There are several statewide nonprofit or community-based organizations which promote substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery programs
The Oregon Prescrption Drug Monitoring Program is an online system that collects prescription information from pharmacies across the state. The program’s purpose is to improve patient safety and reduce the risk of overdose and other severe side effects associated with prescription drug abuse.
The Oregon chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness advocates for integrated mental health care systems, hosts support groups, provides educational resources and supports a referral help line in the state. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses, including those with substance use disorders.
The Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRM) comprises leaders from state agencies, health care providers, prevention coalitions and educational institutions. The organization’s goal is to prevent and reduce overdoses involving amphetamines and opioids by teenagers and young adults.
The Oregon Alliance for Drug Endangered Children endeavors to aid and defend children from drug dealing, production and abuse in their homes. The organization coordinates efforts by law enforcement, child protective services, health care professionals and legal services.
NPC Research analyzes and evaluates social service programs. The organization has worked on several substance abuse prevention projects in Oregon, including the Oregon State Incentive Cooperative Agreement, Safe and Drug Free Schools, and the Oregon State Incentive Grant Enhancement for Early Childhood Prevention projects.
The Oregon Research Institute is a nonprofit that studies human behavior and makes recommendations to improve health and wellness. Researchers at the institute study substance use and abuse, eating disorders and other behavioral issues. The organization has also contributed its expertise to tobacco prevention projects.
Lines for Life is a nonprofit focused on reducing substance abuse and suicide by providing mental health and suicide intervention services, drug prevention education and referral services. The organization provides free crisis lines, including a military help line, a youth line, and an alcohol and drug help line.
The Children Learning through Education And Research Alliance strives to reduce underage substance use and impaired driving. It partners with community organizations and public-service agencies in order to provide prevention education for adolescents and parents. The nonprofit also provides online and in-person educational services.
The Oregon Nurses Foundation promotes health and safety through the WorkHealthy Oregon program. The nonprofit conducts research on substance use education and policy and emphasizes supervisor and employee responsiveness to impaired work performance. The organization specializes in the health care industry but also works in the construction and government fields.