Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation
In Oregon, 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.
Opioid use disorder can be treated
Talk to your health care provider or visit the links below for treatment resources.
Pain management resources
Addressing the opioid epidemic involves many local, state and national partners. In Oregon, our Opioid Initiative Partnership includes the following groups: