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What Oregon’s drug crisis looks like on the streets of Portland: Overdoses every day

State legislators will spend much of the next month debating whether to scrap Measure 110, Oregon's voter-approved effort at drug decriminalization. Their decision will directly impact the first responders who deal with drug addiction on the streets of Portland. But has decriminalization caused the spike in overdoses and public use, or has it simply made the crisis impossible to ignore?







Oregon nurses say carry Naloxone, save a life

With a little bit of preparation, anybody can save a life. That’s the message of addiction medicine nurses from Oregon Health & Science University, who are encouraging people to carry a drug that can reverse an overdose.



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