'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Prescription drug abuse

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Oregon has the highest rate of prescription drug abuse among 15 to 19 years old in the country. And what's even scarier is prescription painkiller abuse can lead to heroin addiction.

Former Oregon U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton, who is now CEO of Lines of Life, a nonprofit agency that works to prevent substance abuse and suicide; Dr. Sharon Meieran, an emergency room physician; and Sarah Pierce, who was addicted to painkillers, join KATU’s Steve Dunn to discuss the problem and solutions to it.

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