Carpenters Against Addiction
A new group has started in the Portland area–Carpenters Against Addiction (CAA). By sharing personal stories, resources, and a strong support network, CAA is addressing a hard problem faced by construction workers in an industry that ranks as having one of the highest rates of substance abuse in the US.
“I have a passion for helping people in recovery. I like to prove there is a chance–a way out of drugs and alcohol.” – Cooper Lane, LU 1503
As a 10 year recovered addict, Cooper Lane (Local 1503) wanted to address a problem he had experienced firsthand and seen plenty of his Union brothers and sisters facing. He founded CAA this fall as a solution. “The whole reason addicts group together is we’ve tried for years to quit on our own. You can’t do it alone. That support system makes a huge difference.”
Carpenters Against Addiction meets every first Wednesday of the month from 7–8 PM at the Portland Regional Council office located at:
1636 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97032
The CAA meeting will be January 8 due to the holiday.
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