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Researchers from the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health surveyed social service agencies and found gaps in services and workforce across the addiction treatment and recovery continuum.
Despite a windfall of new funding that could combat Oregon’s meth-fueled behavioral health crisis, leaders have no plan and risk leaving promising approaches on the shelf.
In the state with the highest rate of meth use in the nation, the drug is driving severe mental illness among criminal defendants at the state psychiatric hospital, and patients elsewhere are paying the price.
State auditors issued a “risk” letter flagging issues even as the drug decriminalization act’s oversight council finished approving grant applications.
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.