Moving Through Chronic Pain: Community Forum



Southern Oregon is has a crisis of drug abuse! Our community has one of the highest use of opioid medication in the nation. Tragically, the use of heroin has increased dramatically in the last two years. People continue to die of drug overdoses.

Pain medications can help manage chronic pain, if used safely. But we now know that many alternative/complementary treatments are just as effective, safer, and can help improve your life.

Come to our Community Forum!

  • Famous journalist Sam Quinones talks about his book “Dreamland” – how the US drug companies and the Mexican heroin drug trade has contributed to America’s epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse.
  • Csaba Mera and Dr. Kevin Vowles give talks on the nature of chronic pain, complementary/alternative non-opioid treatments, and how you can live a more meaningful life along side your chronic pain”

Attend the Health Fair

We have booths and raffles prizes. Learn how Sleep, Nutrition, Education, Movement, and Medications are all part of how to manage your pain better and live a better life.

Listen to our speakers, visit with the vendors, and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Living Well With Chronic Pain Self Management Program

What: 6 week workshop. Meets once per week for 2 ½ hours. Stanford University program led by two trained facilitators. Participants learn skills to improve quality of life and increase self-efficacy in managing chronic pain symptoms.
Where: Workshops offered in community settings in Jackson and Josephine Counties.
Contact: Register for next available start date – Call 541-864-9611 or email

When: 7 week series, Mondays starting June 1st, 3:30-5:00 pm
What: Learn about the nature of chronic pain as a mind-body phenomenon. Learn how to gain more control over your mood, achieve better function and improve your quality of life. Understand the impact of lifestyle, stress and diet on pain levels.
Where: Orenda Energy Arts, 617 East Main Street, Medford
Reserve your spot: Call Integrative Healing & Recovery Programs, LLC (541) 210-1952 to enroll.