Oregon’s Measure 110 dollars will expand use of a proven but rarely used treatment for meth addiction and other drugs.
Oregonians rallied on Saturday calling for the Oregon Health Authority to step up its actions against substance use.
A Salem Reporter investigation finds that Oregon is poised to spend millions more on top of the $200 million already spent on addiction treatment even though officials aren't sure what becomes of people once they leave treatment or whether the treatment works.
“The realization that we will be dealing with COVID-19 for some time, and other stressors related to jobs, school and social isolation, may increase feelings of anxiety and depression,” an expert said.
The federal award will help the university train more physicians in addiction medicine, an area that's sorely needed in Oregon.
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A petition that could go on the ballot in November would end jail time for misdemeanor drug possession and shift the state’s focus to recovery and treatment programs for people.
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