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Gov. Brown launches opioid task force

Governor Kate Brown’s Opioid Epidemic Task Force is holding its first meeting today, September 19! Gov. Brown is also signing House Bill 3440, a comprehensive bill that removes barriers the lifesaving overdose drug Naloxone, improves access to Drug Court, and prohibits insurance companies from requiring preauthorization for the first 30 days […] Read more »

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 »