December 17, 2020 | Oregon’s Pioneering Approach to Addiction: An Upstream Perspective

Oregon voters made history in November by approving ballot measures decriminalizing street drugs and legalizing psilocybin in licensed therapeutic environments. Unpack what this means for substance use disorder treatment and prevention and for law enforcement, noting that Oregon ranks fourth-highest for substance use disorder prevalence and near the bottom nationally for access to addiction treatment. Hear from experts on Oregon’s new addiction paradigm.

Moderator: Reginald Richardson, Sr., M.D., Director, Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission, Oregon Health Authority


James Schroeder, PA-C, MPAS, Chief Executive Officer, Health Share of Oregon

Eric Geisler, M.D., Director of Medical Services, Serenity Lane Treatment Center

Brian Nelson, Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Northwest Adult & Teen Challenge

Additional Speakers to Be Announced

Event Details:
Zoom Livestream
Cost Free
Password SUD2020

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