Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Healthier Happier You

Can you imagine living a healthy, fulfilling and drug-free life? Yourself-esteem restored, your relationships improved and your career is benefited.

[Acme Counseling Corvallis Oregon Sucess] Just imagine how it will feel to have control over your own life again. Successful drug and alcohol rehab is built on discovering yourself once again. This is where you can begin to understand why you have an addiction and avoid repeating those patterns as you journey toward your new clean life.

Addiction Misconceptions

It was once common to think of addiction as simply a moral failing. Those who were addicted were thought to lack the moral strength to resist the vice of drug and alcohol abuse. It’s now known that chemical addictions attack the natural impulses of the body, often altering the body’s biochemical systems in the process. Both drugs and alcohol cross the blood-brain barrier, directly affecting brain chemistry. These substances, as well as many others involved in chemical dependency, usurp natural compulsion/reward responses normal to human behavior. The brain isn’t just rewarded with pleasure: it’s chemically tricked into obsessive pursuit in those who have become addicted.

Addiction In Oregon

Addiction is a scourge for the citizens of Oregon, and the devastation it unleashes affects every level of society.

Oregon ranks second in the U.S. for illegal drug use in adults 26 and older, ranks seventh in the U.S. for illegal drug use among residents 12 and older, and ranks fourth in the U.S. for alcohol and drug dependence among 18-25 year olds (SAMHSA, National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2004).

Addiction not only kills thousands of Oregonians per year, but it also causes decades of prolonged suffering for addicts and their families. Treatment and prevention for addiction are essential to help reduce the huge costs that addiction exacts. In Oregon, addiction professionals continue to be in high demand.  There is a shortage across the state of addiction professionals.  In 2005, this resulted in 150 positions going unfilled (2005 NFATTC Substance Abuse Treatment Workforce Survey).

 For more information visit the “Contact Us” page and either call or write to us. It is all confidential, and we will get back to you promptly during the business hours, or during the next business day if you contact us after office hours.


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