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The Jefferson Exchange

Lying All The Way To The Bottom: "Strung Out"

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We hear about people who got strung out on drugs when they become statistics, like when they die of drug overdoses. 

Erin Khar offers up a personal story of addiction: her own.  Khar had a happy and enviable childhood, but got into drugs when she was 13. 

She spent the next decade and a half addicted to painkillers and ultimately, heroin.  The story is told in Khar's book Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me.  We hear what it took to finally get sober and stay that way for an extended period. 

 

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.