Opioids policy summit

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 Director Tim Hartnett said:

“Medicine is the single best thing we know works for people who have an opioid dependence…It’s not the sole cure. But we know it’s absolutely one of the crucial resources to help people.” He asked policymakers to expand access to that treatment in county jails. “Jail is an entry point on that path to recovery,” Hartnett said. “Help them respond to the alcohol and drug use that’s right in front of them.”

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 »

Gregory Gourdet receives CODA’s 2016 Advocacy Award

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 frankly about his own descent into a substance-use disorder while still in his twenties, and how recovery led him to […] Read more »

Donation of Evzio auto-injectors will save lives

CODA has received a generous donation of EVZIO ™ auto-injectors from kaleo, the Richmond, Virginia-based pharmaceutical company. These devices are saving lives all over the country. “EVZIO ™ is the first and only FDA-approved naloxone product specifically indicated for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose as manifested […] Read more »

Unmentionables on CODA Facebook page!

CODA’s latest campaign is asking women to donate new or gently used bras, underwear, and new packages of feminine products to help women who are rebuilding their lives and health in our Stepping Stones transitional housing. Many of the women who come to us need these items and do not have the means […] Read more »

Join us at our Careers Open House!

UPDATE: Thank you to all who joined us for our Careers Open House on March 24th — we appreciate your interest in CODA! This is a great way to explore opportunities and learn about the important work we do as we help people whose health and quality of life are compromised […] Read more »

CODA welcomes career seekers

CODA’s Behavioral Health Careers Open House was a big success! More than 50 people interested in the important work we do with women and men living with alcohol, drug and mental health challenges came to meet hiring managers and other CODA employees. Some attendees are experienced in this field, others are considering changing […] Read more »

Behavioral Health Careers Open House!

CODA is hosting an Open House at our Portland location on Thursday, May 8, 2014. If you are interested in learning more about careers at our ten sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties, or want to network with like-minded people, please join us! The event will be held from […] Read more »