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. We offer behavioral health counseling in Oregon for substance and drug dependence. Find a Portland area clinic and learn more about these services.
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
- Money issues
- Neglected appearance
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.
Serving at-risk, underserved patients in Oregon's 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.