Depressive disorders often lead to low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness and hopeless despair, and may manifest as insomnia or other physical symptoms.

Many individuals turn to substance abuse as a form of “self-medication”: In fact, according to Current Opinion in Psychiatry, studies show that up to 33% of clinically diagnosed depression sufferers engage in the abuse of alcohol, prescription medications, and banned substances. This is where our addiction services at Oregon Counseling come in.

Quality Addiction Services Counseling

At Oregon Counseling, we take a highly personalized approach to the underlying causes of your substance abuse, be it depression, anxiety or PTSD. We have distinct counseling programs at Oregon Counseling for each type of condition, which our skilled therapists customize based on your individual needs. We strongly believe that getting to the root of the problem is the first step towards eliminating your need to “self-medicate” and establishing healthier ways for improving your state of mind.

The purpose of addiction services is to help individuals and their families not only in dealing with substance abuse as part of a larger issue but also in preventing the habit from escalating to further negative effects on your lifestyle and well-being. Through ongoing support and education on healthy coping strategies, Oregon Counseling can help guide you towards a higher self-esteem and overall improved outlook on life.

Please note that Oregon Counseling is not an addiction treatment center. However, each therapist of our team in Portland, Corvallis, Eugene and Bend is fully licensed to work with addiction when it is secondary to depression, anxiety, or trauma and you are not actively using. If we determine that substance abuse is your primary concern, we will offer our support by directing you to a trained professional specializing in treating addiction in Portland, Corvallis, Eugene and Bend.

For more information about addiction services counseling in Portland, Corvallis, Eugene, Bend and now throughout all of Oregon via video telehealth, start by requesting an appointment.