How would experts solve opioid crisis?

A well-researched and very well-illustrated article by Josh Katz in The New York Times asked a wide-ranging group of folks what they would do to really address this public health crisis. “How a Police Chief, a Governor and a Sociologist Would Spend $100 Billion to Solve the Opioid Crisis” covers […] Read more »

Rep. Bonamici keeps bringing people to the table

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)  once again got people talking about the opioid epidemic in Washington County last week. This was the fifth discussion the Congresswoman has convened on the opioid crisis, following similar events in Multnomah, Columbia, Clatsop, and Yamhill counties. Bonamici convened a discussion about the crisis with Washington […] Read more »

Oregon Recovers!

CODA will join Oregon Recovers this weekend at Portland’s Cinema 21 at a free showing of  the award-winning film, “The Anonymous People” and a moderated discussion about advocacy and recovery. Rep. Tawna Sanchez’s upcoming “Addiction Recovery Strategic Plan” legislation and registration for Oregon Recovers Lobby Day in Salem on Tuesday, […] 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 »

Rhode Island brings evidence-based treatment to all prison inmates

The state of Rhode Island is putting medication-assisted treatment in reach of all prison inmates! Evidence-based treatment — the science that helps CODA patients every day — is helping people there rebuild their lives in settings where they have typically been unable to get any services. Check it out:…/03/opioid-treatment-prisons/ Read more »