OPB | Dec. 02, 2015
The state has put off implementing a new policy to discourage opioids and encourage alternative therapies for Oregon Health Plan patients with back pain.
OPB | June 18, 2015
The Oregon Lottery is replacing its 12,000 video lottery machines, and some advocates worry the new machines are even more attractive to problem gamblers.
OPB | May 19, 2015
We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.
OPB | Dec. 22, 2014
MONDAY: We'll discuss what it means to develop a dependency to marijuana.
OPB | Dec. 16, 2014
TUESDAY: Public health officials want to add a "Good Samaritan" provision to a law allowing lay people to administer a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose.
OPB | Dec. 11, 2013
WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with the newly confirmed head of the Oregon Lottery, former Labor Commissioner, Jack Roberts.
OPB | Nov. 27, 2013
WEDNESDAY: An investigative series by The Oregonian suggests the Oregon Lottery may be catering to gambling addicts.
OPB | July 09, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a dramatic increase in prescription drug overdoses, especially among women.
OPB | March 26, 2013
Crime is on the rise in Medford, Oregon. Some say increases in drug use and drug trafficking are the biggest causes.
OPB | Feb. 15, 2013
A bill introduced this session would require bar and restaurant employees to be on the lookout for gambling addiction.
OPB | Dec. 15, 2011
The nation's second oldest drug court is turning 20 Thursday. We'll explore the history and effectiveness of the Multnomah County system.
OPB | Sept. 01, 2011
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.
OPB | Aug. 17, 2011
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.
OPB | July 12, 2011
If you have a severely troubled teenager, where do you turn for help? How do you know who to trust?
OPB | April 11, 2011
Portland Mayor Sam Adams is pushing for revised drug free zones to combat crime. Will they work? Are they constitutional?
OPB | Feb. 25, 2011
Five years ago federal and state laws to combat meth were passed: what impact have they had?
OPB | Jan. 25, 2010
What impact has Oregon's over-the-counter pseudoephedrine ban had on the state's meth problem? Should Oregon's law be made national?