Oregon Drug Statistics and Resources

If you’re looking for free addiction resources in Oregon, you’ve come to the right page. Our guide to addiction recovery resources in Oregon provides an overview of addiction (substance use disorder), how it impacts Oregonians, and a comprehensive list of resources in Oregon, including specialty resources for LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans, students, and Native American people. Whether you or your loved one is struggling with substance abuse, we have the right information and accessible resources to get you the help you may need.

Drug Statistics in Oregon

Data from Oregon health authorities reveals some startling statistics about substance use in Oregon:

Addiction Nonprofits in Oregon

Lines for Life

Provides mental health crisis support to adults and veterans struggling with alcohol or substance use. They have dedicated helplines:

  • Crisis support: Call 988 or Ayuda En Español 1-888-628-9454
  • Alcohol and Drug helpline: Call 1-800-923-9347 for treatment resources
  • For military personnel, veterans, and their families, call Lines for Life Military Helpline: 1-800-457-4838
  • Youthline: For anyone under the age of 21. Call 1-877-968-8491 or text “Teen2teen” to 839863

4D Recovery

Provides support for young people (including adolescents) seeking to find and sustain recovery. Through peer-based services, 4D provides a community environment for youth to thrive, including social events, computers to find work/do homework, and hangout spaces.

The Miracles Club

A nonprofit organization centered on providing peer services, training, and a community recovery center for the African American community.

Behavioral Health Provider Directory

In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, this network includes recommended behavioral health and addiction resources.

Oregon Recovers

A recovery advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Oregonians struggling with substance use disorders.

Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon (MHAAAO)

A grassroots organization providing peer support, education, and advocacy services to individuals with substance use disorders.

The Recovery Gym

A free resource for people in recovery who want to exercise in a community setting.

The Alano Club of Portland

A resource hub for people seeking and maintaining recovery, including an expungement clinic, yoga, AA meetings, and non-12 Step meetings.

Harm Reduction Programs

Central City Concern

Located in Portland, CCC offers housing assistance, healthcare, SUD treatment resources, and employment support.

Harm Reduction Coalition

Promotes safer drug use through two finder tools: the Nasen website to locate sterile syringes near you, and Next Distro to get naloxone by mail.

Outside In

Healthcare and social services for youth and other marginalized people experiencing homelessness in downtown Portland and surrounding areas. Services include medical treatment, employment, harm reduction, and integrated services.

Save Lives Oregon

Provides support to people who use drugs, including information and supplies to prevent overdose and reduce harm. You can find prevention, advocacy, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support.

HIV Alliance

They provide a syringe exchange program, syringe pick-up and drop boxes, naloxone (Narcan), and HIV and Hep C testing and treatment. You can also access counseling, resources for supportive housing, and harm reduction education.

Deschutes County

A harm reduction program in Deschutes, providing free naloxone.

Portland People’s Outreach Project

Provides drop-in services, harm-reduction supplies, and syringe exchange.

Folk Time: Free to Be Me

Located in NE Portland, this peer-based recovery center provides support and social events for adults with mental health disorders and those in substance use recovery.

Government Grants & Resources


Here you’ll find a list of resources on alcohol and substance use including:

  • The Alcohol and Drug Helpline: call 1-800-923-4357 or text “RecoveryNow” to 839863
  • Opioid Treatment Directory: A SAMHSA initiative that links individuals with medication-assisted recovery programs.
  • Oregon Behavioral Health Services: Information on community mental health programs, and how to find a provider for mental health services.
  • Mental health crisis support lines:
    • Gambling helpline: 877-695-4648
    • Military helpline: Call 888-457-4838 or text MIL1 to 839863 (9am -3pm PT)
    • Suicide and crisis lifeline: Call 988 or text “chat” to 988
    • Youth line: 977-968-8491 (anytime) or text teen2teen to 839863 (between 4-10 pm PT)
    • Specific county crisis lines located here

Care Oregon

Mental health and substance use treatment programs through Oregon Health Plan (the state’s Medicaid program).

College Addiction Resources

Oregon State University

With a dedicated recovery center, OSU provides a collegiate recovery program to students with a variety of goals, including harm reduction.

Association of Recovery in Higher Education

A directory of collegiate recovery programs and events across the nation. They also host an annual collegiate recovery conference.

Students Recover

An accessible collegiate recovery resource for students attending schools that may not offer collegiate recovery programs, like minority institutions, community colleges, and trade schools.

University of Oregon

A collegiate recovery center for students to help them maintain their recovery, health, and wellness.

Harmony Academy

Oregon’s first recovery high school providing sober, safe, and educational resources for youth in recovery.

LGBTQ+ Resources

Pride Northwest

Education, advocacy, and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals.

The Q Center

An LGBTQ+ community center providing a range of services, including counseling, referrals, and affinity and support groups.

True Colors Recovery

A nonprofit organization providing recovery support through peer services, meetings, and social events.

The Trevor Project

Crisis, suicide, and mental health support for LGBTQ+ youth. Call 866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678-678. Available 24/7.

Brave Space

Access to knowledgeable and affirming providers for non-binary and trans children, youth, adults, and their families.


Peer support for trans people by trans people, providing crisis, mental health, and suicide prevention support. Call 877-565-8860. Available 24/7.

The GLO Center

A community resource center for LGBTQ+ individuals of color. Offers STI testing, counseling, PrEP, and access to social services.

Call BlackLine

LGBTQ+ support including peer services, counseling, and mental health resources. BIPOC individuals are prioritized.

Veterans Programs

Veterans Crisis Line

Mental health and crisis support for veterans in Oregon. Call 1-800-273-8255.

Modern Military Association of America (MMAA)

MMAA provides online meetings for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals that includes treatment and referral resources.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Information and resources for active military personnel and veterans, including mental health and addiction treatment. Visit their substance use page for more information about substance use disorders and how to find VA treatment near you using their locator tool.

National Center for PTSD

A leading educational resource on PTSD, which includes resources for treatment.

Indigenous & Tribal Programs

Painted Horse Recovery

A culturally specific Native American nonprofit providing recovery support.

Native American Rehabilitation Association

Provides educational, physical, mental health, and substance use resources that are culturally appropriate for American Indians and Alaska Natives, including inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Indian Health Services

Access the Portland area IHS, serving American Indian and Alaskan Natives in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Provides a range of health services.

Drug Laws in Oregon

Good Samaritan Law

If a person calls for help, they are protected by law for the possession of drugs and paraphernalia, and may not be arrested for violating pretrial conditions, probation, or parole under these circumstances.
Naloxone Standing Order: there is no state law for a standing order, but see below for naloxone access laws and protections.

Naloxone Standing Order

There is no state law for a standing order, but see below for naloxone access laws and protections.

Syringe Exchange and Distribution

Oregon does not criminalize the possession of drug paraphernalia and, until recently, it was lawful to possess small quantities of drugs. However, Governor Tina Kotek recently signed an order that criminalizes the possession of small amounts of illicit substances. There is no law permitting syringe exchange programs; however, many exist in the state and there are no penalties for doing so.

Naloxone Access Law

A pharmacist, or other authorized person, may give out or administer naloxone and distribute kits to social service agencies or others who they believe are at risk of overdose. Those acting in good faith for administering or giving out naloxone are immune from civil liability.


Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser: Rehab Media Group, Recovery Helpline, Alli Addiction Services.

By calling the helpline you agree to the terms of use. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses. There is no obligation to enter treatment.