Tagged: Addiction

The Oregon Lottery Under Jack Roberts

OPB | Dec. 11, 2013 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with the newly confirmed head of the Oregon Lottery, former Labor Commissioner, Jack Roberts.

The Oregon Lottery's Relationship With Problem Gamblers

OPB | Nov. 27, 2013 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: An investigative series by The Oregonian suggests the Oregon Lottery may be catering to gambling addicts.

Examining The Rise Of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

July 09, 2013 12:20 p.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a dramatic increase in prescription drug overdoses, especially among women.

Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

March 26, 2013 12:35 p.m.

Crime is on the rise in Medford, Oregon. Some say increases in drug use and drug trafficking are the biggest causes.

Lawmakers Take On Gambling Addiction

Feb. 15, 2013 12:20 p.m.

A bill introduced this session would require bar and restaurant employees to be on the lookout for gambling addiction.

20 Years of Drug Courts

Dec. 15, 2011 9:06 a.m.

The nation's second oldest drug court is turning 20 Thursday. We'll explore the history and effectiveness of the Multnomah County system.

Rebroadcast: Troubled Teens

Sept. 01, 2011 9:06 a.m.

A whole industry has developed to help troubled teens. In this rebroacast, you'll hear about some of those in the business — from transport companies to consultants.

Methadone Realities

Aug. 17, 2011 9:25 a.m.

Most people know of methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction. Its uses have broadened and a black market has followed. Last year in Oregon, it claimed more lives than heroin.

Helping Your Troubled Teen

July 12, 2011 9:06 a.m.

If you have a severely troubled teenager, where do you turn for help? How do you know who to trust?

Zoning Out Drugs

April 11, 2011 9:06 a.m.

Portland Mayor Sam Adams is pushing for revised drug free zones to combat crime. Will they work? Are they constitutional?

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