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Oregon Doctors Get Aggressive On Opioid Addictions

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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. 

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. 

 

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.