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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.” …
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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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Fallout from coronavirus for substance abuse patients could be significant, but may open new doors

A recent article from the Oregonian that features CODA: https://www.oregonlive.com/teamoregon/2020/04/fallout-from-coronavirus-for-substance-abuse-patients-could-be-significant-but-may-open-new-doors.html
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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 …
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CODA, Inc and COVID: More notes from the field

As most of us near the end of the work week (residential staff, I see you and appreciate you), I wanted to summarize our efforts here. First and foremost, we’re still taking admissions in all …
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Update on CODA’s COVID-19 Response

First, I want to thank everyone for their continued commitment to our patient’s health and safety. We’re all experiencing a tremendous flow of information right now, and it can be challenging to keep it straight. …
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CODA’s Updated Response to COVID-19 and its Impacts on Residential Care

Last week, we reached out to all employees outlining recommendations to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”). I’m writing this today to assure everyone we continue to monitor daily updates from Oregon Health Authority …
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Reimagining “access” and heading toward gaps in care:

Recently, I was asked by the Oregon Health Forum to be on a panel of local “experts” to discuss the future of addictions treatment in Oregon. As CODA’s executive director, you can imagine I have …