Adapt has continued to thrive as a nonprofit organization for nearly 50 years. Although we have grown over the years, our unwavering commitment to high-quality, compassionate and affordable care remains constant.

Adapt was founded in 1971, at a time of increased local and national attention on the negative health and social consequences of alcohol and drug addiction. Originally providing addiction treatment and prevention services, Adapt now offers comprehensive addiction treatment, mental health care, primary care and prevention services for children, adolescents, adults and families in four Southern Oregon counties—Douglas, Josephine, Coos and Curry.

The Crossroads
The Crossroads was opened in 1982 to provide much needed adult residential treatment for men, women, and women with young children. In 2017, Adapt opened a state-licensed, nine-bed sub-acute residential detoxification program at The Crossroads.

In 1984, Adapt began offering substance abuse prevention and intervention services to Douglas County school districts. Today, Adapt’s Prevention and Education Program works with local and statewide community partners to prevent substance abuse, promote healthy childhood development and build healthy communities.

Youth Outpatient & Residential Treatment Services
In the 1980s, a time when addiction treatment programs were primarily adult-focused, Adapt became an Oregon leader in providing age-appropriate assessment and treatment services for adolescents and their families. Adapt’s Youth Outpatient Program, established in 1987, and Deer Creek Residential Treatment Center, established in 1988, provide life-changing care for adolescents who struggle with substance use and co-occurring behavioral health conditions.

Focus on Women’s Health
In 1991, Adapt launched specialized intensive outpatient treatment for pregnant and parenting women with substance abuse or substance dependence problems. Child care, transportation assistance and other social supports then, as now, help to reduce barriers to care and create a supportive environment for women to sustain life-long recovery.

SouthRiver Community Health Center
In 2006, Adapt opened SouthRiver Community Health Center, a patient-centered primary care home serving Winston and surrounding communities. SouthRiver achieved Federally Qualified Health Center status in 2012, and has expanded over the years to offer comprehensive and fully-integrated primary care and behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults, with a special commitment to those who are uninsured, low-income and medically underserved. SouthRiver’s services now include chronic pain management, diabetes care and medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorders.

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic
The misuse of opioids has become an epidemic nationally and in Oregon. In 2017, in collaboration with state and local partners, Adapt announced expanded opioid prevention, treatment and recovery options, including fully-integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment at SouthRiver Community Health Center, a specialized Opioid Treatment Program, Tele-Medicine to improve access to care for rural residents and Medically-Monitored Sub-Acute Detoxification and Residential Care. Our full continuum of care allows patients to transition seamlessly between levels of care appropriate to their individual needs.

Hillside Terrace & Fresh Start
The need for safe and sober housing is an essential building block of a healthy, productive life. In 2014, Adapt opened Hillside Terrace, providing transitional housing for parents in recovery and their children. In 2017, Fresh Start Day Treatment Center opened in Coos Bay, offering adult day treatment and temporary housing for individuals in treatment.

Compass Behavioral Health
In 2016, the Community Health Alliance board of directors approved the transition of Douglas County’s Community Mental Health Program to Adapt. Mental health services are now provided under the name of Compass Behavioral Health, reflecting a new direction in providing integrated behavioral health care to our community. With this transition, Adapt welcomed a skilled professional team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, nurses, licensed mental health professionals, Qualified Mental Health Professionals, Qualified Mental Health Associates and a talented administrative and support staff to serve over 2,900 individuals who receive community mental health services each year.

Since Adapt opened its doors in 1971, we have helped thousands of young people and adults achieve health, hope and recovery. Strong community partnerships and a focus on innovation and growth have helped us to build a comprehensive system of care to serve our community now and for generations to come. Although we have grown over the years, we remain committed to our core values and our mission to provide our communities access to world-class primary care, addictions treatment, behavioral health care and prevention services to promote health and restore lives.