Because addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder, patients commonly need repeated courses of treatment for sustained remission. This recent article from Forbes magazine illustrates how the language we use can
The drug that reverses opioid overdoses is safe and easy to use. Read the full Slate article here.
Check out this first-of-its-kind opioids policy summit held last week — it brought together commissioners from Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, district attorneys and sheriffs, staff from county health and
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
Gregory Gourdet, well-known Portland chef and inspiring speaker on recovery, has received CODA’s 2016 Advocacy Award! Speaking to more than 160 guests at the “We Are CODA” event, Gourdet talked
Check out this Seattle Times story of a mother who uses her celebrity to draw attention to the opioid epidemic. Penny LeGate is well known in that city for her
In his New York Times column “Heroin Doesn’t Have to Be a Killer” columnist Nicolas Kristof has again looked closely at an issue that is often overlooked, even by top
The death of a prominent person, especially an artist as talented as Philip Seymour Hoffman, shocks us all. Hoffman’s powerful performances have made him a larger-than-life figure, and it seems
A well-written column by a New York City emergency room doctor discusses the role of Naloxone, an opioid antidote, in saving lives lost to overdose.