the group doesn’t participate in spiritual examinations like in Narcotics Anonymous meetings. If you’re interested in SMART Recovery meetings get in touch with the facilitator prior to attending to make sure the group is accepting new members.

  • The Lotus Building
    Where:
    300 S.E. Reed Market Rd.
    Bend, OR 97702

  • Clackamas Community College
    Where:
    19600 Molalla Ave.
    Oregon City, OR 97045

  • Lake Oswego Adult Community College
    Where:
    505 G Ave.
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings are mutual-aid fellowships for your friends and family. They may not go through the discomfort of withdrawal or the transformation to sobriety, but loved ones have a lot to process when they have a family member or close friend struggling with a substance use disorder. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are also great resources for dispelling misconceptions about alcoholism and addiction. These safe spaces are an invaluable and provide a supportive community that will help your friends and family cope with your illness. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings share the same spiritual base and connective structure as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Hope for Today AFG
    Jesco Club, Inc.
    340 Blair Ave.
    Eugene, OR 97402

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Sunday New Beginnings AFG
    St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
    4110 River Rd.
    Eugene, OR 97404

  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    Sunrise AFG
    Wesley United Methodist Church
    1365 Oakway Rd.
    Eugene, OR 97401

If you were diagnosed with Leukemia which is a genetic mutation that over produces white cells in the blood, you would pursue treatment even if it meant travelling across the country. If the chemotherapy drug, Gleevec which can wipe out Leukemia were only available in Los Angeles, you would travel there, right? Guess what, substance use disorders have higher fatality rates than many types of cancer, including breast and prostate cancer. The misuse of alcohol or narcotics is as deadly, if not deadlier than heart disease, cancer and obesity. The point is leaving Eugene to pursue medical treatment for a substance use disorder may provide the best chance for recovery. If you have the opportunity to take a break from your life to explore and reestablish your health, do it.

Local Communities Served

  • 97034
  • 97401
  • 97402
  • 97403
  • 97404
  • 97405
  • 97487

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Eugene was last modified: August 8th, 2017 by The Recovery Village