Earlier this month, representatives from the Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc., and CODA shared with the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners how a clinic providing medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders might help their community.

As CODA’s Tim Hartnett put it, “It’s not a magic bullet, but it’s a tool.”  And, as Leslie Ford, Behavioral Health Clinical Integration Advisor for the coordinated care organization, noted: “There’s a lot of people spending a lot of money to go to Portland for something they should be getting here.”

The Daily Astorian, which has been following the discussion and process of opening a CODA treatment site in Seaside, published another cogent account in the paper on May 1.