PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — KOIN 6 Town Hall “A State of Pain: Oregon’s Drug Crisis,” looks at the problems stemming from drugs like fentanyl and meth, leading to issues such as homelessness and crime.
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Oregon ranks highest in the nation for illicit drug use — and dead last in access to drug treatment. Below is a list of reporting on drug abuse in Oregon and resources for recovery and support.
The Lund Report
Town hall panelist and Lund Report editor, Emily Green, tracked Measure 110’s impact on the behavioral health system as part of her fellowship through the Association of Health Care Journalists through the Commonwealth Fund.
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Mental/behavioral health resources
Lines for Life offers support hotlines for mental health crises and behavioral health support and is available 24/7 with language interpreters available. Lines for Life offers help over phone call, text or chat.
Alcohol and drug helpline: 1-800-923-4357
Oregon Recovery Network offers a variety of wellness and recovery resources including addiction treatment, financial help and recovery support meetings.
Oregon Recovers, a coalition made up of people in recovery and their friends and family, advocates for addiction recovery resources in the state.
Other addiction treatment resources are available by calling the numbers below. Insurance is not needed for treatment access:
Multnomah County Call Center: 503-988-4888
Care Oregon Customer Service: 503-416-4100
Trillium Customer Service: 877-600-5472
Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Division Services
Multnomah County has a directory of addiction treatment providers for uninsured, underinsured (including those under Medicare) and undocumented individuals.
OHSU Portland Alcohol Research Center
Oregon Health & Sciences University has a list of treatment resources for alcohol and drug abuse — including national and local resources in Oregon and Washington.
Central City Concern
Central City Concern offers treatment for addiction and substance use including peer support, individual counseling and treatment care.
Stay with KOIN 6 News as we continue our coverage on the drug crisis in Oregon.