Here are some options on where to find help if you or a relative is struggling with methamphetamine or other drug abuse:
24-hour Addictions Referral Network:
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Action Helpline:
(800) 888-9383 or (800) 234-0420
Oregon Department of Human Services, online directory of substance abuse treatment providers:
Oregon Partnership's Alcohol and Drug Help Line:
Linea de Ayuda (Spanish language helpline): (877) 515-7848 and
Online referrals: (www.orpartnership.org/referral.asp)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, online and phone referrals to addiction treatment providers:
(www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov), (800) 662-4357
Local meetings and programs:
Lifeworks Northwest -- Astoria office:
(www.lifeworksnw.org), (503) 338-6990
2911 Marine Drive, Suite B, Astoria, OR 97103
Provides youth and adult chemical dependency outpatient treatment; prevention outreach.
Narcotics Anonymous -- North Coast area:
(www.angelfire.com/nc3/northcoastarea), (503) 440-5032
Offers meetings that are free and open to the public.
In Astoria, meetings are Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church (33rd and Grand streets); Wednesdays and Fridays, noon, for women only at the Women's Resource Center (1010 Duane St.).
In Seaside, Sundays, 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Mondays, 6 p.m., at the Riverside Recovery Club (1530 S. Roosevelt Road); Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Thugz in Recovery Restoration House (208 N. Holladay Drive); Fridays, 6 p.m., Tools of Recovery Little Yellow House (715 Third Ave.); and Saturdays, 10 p.m., candle light at Dopeless Hope Friends Little Yellow House (715 Third Ave.).
"New Beginnings" is a Narcotics Anonymous group offered for youth up to age 20. The group meets Mondays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., in parish hall at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Ave. in Astoria.
(www.potentialsllc.com/), (503) 325-2398 office, (503) 799-6102 mobile
Pier 39, 100 39th St., Astoria, OR 97103
Offers alcohol and drug outpatient treatment for families and individuals.
Thugz Off Drugz:
(www.thugzoffdrugz.com), (503) 717-1425
1530 S. Roosevelt Drive, Seaside, OR 97138
Works with other agencies to provide addiction counseling and identification as well as education and job placement, and creates access to housing, food, clothing and structured living.
Meth in your neighborhood:Clatsop County Meth Lab Tip Line:(503) 861-3051
Call to report suspected illegal drug activity to the county narcotics team.
Clatsop County tip sheet on recognizing a possible meth house:
Oregon Building Codes Division, public notices:
Provides a list, searchable by county, of properties previously housing drug labs.
Oregon Drug Lab Cleanup Program:
Provides a list of contractors certified to clean up drug labs and explains cleanup procedures.
Oregon State Police information on signs of meth use and meth labs:
Other informative Web sites include:Addiction Services through the Oregon Department of Human Services: (www.oregon.gov/DHS/addiction/)
National Institute on Drug Abuse: (www.nida.nih.gov)
Office of National Drug Control Policy: (www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov)
Oregon Methwatch Program: (www.oregonmethwatch.org)