Lake Oswego, Oregon is primarily in Clackamas County. Parts of the city are in Multnomah and Washington counties also. Lake Oswego is approximately eight miles south of Portland.

The entire state of Oregon, like other states around the country, has been struggling with the effects of the opioid epidemic. For example, from 2017 to 2018, Oregon saw a 5.1% increase in drug overdose deaths. Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid abuse in the United States.

In Oregon, more drug overdose deaths are related to prescription opioids than any other type of substance including heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and methamphetamine. Portland and the surrounding areas are especially affected by opioids.

For people who struggle not only with opioids but other substances, resources are available in Lake Oswego and throughout Oregon.

Lake Oswego Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment

There are different treatments and levels of care available for someone in Lake Oswego who is seeking help for drugs or alcohol. Every person’s treatment program and journey should be tailored to their needs but may begin with medical detox.

Medical detox offers a way to go through withdrawal safely under the supervision of medical professionals.

Once someone completes detox, treatment programs can include inpatient or outpatient rehab, or a partial hospitalization program. Some people may do a combination of different levels of care, called a continuum of care.

Following the completion of a rehab program, long-term recovery can include aftercare planning and participation in programs such as support groups.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs and Treatment Centers in Lake Oswego, OR

If you or someone you care about struggles with drugs or alcohol, it can be overwhelming to know where to start in terms of receiving treatment. Having an overview of what’s available locally, as well as statewide and out of state can give you a point of reference and a place to start. Knowing what questions to ask before choosing a rehab center helps as well. There is currently a total of 83 substance abuse programs within 25 miles of Lake Oswego, including inpatient and outpatient options.

Lake Oswego, OR Residential Treatment Programs

For a lot of people who receive treatment for substance abuse, the first step is medical detox. Then, once they fully detox, they may transition into the next phase of treatment, which can be residential rehab. Residential rehab centers often have on-site detox as part of their treatment programs. At an inpatient alcohol rehab or drug addiction treatment program, the environment is stable and focused on recovery.

Within 25 miles of Lake Oswego, there are currently 14 residential treatment programs. These programs are in nearby Portland, as well as Vancouver and Brush Prairie. The Recovery Village Ridgefield also offers residential treatment programs and on-site medical detox.

Lake Oswego Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are less intensive than inpatient rehab because participants don’t have to live on-site during treatment. Much of what’s offered is the same as what residential patients participate in, however. Someone who participates in a PHP should have gone through detox already and should be able to fully be part of all the therapy that’s in their program.

Along with partial hospitalization programs at The Recovery Village Ridgefield, there are currently nine other PHP options within 25 miles of Lake Oswego including in Gresham and Vancouver.

Lake Oswego Outpatient Treatment Programs

Outpatient rehab is flexible and in this type of program, you don’t live in the treatment facility. Instead, you go to school or work and live your life as you would otherwise except attending treatment sessions at the rehab facility. Usually, these sessions are several times a week, but it depends on the specifics of the program.

Outpatient drug treatment and alcohol treatment can include one-on-one counseling, group sessions and medication management for people who require it.

There are currently 56 intensive outpatient programs are available within 25 miles of Lake Oswego, and there are 77 regular outpatient programs. The Recovery Village Ridgefield offers individualized outpatient rehab, including intensive outpatient treatment.

Sober Living and Rehab Aftercare Programs in Lake Oswego

Recovery must be worked on and maintained, sometimes throughout a person’s life. An addiction treatment plan has to integrate continuing care and aftercare plans because otherwise, it reduces the likelihood of someone being able to transition back into their daily life successfully.

There are different types of rehab aftercare programs. Depending on the person and their needs, they may engage in one type of aftercare, or several. Options for rehab aftercare include:

  • Regular check-ins with a therapist at aftercare facilities
  • Sober living
  • Rehab alumni programs
  • Support groups such as SMART Recovery or 12-step programs
  • Ongoing one-on-one counseling

Specialized Treatment Programs in Lake Oswego

For people with specialized treatment needs, there are many different programs available in and near Lake Oswego. Specialized programs near Lake Oswego include:

  • Within 25 miles of Lake Oswego, there are 24 programs offering rehab for the LGBT community
  • 43 programs with women’s rehab centers are available near Lake Oswego, including in Portland
  • Rehab for pregnant women and postpartum women is available at 20 treatment centers in the local area
  • Rehab for veterans is included in 13 substance abuse treatment programs, and there are also eight programs for active duty military members
  • 40 programs offer treatment for people referred from the criminal justice and court systems
  • 16 specialized treatment program options near Lake Oswego offer care for victims of sexual abuse
  • Within 25 miles of Lake Oswego, there are 19 options for rehab for teens and adolescents
  • If someone has experienced trauma, 40 nearby programs are available including rehab for PTSD

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

A quality rehab program is one that is very individualized to the specific needs of each person because everyone has a unique history, background, and different mental and physical needs. However, to give a general overview of the drug treatment process, it might include the following phases:

  • During phase one, you will likely go through an in-depth assessment. This assessment will include a team of doctors, therapists, and support providers. It’s important to be open and honest during this time because the information will be the basis of your treatment plan.
  • Phase two, if necessary, is medical detox. Withdrawal symptoms from drugs and alcohol can be uncomfortable or even life-threatening. Medical detox is a safe, controlled and monitored environment.
  • The next phase of the drug treatment process is rehab. Rehab works to get to the core issues surrounding your addiction, and if you have co-occurring mental health disorders, you may receive dual diagnosis treatment.
  • The final phase of the process is aftercare planning.

 Learn more about what happens during rehab and what to expect on this page from The Recovery Village.

Finding the Best Rehab Program for You

How do you locate the best drug rehab centers and then also find one that will work for your needs? Important for how to find the best rehab center includes considering your personal needs, but also the credentials and qualifications of the actual program.

Think about the following as you compare rehabs in terms of your personal needs:

  • Are you able to travel out-of-state for treatment, and if so is that something that you would be interested in doing?
  • If you’re researching rehabs for someone else, is that person willing to go to treatment?
  • Do you have specialized needs, or prefer a particular type of treatment program, such as a single-gender rehab?
  • Have you previously tried other treatment programs and relapsed?
  • Is medical detox something you’re likely to require?
  • Do you have a religious affiliation you’d like to be part of your rehab?

What Questions Should You Ask When Considering a Treatment Program?

Once you think about your personal requirements, you can start looking at the credentials of a treatment center that may be on your list. The following are some questions to ask rehab centers as you make comparisons.

Is the treatment center accredited, and what are the credentials of key staff members?

Accreditation is something a rehab center can get from a third-party organization, and it signifies a high quality of care. If you’re going to use insurance to cover the costs of treatment, they may not provide reimbursement if the program isn’t accredited. Beyond that, you should also ask about the credentials, education and licensing of key staff members who will be providing care.

How do you approach treatment?

Some programs offered at different rehab centers may be religious, while others may be based on a 12-step philosophy. Regardless of the specific philosophy of a program, treatment should be approached in an evidence-based way, rooted in research.

How long will the program last?

If someone is participating in inpatient rehab, they may stay at the center for 28 days up to several months or longer. In many situations, the longer someone stays in treatment, the better the outcomes. For outpatient treatment, programs may last anywhere from one month to three months on average.

What is your success rate?

While relapse is considered part of addiction, you can ask a rehab center what their success rate is, how they measure that and also what steps they take to help prevent relapse once patients leave treatment. You can also talk to former patients to learn more about their experiences in the program.

Find answers and more information with The Recovery Village’s frequently asked questions.

Exploring Treatment Options Near Lake Oswego

The decision of whether to stay near Lake Oswego for rehab or to travel for addiction treatment is a significant one. No one right option exists that works for everyone, and as with everything else related to rehab and addiction treatment, it’s a personal decision.

If you do travel for rehab, you’re giving yourself more options in terms of treatment programs. This fact can be especially beneficial if you want a specialized program. If you go out-of-state for rehab, you are also less likely to leave treatment early. You can give yourself distance from the triggers and stress in your life and the people and places that were part of your substance abuse and active addiction.

However, staying near Lake Oswego for rehab can have advantages too. For example, if you have a strong support system, you will be close to them. They may even be able to be part of your treatment. Aftercare planning and implementation can be more straightforward when you attend treatment locally, and you don’t have to arrange travel.

Additional Addiction and Rehabilitation Resources in Lake Oswego

There are addiction and rehabilitation resources in Lake Oswego aside from rehab programs. For example, there are local support and recovery meetings. There are also non-profit organizations that provide services to people in the community related to mental health and substance abuse.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Lake Oswego

Social support is one of the most important parts of long-term recovery. Social support can come in different forms, and one helpful way to gain a support network locally after completing treatment is a mutual support group. Support groups and recovery meetings bring people together and help them stay consistent and motivated in their recovery. There are 12-step programs, but alternatives exist as well.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Lake Oswego

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a spiritual-based 12-step program. This program is for people who struggle with alcohol. Meetings are open to anyone with a desire to be alcohol-free.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Lake Oswego

  • Local AA Meetings

    Lake Grove Firehouse
    Sundays, 6:30 a.m.
    16400 Bryant Rd.
    Lake Oswego, OR 97035

    Lake Grove Firehouse
    Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
    16400 Bryant Rd.
    Lake Oswego, OR 97035

    New Thought Center
    Tuesdays, Noon
    1040 C Ave.
    Lake Oswego OR 97034

    United Church of Christ
    Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.
    1111 Country Club Rd.
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings in Lake Oswego  

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a 12-step similar to AA in that it’s a spiritual, mutual support group. The big difference is that NA is for people who struggle with drugs other than alcohol.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings in Lake Oswego

  • Local NA Meetings

    Greenberg Oaks Apartment Community Room
    Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.
    11895 Southwest 91st Ave.
    Tigard, OR 97223

    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
    3405 Southwest Alice St.
    Portland, OR 97219

    Metzger Church
    Sundays, 7:00 p.m.
    9055 Southwest Locust St.
    Tigard, OR 97223

SMART Recovery Meetings in Lake Oswego, OR   

An alternative to 12-step programs, SMART Recovery stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. The group of SMART Recovery is for anyone struggling with substance addictions or addictive behaviors.

SMART Recovery Meetings in Lake Oswego, OR

  • Local SMART Recovery Meetings

    Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
    Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.
    505 G Ave.
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034

    West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
    Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
    8740 SW Oleson Rd.
    Tigard, OR 97223

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings in Lake Oswego   

Al-Anon is a 12-step support group for people affected by someone else’s alcohol use, and Nar-Anon is for people affected by another person’s drug use. These meetings help people affected by another person’s substance abuse find support and comfort and also maintain healthy boundaries.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings in Lake Oswego

  • Local Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

    Some Al-Anon meetings near Lake Oswego include:

    Christ Episcopal Church
    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
    1060 Chandler Rd.
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034

    Center for Spiritual Living
    Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.
    1040 C Ave
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034

    Some Nar-Anon meetings near Lake Oswego include:

    Pioneer Community Center
    Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
    615 5th St.
    Oregon City, OR 97045

    St. Vincent’s Hospital
    Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.
    9205 SW Barnes Rd.
    Portland, OR 97225

Non-Profit Organizations in Lake Oswego, OR

For people who need help or referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, there are many options available in Lake Oswego. Among these options are non-profit organizations.

Non-Profit Organizations in Lake Oswego, OR

  • Youth Villages Lake Oswego

    Youth Villages Lake Oswego
    2507 Christie Dr.
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034
    503-635-3416

  • Clackamas Women’s Services

    Clackamas Women’s Services
    256 Warner Milne Road
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    503-655-8600

  • Hilltop Behavioral Health Center

    Hilltop Behavioral Health Center
    2051 Kaen Rd.
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    503-655-8741

  • Sunnyside Health and Wellness Center

    Sunnyside Health and Wellness Center
    9775 SE Sunnyside Rd.
    Suite 200
    Clackamas, OR 97015
    503-655-8471

  • United Center for Behavioral Health

    United Center for Behavioral Health
    1225 NE 2nd Ave.
    Portland, OR 97232
    503-944-8000

  • Clackamas County Mental Health Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Program

    Clackamas County Mental Health Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Program
    998 Library Court
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    503-256-8401

Lake Oswego Substance Abuse Hotlines

Substance abuse, mental health, and crisis hotlines are available for people in Lake Oswego. If you have questions about substance abuse, addiction, and treatment, and it’s not an emergency, you can also contact The Recovery Village Ridgefield.

Lake Oswego Substance Abuse Hotlines

  • Clackamas Women’s Services Crisis Line

    Clackamas Women’s Services Crisis Line
    888-654-2288

  • Clackamas County Crisis Line

    Clackamas County Crisis Line
    503-655-8585

  • NAMI Helpline

    NAMI Helpline
    1-800-273-8255

  • Oregon Partnership for a Drug-Free America

    Oregon Partnership for a Drug-Free America
    503-244-5211

  • Cascadia Behavioral Health

    Cascadia Behavioral Health
    503-253-6754

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline

    National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
    800-662-4357

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline

    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

The City of Lake Oswego, OR

Lake Oswego, Oregon is a picturesque community. There are fewer than 40,000 residents in Lake Oswego, and it’s less than 10 miles from Portland. Oswego Lake is a 420-acre lake where you can swim, boat and fish, and the area is known for golf and outdoor activities. There are 24 parks located in Lake Oswego, and there are community events like the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market and the Star Spangled Parade and Celebration on the 4th of July. Lake Oswego is located at 45.4157° N, 122.7160° W.

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