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CCO set to yank clients from Jackson County Mental Health

Mail Tribune, Dec. 21, 2016 A major client of Jackson County Mental Health is pulling its patients – putting a halt to the county’s ambitious plans for expansion and new hires. Whether layoffs will result because of the reduction in … Continue reading

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Every 20 minutes, someone dies from overdose – but treatment isn’t keeping pace

The Bend Bulletin, Oct. 20, 2016 The abuse of prescription pain killers and illegal drugs has tripled the rate of opiate overdoses in the U.S. since 2000. Every day, 78 people die of heroin or prescription opiate overdose, a rate … Continue reading

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Homeless outreach in Lane County: White Bird Clinic’s CAHOOTS

Turning Point By: Ben Lonergan Sitting quietly in the passenger seat of a squeaky, white van, Brenton Gicker types quietly on a laptop as police dispatch rattles off instructions over the radio. Gicker, an eight-year veteran of White Bird Clinic’s Crisis … Continue reading

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CAHOOTS to begin 24-hour service in Eugene January 1

KVAL, Dec. 12, 2016 CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets), a free, confidential mobile crisis clinic staffed by counselors and medics, is extending will begin operating 24 hours a day in Eugene beginning January 1. “Things like homelessness … Continue reading

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