The development and management of a continuum of high quality mental health, domestic violence. and other specialty treatment and support services which assists adult offenders in developing the skills for crime free living and positively impacts community safety.
The Service Continuum
A combination of treatment and support services are provided through a network of community-based subcontracted agencies located throughout Multnomah County. Specialized substance abuse treatment services for women, African Americans, and Native Americans are also available.
Individuals under supervision by the Department of Community Justice can access needed services through their Probation/Parole Officer.
Additional Resources related to Addictions Research and Recovery
- 2011 Oregon Research Brief on Addiction Treatment Effectiveness
- Department of County Human Services
- Drug Rehab
- Northwest Frontier (ATTC - Addiction Technology Transfer Center)
- Lines for Life (formerly Oregon Partnership)
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- Treatment Provider Lists- LICENSED ( Oregon Alcohol & Other Drug Services Directory)
Information and Referral and/or Crisis Lines
- Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis Line
- Lines for Life (formerly Oregon Partnership) (runs a variety of helplines including military, youth, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol)
IF YOU THINK SOMEONE IS EXPERIENCING AN OVERDOSE, DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY!
To reduce the risk of an opiate overdose:
- KNOW YOUR TOLERANCE
Use precautions if you haven’t used for a while (e.g. jail, detox, hospital, or you just cut back yourself). Tolerance levels drop rapidly during a break in use.
- DON’T MIX DRUGS
Mixing heroin with other drugs like alcohol, methadone, and benzos, increases the risk of overdose. Plus, the content and purity of street drugs is often unpredictable.
- DON’T USE ALONE
While using alone isn’t necessarily a cause of overdose, it increases the chance of fatally overdosing because no one is available to call for help.