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A Single Mom, A Latino Immigrant And The Struggle Of Addiction Recovery

OPB | Sept. 30, 2017 2:16 p.m. | Portland

Some former addicts say catch-all services often leave people behind because they don’t meet the specific personal, cultural or geographical needs of addicted individuals.

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Researchers Spend $21M To Study Opioid Alternatives

OPB | July 21, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

To cut down on opioid abuse, patients are being told to try acupuncture, massage and other treatments for pain. But the science behind some of these alternatives is lacking.

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Delays For Pain Managment Alternatives For OHP Patients

OPB | Dec. 2, 2015 12:30 p.m.

The state has put off implementing a new policy to discourage opioids and encourage alternative therapies for Oregon Health Plan patients with back pain.

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At Home With Recovery

OPB | Aug. 27, 2015 12:06 p.m.

A new installment of our "At Home" series features three women living in a communally run home for people dealing with drug and alcohol recovery.

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At Home With Recovery

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015 2 p.m.

The Thurston Creek Oxford House is an intentional living facility for recovering addicts and is one of 160 Oxford Houses in Oregon.

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An Oregon Mother's Heroin Addiction Story

Jefferson Public Radio | July 20, 2015 6 a.m. | MEDFORD, Ore.

Diana Cooper, a mother of four from Medford, spent years battling her heroin and opioid addiction. Her love for her children drove her to recovery.

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Oregon Lottery Machines Raise Problem Gambling Concerns

OPB | June 18, 2015 12:15 p.m.

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.

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | May 19, 2015 12:06 p.m.

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

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What Does Marijuana Addiction Mean?

OPB | Dec. 22, 2014 12:30 p.m.

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

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

OPB | Dec. 16, 2014 12:20 p.m.

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. 

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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.

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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.

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Examining The Rise Of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

OPB | July 9, 2013 12:20 p.m.

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

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Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

OPB | 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.

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Lawmakers Take On Gambling Addiction

OPB | 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.

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20 Years of Drug Courts

OPB | 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.

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Rebroadcast: Troubled Teens

OPB | Sept. 1, 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.

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Methadone Realities

OPB | 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.

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Helping Your Troubled Teen

OPB | 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?

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Zoning Out Drugs

OPB | 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?