Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are epidemic in Oregon. Two out of three Oregonians suffer from addiction or know someone who does. SUDs costs Oregon $6 billion annually in health care, lost productivity, and criminal justice expenses. Yet few people with SUDs seek treatment and fewer still receive it. Even after treatment, recovery can be short and relapse is common.
Our panel of experts will discuss the problems, solutions, and obstacles Oregon must consider in order to improve treatment access, integrate SUD treatment into healthcare benefits, and improve chances of a sustainable recovery.
Dr. Honora Englander, Director, Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT), OHSU
Karen Kern, Senior Director of Substance Use Disorder Service, Central City Concern
Dr. Reginald C. Richardson, Sr. Executive Director, Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission
Tony Vezina, Co-founder and Executive Director of The 4th Dimension Recovery Center (4D)
Mike Marshall, Director and Co-Founder, Oregon Recovers
7:00am Buffet Breakfast
7:30am – 9:00am Interactive panel discussion and audience questions
Location Multnomah Athletic Club (1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)
Free parking lot adjacent to event venue
Interested in sponsoring this breakfast forum? Contact Diane Lund-Muzikant at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities.