Alcohol and Substance Use
OHA supports the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission's Statewide Strategic Plan to reduce harms associated with alcohol and substance use.
Tobacco and excessive alcohol use can cause and complicate many chronic diseases, including addiction. Reducing substance use and improving behavioral health are key priorities for
Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.
Excessive Alcohol Use
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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.
Opioid Overdose and MisuseNaloxone RescueHeal Safely Campaign
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.
Consumers should exercise caution when using any cannabis product, and consult their health care provider if they intend to use cannabis products for therapeutic or medical purposes.
Cannabis and Your HealthInformation for Parents
Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with substance use. Harm reduction incorporates a variety of interventions that are part of the public health response to outbreaks of overdose and infectious diseases. To support the development of local harm reduction and syringe service programs (SSP), OHA developed a Planning and Resource Manual that includes the manual, tools and templates, and an online resource library.
Harm ReductionSyringe Exchange ServicesHarm Reduction and SSP Manual
Contact Us: OHA Public Health Division