Painkiller misuse on the rise

Prescription drug abuse is taking hold in Oregon and Linn County, and those concerned can get ahead of this impending epidemic, according to substance abuse educator Eric Martin.
Martin presented Thursday during a two-hour training event titled “Prescription for Disaster: What You Should Know About Prescription Drug Abuse” at the Central Electric Training Center in Tangent.
About 130 social workers, members of law enforcement and other industry professionals were in attendance.

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