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Exchange Exemplar: A first-person story of being 'Strung Out'

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It was a fairly short journey for Erin Khar from trying her grandmother's painkillers to experimenting with heroin. She was 13 when she first took a shot, and bumped along that way for 15 more years before getting sober.

By her own admission, Khar's childhood was picture-perfect. So what made her seek releases in cutting herself, then in drugs? She tells the story in the book Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me.

The author joined us in 2020 to talk about the book and the big chunk of her life it represents.

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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.