All too often, substance use disorders can be viewed as health challenges that exist separately from other conditions. SAMHSA (the federal Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration) has been a partner in the Million Hearts Initiative with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This initiative has focused on preventing heart disease and stroke, especially among people with severe mental and/or substance use disorders who are much more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. (This year it is promoting a campaign in which younger folks spread the prevention message.) February is National Heart Month – a great time to check out the useful resources on both the SAMSHA and Million Hearts Initiative websites.
CODA Holds an open house for its new Seaside location!
Read the full article in the Seaside Signal here
Portland Business Journal notes CODA Research study
“In Oregon, marijuana is second only to alcohol when it comes to admissions for substance abuse treatment, yet it’s hard to find any targeted programs here or elsewhere,” reports Portland Business Journal writer Elizabeth Hayes. …