Oregon State – Substance Use Help Information

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Oregon’s addiction services, overseen by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), offer comprehensive support for individuals facing substance use disorders, including alcohol and drugs, as well as problem gambling. These services are designed to provide a coordinated system for prevention, treatment, and recovery, aiming to improve health outcomes, strengthen families, and reduce societal impacts. Key programs include the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission’s efforts to create a unified approach, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) for a health-based response to drug addiction, and community-based mental health programs to connect individuals to local services. The OHA emphasizes the importance of accessible, high-quality care, utilizing measures like Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder and peer-delivered services to promote recovery and wellness across Oregon communities. For more detailed information:

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a pivotal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is multifaceted, focusing on reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Established in 1992, the agency has been at the forefront of addressing the complex needs of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, facilitating access to treatment and services while promoting a high quality of care and state-of-the-art practice through its programs and policies.

For immediate help, click to call (mobile only) the SAMHSA 24 hour helpline

or phone 1-800-662-4357

SAMHSA’s work encompasses a broad range of activities aimed at improving the availability and quality of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to alleviate the adverse effects of substance abuse and mental illness. The agency administers competitive, formula, and block grant programs and conducts research to inform policy and practice. Through its public awareness and education campaigns, SAMHSA also plays a key role in helping to destigmatize mental illness and substance use disorders, encouraging those affected to seek help. The agency’s resources, including its National Helpline, provide critical support and information to individuals and families facing mental health and substance use challenges, demonstrating SAMHSA’s commitment to fostering a healthier, more resilient society.