Oregon’s Measure 110 dollars will expand use of a proven but rarely used treatment for meth addiction and other drugs.
Oregon Health Authority is needlessly slowing the distribution of $276 million in grants needed to address the state’s addiction crisis, say advocates and providers.
The council implementing Oregon’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act needs help it’s not getting.
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Fewer than 1% of those helped with Measure 110 dollars last year entered treatment, but many utilized harm reduction services, state data shows.
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 measure requires the Oregon Health Authority to establish a 24/7 telephone addiction recovery center and an Oversight and Accountability Council to deal with all the people expected to take a health screening rather than paying civil fines for drug possession.
One measure that would raise tobacco taxes and tax vaping products for the first time has big money behind it; voters will also consider drug offenses and magic mushrooms.