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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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Misc docs – do not publish do not delete

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Garlington Health and Wellness Center and Cascadia Affordable Housing

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is planning for a new facility that combines treatment, resources and housing. Ground is scheduled to be broken this summer on 1.5 acres in Northeast Portland. A two-story, 29,000-square-foot center will provide integrated primary care, behavioral health … Continue reading

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Our View: State hospital closure makes little sense

Op Ed from Medford Mail Tribune, December 11, 2016 As predictable as Gov. Kate Brown’s budget proposal is, with its mixture of sin-tax increases and various spending tweaks, one big budget cut came as a surprise. Brown proposes to permanently … Continue reading

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A bad proposal – Closing psychiatric hospital would hurt health care

Op Ed from Eugene Register Guard, December 8, 2016 Gov. Kate Brown’s plan to close the Junction City psychiatric hospital to help fill a $1.7 billion gap in the state budget came as a shock to just about everybody — … Continue reading

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Hospital Closing Would Accelerate State’s Direction on Mental Health

From the Lund Report, December 2016 It’s unclear if the Legislature will actually approve the closure of the Junction City as the same forces that won $130 million to build it over the concerns of the mental health community will … Continue reading

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