12 steps in Iran: How AA is changing society and health

The New York Times takes a fascinating look at the emergence of Alcoholics Anonymous in Iran. Moving from a culture in which beatings are the go-to approach for substance use disorders involving alcohol, a new attitude is slowly developing, bringing acceptance of the 12-step model and more openness about the […] Read more »

Rhode Island brings evidence-based treatment to all prison inmates

The state of Rhode Island is putting medication-assisted treatment in reach of all prison inmates! Evidence-based treatment — the science that helps CODA patients every day — is helping people there rebuild their lives in settings where they have typically been unable to get any services. Check it out: https://www.statnews.com/2017/…/03/opioid-treatment-prisons/ Read more »

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 […] 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 »