Substance Abuse Resources
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Grants Pass Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Grants Pass, Oregon is the county seat of Josephine County and is known for the Rogue River and the Oregon Caves National Monument which is just 30 miles south of the city. In the 1820’s, Hudson’s Bay Company trappers came through Grants Pass as they went along the Siskiyou Trail. The town was named for Ulysses S. Grant after his success in Vicksburg.

Grants Pass is in Rogue Valley and has a hot summer, Mediterranean climate. The city’s motto, “It’s the Climate!” explains the cheerful attitudes of locals and the diverse flora and fauna found in the area.

Grants Pass has a special mural in the Post Office. It contains two Tempera murals completed through the U.S. Treasury Department Section of Fine Arts. Each mural was finished in 1938. There are ten New Deal murals in Oregon. Grants Pass is a lucky town to have two!

The natural beauty and thriving local arts scene isn’t enough to protect Grants Pass citizens from an epidemic spreading throughout the nation: alcohol and narcotics misuse.

Even though this epidemic is hurting many communities across the United States, there are effective treatments for substance use disorders. If you’re ready to begin your journey to wellness, keep reading. Help is here. All you have to do is ask for it.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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million Americans have substance use disorder

While it may feel like you are on your own in your struggle with addiction, nothing could be further from the truth. In 2014, 21.5 million people aged 12 or older in the United States suffered from substance use disorder. If you are one of those millions, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask for help from addiction specialists in national treatment centers like The Recovery Village. Contact us, and we can assist you in finding the best treatment.

Finding Help in Grants Pass

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in Grants Pass, Oregon

Congratulations on taking the next step in treating your illness. We will discuss some of the similarities and differences found within different treatment programs. We will also look at the hallmarks of quality facilities and what to expect when you enroll in treatment. There are three primary types of treatment programs: residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment programs.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment programs are also called retreat-based or inpatient care clinics. The defining characteristic of a retreat-based facility is that the participant remains living on-site at the clinic while the patient is being treated. Inpatient treatment facilities are often the most successful form of treatment program. No one is precisely sure why this is the case, but the most prevailing theory to explain the phenomena is that the patient is removed from enabling individuals, stressful environments and doesn’t have access to the misused substance. These factors converge with a focused effort on cognitive behavioral therapy and other skill building tools. Creating more protections for the patient and a better defense system against relapses.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Partial hospitalization programs share many characteristics with a retreat-based treatment program. The difference being that patients only stay at the facility during a specified treatment. Typically, participants stay at the clinic during the vulnerable detox stage, so medical personnel can monitor their health.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Outpatient treatment programs provide the patient with the most flexibility because participants do not reside at the clinic. Instead, patient’s commute from home to the facility for treatments.

Success in recovery isn’t defined as a straight line to sobriety. The chronic condition of a substance use disorder means you’ll need to find a balance suitable for a healthy and productive lifestyle. Relapses aren’t an indication of failure. A failed recovery is one where the patient refuses to try to control their condition again. Be patient with yourself and accept you may need more help than you once estimated.

Detox Centers

Detoxification is a necessary part of the recovery process, but it isn’t the whole rehabilitation. The misuse of alcohol and narcotics is a symptom of your illness, not the disease itself. Addiction and alcoholism have complex roots and origins and will take a committed and honest evaluation to be successfully treated.

Be cautious of any institution which promotes a quick solution or touts that their facility can foster permanent change overnight. It’s not true, and like fad diets, a shady clinic may make your illness more intense.

Look for a retreat-based treatment program that has a multifaceted approach to recovery. At a minimum these programs should offer a detox plan, individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy and will stress the importance of an aftercare fellowship. Quality facilities will offer all of these options and will also include life skill building techniques like meditation and yoga. Teaching their patients how to interact with the world differently will be a reputable clinic’s first priority. Remember that a substance use disorder is a complex disease and will require a complex solution.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Believe that the majority of your recovery will be completed in a mutual-aid fellowship or recovery meeting. Organizations like SMART Recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous have built a solid support system for anyone struggling with alcoholism or addiction. Part of recovery is learning to interact with people in a different way. Recovery meetings are like informal tutorials where members learn how to function from a sober perspective.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson in 1935 in Akron, Ohio. In the 82 years that have passed since its inception, Alcoholics Anonymous has become the most widely attended mutual-aid fellowship in the world with meetings held all over the globe. AA is a self-sustaining, non-profit organization with only one goal: to help anyone who wants to stop misusing alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous members take the 12 steps and follow the 12 traditions. AA relies on community centers and churches to house meetings but doesn’t further affiliate with any faith or religion. It is a priority for everyone to feel welcome at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

  • Attitude Adjustment Meeting
    Where:
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
    224 N.W. D. St.
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

  • 12 O’clock High Group
    Where:
    AA Central Office
    432 N.W. 6th St.
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

  • No Matter What
    Where:
    River Valley Community Church
    290 N.E. C. St.
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is the second largest, mutual-aid fellowship for substance misusers with over 60,000 meetings held in 139 countries. Participants adhere to taking the 12 steps while trying to honor the 12 traditions. Members take turn presenting testimonials concerning their journey toward sobriety to the group. Narcotics Anonymous participants often engage in sponsorships with other members as another tool in the defense against relapses. Members put aside outside issues in order to achieve a sense of solidarity among the group. Narcotics Anonymous avoids affiliation with any polarizing institution to keep from alienating anyone who may need the organization.

  • Park Meeting
    Where:
    Riverside Park Boat Ramp
    304 E. Park St.
    Grants Pass, OR 97527

  • Survivors
    Where:
    River Valley Church
    405 N.E. 6th St.
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

  • Dare to Share
    Where:
    First Christian Church
    305 S.W. H. St.
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery meetings are a tad different from Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. For starters, SMART Recovery operates from a scientific foundation instead of a spiritual bed rock. SMART is an acronym for self-management and recovery training. SMART Recovery is a long-term commitment like AA or NA but discourages the use of descriptors like alcoholic or addict. The program’s authority is cited as scientific knowledge and rational thought. Participants do not have sponsorships, nor do they present testimonials. Instead members engage in proactive conversations with the entire group. If you’re interested in joining a SMART Recovery group, get in touch with the facilitator prior to attendance to insure the group is appropriate for your needs.

  • Medford Public Library
    Where:
    205 S. Central Ave.
    Medford, OR 97501

  • Ashland Public Library
    Where:
    410 Siskiyou Blvd.
    Ashland, OR 97520

  • Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic
    Where:
    351 Hartnell Ave.
    Redding, CA 96002

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings were created from the basic principles (the 12 steps and 12 traditions) of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The purpose of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings are to provide a safe space where the family and friends of those suffering with a substance use disorder can come to commiserate, learn and process the effects of this illness. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings are also self-sustaining, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to helping the loved ones of ill individuals learn to cope with this disease. Anyone whose been affected by a substance use disorder is welcome to attend an Al-Anon or Nar-Anon meeting.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Sunday Book Study
    St. Anne’s Catholic Church
    1131 N.E. 10th St.
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

  • Happy Hour Tuesday Noon AFG
    Where:
    High lo Club
    668 Lincoln Rd.
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

  • Strength, Hope & Love
    Where:
    Moose Family Center
    9625 Old Stage Rd.
    Central Point, OR 97502

If you were diagnosed with Leukemia and you were presented with two options, one is to suffer at home in Grants Pass, Oregon without the life-saving treatment and maybe die as a result, or would you travel to Portland to gain access to the chemotherapy drug, Gleevec, where you would potentially make a full recovery, which option would you choose? This is the same for a substance use disorder. In fact, substance use disorders often have higher rates of fatalities than Leukemia. If you have the option of taking a break from your life to focus on getting better, do it. A substance use disorder justifies travelling for treatment. Pack your bags and take a deep breath, your transformation is about to begin.

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