‘I was dying’: 26-year-old woman describes being homeless and addicted to drugs before finally getting treatment

Getting clean in Portland isn’t easy, seeing as there are only two large-scale detox centers accepting walk-ins on a daily basis. Both can’t keep up with the demand.

PORTLAND, Ore. — About 20 people lined up outside Fora Health, a Southeast Portland detox center, early Tuesday morning. Each person suffers from addiction and many of them are homeless. They waited in line hoping there would be a bed for them.

After about thirty minutes, a couple walked out of the parking lot. They had just been turned away for the second day in a row.

“I just walked out of the rehabilitation center after

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