OrCRM collaborates with health systems, behavioral health, addictions treatment, law enforcement and communities across the state to advocate for policies that reduce harms of opioid misuse.


We are asking health systems across Oregon to reduce the number of pills in circulation by leading the implementation of safe opioid prescribing guidelines and disposal.

Reduce Pills

We are working together with Oregon stakeholders to expanded access and availability of addiction treatment, recovery supports and naloxone to save lives.

Addiction Treatment

We are reducing the volume of disused pills through access to safe disposal of unused medication.

Rx Disposal

We are increasing access to effective & safer alternatives to opioids for pain treatment by increasing benefit coverage and availability of alternative treatment services.

Pain Treatment

We are educating the public about the risks and dangers of Rx through social media and public education campaigns.


Reducing opioid misuse, abuse and overdose

The Oregon Coalition for the Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRM), a service of Lines for Life, is grounded in the Prescription Drug (Rx) Summits convened by Oregon Partnership/Lines for Life at the behest of Oregon’s Governor in 2013. OrCRM was established in 2014 through an Innovative Preventions Projects grant from the Oregon Health Authority. OrCRM members convene quarterly, discuss statewide data and policy updates and provide expertise and technical assistance to guide OrCRM’s programmatic direction.

OrCRM’s role in reducing Oregon’s prescription opioid is that of convener and change agent – moving discussion into action. We have become both a resource and leader on this issue through our ability to mobilize and engage a wide range of stakeholders. These efforts have built momentum and capacity to implement regional and statewide strategies.