“ The secret of Crisis management is not good vs bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse.” ~Andy Gilman
CRISIS – danger or opportunity?
- Call 911 for medical or mental health emergencies.
Non life-threatening Support
Non life-threatening Support Information
- West Linn Police Department: Non-Emergency: 503-635-0238,
- Download app for more information (send tips anonymously, utility support, pay traffic tickets, notifications).
- Wilsonville Police Department. Crimes in progress. Non-Emergency Dispatch 503-655-8211. A non-emergency situation, but you request the service of a police officer to respond (either by phone or in person) Wilsonville Police Office 503-682-1012.
- Have you contacted your physician/pediatrician for your child? It’s important that a dialogue is had with your primary care doctor. Encourage a physical and full blood workup.
- Clackamas County Sheriff’s Tip Line: 503-723-4949 or you can fill out the e-mail form attached.
- Mental Health First Aid, Resources: General mental health, depression, suicide, anxiety, self-injury, psychosis, substance use disorder, helplines, support groups.
- Crisis Text Line – Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
- Lines for Life, Get Help NOW: 24/7 with free, confidential, and anonymous help!
- SUICIDE LIFELINE
Text 273TALK to 839863
- ALCOHOL & DRUG HELPLINE
Text RecoveryNow to 839863
- YOUTHLINE, A teen-to-teen crisis, and helpline. Contact us with anything that may be bothering you; no problem is too big or too small! Teens available daily from 4-10 pm PST (off-hour calls answered by Lines for Life).
Text teen2teen to 839863
- SUICIDE LIFELINE
- Clackamas County Mental Health and Addiction Services, If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, the Clackamas County Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (503) 655-8585.
- Unity Healthcare Center, Mental Health Emergency. At this time our Psychiatric Emergency Service is only for patients 18 and older. If you have the need for adolescent psychiatric emergency services, please refer to the Children’s Emergency Department at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel or OHSU Doernbecher Pediatric Emergency Department.
- Find local resources – 211
Scared? Not sure what to do? There are individuals willing to share their experiences and offer support…don’t think about it just reach out!
- Alison Mann, Family Advocate: (503) 706-1898
- Lynn Jacobs, Family Advocate: (503) 334-8355
- Anne Sommer, Recovery: (503) 707-5177, email@example.com
- Pam Pearce, Certified Recovery Mentor, Recovery & Community Support: firstname.lastname@example.org, (503)719-2057
- Kenny Aromin, CRM, PSS, Cell: 503-752-9969, Email: email@example.com
- Lauren Levin, Youth Recovery: firstname.lastname@example.org, (503) 939-5375
- Adam Levin, Family Advocate: email@example.com, (503) 320-6885
- Kim Palmer, The Addicts Mom-Sharing Without Shame: www.addictsmom.com
- Olie Jolstad, Long-Term Recovery: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shelly Chase, Recovery: Chaseset@comcast.net
- Erin Finklea, Recovery: (503) 449-8680
- Drena Cambrey, Family Advocate: Drena123@comcast.net
- Jennifer Dale, Recovery: (503) 413-0075
- Mari Zenoniani, Recovery: (503) 577-1098
- Tim Adrian, Recovery & Treatment: Tim@grawolfranch.com
Starting Place and Suggested Reading for Parents, Individuals, and Family
- Action Plan – Assess for risk of harm.
- Treatment Research Institute with PartnershipTM for Drug-Free Kids to create science-informed tools for parents struggling to protect children from the dangers of alcohol and drugs Resources for Families.
- Time to Act! is an online resource consisting of science-based guidance when parents know or suspect their children are drinking or taking drugs. Follow important steps if You Think Your Child is Using or if You Know Your Child is Using.
- Prepare to Take Action if You Suspect Teen or Young Adult Drug Use.
- Partnership for Drug-Free Youth. Realizing that your teen or young adult child needs help for his or her substance use can be scary and overwhelming.
- Enabling your adult addicted child?
Engage, educate and find support!
- Family Resource Center. Research has clearly demonstrates that substance use disorders are chronic medical illnesses, with biological, social, and behavioral components. And like other chronic medical illnesses (i.e. Type-II Diabetes) substance use disorders and addiction are best managed with an appropriate combination of clinically proven approaches that include prevention, early intervention, treatment and continuing care.
- SAMHSA, How to tell if your child is drinking alcohol.
- Addiction Policy Forum. Addiction is a complex but treatable disease, and with a combination of integrated care, evidence-based treatment, and a short and long-term plan, recovery is an ever-more attainable goal. Learn more about how to find treatment, the various kinds, and levels of treatment available, and how to support yourself or your loved ones as they begin their road to recovery.
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Addiction is a disease, learn about it.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Learn how health care professionals address common mental illnesses and substance use disorders and how SAMHSA helps people access treatments and services.
- Educational Connections helps families locate the most appropriate educational and therapeutic options for their children.
The key duty of an alcohol/drug interventionist is to help family and friends convince their loved one to seek treatment. The interventionist acts as an objective third party during an intervention, supporting the family as it confronts the person suffering from substance use disorder in a firm, but loving manner.
- Compassionate Interventions, Our goal in an intervention is to not only get the addict into treatment, but also to support the family so the addict’s behavior changes while in treatment are supported in a healthy, positive way once they complete treatment and return to the social group.
- Leslie Koralek,
Take your time, ask questions - educate!
- What to look for and What to Avoid when looking for Drug & Alcohol Treatment.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (questions you need to think about). Find information for people struggling with drug abuse, as well as resources for their families and friends.
- Astoria Point
- Madrona Recovery
- Gray Wolf Ranch
- The Sierra Tucson Model
- Duffy’s Rehab
- Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders through clinical services, education, and research. Our vision is to be the best at delivering effective, lasting treatment and providing superb experiences across our continuum of care in all places.
- A Better Today’s Portland facility offers the best outpatient care possible. If you are ready to take steps toward giving up drugs and alcohol, our outpatient programs can be a good follow-up to an inpatient detox and rehab stint that was completed. Our Portland center also serves a great way to complete court-ordered substance abuse counseling hours.
- Tree House Recovery
Residential & Sober Living in Portland
- Pacific Crest Trail Detox, LLC aims to provide a superior quality of care in a comfortable setting so that our clients can begin their journey into recovery and overcome their chemical dependencies.
- The Kennedy Forum: Access to mental health, eating disorder, and addiction care is your right.
- Parity Registry. If your health plan denied services, there are ways to fight back.
- Step-by-step Guide to Fighting Back.
- To find resources in your state for consumer advocates, health plan contracts, state regulators, federal regulators or veteran and military resources, click here and find your state.
- HealthCare.gov. 2018 Health Coverage – Health Insurance Marketplace.
- Kaiser Family Foundation – Health Care, Policy and more.
- American Addiction Centers, Types of Health Insurance Cov
Information & Local Supports
- NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness is a support and advocacy association for those with mental illness. They offer support groups, resources, and education classes on mental health:
- Unity, Center for Behavioral Health. We are a 24-hour behavioral and mental health services center located in the greater Portland metropolitan area. We provide immediate psychiatric care and a path to recovery for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
- GetTrainedToHelp.com, If you found yourself with a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or student in the middle of a mental health or emotional crisis, would you know how to help? Do you coach young people, assist the elderly, or work with the public? What do you do after asking “Are you okay?”
- Oregon Family Support Network, providing support groups and education to families with a strong advocacy component.
- Trauma Informed Care Oregon, serves as a centralized source of information and resources and coordinates and provides training for healthcare and related systems.
- DIY Advocacy Center, Helping parents advocate for their families and to overcome barriers to behavioral health care. Developed to share knowledge, tools, and a practical process with families of children with behavioral challenges. The Center was founded upon the belief that you know your child best and given the right plan and process, you will make decisions best suited to your family’s unique needs.
- Help Kids Cope, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.
- Youth Suicide Warning Signs. Youth, healthcare professionals, parent/caregivers, gatekeepers. There is hope and help.
- Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation – Provide information to families about available therapeutic programs.
- Collaborative Problem Solving, Children will do well if they can!
- Trillium Family Services is Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families. We are the only provider in Oregon offering a full continuum of children’s mental and behavioral health services.
- Keep Oregon Well, in schools program, creates a safe environment that promotes the discussion of mental health and provides a platform for adapting it to a multitude of social learning environments.
- Heart of the City – Wilsonville, purpose through connecting people, promoting health and wellness, expressing compassion and care, and providing personal development by maximizing resources via strategic partners.
- Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, (SAMHSA) a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
- Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is an experiential therapy administered by a licensed mental health professional and a certified equine specialist to address specific psychotherapy treatment goals. Horses willingly participate in these individual or group sessions giving the client a holistic treatment experience.
- Central City Concern is a nonprofit agency serving single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty, and addictions.
Legal Systems & Support
- Reynolds Defense Firm (Attorney & Blue Binder Project) – DUI or criminal Charges.
- Blue Binder Project – A DUI arrest doesn’t define who you are…what you do next will.
- Parrot Creek, Youth Diversion provides youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families with the tools, skills and emotional support they need to address negative behavioral patterns and get back on the right path to success.
- Clackamas County Alcohol & Drug Evaluation. Our office provides clients with Court ordered drug and alcohol evaluations for Clackamas County. We specialize in DUI cases. Our clients are provided with knowledge of the DUI process and assigned a treatment center.
- Donny Wright, CADC, West Linn. Family & Substance Abuse Counseling, (503) 320-9190
- Foundations Counseling & Consultation, LLC, – Oregon City. Provides Mental Health Services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. We begin by providing a comprehensive individual or family assessment to include treatment recommendations. Further, Foundations provides comprehensive Alcohol & Drug assessments to adolescents and young adults and provides education and treatment services.
- Western Psychological and Counseling Services, PC (Western) was established in 1986 to provide quality outpatient mental health, Chemical Dependency, and EAP services in an effective and efficient manner:
- Counseling Services of Portland – Addiction.
- Safe Journey’s, offer a variety of counseling and coaching services. Oregon State approved outpatient DUII Treatment Program, we provide our clients with all services surrounding the DUII program.
- Counseling Services of Portland, Provide expert support and advice in a safe, nurturing environment for Children, Teens, and parents.
Bullying, Sexual Assault, and more: Help and Support
- Always remember that you can text START to 741741 to chat 24/7 with a live, trained counselor at Crisis Text Line & Crisis Text Line Resources.
- BullyBust, is designed to help students and adults become “upstanders”—people who stand up to bullying and become part of the solution to end harmful harassment, teasing, and violence in our nation’s schools.
- Cyberbullying Research Center. This is a constantly updated list of contact information for social media apps, gaming networks, and related companies – so you know where to get help for bullying, harassment, threats, and other forms of misuse.
- SafeBAE is a student-focused, survivor-driven organization whose mission is to raise awareness about sexual assault in middle and high schools and student’s rights under Title IX. SafeBAE is focused on preventing dating violence and sexual assault by giving students the tools to change peer culture, end harassing re-victimization and advocate for consent and safe relationship education.
- HEAR, Helping Everyone Achieve Respect. Parents, educators, students, and research-based bullying prevention programs for the classroom that challenge students to adopt respectful personal behavior and active bullying intervention.