The abuse of prescription drugs has become an increasing epidemic across Oregon. In the last ten years, there has been a 450 percent increase in the number of deaths from prescription drug overdoses. Currently, there are more deaths per year from prescription drug overdoses than there are from automobile accidents.
In August, the National Governor’s Association gave a grant to the Governor’s office to develop a statewide plan to address this epidemic.
Below you can find information about prescription drug abuse through published documents, articles, publications, media and other resources.
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