Gregory Gourdet receives CODA’s 2016 Advocacy Award

Gregory Gourdet, well-known Portland chef and inspiring speaker on recovery, has received CODA’s 2016 Advocacy Award!  Speaking to more than 160 guests at the “We Are CODA” event, Gourdet talked frankly about his own descent into a substance-use disorder while still in his twenties, and how recovery led him to the healthy and rewarding life he lives today.


The “We Are CODA” event was sponsored by Family Care Health, The Standard, Wells Fargo and OnPoint Community Credit Union. Read more about this event and others on CODA’s Facebook page!

Wise words from NYT Columnist

In his New York Times column “Heroin Doesn’t Have to Be a Killer” columnist Nicolas Kristof has again looked closely at an issue that is often overlooked, even by top journalists and medical writers. The June 6, 2015, column says in part: “It’s a subject we find hard to talk […] Read more »

From CODA’s Executive Director

The death of a prominent person, especially an artist as talented as Philip Seymour Hoffman, shocks us all. Hoffman’s powerful performances have made him a larger-than-life figure, and it seems terribly wrong that he could end this way. We would have stood in line to watch Hoffman play this part […] Read more »