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Oregon Lottery Machines Raise Problem Gambling Concerns

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.

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?