Washington County is one of the leaders in Oregon in the forward-looking approach of alternative sentencing. CODA is proud to be one of the community partners supporting this program which diverts custodial parents facing one year or more of prison time into community-based intensive supervision and supports.
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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 human services divisions, nonprofit treatment providers, regional hospital systems, health insurers and first responders. Speaking at the event, our Executive […] Read more »
Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese does a great podcast — check out his interview with CODA Executive Director Tim Hartnett on the opioid crisis. Reese has been probing this issue in a multi-part series, and is an articulate interviewer who makes this discussion inclusive, informative and accessible. https://goo.gl/pDhq1V Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Street Roots reporter Amanda Waldroupe does a terrific job in this story on Clackamas County’s efforts to bring medication-assisted treatment to those in need. Among others, she interviews CODA Deputy Director Alison Noice. Read more »
OHSU scientist John Williams puts the complex functions of the human brain on opioids into very straightforward language. Check out this Q&A by Oregonian reporter Lynne Terry. Read more »
Health Share of Oregon has made possible the innovative Wheelhouse network to bring Medication Assisted Treatment to more people in our community. Check out this video and press release to learn more! Read more »
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 »