If deaths caused by drug abuse are dropping in Oregon, it's a very slow drop.
The State Medical Examiner's office recently released its annual report on drug-related deaths, covering the year 2013.
There was exactly one fewer death caused by drugs than the year before, but there are some bright spots within the numbers.
Heroin-related deaths dropped sharply, as did deaths caused by cocaine abuse.
Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson joins us to help interpret the cold, hard facts.