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The Legislature has directed the ADPC to create a long-term alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment strategic plan for Oregon. This means that the appointed subject matter experts of the Commission will establish Oregon's priorities and policies for prevention and treatment services. The Commission invites collaboration in its work. All Commission meetings are public; stakeholders and their representatives are encouraged to attend regularly.
The particular tasks that the Legislature expects the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission to perform are described below, in the actual text of ORS 430.242(2-4):
"The ADPC shall establish priorities and policies for alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment services as part of a long-term strategic prevention and treatment plan for this state.
The plan must include, but is not limited to, recommendations regarding:
The commission may:
The commission may adopt rules to carry out its duties under this section."
The Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission organizes its work around ten shared public policy goals:
* In this website, the term "drugs" is intended to include all forms of tobacco, alcohol, cannabis ("marijuana"), diverted or misused pharmaceuticals, other misused substances such as inhalants, and illicit drugs.
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