Oregon Doctors Get Aggressive On Opioid Addictions

May 18, 2016

By the latest figures, Oregon has the second highest rate of opioid drug addiction of any state.  People who would never think of taking heroin by needle have no problem taking its cousin in pill form. 

Oxycontin crushed for snorting.
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Doctors in the state joined forces years ago in what's now called Oregon Pain Guidance, which offers a public forum on pain management Thursday (May 19th) in Medford. 

Sam Quiñones is featured, for his profile of addiction in the heartland in Dreamland

He visits our studio to talk about the stories of people battling addiction in the most unlikely of places.