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Silent Epidemic: Addiction In Southern Oregon

Silent Epidemic: Addiction In Southern Oregon

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Like many areas in the country, southern Oregon is experiencing what public health officials describe as an epidemic of addiction to heroin and prescription opioid pain relievers such as Vicodin and OxyContin. One symptom of this epidemic has been a sharp rise in deaths by overdose.

In this four-part series, JPR reporter Liam Moriarty looks at this problem through the eyes of people on the front lines.