Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling
The lobby for Washington County Behavioral Health is currently open to the public, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at 5240 N.E. Elam Young Parkway. Face coverings are required for all visitors except children under age 12, and people with a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.
The majority of staff continue to work regular business hours remotely and can provide support through phone calls or video appointments. The public is encouraged to email through the Addictions Services webpage or call 503-846-4528 during regular business hours for assistance prior to coming onsite.
Substance use disorders are the uncontrollable need for a substance or activity. In Oregon, there are hundreds of thousands of residents who are in need of treatment for substance use disorder, and Washington County residents account for about 40,000 of that total. Dependence is a process, one that begins with first time "use" and concludes with a loss of control. Whether it's a substance, or an activity such as gambling, addiction can take over a life, or several lives.
So what can be done about it? Treatment. For drug, alcohol and gambling dependence, treatment works in Washington County!
In addition to treatment referral, HHS also provides outreach services, including educational materials, on-site presentations and referrals. Volunteer opportunities include participating on the Behavioral Health Council.
The sooner treatment begins, the sooner a better life begins. Call for help today.
Watch these short public service announcements for more information: