Addiction recovery advocates seek to disqualify OLCC member from liquor fee vote
A lawyer for Oregon Recovers, an addiction recovery advocacy group, has sent a letter asking that a member of the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission be disqualified from an upcoming vote on whether to raise the surcharge on liquor sales from 50 cents to $1.
Oregon bill to teach students about opioid dangers passes the Senate
The bill directs state agencies to prepare supplemental lessons on the dangers of fentanyl for school districts by the 2024-2025 school year.
Illegal substances are part of addiction problem in Oregon, but alcohol is biggest killer
Alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable death in Oregon. A tax increase could help reduce consumption.
Oregon cities, counties say Measure 110 blew a hole in their budgets
Local governments are trying to get lawmakers to reroute tens of millions of dollars currently paying for addiction services back to them. That has service providers up in arms.
Grand Ronde tribal officials open second opioid treatment clinic, in Portland
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde expanded its fight against opioid addiction Monday with the opening of a new recovery clinic in Portland.
‘We need change’ — moms and others rally for better addiction treatment in Oregon
More than 200 people from across Oregon met with legislators and rallied outside the state capitol yesterday to demand better addiction treatment.
Peer mentors are key to Oregon’s Measure 110 success, but they are working in a broken system
About 1,900 people in recovery have been hired to help those struggling with addiction find their way to sobriety, but with too few places to send people to safely detox or receive treatment there’s no clear path to success.
In rural Oregon, psilocybin is on the ballot – but still a mystery
This election, more than two thirds of Oregon’s counties will vote on whether to opt out of the state’s new psilocybin program. But the program will start next year in 137 cities and 10 urban counties, regardless. Opting out is largely a rural discussion and in some places, there’s not much discussion at all.
In their words: How Oregon’s governor candidates would handle Measure 110
OPB asked Christine Drazan, Betsy Johnson and Tina Kotek about their take on the state's pioneering drug decriminalization law.
Southeast Oregon coffee shop will aim to combat opioid addiction
Harney County's Symmetry Care Inc. is using Measure 110 money to start cafe staffed by people recovering from addiction.