West Linn Community Task Force

West Linn has youth and young adults who use, and abuse, drugs. In that way, we’re no different than any other community in America. West Linn also has a committed group of parents, educators, community leaders and youth and young adults that is facing the problem head on and doing something about it. In that way, we’re different than many other communities in America.

The West Linn Community Task Force’s goal is straightforward – help youth and young adults avoid drug use and help those who are using and their families find help. We hope this web site serves as a resource for finding the tools that meet your needs and your circumstances.

Download a general information flier about the WL Community Task Force as a PDF.

Need Immediate Help?

Click here for our list of local resources

Our fall 2015 student-only talk is happening 8am–3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 at West Linn High School.


A Conversation with Addiction
Expert Dr. Andy Mendenhall

Why are you and your practice involved with the West Linn Community Task Force?

I am passionate about teaching. More importantly, I see addiction and chemical dependency which affect 9.4 percent of our population as a poorly understood disease that affects nearly every family in this country.

In the News

October 2, 2014, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Open for Discussion — The Epidemic in Our Midst: Painkillers, Opioids and Heroin. A free conference / community discussion at OHSU hosted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Center for Public Advocacy. Click for more information. See related articles on this marijuana/drug use and this conference in the Oregonian and the Portland Business Journal.

February 2014. Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program to benefit WLCTF. Click to read the details.

January 24, 2014. Fox News article about study linking marijuana use to addiction in offspring. Click here to see the news clip.

West Linn Text-A-Tip

To provide anonymous information about suspected illegal activity text:

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