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What It Takes To Break An Addiction To Drugs

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Drug addiction is one of the stories of our time.  Still. 

The drugs change, but the addictions keep on coming, despite The War on Drugs and many other efforts to stop people from taking drugs they do not need. 

The country is focused on opioid prescription drugs at the moment, and the heroin addictions they can lead to. 

But Addictions Recovery Center in the Rogue Valley stays focused on getting people into recovery, no longer feeding their addictions.  ARC's story goes back 40 years and more, and its configuration has changed, but the mission remains the same. ARC's Phil Bettin and Dr. Darryl Inaba visit to talk about separating people from drugs they've come to depend upon.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.