Substance and Drug Dependency Counseling

Help for Substance and Drug Dependence

Substance and drug abuse can affect anyone. Because tolerance and dependence can develop rapidly, getting help as soon as possible may stop the pattern of abuse. NHC offers behaviorial health counseling for substance and drug dependence to Portland area residents.

What Is Substance Use Disorder?

Substance abuse refers to the hazardous use of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol, illicit drugs – such as cocaine, crystal meth and heroin – as well as misuse of prescription drugs. Over time, these substances can lead to dependence syndrome, a condition that develops after repeated drug use.

Some general physical and behavioral symptoms present with substance and/or drug dependence including changes in appearance such as bloodshot or glazed eyes, dilated or constricted pupils, sudden weight loss or gain, bruises and infections. Behavioral symptoms may include:

  • Increased hostility or irritability
  • Changes in personality and behavior
  • Lack of energy and motivation
  • Depression
  • Money issues
  • Neglected appearance

Services Offered

If you recognize these or any other signs of drug abuse, NHC can help. Our substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors offer counseling services that combine treatment and support so you can break drug or alcohol dependence both mentally and physically. Our experienced health professionals are dedicated to providing confidential, personalized, patient-centered healthcare, regardless of income or current state of wellness.

Reach Out

Serving at-risk, underserved patients in Washington and Clackamas Counties. NHC medical clinics are located in Beaverton, Canby, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, and Oregon City. Contact NHC to learn more about our counseling services or to make an appointment. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.