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CODA services now available on-site or through remote virtual care

All of CODA’s services are now available either on-site or through remote virtual care on your computer or phone. If you prefer in-person care, we have added many precautions to ensure the continued health of …
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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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CODA Interns Celebrate a Successful Year

A big thanks to the Hillsboro team and a big congratulations to interns, Maeve Swakhammer and Zoie Meyers, for recently completing their MSW at PSU and their concurrent internships with CODA. PSU wrote a great …
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CODA Researcher, Randy Torralva, developing a medication to prevent lethal Fentanyl Overdoses

Since 2017, the anesthetic drug fentanyl has been a key component in increasing deaths from people who use opioids. When fentanyl is mixed into opioids, it creates an often-fatal respiratory failure called “wooden chest syndrome.” …