Addiction is the uncontrollable need for a substance or activity. In Oregon, there are hundreds of thousands of residents who are in need of treatment for addiction, and Washington County residents account for about 40,000 of that total. Addiction 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!
Washington County's Department of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) assures the delivery of chemical dependency and problem gambling treatment services. The Department contracts with a number of addiction treatment providers in the community, located geographically throughout the county. WCHHS, in partnership with the State of Oregon, provides funding for chemical dependency and gambling treatment services. Therefore, cost will not be a barrier to service.
In addition to treatment referral, WCHHS also provides outreach services, including educational materials,on-site presentations and referrals. Volunteer opportunities include participating in the county's 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: