Drug Addiction: a health issue or a crime? - Response by an Addiction and Recovery Center in Portland


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Air date: 
Thu, 08/25/2022 - 9:00am to 9:30am


A year ago, Oregon became the first state to decriminalize drug possession. The goal is to reverse some of the negative impacts of the War on Drugs by approaching drug use from a health-centered basis. Reporter Cecilia Brown visits an addiction and recovery center in Portland that's gearing up for what they hope will be an influx of people seeking treatment.

Including comments by:

Julia Mines - Miracle Club Executive Director

Anthony Johnson - Criminal Justice Attorney

Kate Brown - Governor of Oregon

Larry Turner, Ron Williams and Will Johnson, Miracles Club Mentors

Mike Schmidt - Multnomah County's District Attorney

Mike Marshall - Oregon Recovers

Judge Eric Bloch - Oregon Drug Courts 


Reporter: Cecilia Brown

Executive Editor: Jen Chien

Host: Mitzi Miller



Released on 04/05/2022

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