Oregon Governor Urged To Declare Staffing Crisis In Behavioral Health
Oregon has lost more than 3,300 people to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
But a comparable number of people may have lost their lives to alcohol and drug abuse in that time. And people in the addiction-recovery business want Governor Kate Brown to do something about it.
In a recent letter, 20 executives urged the governor to declare a staffing crisis in behavioral health and take steps to shore up programs that have lost staff, cut services, or just gone dormant.