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Our Mission

Through patient-centered care, community partnerships, and advocacy for effective public policy, CODA is dedicated to treating people whose health and quality of life are compromised by alcohol and drugs.
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Our Vision

Communities in which substance use and mental health conditions are recognized as public health issues that are preventable and treatable. We envision a society in which people with histories of substance use and mental health conditions, people at risk for these conditions, and people in recovery are valued and treated with dignity and respect. We envision a society in which stigma, prejudices, discrimination, and other barriers to recovery are eliminated.

“Counselors have said things to me in treatment, just a tiny phrase that I will remember for the rest of my life and pass on to other people.”

CODA patient
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Our Philosophy

CODA, a treatment provider for substance use disorders, is the oldest opioid addiction treatment program in Oregon. We help people start and sustain their journey to recovery. We offer hope and healing.

We believe in quality care that may include medicine

We know that patients are most likely to succeed in recovery when they receive multidisciplinary care. That includes a supportive community as well as behavioral health and medication. We believe in a medical approach that includes the use of medications such as methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone (often called Suboxone®), in combination with case management, and individual and group therapy.

We are driven by science

Our science-driven approach has been proven to help patients in their recovery. We treat all forms of addiction and offer residential as well as outpatient treatment services. We offer 15 programs across Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties.

Clint, recovered CODA patient

Clint’s recovery story

“After 27 years of struggling with addiction, Clint came to CODA for help. His rock-bottom moment–being homeless and without the custody of his children–motivated him to enter our residential treatment program. After a few months, and time in outpatient care, Clint was on the road to recovery with the skills and support he needed to stay clean. Today, Clint has been in recovery for over four years, with a job and a home he shares with his two daughters.”