Give or take a few breaks, Kelly Howard has been on opioids for 17 years. She suffers from severe nerve pain and says opioids have enabled her to have a life.
The Oregon health care system is failing to address the state’s drug and alcohol addiction crisis at every level, from providing prevention and recovery services to coordinating the response between health care providers and state agencies, speakers at a forum said Wednesday.
Carrie Steinseifer Bates won three Olympic gold medals for swimming in 1984.
But in January 2012, the Tualatin resident wanted to die.
At a time when the U.S. government is trying to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, many jails across the country are only now rolling out medicines to help inmates overcome addiction. And most of those jails dispense only one of the drugs currently available.
We don’t usually celebrate failure in the United States, but the truth is that success often stems from it.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order Tuesday declaring addiction and substance abuse a public health crisis in the state.
June 16, 2009 -- The legislature could this week take up an increase in the beer tax, as proposed in House Bill 2461. Emphasis on the word could.