Joshua Geer has overdosed before. Three times, in fact.

Every time he used heroin, a small voice inside his head would ask: Was this drug pure? How much fentanyl was mixed in? Should he use it all at once or just try it out?

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Suzanne Roig has been a reporter with The Bulletin since 2018 covering business and health in the region. When she's not working she enjoys taking her dog Pono out on hikes.

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Who could have ever predicted that there would be a massive uptick in drug use and overdoses after the citizen of Oregon legalized drugs? We are in big trouble. Personally, I love Oregon but it's getting too crazy here for me. I hate to do it, but I am uprooting my family, selling the house and moving to a more family friendly, conservative state. Good luck Oregon!


Who’s going to tell PottsMandy that drug overdoses are much higher in more conservative states?

Thomas Who

Besides complaining about the problem, what solutions does the Bend Bulletin propose to REDUCE self inflicted drug overdoses?


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