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Getting Help for Marijuana Addiction

Alcohol, heroin and other drugs can have HARD consequences – jails, institutions and death. Marijuana addiction is different. Marijuana addiction has SOFT consequences – lost potential, missed opportunities, limited relationships, stunted development. Different, sometimes obscure, but no less real. But … Continue reading

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‘We’re specialized in detoxing them’

The Daily Astorian Feb 4, 2017 ST. HELENS — The basement rooms of a medical detox center may seem like a universe away from the world of Harry Potter and Harvard. The message on the bulletin board on a January … Continue reading

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What happened to Michael Tyler Jacques

Shooting Investigation For man killed by Bend police, a lifelong struggle Michael Jacques’ short, traumatic life ended during a fatal traffic stop in downtown Bend The Bend Bulletin – Jan 26, 2017 In the weeks since police killed her son, … Continue reading

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Arrest of Roger David Hardesty During Federal Status Conference – VIDEO

During a break in a public hearing on US DOJ v. City of Portland on October 25, 2016, justice activist Roger David Hardesty was tackled and arrested by security guards in the courtroom of Federal Judge Michael Simon and before … Continue reading

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With a new mayor, Portland should kickstart police reforms to help those with mental illness

Published in The Oregonian, January 19, 2017 By Jenny Westberg and Jason Renaud As Portland shifts leadership from Charlie Hales to Ted Wheeler, it’s important to remember one Hales administration failure that continues to threaten the most vulnerable among us. … Continue reading

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Deaths on the streets in Portland – Winter 2016/2017 (updated = 5)

UNKNOWN, infant – born to mother with mental illness Karen Batts, 52 – person with mental illness Zachary Young, 29 – person with mental illness David Guyot, 68 – unknown Mark Johnson, 51 – person with alcoholism A Baby is … Continue reading

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Coos County’s continuing inability to treat people with mental illness – illustrated

Bay Area Hospital turns away man despite hold order The Coos Bay World Dec 6, 2016 COOS BAY — The Bay Area Hospital on Saturday turned away a Coos Bay man as too dangerous to hold despite a hold order … Continue reading

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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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