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How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | May 19, 2015

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.

What Does Marijuana Addiction Mean?

OPB | Dec. 22, 2014

MONDAY: We'll discuss what it means to develop a dependency to marijuana.

County Officials Want To Change Law Aimed At Saving Addicts From Overdose

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. 

The Oregon Lottery Under Jack Roberts

OPB | Dec. 11, 2013

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

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

Examining The Rise Of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

OPB | July 09, 2013

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

Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

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.

Lawmakers Take On Gambling Addiction

OPB | Feb. 15, 2013

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

20 Years of Drug Courts

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.

Rebroadcast: Troubled Teens

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.

Methadone Realities

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.

Helping Your Troubled Teen

OPB | July 12, 2011

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

Zoning Out Drugs

OPB | April 11, 2011

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

Meth Laws: Five Years Later

OPB | Feb. 25, 2011

Five years ago federal and state laws to combat meth were passed: what impact have they had?

Oregon Meth

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?

Rebroadcast: As We Are - Addicted

OPB | Aug. 11, 2009

Rebroadcast: How does addiction touch your life?

The Future of Native Arts

OPB | May 25, 2009

What's the future of native arts?

12,000 Jobs

OPB | May 18, 2009

What do you think of the Governor's plan to create 12,000 new jobs?

As We Are: Addicted

OPB | March 12, 2009

How has addiction touched your life?