Oregon Assessments/Evaluations for Drug & Alcohol Addiction


Oregon continues to struggle with rising rates of opioid addiction and overdose. An addiction assessment or evaluation service in Oregon will help you find a drug rehab center to treat opioid addiction. Addiction professionals with Addicted.org can also offer an initial assessment to help you find a drug detox and drug rehabilitation center in Oregon. Drug rehabilitation should be well-rounded and help you physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Oregon assessment or evaluation for drug and alcohol addiction is done by different types of professionals. The people performing the assessment are either working within the drug treatment center or a clinic. Assessments typically include questionnaires, physical exams, and or a self-assessment. The assessment process is relatively straightforward, and various questions are asked to gather relevant information. For example, some of the information includes treatment history, health history, patterns and behaviors, symptoms, and the effects addiction has had on the drug users' life. When searching for drug and alcohol treatment resources within the state, assessments are often the first step.

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When searching for drug treatment programs in Oregon, it is essential to consider the methods of counseling. There are private and state-funded services available and various counseling methods. However, many addicts choose only to attend detox even if they can enter inpatient or outpatient treatment. Detox alone does not sustain long-lasting recovery, and it does not offer the proper counseling or therapy that a drug user requires to address the underlying issues. During the assessment process, it is essential to have the entire treatment path available and planned. Not only does this help the drug user, but it also gives the family peace of mind knowing they have found the right treatment they need for their loved one.

Are there addiction assessments for each type of drug?

Yes, typically on-line a person can take a self-assessment for each type of drug, which can assist in determining the extent of their drug use. There is nothing different from the questions, it is simply a 'marijuana assessment' or an 'alcohol assessment', but the questions asked are very standard across the board. It is important to remember that these types of assessments should not replace an actual in-person interview with a qualified professional.

Substance abuse and addiction impact people from all across the state, and many addicts will not get the treatment they need. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were 339 drug related deaths caused from opioids alone. Alcohol use in the state remains connected to more substance abuse disorders than any other drug. In 2018, a report by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility reported that there were 153 drug realted deaths which is a rate of 30.2% of total fatalities reported in the state. Driving under the influence makes up for about a quarter of all deaths for those under 21 years old. A different report by the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, states that teenagers in Oregon are 37.62% more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol compared to the average American teen. 


Below you can find a listing of different assessment/evaluation programs for drug and alcohol addiction in Oregon. The list can be incomplete so if you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on January 19, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.