CODA is a not-for-profit behavioral health agency, and the oldest opiate-addiction treatment agency in Oregon. In the years since our founding in 1969 our services have expanded to include a range of evidence-based alcohol- and drug-treatment programs, both outpatient and residential. We serve adult clients and families in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.
The sentence that begins our Mission & Vision statement and which appears in much of our material describes our agency both literally and philosophically:
CODA: “Building health and recovery through compassionate, evidence-based care.”
This means that our mission is to provide patient-centered care delivered by people who listen with respect and who stay with patients all along the road to recovery and into a life of health and stability.
When we say “evidence-based” care, we are promising that the treatment we provide is based on sound science and research, and that we will use the best practices available in behavioral healthcare.
CODA offers outpatient services in Portland, Clackamas, Gresham, Hillsboro and Tigard, where patients meet with counselors, attend groups, and if their health situation, needs and choices call for it, they receive medication to block cravings and help prevent relapse. CODA also works with people who struggle with both mental illness and substance use.
We offer residential programs for men in Tigard and Gresham, and for women with small children in Gresham.
CODA also offers medically monitored detoxification, state-licensed Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) services, and alcohol- and substance-free housing for adults with specific needs.
CODA has long provided gender-specific residential treatment, including a program in Gresham for women and their young children, and programs for men in Gresham and Tigard.
Our transitional Stepping Stones housing in Washington County serves women in recovery being reunited with children who had been in foster care.
In Washington County, the alcohol and drug programs CODA oversees with Community Partners include drug court and community corrections.
CODA’s Research Program has collaborated with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Dartmouth College, University of Pittsburgh, University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University, Kaiser Permanente, and other institutions on research funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and other foundations and agencies.