In the Portland Metro Area 1 person dies every other day from a drug overdose. Mental Health America ranked Oregon 51st in the nation for access to mental health and addiction services. And while hospitalizations for medical and surgical complications of substance use disorder are skyrocketing, they are increasing more in Oregon than any other state.
Winter is finally upon us. And in Multnomah County, that means colder weather, lots of rain and less sunlight. Combined, that’s a recipe for what we call the ‘Winter Blues’, which describes feelings of sadness that occur as soon as the weather changes.