The quantum theory of damping is presented and illustrated by means of a driven damped harmonic oscillator. The theory is formulated in the coherent state representation which illustrates very vividly the nearly classical nature of the problem. In this representation the reduced system density operator equation becomes a Fokker-Planck equation. Green's function solutions are found for the damped oscillator in closed form and as an eigenfunction expansion. In addition, a quantum regression theorem due to Lax is derived in the coherent state representation. The theorem allows two-time averages to be computed from one-time averages.