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Petition Seeks Treatment - Not Jail - For Drug Possession

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A petition that could go on the ballot in November would end jail time for misdemeanor drug possession and shift the state’s focus to recovery and treatment programs for people.

Oregon Struggles Amid Drug And Alcohol Addiction Crisis, Experts Say

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Oregon has one of the highest drug and alcohol addiction rates in the country. But the solutions will not come quickly or easily.

Medicaid Insurer Offers Opioid Addiction Treatment On Oregon Coast

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A first-of-its-kind clinic just opened on the north Oregon Coast to provide opioid addiction treatment in an area that’s been hard hit by opioid-related deaths.

Legislative Session Will Be Short But Not All Sweet

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The Oregon Legislature will hold a short session this year, with fewer bills on the table than last year.

But some -- on vaping, prior authorizations and Medicaid reporting -- could stir controversy.

Special Report: Oregon’s Meth Epidemic Surges Amid Focus On Opioids

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The millions of dollars and countless hours that Oregon health officials have devoted to fighting the opioid epidemic in recent years have had an effect: Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have fallen to a 14-year low. 

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