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Give a gift of compassion

Why not consider supporting CODA and our evidence-based treatment while you are doing your holiday shopping? It’s very easy and won’t cost you anything. Here’s how it works: @ Amazon When you visit AmazonSmile at …
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Excellent overview of opioid epidemic

This NOVA episode from PBS is one of the best of its kind. Join the many families, workplaces, faith communities and other groups who are getting together and watching this articulate and well-presented video.   …
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Substance use by young people

It’s a good time of year to check out the page on School and Campus health on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website. SAMHSA’s stats and information on substance use and mental …
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Washington County’s alternative sentencing helps families and supports recovery

Washington County is one of the leaders in Oregon in the forward-looking approach of alternative sentencing. CODA is proud to be one of the community partners supporting this program which diverts custodial parents facing one …
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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 …
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Sheriff Reese and CODA Director Hartnett talk opioids

Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese does a great podcast — check out his interview with CODA Executive Director Tim Hartnett on the opioid crisis. Reese has been probing this issue in a multi-part series, and …
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How would experts solve opioid crisis?

A well-researched and very well-illustrated article by Josh Katz in The New York Times asked a wide-ranging group of folks what they would do to really address this public health crisis. “How a Police Chief, …
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Rep. Bonamici keeps bringing people to the table

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)  once again got people talking about the opioid epidemic in Washington County last week. This was the fifth discussion the Congresswoman has convened on the opioid crisis, following similar events in …
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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 …
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Street Roots covers MAT efforts in Clackamas county

Street Roots reporter Amanda Waldroupe does a terrific job in this story on Clackamas County’s efforts to bring medication-assisted treatment to those in need.  Among others, she interviews CODA Deputy Director Alison Noice.
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Straight talk about opioids and the brain

OHSU scientist John Williams puts the complex functions of the human brain on opioids into very straightforward language. Check out this Q&A by Oregonian reporter Lynne Terry.
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Methamphetamine use problems?

Worried about someone who is using methamphetamine? Worried about YOUR use? Researchers at CODA are conducting a voluntary research study for adults ages 18 to 65. The no-cost treatment may include a placebo. Eligible participants …