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Amid pandemic adjustments, clinics use medicine to manage opioid addiction

In the last week of January 2020, the Seaside Recovery Center, a clinic that uses methadone and other medication to treat people with opioid addiction, opened in the city’s south end. Less than two months …
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CODA Researchers Help Find a Way to Treat Meth Addiction

As methamphetamine use and addiction continues to rise in Oregon and across the country, CODA researchers have helped to expand options for treatment. Featured in January on NPR, a new study published in the New …
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CODA Welcomes Newest Board Member Terri Theisen

We are delighted to announce the election of our newest board member Terri Theisen, Principal Consultant at Portland’s T2 Group. Terri worked with CODA several years ago to help raise funds for two large remodeling …
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Saying It Nicer: Why Language Matters for People with Addiction

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 help guard against the false perception that addiction is a moral failing or sign of weakness. Read the full article here.
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Important Update to CODA’s Outpatient Services

In May of this year, secondary to challenges with the limited space and a small staff, CODA discontinued in-person services at our Gresham outpatient office. Using our newfound telehealth skills, we continued to provide medical …
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CODA Employee Giving with Match Supports Local Organizations

To support the Black Lives Matter movement, CODA invited its employees to donate to ACLU of Oregon, Self Enhancement, Inc., Southern Poverty Law Center, Black Parent Initiative, Coalition of Communities of Color and the Urban League of Portland offering to match all donations …
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Seaside Recovery Center reaches milestone of 100 patients in first three months of operating

With all the difficult work of planning and implementation behind us, it’s hard to believe it’s been three months since CODA’s first Oregon coast location, Seaside Recovery Center, opened its doors. Welcoming 100 patients in …
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CODA’s Outpatient Programs Accepting New Patients

Starting Monday April 27th, CODA’s outpatient programs are again scheduling admissions for new patients. We have maintained our “same-day, next-day” model, meaning individuals seeking help from us can begin treatment the day they call. As …
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A summary of changes to CODA operations as of 4/3/2020

Below is a summary of changes to our operations as of 4/3/2020.   Our Residential Programs in Gresham and Tigard are continuing to admit patients. We have lowered our total bed availability to ensure proper …
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More COVID-19 Updates

Good afternoon, all. Below are some additional changes we are implementing effective 3/24/2020. Our outpatient services (located in Hillsboro, Tigard, Clackamas, and Gresham) have shifted to their “essential services” model. This means: • We are …