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 — noting that Oregon ranks the 4th highest for substance use disorder prevalence and near the bottom nationally for access to addiction treatment. Hear from experts on prevention, law enforcement changes, funding options, and emerging options for treatment within this new paradigm.


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

Eric Geisler, MD, Director of Medical Services, Serenity Lane Treatment Center

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

Reginald Richardson, Sr., MD, Director of the Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission

Additional Speakers to Be Announced

Event Details:
Zoom Livestream
Cost Free
Password SUD2020

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