HAPPENING TODAY: Members of Oregon’s Addiction Recovery Community Rallying in Salem

300 members of Oregon’s addiction recovery community, from all 30 Oregon Senate districts, will meet with legislators to demand more action on preventing addiction and increasing access to recovery.

A noon rally (Thursday, March 14) on the steps will feature legislators from both political parties as well as multiple people in recovery telling their stories.

Oregon Recovers is a coalition of people in recovery, drug and alcohol counselors and treatment providers who are advocating to transform Oregon’s fractured addiction recovery system into a recovery-based, continuum-of-care that recognizes addiction as a chronic disease requiring a lifetime of attention.

Oregon has the 4th highest Addiction rate (9.2%).