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How much will it cost?

  • Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) the cost for service is: FREE   *see Usual and Customary Charges
  • Private insurance, we will bill insurance
  • No insurance or Oregon Health Plan, see our sliding fee scale.
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What do I need to do?

  • Step 1:  Stop by one of our offices (between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. -Mondays through Thursdays unless a Holiday)
  • Step 2: Pick up a packet of information and schedule an appointment for an Assessment.  This packet must be complete prior to the Assessment.
  • Step 3: Please plan on arriving 15 minutes before your scheduled Assessment.
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What do I need to bring with me to the Assessment?

  • Completed Assessment Packet
  • Verification of Income via paycheck stub(s).
  • Medical or Insurance Card.
  • $80.00 to be applied to the cost of your Assessment
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What should I expect?

  • To be greeted by a friendly receptionist who will discuss your fees and ask for a payment of the Assessment and a drug test.
  • To sign the following forms:
    • Consent to Treat
    • Fee Agreement
    • Program Agreement
    •  Release(s) of Information
    • Risk Assessment
  • To be seen by a caring and empathetic counselor trained to provide treatment.  Together with the counselor, you will develop a plan of treatment.  Both of you will sign the Treatment Agreement.
    • Problem (in your own words identify issue or problem to be the focus of treatment):
    • Goal:  (in your own words identify what you wish to accomplish to improve to resolve issue or problem):
    • Objectives: (What activity(ies) or action(s) are you willing to engage in to reach your Goal:
    • Interventions:  What service(s) do you want or need to achieve your Goal:
    • Others involved in development of this Treatment Plan or included as part of the course of treatment (please identify):
    • How will you know progress has been made toward resolving the issue or problem:
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What is Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. The initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that challenge an addicted person’s self-control and interfere with their ability to resist intense urges to take drugs. These brain changes can be persistent, which is why drug addiction is considered a "relapsing" disease—people in recovery from drug use disorders are at increased risk for returning to drug use even after years of not taking the drug. ‐ drugabuse.gov
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Can Addiction Be Treated?

Yes, but it’s not simple. Because addiction is a chronic disease, people can’t simply stop using drugs for a few days and be cured. Most patients need long-term or repeated care to stop using completely and recover their lives.

Addiction treatment must help the person do the following:

  • Stop Using Drugs
  • Stay Drug-Free
  • Be productive in the family, at work, and in society

drugabuse.gov
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How is addiction treated?

Successful treatment has several steps:

  • Detoxification (the process by which the body rids itself of a drug)
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Medication (for opioid, tobacco, or alcohol addiction)
  • Evaluation and treatment for co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety
  • Long-term follow-up to prevent relapse

A range of care with a tailored treatment program and follow-up options can be crucial to success. Treatment should include both medical and mental health services as needed. Follow-up care may include community- or family-based recovery support systems. ‐ drugabuse.gov
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