Suicide took the lives of 762 Oregonians in 2015. That’s why State Representative Knute Buehler and his wife are trying to raise awareness of this statewide epidemic.
Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel has more on the event the couple hosted at the State Capitol in Salem.
Opioids are often prescribed by physicians as painkillers, but Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation. According to the Oregon Health Authority, in Oregon, opioids are becoming a source of addiction that kills an average of three Oregonians a week.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with State Representative Dr. Knute Buehler to discuss plans to tackle the opioid epidemic in Salem.