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Salem, Oregon has a total of 26 drug rehab listing(s) containing information on alcohol rehab centers, addiction treatment centers, drug treatment programs, and rehabilitation clinics within the city. Contact us if you have a facility in Salem, Oregon and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Salem listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

Salem, OR, is a place steeped in history and has a strong tourist industry because of it. Some 222,697 people live there. Unfortunately, life is not a happy one for everybody, as there is a significant substance abuse problem there as well.

Salem and Alcohol Issues

Statistics have shown that, out of the 222,697 people in Oregon:

  • 100,214 do not drink alcohol at all.
  • 57,901 do consume alcohol, but have less than one drink per week.
  • 158,115 people drink alcohol regularly, but not to the point that it is a problem.
  • 53,447 people consume so much alcohol that they are classed as having a dependency or addiction.

Alcohol addiction is a very dangerous disease. People need to start with a period of detox if they want to give up on this dependency. However, the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol are very serious and can potentially be fatal. This is why it is essential that people are given the opportunity to go through medically assisted detox.

Of significant concern in Salem is the influence of alcohol advertising on young people. While adults seem to be uninfluenced by advertisements, young people are starting to drink at an ever younger age, long before the legal age of 21. This is a serious problem, and Salem has started to launch intervention programs to give young people alternatives to alcohol.

Salem and Drug Issues

Unfortunately, there are around 20,711 people in Salem, which is approximately 10% of the population, who use illicit drugs. These include street drugs and non-medical use of prescription drugs. Specifically:

  • 3,272 people drink alcohol as well as use another addictive substance.
  • 3,127 people use cannabis.
  • 2,630 people use heroin.
  • 1,843 people smoke or snort crack cocaine.
  • 1,595 people use stimulants.
  • 663 people use opiates other than heroin, including prescription medication.
  • 621 people use powdered cocaine.
  • 41 people use tranquilizers.
  • 25 people use inhalants.
  • 23 people use PCP.
  • 23 people use hallucinogenics like ecstasy or LSD.
  • 83 people use other types of illicit substances.

To address this issue, Salem public health officials have attempted to make access to detox and rehab treatment much easier for everyday people. There are a number of state-sponsored and private clinics where people can go for help. These clinics run on either (intensive) outpatient basis, or on a residential basis. Wherever possible, people are encouraged to attend inpatient facilities, preferably for a period of 90 days. This is because it has been demonstrated that this offers the best long term results.

Once people have completed rehab, regardless of whether they did this on an inpatient or outpatient basis, they are also provided with aftercare. This includes counseling, 12 step groups, sober living facilities, and so on. By offering people aftercare, the chance of relapse is significantly reduced. Most important is that Salem is investing heavily in prevention efforts to help people avoid substance abuse in the first place. This is particularly important for the younger population, who must also be steered away from gateway drugs like cannabis and alcohol.

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Drug Facts


  • Benzodiazepines ('Benzos'), like brand-name medications Valium and Xanax, are among the most commonly prescribed depressants in the US.
  • Statistics say that prohibition made Alcohol abuse worse, with more people drinking more than ever.
  • Steroids can cause disfiguring ailments such as baldness in girls and severe acne in all who use them.
  • 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem started smoking marijuana, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.
  • Never, absolutely NEVER, buy drugs over the internet. It is not as safe as walking into a pharmacy. You honestly do not know what you are going to get or who is going to intervene in the online message.
  • Rates of illicit drug use is highest among those aged 18 to 25.
  • 3 Million people in the United States have been prescribed Suboxone to treat opioid addiction.
  • 75% of most designer drugs are consumed by adolescents and younger adults.
  • Abused by an estimated one in five teens, prescription drugs are second only to alcohol and marijuana as the substances they use to get high.
  • The phrase 'dope fiend' was originally coined many years ago to describe the negative side effects of constant cocaine use.
  • 90% of deaths from poisoning are directly caused by drug overdoses.
  • Paint thinner and glue can cause birth defects similar to that of alcohol.
  • Crack causes a short-lived, intense high that is immediately followed by the oppositeintense depression, edginess and a craving for more of the drug.
  • Heroin tablets manufactured by The Fraser Tablet Companywere marketed for the relief of asthma.
  • A young German pharmacist called Friedrich Sertrner (1783-1841) had first applied chemical analysis to plant drugs, by purifying in 1805 the main active ingredient of opium
  • 50% of adolescents mistakenly believe that prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs.
  • Methamphetamine increases the amount of the neurotransmitter dopamine, leading to high levels of that chemical in the brain.
  • Between 2006 and 2010, 9 out of 10 antidepressant patents expired, resulting in a huge loss of pharmaceutical companies.
  • Alcohol is the number one substance-related cause of depression in people.

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