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Where is Oregon's Path from Addiction to Recovery?

January 30, 2019
7:00am Buffet Breakfast
7:30am - 9:00am Interactive Panel and Audience Questions

Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland

Substance Use Disorders (SUD) are epidemic in Oregon. Two out of three Oregonians suffer from addiction or know someone who does. Addiction costs Oregon $6 healthcare, lost productivity, and criminal justice expenses. Yet few people with SUD seek treatment and fewer still receive it. Even after treatment, recovery can be short and relapse is common.

Our panel of experts will discuss access to treatment when needed, integrating SUD treatment into healthcare, and improving the the chances of a sustainable recovery. They will review the problems, recommend solutions, and describe the obstacles that need to be overcome.


  • 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, Executive Director of The 4th Dimension Recovery Center (4D)


  • Mike Marshall, Director and Co-Founder, Oregon Recovers

For more information or to register, visit Oregon Health Forum or contact Rian Sands at or Sam Metz, MD at

* The views expressed during this event/discussion do not necessarily reflect the views of the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland.

1221 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 410, Portland, OR  97205
Phone: (503) 222-9977  |  Fax: (503) 222-3164

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