West Linn Community Task Force

Research & Data

Alcohol, drug misuse and related disorders are major public health challenges that are taking an enormous toll on individuals, families, and society. Neighborhoods and communities as a whole are also suffering as a result of alcohol- and drug-related crime and violence, abuse and neglect of children, and the increased costs of health care associated with substance misuse.  When you combine Substance Use Disorder with other influences such as mental illness or bullying the results are devastating.  Below are a handful of organizations that are tackling these issues with research, data, and resources.

Facing Addiction.  Finding solutions to the addiction crisis.  Learn more

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).  Learn more

National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).  Learn more

Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House.  Learn more

Oregon Student Wellness & OR Healthy Teens Surveys.  The Student Wellness Survey (SWS) was introduced in 2010 to assess school climate, positive youth development and the behavioral health of Oregon youth. It is an anonymous survey of students in grades 6, 8 and 11. Results.  Oregon Health Teens (OHT) Survey is an anonymous and voluntary survey of 8th and 11th grade youth conducted in odd-numbered years.  The survey is sponsorded by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in collaboration with the OR Department of Education. Learn more

Recovery Research Institute.  There is an emerging body of literature on addiction and recovery, which has broadened our understanding of who recovers, when they recover, and how they recover, from substance use disorders.  Learn more

Rehab Review.  The goal here is to not only help addicts find the treatment they need but also to help as many people as possible (including us!) discover what healthier living can be like. In other words, if the party you went to devolved into the worst after party imaginable, we’re hoping to help make the real after party we’re covering here the best of our lives.  Find out more

Sandy Hook Promise. Training for parents, schools and community organizations on how to identify, intervene and get help for children and teens in mental health crisis or displaying at-risk behavior that may result in an individual hurting them self or others.  Learn more

Shatterproof.  Prevention works, treament is effective, recovery is possilbe.  Learn more

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Learn more

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA). Connecting science with policy and practice to better the lives of all people impacted by substance use and addiction. Learn more

The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.  November 17, 2016.  Learn more