The Portland City Council today unanimously endorsed a sweeping blueprint for a five year, city-wide drug strategy designed to provide a “better life for all of Portland’s children and families, neighborhoods, and businesses.”
“The culture of tolerating drugs needs to change,” said Portland Mayor Tom Potter in touting the plan that he helped initiate.
The plan is designed to change the public’s knowledge and attitudes about the abuse of drugs and alcohol and w
Today’s Congressional hearing featuring Roger Clemens and his accuser, Brian McNamee on whether the star pitcher used steroids and human growth hormone (HGH) probably didn’t settle which one of the two is perjuring himself, but it was one more high-profile chapter in the sordid story about illegal drugs in America.
Should Congress be spending its time on more pressing issues than whether Roger Clemens is telling the truth?
While illegal drug use and the problems that ensue often grab the headlines, recent statistics show that alcohol abuse is still reaching unacceptable proportions.
And it is especially true among residents in Oregon’s most populous county.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 9.15% of Multnomah County residents have problems with alcohol abuse and/or addiction. That translates to more than 50-thousand residents and is 21% higher than the 7.6% state level.
More than twice as many Multnomah County residents are believed to have problems with alcohol than havi
The conclusion by the New York City medical examiner’s office that actor Heath Ledger died from an accident resulting from the abuse of prescription drugs will hopefully bring more attention to this tragically growing problem.
Oregon Partnership is calling for heightened prevention and education to reverse the national and statewide trend of prescription drug abuse.
According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Oregon ranks 8th in the nation for the non-medical