Rehabs near Portland
Portland is Oregon’s largest city and has a reputation for being the consummate modern Northwestern city. That reputation of beautiful natural views, tech companies, and liberal values comes with many of the same issues that other cities face throughout the country. The city suffered from the wild over prescription of Opioids during the early 2000s and into the 2010s. Luckily, Portland managed to somewhat avoid the explosion of Heroin and Fentanyl that cities elsewhere in the country are still struggling to manage. The threat of Opioids is lower in Portland, but city officials are worried by a trend of increasing substance use during the 2020 pandemic. Compared to previous, normal years, Oregon has seen a 70% increase in overdoses during similar time periods during COVID-19. This upward trend is echoed by a national increase in the trafficking and use of meth as it’s fueled by cartel production. Meth is already one of the most problematic illicit substances in the state, but programs to attack it specifically seem to be on the back burner as the state pursues legal action against pharmaceutical companies that instigated and profited off of the Opioid epidemic. Dealing with drug use often takes a support system and the help of a professional. Quitting cold turkey and handling it alone are excellent ways to guarantee relapse and possibly harm. If you’re struggling, please reach out for help at a local treatment center.
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Evan Schreiber (2020) Overdose deaths risen 70% during pandemic, report says. Retrieved January 9th, 2021 from: https://katu.com/news/recover-northwest/opioid-overdose-deaths-rise-by-70-in-oregon-during-pandemic-oha-says
MHAAO (2020) Meth is now the leading cause of Drug overdoes in Portland. Retrieved January 9th, 2021 from: https://www.mhaoforegon.org/blog/2019/2/15/meth-the-leading-cause-of-drug-related-deaths-in-oregon
OHA (2020) OHA sees 70% increase in Oregon drug overdose deaths during April, May. Retrieved January 9th, 2021 from: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ERD/Pages/OHA-sees-70-percent-increase-in-Oregon-opioid-deaths-during-April-May.aspx
Police Bureau(2020) Opioid Report. Retrieved January 9th, 2021 from: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30560