Opioid Overdose

Yellow alert extended for Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A yellow alert has been extended in Jackson County due to the longest period of accidental overdoses from illegal opioids. Jackson County Public Health issued the alert four weeks ago. They’re keeping it in place because of an …

Decrease in opioid deaths in Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. — Doctor Jim shames, the Jackson County Public Health officer says Oregon has made the most progress out of any other state in the nation when it comes to reducing opioid prescriptions and overdoses. Dr. Shames says the significant progress …

Former drug addict hopes to save lives

A follow up to a story we told you about Monday night at 11. A Rogue Valley mom lost her son to a heroin overdose. Now she’s hoping her words and actions will save others from what killed her son. According to a study at the …