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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources in Hillsboro

Addiction is more than just a lifestyle choice or personal struggle. It's a serious disease that can destroy your life, as well as the lives of the people you love the most. Like any other disease, addiction won't get better on its own. Inpatient rehab is the best option for treating your addiction, and NorthPoint Recovery offers a caring, competent staff of addiction experts who can help you weather the storms of addiction.

Rehab, though, is just one piece of the puzzle. If you're not yet ready to seek help, or if you need care to supplement what you learned in rehab, support near your home makes staying clean convenient and much easier. Hillsboro is home to a wide array of support groups, so you're sure to find one that suits your values and needs.

AA Meetings Local to Hillsboro

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the most popular recovery program in the world, as well as one of the oldest. Its 12 steps can be highly effective at helping you put your life back together after a bout with alcoholism. The program helps you get support from other recovering addicts, allowing you to benefit from their hard-won wisdom. There are meetings virtually every day, which means you can get as much support as you desire. To find the closest meeting to you, follow this link. Other local groups and resources include:

http://meetings.intherooms.com/meetings/search?latitude=45.522894&longitude=-122.989827&proximity=100

http://www.simeetings.com/LA/OR/HillsboroMtgs.html

http://westsidecentraloffice.com/meetings/

NA Meetings Local to Hillsboro

Like AA, Narcotics Anonymous relies upon a 12-step model and peer support. The group offers help for a range of drug addictions, including cocaine, prescription drugs, meth, and crack. Additionally, NA also maintains several drug-specific groups, such as Marijuana Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous. Find your local meeting here. Some other helpful local resources include:

http://www.portlandalano.org/meeting-schedule

http://portlandna.com/meetings-by-area/

http://www.tvana.org/meetings/metro_schedule.pdf

http://fiveriversna.org/schedule/find-a-meeting

http://www.oppareanc.com/meeting-schedule/

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings Local to Hillsboro

It's not just addicts whose lives are destroyed by the disease of addiction. Friends and family members can suffer immensely. From children whose parents disappear to spouses whose partners provide them no support, addiction undermines thousands of families. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon help the family and loved ones of addicts set boundaries, protect themselves, and better understand the nature of addiction.

You can find a Nar-Anon family group near your home by following this link.

You can find a local Al-Anon meeting here.

Drug Support Groups Local to Hillsboro

Although NA is wildly popular and highly effective, it's not right for everyone. The model is loosely religious, asking participants to put their faith in a “higher power.” Some groups pray, and many are located in churches. Some recovering addicts feel uncomfortable with the group's emphasis on permanent sobriety from all substances, while others just prefer a model not based on steps. If you prefer an alternative to NA, of if you want to supplement your program with another group, here are some options:

http://www.portlandalano.org/meeting-schedule

http://www.smartrecovery.org/meetings_db/view/

Alcohol Treatment Resources Local to Hillsboro

AA is virtually identical to NA, and like NA, it doesn't work for everyone. Some alternative local groups include:

http://www.meetup.com/pdx-sober/

http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Women-Alcohol-Dependent-Prevention-Group/

Secular Organizations for Sobriety offers online drug and alcohol support groups here.

Reasons to Seek Help for Addiction

Becoming a drug or alcohol addict is on precisely no one's list of goals, but addiction is incredibly common. It's not your fault, but what you do does matter. Seeking help sooner rather than later can mean the difference between being defeated by addiction and using it as a stepping stone to the next page of your life.

The hallmark characteristic of addiction is continuing to use despite negative consequences, coupled with immense difficulty quitting. If you can answer yes to three or more of the following questions, you are likely an addict:

  • Have you previously relapsed?
  • Are you unable to quit using, even though you've tried?
  • Do you lie or cover up the truth to justify your continued use of alcohol or drugs?
  • Do you get high or drunk to feel normal?
  • Does addiction run in your family?
  • Do you fight with your spouse or partner about your drug or alcohol use?
  • Are you desperate to quit using?
  • Do you drive or operate heavy machinery while under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
  • Do you mix multiple drugs together, or pair drugs and alcohol?
  • Are most of your friends addicts?
  • Do you live with an addict?
  • Have others told you they're concerned about your drug or alcohol abuse?
  • Do you do things you regret when you're high, or when you're trying to gain access to drugs or alcohol?
  • Have drugs or alcohol gotten you into financial or career trouble?
  • Have you experienced legal problems, such as a lawsuit or arrest, due to drugs or alcohol?
  • Have you experienced legal, financial, or career setbacks because of drugs or alcohol?
  • Have you experienced physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms?
  • Do you use alcohol or drugs to  mask health symptoms?
  • Do you ignore your responsibilities due to drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you prioritize drugs or alcohol above your family, career, or hobbies?
  • Are you feeling hopeless, ashamed, or depressed?
  • Do people in your life pressure you to continue using drugs or alcohol?
  • Are you usually drunk or high?
  • Do you drink or use drugs at work or around your kids?