Substance Abuse Resources
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Klamath Falls Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Klamath Falls, Oregon is the county seat of Klamath County. The town was originally dubbed Linkville by George Nurse who founded the town in 1867. However, the Native American tribes of the Klamath and Modoc lived in the area four-thousand years before the United States ever existed.

The Modoc and Klamath indigenous tribes named the location Yulalona or Iwauna which remarked on the Link River’s unusual trait of flowing upstream during particularly feisty southern wind storms. Klamath Falls is better described as rapids than falls and the Klamath Basin became part of the Oregon Trail when the Applegate Trail was established.

During World War II, an American internment camp (Tule Lake War Relocation Center) for Japanese-Americans was built in neighboring Newell, California. Klamath Falls, Oregon plays another historical role when in May of 1945; span 30 miles east of Klamath Falls where a Japanese balloon bomb killed a woman and five children while they were on a church retreat.

The rich indigenous history and lush natural beauty cannot keep the pandemic at bay in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The misuse of alcohol and narcotics is on the rise in the United States.

Substance use disorders are chronic diseases which require a supportive community, effective treatment and a commitment to aftercare if the ill person wants their best chance at experiencing a full recovery. This guide will help orient you with what to expect from care and how to choose a treatment program that is suitable for your needs.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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regular heroin users in America

The Oregon Health Authority warns that the rate of accidental deaths due to heroin overdose have risen three-fold since 2000. Unlike other substances, heroin is still increasing in popularity and the Oregon Health Authority expects fatalities to increase even further in the coming years. The disconcerting statistics surrounding the disease of substance use disorders can be a troubling fact, but there are refuges like The Recovery Village where wellness and sobriety are actively possible.

Finding Help in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

Acknowledging that you have a substance use disorder is a big step forward and you should be proud of yourself for pursuing health and well-being. There are three, main types of treatment program which typically will include: detoxification, individual and group cognitive behavioral counselling and preparation for aftercare.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment programs are also called inpatient and retreat-based clinics. The distinguishing characteristic of a retreat-based treatment program is that you will remain at the facility throughout the duration of your program. Retreat-based treatment programs have higher success rates than the other types of facilities we will discuss. No one knows for certain why residential treatment programs are so effective, but experts suggest the concentrated focus on recovery while eliminating temptations, stresses and the removal of enabling people and circumstances may have something to do with the success of this type of treatment.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Partial hospitalization programs share treatment approaches with retreat-based facilities, the primary change being that patients only reside at partial hospitalization facilities during a specified phase of recovery. Frequently, participants choose to remain on-site at the clinic during the vulnerable stage of detoxification where a medical team can monitor their progress.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Outpatient treatment programs are the most flexible type of treatment approach. Outpatient treatment programs allow patients to remain fulfilling their obligations to their career, education and families while undergoing treatment. At no point do participants live on-site at the facility.

There are so many different treatment options in the United States some even offer a dual focus on meditation or yoga to enhance the patient’s defenses against relapses. Regardless of whether you enroll in a residential treatment, partial hospitalization or outpatient treatment program recognize the achievement of pursuing sobriety and learning to control your substance use disorder.

Detox Centers

Detoxification and rehabilitation are not synonymous. Detoxification is the process by which the misused chemicals are cleansed from your body while you go through recovery. Detox is no longer the uncomfortable and scary experience it once was. Medication-assisted treatments (MATs) have been developed to ease the symptoms of heroin, prescription opioid and alcohol withdrawal.

However, detox is a stage in the recovery. The misuse of alcohol and narcotic substances are the symptoms, not the root cause of the illness. Be wary of detox centers which make sweeping promises of a quick solution or speedy rehabilitation. A substance use disorder is a chronic condition with similar relapse rates to hypertension and asthma. It’s not unrealistic to expect a long-term commitment when endeavoring upon recovery. Patients will have to monitor and evaluate their disease periodically throughout their lives to help prevent relapses.

Success in substance misuse treatment isn’t measured by abstaining from the abused chemical, that certainly is an important facet, but a successful recovery is defined by the patient’s ability to return to treatment and aftercare fellowships despite setbacks. Be patient with yourself and recognize that your recovery doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be.

Recovery Meetings Near You

You may be surprised to learn that the majority of your recovery won’t be completed in residential, partial or outpatient treatment programs. The core of your rehabilitation will be done in mutual-aid fellowships like Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery meetings. Fellowships like Narcotics Anonymous are the cornerstone of many peoples sobriety.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous has been helping people stop misusing alcohol for almost a century. Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson started the mutual-aid fellowship in response to their own substance use disorders. Alcoholics Anonymous is a non-profit organization with only one requirement for admittance: the desire to stop misusing alcohol. While AA depends on the charity of community centers and churches in order to hold their meetings, Alcoholics Anonymous refrains from affiliating with any faith or creed that may be polarizing to any potential Alcoholics Anonymous members. Participants take the 12 steps as they progress in their recovery while adhering to the 12 traditions.

  • First Brew
    Where:
    Congregational Church
    2154 Garden Ave.
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601

  • Noon Women’s Step Study
    Where:
    High Street Campus of Baptist Church on Homedale
    707 High St.
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601

  • Noon Brown Baggers
    Where:
    Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
    4431 S. 6th St.
    Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is the second largest, mutual-aid fellowship supporting individuals struggling with substance use disorders with 60,000 meetings held every year in over 100 countries across the globe. NA members share many similar components with Alcoholics Anonymous meetings like the 12 steps and 12 traditions. Narcotics Anonymous members are also encouraged to engage in sponsorships with other members as a further reinforcement for their sobriety. Members rotate in presenting personal testimonials regarding their progress along the 12 steps to sobriety. While Narcotics Anonymous has a spiritual foundation, it doesn’t affiliate with any creed, religion or political institution which would prevent potential members from joining the meetings or feeling welcome in any NA meeting around the world.

  • 12 to Life Candlelight Meeting
    Where:
    Congregational Church
    2154 Garden Ave
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601

  • Straight Shot of Recovery
    Where:
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    801 Jefferson St.
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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  • Fifth Tradition
    Where:
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    801 Jefferson St.
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery meetings are a touch different from Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings because they operate from a scientific foundation instead of a spiritual one. Members do not present testimonials, but engage in frank and productive conversation with the entire group. SMART is an acronym for self-management and recovery training. SMART Recovery has a four point program in which members attempt to achieve the following:

  1. Sustain motivation to remain sober.
  2. Manage impulses.
  3. Balance feelings, thoughts and behaviors to best suit the individual’s overall health and well-being.
  4. Finding an equal ground between instant gratifications and long term enjoyments.

If you’re interested in joining a SMART Recovery group, get in touch with the facilitator prior to attendance to insure that the group is right for your recovery.

  • 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

A person suffering from a substance use disorder may not see the effects the disease has on their family and friends. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings are refuges where loved ones can come learn about this illness without the stigma or shame typically associated with this disease in the United States. Participants share in the 12 steps and 12 traditions and learn how to cope with the reality and consequences of this illness. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are particularly helpful for those whose sick loved one has yet to embrace treatment and their family and friends need a safe space where they can process these circumstances with an empathetic group.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    Paths to Recovery
    Vineyard Christian Fellowship
    400 Klamath Ave.
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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

  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    Courage to Change
    First Baptist Church
    707 High St.
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601

A substance use disorder is a chronic condition that deserves high quality treatment. If you were diagnosed with Leukemia (Leukemia is a genetic mutation which creates too many white blood cells) and your Oncologist tells you that the nearest place to get the chemotherapy drug, Gleevec (which may knock out the Leukemia completely) is in San Francisco, then you would travel to California and follow-up with the appropriate medicinal procedures. A substance use disorder can have serious repercussions if left untreated. If your circumstances allow for you to travel away from home to participate in a retreat-based treatment program, then consider yourself lucky and take your best opportunity for recovery.

Local Communities Served

  • 96023
  • 97601
  • 97602
  • 97603
  • 97621
  • 97625
  • 97627
  • 97632

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