© 2023 | Jefferson Public Radio
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
541.552.6301 | 800.782.6191
a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Overdose deaths skyrocket nationwide, Oregon numbers especially grim

If it seems like you've heard many stories about people dying by drug overdose from Fentanyl, your ears do not deceive. Drug overdose deaths have risen sharply in the last few years.

The Trust for America's Health and Well Being Trust recently delivered their "Pain in the Nation" report on deaths from alcohol, drugs, and suicide.

One finding: Oregon's opioid overdose deaths shot up 167% in one year, largely from Fentanyl.

Psychologist Ben Miller, President of Well Being Trust, goes through the details in the report with us.

Stay Connected
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. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.