VOA Oregon in 2013:
May 1 - The Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship Fundraising Event. The scholarships are awarded to high school students who have written the winning essays on their experiences with addictions in their families. See the Flyer for more details.
May 11 - The Day Treatment Alumni hold their annual Backpack Giveaway Fundraising Car wash! Get a shiny car and help raise money to send low income kids back to school next fall with the packs and supplies they need to be successful. See the flyer for more information.
May 22 - The Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship Training Series Presents: Opiate Use and Abuse in Oregon: Understanding and Addressing the Epidemic, Dr Rachel
Solotaroff, MD, MCR. Dr. Solotaroff is Medical Director at Central City Concern and
Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Science University. According
to statistics from the State Medical Examiner’s Office heroin-related
deaths in Portland are at the highest they have been since 2000,
and prescription opiate misuse and abuse is also at epidemic proportions in
our state. In this training, Dr. Solotaroff will provide a broad
overview of opiate misuse and abuse in Oregon, including the
epidemiology, neurobiology, and natural history of opiate addiction.
She will also illustrate the convergence of opiate addiction with other
clinical conditions and social determinants of health including trauma,
chronic pain and brain injury. The session will conclude by exploring
new and evidence-based approaches to treating opiate addiction in both
the primary care and behavioral health settings. Click on the link to register.
May 22 - Join us for the May Re-entry Enhancement Coordination Graduation at 6pm, in the Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne.
June 16 - Join VOAOR's Women's Residential Center Team and march with us in the Portland Pride Parade. Click on the link for details.
July 27 - 7th Annual Larch Mountain Hike and Bike! We guarantee sunshine, great company, and good food. Get out on your bike or on foot and support a great cause! All proceeds benefit the Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship fund. This year we awarded $50,000.00 to 32 Oregon high school seniors from low income and addicted families. To help even more kids next year, click on the link and register for the Bike and Hike!
Rethinking Addiction: The Role of Trauma and the Development of Addictive Behaviors