New Detox Center in the Works

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Addictions Recovery Center is preparing Southern Oregon’s first ever medically-monitored detox center. They say the center would allow access to medication and treatment that could ease the process of detoxification and even save lives. On Friday, Providence Medical Center unveiled a $25,000 donation for the new center. The idea is to … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s Awards Funds to Non-Profits

MEDFORD, Ore. — Students at St. Mary’s School are helping put thousands of dollars in grants into the hands of local non-profits. Wednesday, students presented $5,000 to five non-profit organizations in the Rogue Valley. Those groups being honored were St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix Counseling Center, CASA, Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Addictions Recovery Center. … Continue reading »

Treating Addiction Through Miracles

GOLD HILL, Ore. – It’s another day in the field for David Durham. Today, he and about six other men are working on one of the campus’ two community gardens. For eight weeks, Durham has been living at Gold Hill’s U-Turn for Christ program, working and willing himself past seven years of addiction. “I was … Continue reading »

Vaccines Could Help Stem Heroin Rise

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Heroin and opiate abuse is on the rise in Oregon. But local experts say new vaccines being tested by the FDA could someday help stop the drug epidemic. According to the Oregon Health Authority, 10.4 percent of people receiving treatment for substance abuse in 2011 were heroin users. In 2013, it … Continue reading »

More Teen Girls Admit to Binge Drinking

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new study says more teenage girls are binge drinking, and officials are warning about the health risks. A report by the Center for Disease Control said one out of five high school-aged girls admit to binge drinking, which is defined as four or more drinks in a two hour period. Experts … Continue reading »