Treatment and Recovery

Seeking treatment

Substance-abuse treatment programs in the community provide support both during the acute stages of early methamphetamine withdrawal and during the long-term recovery process that follows. Programs below are licensed and listed according to the services they provide and populations they serve. See our FAQ page for answers to some common questions about treatment.

Finding treatment services in the Northwest

The MARC recommends searching through the US Department of Health's SAMSHA treatment facility locator to find providers near you. The SAMSHA locator is updated frequently and includes both public and private facilities that are licensed or approved by the state where they are located. SAMSHA also operates a telephone referral hotline at

800 662-HELP (4357) (English and Español)

800 487-4889 (TDD for hearing-impaired)

Types of treatment services available include:

  • Detox services (with or without residential and outpatient treatment)
  • Residential treatment
  • Outpatient treatment

Some providers offer special programs for subgroups of people seeking treatment:

  • Adult men and women
  • Women accompanied by children
  • Adolescents

About confidentiality during treatment

Confidentiality is a concern for many who think about seeking help for substance abuse. Fortunately, several federal laws are in place to protect the privacy of those in treatment.

Federal law 42Cfr part 2 mandates that all licensed substance-abuse treatment providers comply with federal confidentiality standards regarding alcohol and drug-abuse patient records. These standards prevent the release of records, including assessments and requests for services, except where the law requires provides to report elder abuse or child abuse, or where a client provides written to release information.  

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) establishes additional privacy and security standards to protect the confidentiality clients' health information.

Participate in research

Find out how to participate methamphetamine studies at OHSU.