Carpenters Against Addiction

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

January 2020
The CAA meeting will be January 8 due to the holiday.


ADDITIONAL SUPPORT HOTLINES

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness
(800) 950.6264
nami.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(800) 662.4357
samhsa.gov

Did You Know?

PNWRCC has many women in our crafts and leadership positions.

Margaret Ellings became the first woman initiated into the United Brotherhood of Carpenters in October 1935. The establishment of a women’s committee within the United Brotherhood of Carpenters is one of the most important developments in the union’s recent history. Visit ubcsisters.org

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