A multi-part series, “The Price of Addiction,” in the Portland Business Journal is a carefully reported and clearly written set of articles that tackle a tough issue — one that needs more attention in our region and across the country. Reporter Elizabeth Hayes, who covers healthcare for the newspaper, does a real service with her straightforward coverage. The Q&A with CODA’s Alison Noice is a valuable primer for anyone interested in the treatment of opioid addiction.
CODA Researchers recently published a preliminary study exploring the role of nutritional assessments in treatment for opioid-dependent populations. Experts have long agreed that opioid users are at risk of poor nutritional health, but using a related screening tool during treatment intake had not been formally considered. The tool provides information about […] Read more »
Members of the Junior League of Portland came to CODA armed with paint, brushes–and an impressive amount of energy–when they spent Saturday, Oct. 5 at the agency’s Portland Recovery Center. The volunteers painted a group room and created this striking mural, designed by Chris Muhs. (Last year, the JLP CAREs volunteers […] Read more »
CODA Medical Director Melissa Weimer was asked by KGW newsman Wayne Havrelly about the threat of “krokodil,” a potent drug turning up in some U.S. cities. The drug, reports Havrelly, is created from “codeine pills mixed with iodine, gasoline or paint thinner. It’s just a fraction of the price of […] Read more »