Once individuals resolve to address their drug/alcohol addictions, detoxification is the first and most crucial step in a safe path to recovery. Hooper Center provides medical detoxification and stabilization at this critical juncture. There, patients receive 4-10 days of medical treatment for early withdrawal symptoms. A team of registered nurses and technicians provide around the clock medical care, and a physician provides an examination on admissions. Patients meet with a counselor and are referred to available treatment services.
Many of the staff at the Hooper Center are in recovery and have turned their lives around. They are an example that recovery is possible and often provide the first rays of hope for the long journey ahead.
Upon completing the program, patients may be referred to Alcohol and Drug Free housing and ongoing resources to support recovery including the CCC Recovery Center.
To access Hooper Center services, patients are urged to arrive (1535 North Williams, Portland) at 6:45 a.m. (Monday-Friday) for triage, which begins at 7:50 a.m. Hooper Center is often unable to admit every individual seeking treatment on a given day. Admission nurses inform individuals of other options that may include returning the following morning. Providers may use our referral form to speed the process.
Please note the following updates to the admit process:
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His name was David P. Hooper. He was an eccentric, intelligent young man; a talented track star, aspiring politician and an alcoholic. He was also the last person to die of alcoholism in the Portland city jail. In 1971, Oregon made the momentous shift to define alcoholism as a disease, not a crime. That act also shifted the focus away from the legal system to the social service system to search for a better way to handle public drug and alcohol abuse. Central City Concern has been a vital part of the process from the beginning and the Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center still bears David’s name.
Yearly, nearly 2,000 people begin their recovery at Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center. Click here for video comments from alumni of Hooper.