Gresham, Oregon, is a city east of Portland. Gresham is in Multnomah County, and it is currently the fourth-largest city in Oregon.

Recently, the Public Health Director of Multnomah County highlighted some troubling data relating to drugs and alcohol. According to the briefing:

  • Alcohol leads to more deaths than opioids or methamphetamine in Multnomah County
  • Alcohol-related deaths in Gresham and the surrounding county stem from accidents and alcohol poisoning, but more commonly from chronic conditions
  • The rate of alcohol-related deaths in Multnomah County is almost twice that of the national average

Additionally, deaths related to opioid overdoses have also been rising in Multnomah County.

There are resources in Gresham and surrounding areas for people who struggle with both alcohol and drug abuse.

Gresham Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment

There are different types of Gresham and local drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. For many people, the first step to receiving treatment is medical detox. During detox, a person receives medical care as they go through withdrawal, and if necessary, they also receive taper medications.

Aside from detox, other types of Gresham drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment programs include:

  • Inpatient or residential treatment
  • Partial hospitalization programs (day treatment)
  • Specialized rehab programs
  • Outpatient rehab
  • Support and recovery groups
  • Sober living homes
  • Individual therapy
  • Non-profit organizations

With so many options available, the question becomes how to make the right choice for your needs or the needs of your loved one.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs and Treatment Centers in Gresham, OR

If someone struggles with drug or alcohol addiction and dependence, they can begin searching for local Gresham treatment options. Also, a person can leave their city or even their state for treatment. There are a total of 75 substance abuse programs within a 25-mile radius from Gresham. These programs are located in cities and towns including Troutdale and Portland. There are around 56 programs within a 15-mile radius from Gresham.

Gresham, OR Residential Treatment Programs

Residential treatment is a type of program that offers a high level of care and supervision. Most residential treatment programs begin with medical detox if the patient requires one. Then following the completion of detox at an inpatient alcohol rehab or drug addiction treatment center, the patient will likely live in the treatment center while going through therapy. Along with group therapy, at an inpatient rehab facility, patients can do individual counseling, and often holistic and recreational therapies as well.

Ten programs within 15 miles of Gresham offer residential treatment. Most of the residential treatment programs closest to Gresham are in Portland. There is also The Recovery Village Ridgefield, located nearby in Washington. Along with residential treatment programs, there are two hospital inpatient programs including those offered at The Recovery Village Ridgefield.

Gresham Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are another level of care available to people seeking substance abuse treatment. Some people may begin treatment with a partial hospitalization program or PHP. This could be the case if someone has already gone through detox and has a stable home environment. A person in a PHP should also be reasonably expected to make improvements.

Other people may begin at a higher level of care, such as inpatient treatment, and then they might transition into partial hospitalization when they’re ready. Most PHP participants stay at the facility or live in a sober living home.

Seven programs in Gresham and Portland offer partial hospitalization programs, and these are available at The Recovery Village Ridgefield as well.

Gresham Outpatient Treatment Programs

An outpatient treatment program offers more flexible scheduling and a less rigorous time commitment than inpatient rehab. When someone is in an outpatient rehab program, they will go to several hours of treatment a week and then return home at the end of the day.

Someone in outpatient rehab can keep up with their daily responsibilities as usual. Outpatient drug treatment and alcohol treatment can be part of a continuum of care. It can also be an option for someone who isn’t able to do inpatient rehab or who has a milder addiction.

Along with outpatient rehabs, there are also outpatient detox facilities available near Gresham.

Seven outpatient detox programs are available within a 15-mile radius of Gresham, including in Portland and Vancouver. Currently, 41 programs offer intensive outpatient programs near Gresham, and The Recovery Village Ridgefield also offers intensive outpatient programs.

Sober Living and Rehab Aftercare Programs in Gresham, OR

When someone completes rehab, they’ve accomplished something tremendous. However, as with any chronic disorder, addiction recovery requires ongoing work and maintenance. When choosing a rehab facility, look for a program that puts a significant focus on continuing care and aftercare planning.

Sober living and rehab aftercare support can include one or more of the following:

  • Participation in a support and recovery group
  • Sober living homes
  • Rehab alumni programs
  • Ongoing therapy or counseling

Three programs in Portland offer transitional housing, and other rehab programs in the area include discharge and aftercare planning as part of treatment, including The Recovery Village Ridgefield.

Specialized Treatment Programs in Gresham, OR

If someone has specialized treatment needs, there are Gresham programs available tailored toward certain populations. There are also programs in the surrounding cities near Gresham.

Available programs include:

  • 11 programs offer rehab for veterans in nearby Portland. There are also six programs for active duty military members, and five substance abuse programs for people who are part of a military family.
  • 16 substance abuse programs including rehab for the LGBT community near Gresham, primarily in Portland
  • 30 include women’s rehab centers and 14 programs in Portland include rehab for pregnant women
  • 14 substance abuse programs in nearby Portland that include rehab for teens
  • 28 substance abuse programs in Gresham and Portland work with people who have experienced trauma, including rehab for PTSD
  • 37 substance abuse programs near Gresham treat the needs of people with co-occurring mental health disorders

Additionally, at The Recovery Village Ridgefield, each treatment program is specialized. This facility can work with patients who have specific treatment needs.

What Is the Process Like in a Drug Detox and Rehab Facility?

Understanding what to expect when you enter detox and rehab can help you mentally prepare. That sense of preparation is important to increase your comfort level and progress in treatment and recovery.

Intake Assessment

A rehab program should be individualized because every person is different. For treatment to be effective, it should be based around the needs of the individual. With that in mind, the first step of treatment is typically an in-depth intake assessment. During the assessment, the staff of the treatment facility goes over a new patient’s full mental and physical health history.

Medical Detox

Following intake, a patient who requires it may begin medical detox. During medical detox, a person is monitored throughout withdrawal. Medications may be provided to deal with symptoms of withdrawal.

Transition to Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment

Once detox is complete, a patient can transition to the inpatient or outpatient part of their treatment.

Aftercare Planning

Finally, the drug treatment process should include aftercare planning and strategies for relapse prevention once someone leaves the facility or program.

Find out more about the treatment process and what to expect in rehab with this page from The Recovery Village.

Finding the Best Rehab Program for You

It can feel overwhelming to know where to start when it comes to finding and comparing the best drug rehab centers. As you think about how to find the best rehab center and what the best rehab centers are for your needs, remember the following elements of a good program and important considerations, like:

  • Is the treatment individualized?
  • Is the staff well-trained and qualified, but also caring and compassionate?
  • Is an on-site detox available to make the transition easier into rehab?
  • Does the center have appropriate licensing and accreditation?
  • Is aftercare part of the program included in treatment plans?

Also think about:

  • Do you have co-occurring mental health disorders that require treatment and is the center equipped to provide that?
  • Do you have preferences in terms of specialized care? For example, do you want to go to a single-gender rehab?
  • Are you willing to travel or would you prefer to stay local?
  • How severe is your addiction?

What Questions Should You Ask When Considering a Treatment Program?

Additional questions to keep in mind when comparing treatment programs include:

Is Your Treatment Facility Licensed and Accredited?

As with any health care services provider, a rehab center or mental health services provider should have appropriate licensing and credentials. For substance abuse treatment programs, the highest accreditation is the Joint Commission Behavioral Health accreditation. When a center has this accreditation, an external third-party review of the center and staff ensure program excellence.

What Is Your Approach to Addiction Treatment and How Long Do Programs Last?

There are different ways to approach addiction treatment. For example, some centers may be holistic, while others may utilize medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Other programs are religious, for example, and some focus on 12-step programs. As far as the length of a program, this depends on the person, but on average some programs last for 28 days while others may last for several months or more.

How Much Will Treatment Cost?

You should feel as if you’re getting the best possible care for the cost that you pay. When you’re learning more about the cost of treatment, the center may be able to verify your insurance coverage. Many private insurance plans cover rehab costs, and your out-of-pocket charges may be much lower than you think.

What Is the Living Environment Like?

Ask treatment centers what the accommodations and amenities are like. You can also learn more about what a day is like in treatment, typically. Are there recreational activities? Is nutrition part of the treatment program? All are important questions because you want to feel comfortable during rehab.

To find the answers to other questions you may have, visit The Recovery Village’s frequently asked questions.

Exploring Treatment Options Near Gresham, OR

There are options for drug abuse treatment near Gresham and alcohol abuse treatment as well. Is it right for you to stay close to home and receive substance abuse in Gresham or a nearby city or town, or would you better suited to traveling? There are pros and cons to staying near Gresham, but also to traveling, too.

The pros of receiving treatment near Gresham may include:

  • You are close to your support system
  • You don’t have to arrange for travel or pay the associated costs
  • Your loved ones may participate in treatment if your program allows for it
  • Your insurance coverage might not be available if you attend an out-of-state treatment center

The pros of traveling for treatment may include:

  • You can separate yourself from your addiction and your previous environment
  • You’ll be less likely to leave rehab too early if you’re away from home
  • You can feel truly anonymous
  • You will have more options for programs you can attend

Additional Addiction and Rehabilitation Resources in Gresham, OR

As well as substance abuse programs including inpatient and outpatient rehab, other addiction and mental health resources are available in Gresham and nearby areas such as Portland. Local Gresham resources include individual therapy and counseling, as well as recovery meetings and non-profit organizations.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Gresham, OR

Recovery meetings such as 12-step programs can be tremendously valuable for someone who struggles with addiction, whether they have gone to rehab or not. If someone has already gone to rehab, a recovery meeting can be a way for them to build on what they learned during treatment. Recovery meetings provide social support, accountability and they’re accessible. They also help people work on their coping mechanisms and overcome obstacles that could otherwise be detrimental to sobriety.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Gresham, OR

One of the most well-known recovery groups is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Alcoholics Anonymous is a 12-step program focused on belief in a higher power. This recovery group includes meetings held daily around the world, and people can share their experiences if they’re comfortable as well as listen to the stories of others.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Gresham, OR

  • Local AA Meetings

    East County Alano Club
    Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.
    1015 NE Roberts Ave., Gresham, OR 97030

    Mt. Hood Medical Center- Caremark Building
    Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
    24800 SE Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030

    The Episcopal Parish of St. Luke the Physician
    Wednesdays, Noon
    120 SW Towle Ave., Gresham, OR 97080

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings in Gresham, OR

Narcotics Anonymous is also a 12-step program similar to AA, aside from the fact that it’s for people who struggle with substances other than alcohol.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings in Gresham, OR

  • Local NA Meetings

    Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
    East County Alano Club
    1015 NE Roberts Ave., Gresham, OR 97030

    Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
    1890 Northeast Cleveland Ave., Gresham OR, 97030

    Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
    Metro Church of Christ
    1525 Northwest Division, Gresham, OR 97030

SMART Recovery Meetings in Gresham, OR

If you prefer an alternative to a 12-step program, options are available including SMART Recovery. Different from AA and NA, SMART Recovery is not religious or spiritual, and it’s open to people who struggle with any type of addiction including drugs, alcohol and addictive behaviors. As a supportive group program, SMART Recovery is built on concepts of self-reliance and self-management.

SMART Recovery Meetings in Gresham, OR

  • Local SMART Recovery Meetings

    Fridays, 6:00 p.m.
    21440 Southeast Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030

    Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.
    4805 Northeast Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings in Gresham

Addiction can have a severe impact not only on the person who struggles with it but their family and loved ones. There are support groups for people affected by someone else’s addiction to drugs or alcohol. Two examples are Al-Anon and Nar-Anon.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings in Gresham

  • Local Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

    Al-Anon meetings in Gresham and nearby include:

    Community Church For Joy
    Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
    8051 SE 16th Ave. 97202

    St. Henry’s Catholic Church
    Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.
    346 NW 1st St.
    Gresham, OR 97030

    There is one Nar-Anon meeting in Gresham:

    St. Henry’s Catholic Church
    Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.
    346 NW 1st St.
    Gresham, OR 97030

Non-Profit Organizations in Gresham, OR

Non-profit and local organizations can help someone who struggles with substance abuse or mental health concerns. Organizations in and near Gresham include:

Non-Profit Organizations in Gresham, OR

  • NAMI Multnomah

    NAMI Multnomah
    524 NE 52nd Ave., Portland, OR 97213
    503-228-8959

  • Cascadia Behavioral Health Care

    Cascadia Behavioral Health Care
    2415 SE 43rd Ave.
    Portland, OR 97206

  • Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services

    Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services
    421 SW Oak St. Suite 520, Portland, OR 97204
    800-716-9769

  • Lifeworks

    Lifeworks
    400 NE 7th St., Gresham, OR 97030
    503-661-5455

Gresham, OR Substance Abuse Hotlines

The following are local Gresham substance abuse hotlines, crisis service hotlines, and also national hotlines. If you have questions about substance abuse and addiction treatment, you can also contact The Recovery Village Ridgefield at any time.

Gresham, OR Substance Abuse Hotlines

  • Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Crisis Line

    Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Crisis Line
    503-988-4888

  • Lifeworks NW

    Lifeworks NW
    503-645-9010

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    1-800-784-2433

  • Lines for Life Alcohol and Drug Helpline

    Lines for Life Alcohol and Drug Helpline
    800-923-4357

  • The Recovery Village Ridgefield

    The Recovery Village Ridgefield
    360-857-0007

City of Gresham, OR

The city of Gresham, Oregon is located in Multnomah County and is a relatively large city in Oregon. Gresham is just east of Portland. It’s around 12 miles from downtown Portland and around 70 miles from the coast of Oregon. Many parks are in Gresham including Main City Park, and there’s Gresham Art Plaza, as well as Clatsop Butte Park. The population of Gresham is estimated to be more than 111,521 people. Gresham is located at 45.5098° N, 122.4347° W.

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