Vancouver, Washington sits on the banks of the powerful Columbia River, and is a family-friendly, beautiful city with views of Mount Hood, Mount Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. Just across the river from Portland, Oregon, this southern Washington city offers a plethora of recreational, business and educational opportunities and is home to both Washington State University and the renowned Washington School for the Deaf.
Like cities everywhere, Vancouver has its problems with alcohol and drug abuse. Heroin, meth, ecstasy and cocaine, as well as alcohol abuse pose a threat to public health and safety. Studies show that addiction rates are soaring in Vancouver, WA. Local law enforcement claim that meth is a huge issue. With that said, opioids and other drugs are also making a huge impact. Government programs are trying to raise awareness for addiction.
"Annually, about 394,000 residents aged 12 or older will use some type of illicit drug in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro MSA. This represents 20.7% of the population, which is higher than the 14.7% average for the nation as a whole."
Anyone can struggle with an addiction. This chronic disease does not discriminate. Worst yet, it can affect the loved ones of addicts as well. Family members and close friends often find themselves getting dragged into the issue. They"ll try to help the addict to no avail.
If your family is affected by drugs or alcohol, Northpoint Recovery can guide you to the local support you need. We can help you find out what treatment program will work best for your situation and provide you with recommendations on what to do next. In this guide, we"ll walk you through the different levels of care offered by rehab centers and the various support groups, like AA and NA meetings, that are available.
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