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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 »

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 »