Metropolitan Portland Study of Alcohol and Drug Problems within the Black Community

A rare find! Here is the Metropolitan Portland Study of Alcohol and Drug Problems within the Black Community from 1976, found in a file cabinet in the basement of Providence Hospital. We had heard of the Oregon Black Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse – but never seen any actual documents.

Note: the 1976 address of the OBCADA – 3807 NE Union Avenue – is the current address of the 4th Dimension Recovery Center.

Attached to this report is a history of alcohol and drug use in the black community. It’s not a very useful document because its fluffed with ancillary text, but might be of interest to people with a developed interest in black local history, or the history of Multnomah County being ripped off by consultants.

MHAP would co-sign the 1976 recommendations of the OBCADA today to Multnomah County – more outpatient treatment, more services for youth, more halfway houses, more peer support.

READ – Metropolitan Portland Study of Alcohol and Drug Problems within the Black Community, from 1976 (PDF)