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Hal C Darst, CADC II, Director/Therapist

Abuse and addiction problems can happen to anyone, and affects far more people than commonly believed. Approximately 7.7 percent of Oregon's adult population abuses or is dependent on alcohol.[1] Oregon has ranked 2nd in the US for illegal drug use in adults 26 and older. One out of 10 Oregonians has used methamphetamine.[2] For non-medical use of painkillers among youth, Oregon ranks 4th nationally – with 1 out of 11 kids at least trying painkillers without medical need. Among adults 26 or older Oregon ranks third for non-medical use of painkillers.[3]

The effects are more pronounced among youth, though the consequences of addiction don't become apparent until later in life. Youth who begin early onset use have up to 5 times the chance of substance abuse/dependence later on in life, and up to 3 times higher rates of anxiety and depression.[4]


  1. Alcohol Consumption and Consequences in Oregon, Oregon Dept of Human Resources, 2007
  2. 2006 Oregon Research Brief on Addiction Treatment Effectiveness
  3. Presentation “Addiction & the Brain, Darryl Inaba and Eric Martin, original source National Survey on Drug Use and Health:2004 & 2005.
  4. ibid


Individual Counseling

Group Counseling

  • Teen Group
  • Mens Group
  • Adults Overcoming Opiates & Prescription Pill Addiction
  • Parents of Adolescent Abusing Drugs and Alcohol

Educational Consulting

Outdoor/Experiential Therapy

Ph: 541-954-7077  Fax: 888-505-1903  Email:
Services offered throughout the mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon,
Albany: 425 2nd Ave., Suite 203, Albany 97321 (main office and mailing address)
Corvallis: 344 NW 6th St., Corvallis OR 97330
Eugene: 1234 Pearl St., Suite #4, Eugene, OR 97401,