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Reducing Opioid Overdose and Misuse

Oregon Conference on Opioids, Pain and Addiction

Ending the Opioid Crisis Starts Now

This is a must-attend event for everyone committed to ending the opioid crisis, improving pain management and providing better access to addiction treatment - health systems, clinicians and providers, and community leaders.

Together we will spark transformation for lasting change.

May 17 - 19, 2018
Hilton Eugene | Eugene, Oregon


Elizabeth White, MPA, Project Manager, Oregon Coalition for the Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRM), a service of Lines for Life
503-244-5211  |


Opioid Deaths in Oregon

Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation; more drug poisoning deaths involve prescription opioids than any other type of drug, including alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine. An average of 3 Oregonians die every week from prescription opioid overdose, and many more develop opioid use disorder.

Partners across Oregon are working to reduce this epidemic. We have made recent progress, but there is more work to be done.

What you should know about opioid pain medication
Naloxone can save a life
For health care professionals and CCOs

Prescribing Guidelines

Oregon's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Task Force has approved adoption of Oregon-specific opioid prescribing guidelines (pdf).

The guideline includes recommendations to improve patient safety and care for those with chronic pain, and address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic.

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