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Substance Use

Public Health Focus Areas

Reducing Opioid Overdose and Misuse

Oregon has one of the highest rates of nonmedical use of opioid painkillers in the nation. Partners across the state are working to reduce this epidemic. We have made recent progress, including Oregon prescribing guidelines and better access to naloxone to reverse an overdose, but there is more work to be done.

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Cannabis and Your Health

The Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division is working to understand and minimize negative public health impacts from cannabis use. We collect data, educate the public, work to prevent youth cannabis use, and protect children from cannabis exposure.

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Reducing Harms from Alcohol and Substance Use

One of the priority areas in Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan is reducing harms associated with alcohol and substance use through a variety of interventions.

Visit our State Health Improvement Plan website

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