Advantis Credit Union supports CODA!

CODA is very proud to be a recipient of a GROW grant from Advantis Credit Union.  More than 20,000 votes were cast to determine which seven nonprofit organizations would be selected to receive a grant supporting long-term benefits to the families in our community.

The funds will provide great new playground equipment at CODA’s  Stepping Stones transitional housing.

Stepping Stones provides supported housing for Washington County women who are below the federal poverty level, have substance abuse disorders, and are eligible for a Department of Human Services (DHS) reunification plan with their children.

Congrats to all this year’s winners who join us in this wonderful program  — the Chelsea Hicks Foundation, Friends of the Children, Our House of Portland, Portland Homeless Family Solutions, Q Center, Rose Haven.

Thank you, Advantis!

 

New studies underway!

CODA Research is involved in two National Institute on Drug Abuse new studies. The links to these two trials are below: “Accelerated Development of Additive Pharmacotherapy Treatment (ADAPT-2) for Methamphetamine Use Disorder. “ “Lorcaserin in the Treatment of Cocaine Use Disorder” Interested in participating? Click on this blog’s home page […] Read more »

Put your heart into it!

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 […] Read more »

The value of methadone

Methadone remains one of the most effective medicines for treating opioid use disorders. Check out this thoughtful article in The Fix by Jessica Gregg, MD. Read more »

Looking for Co-dependents Anonymous?

Co-dependents Anonymous has a domain name very close to that of our agency. We are codainc.org and they are coda.org — coda without the “inc”.   If you’re looking for the Co-Dependents Anonymous site, which has lots of useful info, you will find it at coda.org Read more »

Utah’s opioid crisis

A fascinating article in a newspaper based in the United Kingdom looks at the opioid use disorders problem in Utah, focusing on people in the state who, for religious reasons, avoid all recreational drugs but get dependent on prescription medications. Here is a paragraph from the story in The Guardian, […] Read more »

Fentanyl deaths on the rise

A New York Times article cites a surge in deaths from fentanyl. The prescription drug is intended for use as pain medication for cancer patients and as an anesthetic for surgery. “Nearly half of all unintentional drug overdose deaths in [New York City] since July have involved fentanyl,” according to […] Read more »