West Linn Community Task Force

"Addiction is an insidious, 'hidden' public health crisis, directly impacting over 45 million Americans. In truth, everyone knows someone who is or was afflicted by addiction.  Something must be done…now. Addiction is the fourth most prevalent health problem in the United States, and is the third leading cause of death. Sadly, it has recently become the leading cause of preventable death – more than car accidents and homicides. Our youth are becoming involved with alcohol and other drugs at ever-younger ages, and the drugs they are using are more potent than ever.  Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is stealing America’s youth and is our country’s #1 social and health issue. Something must be done…now." We hope you'll visit www.facingaddiction.com to see what is happening to help solve this national health crisis. Facing Addiction

Our community is no different than any other community in America when it comes to substance abuse and bullying issues and concerns. We have youth and young adults who use/abuse drugs and alcohol and many are predisposed to substance abuse disorder. We have serious concerns with youth who bully others or are bullied. Our community has a committed group of parents, educators, community leaders, youth and young adults that are facing the problem head on and are doing something about it.

 Our goal is straightforward – We are collaborators who work to support youth with prevention education, access to resources, and peer-to-peer encouragement so that they can live above influences that don’t support being the best that they can be.  We look at ourselves as partners with Living Above the Influence.  We hope this web site serves as a resource for finding the tools that meet your needs and your circumstances.  We hope you will help and support us in this very important mission – for our children, for our families, and for our community.

 

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Events - 2016/2017

Adults Only - October 20, 2016 and Students Only - October 27, 2016

Professionals in the Law Enforcement, Juvenile Justice System, Mental Health/Counselors, Testimonies, Diversion Programs, Bullying facts/info, and resources will be some of the professionals on hand to educate, answer questions and support our community.

April of each year we will host  Spring Mentor Days for 8th graders at Athey Creek and Rosemont Ridge Middle Schools.