Gov. Brown launches opioid task force

Governor Kate Brown’s Opioid Epidemic Task Force is holding its first meeting today, September 19! Gov. Brown is also signing House Bill 3440, a comprehensive bill that removes barriers the lifesaving overdose drug Naloxone, improves access to Drug Court, and prohibits insurance companies from requiring preauthorization for the first 30 days […] Read more »

12 steps in Iran: How AA is changing society and health

The New York Times takes a fascinating look at the emergence of Alcoholics Anonymous in Iran. Moving from a culture in which beatings are the go-to approach for substance use disorders involving alcohol, a new attitude is slowly developing, bringing acceptance of the 12-step model and more openness about the […] Read more »