When was the last time you took a good look at the message you are sending to your children about alcohol? If they sense hypocrisy, it could thwart your best efforts to keep them safe.

Many concerned parents are quick to encourage their teenage children to avoid drinking parties. Yet when was the last time you hosted an alcohol-free party for adults in your home? And how much was being served?

A U.S. Vet takes their own life every 65 minutes

Submitted by linesforlife on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:26

The latest update on Veteran Suicides is out - and it's worse than previous estimates.

It was shocking enough when an average of 18 US Veterans committed suicide each day. New, more accurate figures move that toll to 22. Which equals one US Vet death by suicide every 65 minutes.

Bullying leads La Grande teen to hang himself

Submitted by linesforlife on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 10:14

Jordin Hall had enough. A bullied gay teen in the town of LaGrande, Oregon finally went to the playground and hung himself from a play structure last year. Eventually he was removed from life support.

Life support. It's a term to ponder, especially for those who are the victims of bullying. In a way, that's what the Lines for Life YouthLine offers teens: Life support.

Using Bath Salts like playing russian Roulette With Your Brain, Experts Say

Submitted by linesforlife on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 10:59

By Celia Vimont |

Using the designer drugs known as “bath salts” is like playing Russian roulette with your brain, according to an expert at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Michael H. Baumann, PhD, Chief of the Designer Drug Research Unit at NIDA’s Intramural Research Program, recently published a study that explains how bath salts cause dangerous effects in the brain.

Oregon Leads the Nation in Rate of Non-medical Use of Pain Pills

Submitted by linesforlife on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 16:02

This is one top ranking Oregon doesn't want. And the State of Washington is number three on the list.*

Prescription pain pill abuse is a huge concern, and Oregon has the highest rate of nonmedical use of prescription pain drugs. This category of drugs are often known by their brand names: OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Demerol and others. These are opioids - synthetic versions of opium.

Because opioids cause euphoria, they have been associated increasingly with misuse and abuse.

And they carry a huge potential for addiction.

Blog Entry 2

Submitted by eclipse on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 13:58

Welcome to Lines for Life – the new identity for Oregon Partnership. We’ve chosen this name because it is evocative of the work we do in preventing substance abuse and suicide.

Blog Entry 1

Submitted by eclipse on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 21:59

We provide many different lines of assistance:

  • A first line of prevention for children in schools and communities
  • A direct line of help for parents
  • A confidential line for individuals or families seeking help for addiction or mental illness
  • A Lifeline to those in the grips of depression and suicidal thoughts
  • A confidential line for teens suffering quietly from bullying and personal torment
  • An anonymous line for the brave men and women who have served our country