Another opioid case settles

From the Washington Post: “The state of Oklahoma settled Sunday with a second drug company over its role in the deadly opioid epidemic, reaching an $85 million agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals

CODA gets student-powered grant!

CODA is honored to be chosen by AVID students at Liberty High School (Hillsboro, Oregon) for a grant to educate their peers about substance abuse. Rose Gerber, CODA Development and Events Manager,

Powerful radio

Have you heard about the play, “American Junkie?” Now in performance at Seattle’s Repertory Theatre, it is a remarkable creation of playwright Tom Hansen. This is a frank, intelligent radio

Harm reduction, and a tale of two cities

This well-written and carefully reported article in The Nation looks at the dramatically different responses to opioid epidemic in Philadelphia and Vancouver, BC.  The quotes from the determined activists who

Pro athletes and the opioid epidemic

Professional athletes, particularly football players, are often caught up in the opioid epidemic, typically because of the heavy amounts of painkillers they are given in order to play at the

CODA services needed on Oregon coast

The Oregon coast is in dire need of treatment services for substance use disorders, and CODA is in discussion with local officials and citizens about creating a program in Seaside.

Reading wide and deep on opioids

The role of pharmaceutical companies in the opioid epidemic has been reported widely and analyzed in minute detail. We know the basic story: Research for lifesaving medicines morphs into deep,