History

 

HISTORY OF CARING

Since opening our doors in 1971, we have helped thousands of young people and adults achieve hope, health and recovery. We have grown over the years in response to changing community needs and to keep pace with advances in addiction science and new models of integrated behavioral and physical care. Through the years, we have remained 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.

Our History

1970s

1971 In 1971, Adapt welcomed its first patients in Douglas County. Adapt was founded at a time of increased local and national attention on the negative health and social consequences of alcohol and other 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.

1980s

1982 The Crossroads Residential Care opens to provide adult residential treatment for men and women in a safe, secure and therapeutic treatment environment.  The Crossroads is a regional residential treatment center for the greater southwest Oregon.

1984 School-Based Substance Use Prevention and Intervention services provided to Douglas County school districts.

1987 Youth Outpatient Treatment Program launched to provide age-appropriate assessment and treatment services for adolescents and their families.

1988 Deer Creek Youth Residential Treatment Center opens to provide life-changing care for adolescents who struggle with substance use and co-occurring behavioral health conditions.  Deer Creek is a regional residential treatment center for the greater southwest Oregon.

1990s

1991 Adapt launched intensive outpatient treatment for pregnant and parenting women with substance abuse or substance dependence problems.

1996 Adapt begins work in cooperation with Drug Court and corrections system to provide treatment and education for offenders with alcohol and other drug dependency problems.


1998 Adapt invited to provide substance use treatment and recovery services in Josephine County.

2000s

2001 Adapt invited to provide substance use treatment and recovery services in Coos and Curry Counties.


2002 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment offered in Douglas County jail as a sentencing option for qualifying cases where the underlying issues are drug related. Upon successful completion of RSAT, participants enter the Drug Court Program as an aftercare program.


2006 SouthRiver Community Health Center opens in response to community need for primary care in Winston and surrounding communities. In 2012, SouthRiver achieved Federally Qualified Health Center status, and has expanded over the years to offer comprehensive 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.

2010s

2014 Hillside Terrace supportive housing opens in Winston to provide a safe and sober living environment for parents in recovery and their children


2016 Community Mental Health Program transitions to Adapt and delivers care under the name of Compass Behavioral Health, reflecting a new direction in providing integrated behavioral health care to Douglas County.


2017 Medically-Monitored Sub-Acute Detoxification offered at Adapt’s residential treatment center for adults experiencing withdrawal from alcohol, opioids or other drugs.
2017 Fresh Start Day Treatment Center opens in Coos County, offering adult day treatment and temporary housing for individuals in treatment.
2017 Opioid Treatment Center opens in Douglas County in response to opioid epidemic, receiving national CARF accreditation in 2018.


2018 Adapt designated Local Mental Health Authority and Community Mental Health Program by Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
2018 Eveningside supportive housing opens in Josephine County to provide a safe and sober living environment for families in recovery.
2018 Opioid Treatment Program opens in Coos County in response to opioid epidemic, receiving national CARF accreditation in 2019.


2019 SouthRiver Community Health Center expands to offer integrated primary care and behavioral health care to Roseburg and surrounding communities.

2020s

2020 Sobering Center anticipated opening in late 2020 to early 2021. Work underway in cooperation with Douglas County’s Local Public Safety Coordinating Council and local law enforcement to provide an alternative to jail or emergency department for public intoxicated individuals.

2021 Adapt celebrates 50 years in service to Southern Oregon. Strong community partnerships and an unwavering focus on service have helped us to build a comprehensive system of care to serve our community now and for generations to come.