According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 114 people die every day due to drug overdose. Furthermore, the CDC notes that excessive drinking is responsible for 1 in 10 deaths in the U.S. among adults aged 20-64.

With statistics like these, seeking treatment for substance abuse is a smart choice. If you live in or around Saint Helens, Oregon, and you’re looking for information on drug and alcohol rehab, detox and recovery, you’ve come to the right place.

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The Recovery Village Ridgefield Drug and Alcohol Rehab
888 Hillhurst Rd. Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 857-0007
Nearby in Ridgefield, WA, The Recovery Village Ridgefield Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center is ready to help with any substance abuse or addiction needs you may have. Call and get admitted today.

Saint Helens Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment

Whether you or a loved one is looking for drug or alcohol rehabilitation and treatment in Saint Helens or the surrounding areas, you’ll be glad to know that the best Saint Helens drug and alcohol detox and recovery treatment centers treat the person, not just the addiction. Great care is taken to ensure that each person has the support that they need in order to thrive.

This unique approach to treating the individual creates an environment that encourages growth and the development of life skills. It also helps to untangle behavioral issues which are often at the root of alcohol or drug dependency so that upon completion of treatment, each individual is prepared for a new, fresh start.

Rehab options in and near Saint Helens may include:

  • Detox
  • Inpatient
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Intensive outpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Aftercare
  • Sober living homes

Additionally, for people who are willing to travel, The Recovery Village Ridgefield offers a continuum of care programs in Ridgefield, Washington.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs and Treatment Centers in Saint Helens, OR

Detox not only helps to cleanse the body of drugs and alcohol, it also helps to prepare people for the transition to inpatient care.

Although there are no detox programs in Saint Helens, there are numerous detox programs in Portland, including:

  • Opioid detox (six programs)
  • Methamphetamine detox (one program)
  • Cocaine detox (one program)
  • Alcohol detox (two programs)

The Recovery Village Ridgefield Detox Center offers medical detox in a dedicated detox facility in Ridgefield, Washington.

Saint Helens Residential Treatment Programs

Although there are no residential treatment programs specifically located in Saint Helens, one residential treatment center exists in Portland and one residential treatment facility exists near Saint Helens, in the town of Ridgefield, Washington. All other treatment programs available near the city of Saint Helens are focused on outpatient treatment only.

Residential treatment provides both inpatient alcohol rehab and drug addiction treatment in a secure, welcoming and supportive environment. Residential treatment programs provide more intensive care than an inpatient rehab facility and they often provide activities, meals and other forms of support to help you or a loved one learn healthy coping mechanisms and life skills.

The Recovery Village Ridgefield provides residential care as well as a wide range of programs. It’s an ideal resource for anyone looking for a safe, supportive detox experience alongside 24-hour support from trained medical professionals.

Saint Helens Partial Hospitalization Programs

One partial hospitalization program for drug, substance and alcohol abuse currently exists near Saint Helens, in Ridgefield, Washington.

Partial hospitalization programs are ideal for individuals who don’t need intense inpatient facilities but need more support than what traditional outpatient programs provide.

The Recovery Village Ridgefield also provides partial hospitalization programs to provide a more supportive balance between inpatient facilities and outpatient care.

Saint Helens Outpatient Treatment Programs

There is currently only one licensed and accredited outpatient treatment program near Saint Helens, however, there are nearly a dozen such programs in Portland, depending on the type of approach you’re looking for.

Many outpatient programs draw from a variety of sources to help with addiction recovery, including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Medication
  • Relapse prevention
  • Trauma counseling

Sober Living and Rehab Aftercare Programs in Saint Helens, OR

There are currently two sober living and continuing care facilities near Saint Helens which offer a wide range of rehab aftercare programs. Fifteen similar aftercare facilities and programs exist near Portland, Oregon. To help create lasting habits, rehab alumni programs may also be available.

Aftercare services not only revolve around preventing relapse but are also designed to help the individual transition to appropriate housing and learn vocational skills. Sober living homes help take the addictive substance out of daily life by providing an environment that is supportive and encouraging while building a strong foundation for healthier habits.

Specialized Treatment Programs in Saint Helens, OR

There are currently no specialized treatment programs available in Saint Helens. There is, however, one in Ridgefield, Washington, and fifteen currently in Portland. Each one offers a variety of specialized treatment options which may include:

  • Detailed assessments, including substance abuse and mental illness
  • Rehab for LGBT individuals
  • Counseling, including for families, individuals and groups
  • Rehab for veterans
  • Social skills development
  • Employment counseling or training
  • Relapse prevention with naltrexone
  • Rehab for teens
  • Rehab for pregnant women
  • Rehab for PTSD

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

Every drug treatment process is different, but knowing what to expect can relieve a lot of anxiety and stress.


Although every admissions process and treatment center is unique, the process generally begins by introducing the individual to the facility and staff. The goal is to make you or your loved one feel welcome and at ease. It’s a big first step, but never one that you have to make alone.

During the admission process, the counselor and staff will create a customized approach to their treatment and recovery. At this point, the best treatment plan for their unique needs is created. It’s also possible that the person will need some prescription medicines to help them avoid unpleasant side effects from withdrawal.


The next step after the evaluation and the creation of a thorough treatment plan is the detoxification process, which helps the body flush out drugs and alcohol. This not only helps provide physical stability but it also begins the transition to further treatment.

Transition to Further Treatment

After detox, inpatient treatment begins, which generally involves ongoing medical supervision as well as the development of healthy habits, improved vocational, life and social skills as well as counseling, therapy and recreation.

To learn more about the rehab process, visit this information page from The Recovery Village.

Finding the Best Rehab Program for You

The best drug rehab centers are those which take into consideration your unique needs and the challenges you face. Additionally, the best rehab centers will be properly licensed. If you’re wondering how to find the best rehab center, look for facilities that provide the type of care you’re seeking and can offer you personalized treatment and the individualized attention you deserve.

What Questions Should You Ask When Considering a Treatment Program?

It’s understandable to have a number of questions when looking for a treatment program. In evaluating treatment programs, you’ll want to ask:

Do you have full-time medical staff? 

Having full-time medical staff ensures that the right treatment protocols can be followed 24 hours a day, seven days a week in case of emergencies and in situations needing the expertise of trained medical professionals.

What type of licensing and accreditation does your facility have?

For a facility to be accredited, they must have an audit that shows the accrediting body that they adhere to certain standards. An accredited rehab center has demonstrated that they uphold these standards.

What types of treatment services and programs do you offer?

Many addiction treatments and detox centers offer a variety of programs. These can range from group therapy to individual, one-on-one counseling, medically supervised detox and holistic programs that help the patient learn and acquire healthy habits that can help prevent relapse.

Do you accept insurance, and if so, what type of coordination do you offer in using insurance?

Getting the treatment that you or a loved one needs shouldn’t depend upon your ability to pay for it. Many rehab programs accept private insurance

For more questions and answers about rehab, view the frequently asked questions about rehab with The Recovery Village.

Exploring Treatment Options Near Saint Helens, OR

In searching for drug abuse treatment near Saint Helens, you may be considering such options because they’re close to you or a loved one. Even if you don’t live near the area, you may be considering traveling for treatment because you want and need the help that the treatment provides.

Each one has pros and cons, but oftentimes, traveling outside the state can provide benefits that perhaps a center close to home cannot.

For example, if you travel for treatment:

  • You’ll be away from the environment and pressures that are driving you to consume drugs or alcohol
  • You’ll be away from stresses and triggers
  • You’ll feel as if you’re getting a fresh start
  • You can feel anonymous in an out-of-state treatment facility
  • You can leave a potentially disturbing or detrimental home environment
  • You can focus solely on your treatment and recovery, rather than what might be happening with friends or family at home

There may be some downsides to treatment, including:

  • Having to leave your family
  • The lack of a support network of family or friends who care about you
  • Needing to leave school or work

Additional Addiction and Rehabilitation Resources in Saint Helens, OR

In addition to addiction and detox treatment programs, there are also a variety of services available in Saint Helens and the surrounding Portland area.

You can use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s treatment finder tool to help narrow down your search. Through the interactive map, you can filter choices to find substance abuse treatment, counseling, health care centers, doctors specializing in buprenorphine and more.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Saint Helens, OR

Recovery meetings are a great way for people in and around Saint Helens to meet others in similar circumstances, as well as share stories with each other and create a support network to help each other out.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Saint Helens, OR

Local AA Meetings

Generally speaking, 12-step programs are the most common types of recovery meetings. These include anonymous-style meetings, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and many more.

Alcoholics Anonymous
District 18 – Columbia County, Oregon
PO Box 395, St Helens, OR 97051

Portland Area Intergroup
St. Helens Alano Club
215 N 6th St., St Helens, OR 97051

SMART Recovery Meetings in Saint Helens, OR

Local SMART Recovery Meetings

Although they’re popular, 12-step programs aren’t for everyone. A different group, SMART Recovery programs are an alternative to 12-step programs. As an acronym, SMART stands for Self Management and Recovery Training. Rather than having a spiritual focus the way AA or NA does, the SMART program is based on science and teaches self-reliance. Groups like SMART Recovery do not make use of sponsors, nor are the labels alcoholic or addict used.

Columbia Community Mental Health Alternatives-RTF
105 S. 3rd street, St Helens, OR, 97051

Main Contact:
Brandon Guerra
+1 503-397-6900
[email protected]

Al-Anon, Nar-Anon and Alateen Meetings in Saint Helens, OR

Local Nar-Anon Meetings

Addiction often involves the entire family, and that’s why groups like Al-Anon, Nar-Anon and Alateen exist, to help provide family counseling and support to those who are trying to help a loved one overcome their addiction:

St. Vincent’s Hospital
9205 S.W. Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon 97225
Meets Saturday at 10am

Al-Anon, Alateen

Details on meeting dates, times and locations can be found on this page.

Non-Profit Organizations in Saint Helens, OR

Currently available non-profit resources in and near Saint Helens include:

Columbia Community Mental Health- Creekside Campus

Columbia Community Mental Health- Creekside Campus
58646 McNulty Way, St Helens, OR 97051

SAFE of Columbia County for Domestic Violence

SAFE of Columbia County for Domestic Violence

Oregon Health and Science University

Oregon Health and Science University
OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing
621 S.W. Alder, Suite 520 Portland, OR 97205
Provides outpatient treatment of mental health conditions, addictions and pathological gambling.

City of Saint Helens, OR

As the county seat of Columbia County, Oregon, Saint Helens maintains a population of around 12,800 people, as of 2010. The city was founded by Captain Henry Montgomery Knighton of New England, in 1945. Originally named Plymouth, the name was changed to St. Helens in 1850 due to its view of Mount St. Helens, which is approximately 39 miles away. The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through the area that is now Saint Helens on their way to the Pacific Coast.

One of the closest airports is Southwest Washington Regional Airport (KLS) and the coordinates of Saint Helens are 45.8590° N, 122.8212° W.