Report from national, international experts in wake of summit
The Board of County Commissioners received a much-anticipated Addictions Recovery Oriented System of Care report earlier today at their regularly-scheduled Issues & Updates session.
The report is the latest step in the Board's efforts to combat the addiction and drug abuse problems present in the county area. It follows two key Board actions from earlier this year:
- An April resolution to support a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) in responding to the addictions, mental health and homelessness crisis, and
- Last month's convening of the Clackamas Addictions Recovery Summit, which brought together eight nationally and internationally-recognized thought leaders and experts in addressing the homelessness and addictions issue. Watch a wrap-up video of the summit.
Today's report is a direct follow-up from the summit, which had a goal of helping to develop new solutions to address the ongoing addiction and substance use crisis. Further, it provided an opportunity to learn more about evidence-based programs, best practices and lessons learned to expand and build upon the services and investments in Clackamas County today.
The report looks at current county assets available to help stem the addiction crisis, current gaps in county services, and recommendations by the summit panelists geared toward helping a population struggling with addictions.
The full report is available in today's meeting materials at https://bit.ly/3Qzj3Sh. As the Board contemplates next steps, future decisions are expected to expand the county's ROSC roadmap to better serve our population. Residents and stakeholders interested in learning more about the recent summit are encouraged to visit www.clackamas.us/summit.