Our Mission

Oregon Recovers is a statewide network of individuals and organizations working together across sectors to transform Oregon’s capacity to provide world-class treatment and support for Oregonians suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Right now Oregon ranks near the bottom in terms of adult and adolescent access to treatment and recovery services. Oregon Recovers propose to flip that metric on its head over the next 5 years by mobilizing a diverse and politically powerful constituency of recovery advocates, allied organizations, legislative champions and families of loss to secure adequate services and support to address Oregon’s addiction epidemic in a meaningful and impactful way.

In the News

Open Letter to Governor Brown from Recovery Community Organizations

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Press Release:
Governor Retreats from Commitment to End Addiction Crisis

Governor Brown has announced that she will not take action to end Oregon’s untreated addiction crisis until the Spring of 2021. The photo to the right was taken in March of 2018 when she very publicly committed to ending the crisis.

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Feb 13, 2018 – Gov. Brown declares addiction a public health crisis in Oregon

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‘Walk for Recovery’ raises money, awareness for Portland’s treatment options. KATU 2, October 1st, 2018.

‘Walk for Recovery’ puts a human face on substance abuse recovery. KGW 8, October 2nd, 2018.

Its time to measure addiction recovery rates, not just addiction rates. STAT, August 30th, 2018.

Straight Talk: Treating addiction in Oregon (Part 1). KGW 8, August 18th, 2018.

Straight Talk: Treating addiction in Oregon (Part 2). KGW 8, August 18th, 2018.

Gov. Brown: ‘Addiction is a chronic disease’. KOIN 6, August 16th, 2018.

Gov. Brown declares September addiction ‘recovery month’. Fox 12 Oregon, August 16th, 2018.

Executive Order Declaring Addiction a Public Health Crisis. Office of the Governor, March 27th, 2018.

Gov. Brown declares opioid public health crisis. KTVZ News 21, March 27th, 2018.

Gov. Brown signs executive order and bills on addiction. KGW8 News, March 27th, 2018.

Gov. Kate Brown Signs Executive Order and Bills to Tackle Opioid Crisis. Portland Business Journal, March 28th, 2018.

Addiction And Public Health | REBROADCAST: ‘American War’. OPB, March 27th, 2018.

Oregon Governor Declares Addiction, Substance Abuse Public Health Crisis. OPB, March 27th,2018.

Keep Oregon Well Announces Full List of 2018 Mental Health Heroes Award Recipients! Trillium Family, March 13th, 2018.

Unlikely lobbyists push for reforms to Oregon’s addiction services. Street Roots, February 23rd, 2018.

Bill would force Oregon addiction-services commission to ‘do something.’ Street Roots, February 9th, 2018.

Portland rally begins drive to improve Oregon’s addiction treatment. KTVZ, October 1st, 2017.

Oregon Recovers campaign aims at increasing drug treatment programs. KATU 2, October 1st, 2017.

A Single Mom, A Latino Immigrant And The Struggle Of Addiction Recovery. OPB, September 30th, 2017.

Oregon Rally For Addiction Recovery Starts With A Pile Of Shoes. OPB, September 29th, 2017.

Probation for North Clackamas teacher arrested with heroin. The Oregonian, September 20th, 2017.

New Group Wants Oregonians to Fix Woeful Record of Treating Addictions. Willamette Week, September 29th, 2017.

Oregon Recovers Rally for Recovery. The Portland Mercury, September 30th, 2017.

SAMHSA Report Statistics

Substance Use Disorder in the Past Year, Based on 2015 and 2016 NSDUHs

Needing But Not Recieving Treatment at a Specialty Facility for Substance Use in the Past Year, Based on 2015 and 2016 NSDUHs

2015-2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Model-Based Prevalence Estimates (50 States and the District of Columbia) Full Report

2017 Rally for Recovery Press Release

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