Tag Archives: Drugs

Nomads and Needles: Whiteaker Residents Speak Up

Locals reflect on improvements of the Whiteaker, as well as problems the neighborhood still faces.  By Cari Johnson Kevin Maclean has lived in the Whiteaker neighborhood since 1983. “Back in the early 1990’s there was an open Heroin Market right … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drugs Don’t Win in Whiteaker — People Do

By Barbara Bellinger Needles on the Ground A homeless man sits calmly at a beaten-up picnic table in Washington Jefferson Park. His blue eyes glaze over as his body slowly slumps until he is leaning on the table. The heroin … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drugs In The Whiteaker

Marcus Baker was a bartender, living in the Whiteaker neighborhood, his place of work never left unnoticed by all of the drug addicts and alcoholics in the area. He found needles in and around his surroundings; illegal happenings in his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Whiteaker on Drugs

A Community Strives to Overcome a Decades Long Dilemma Barbara Bellinger, Reporter ———————————————————————– “Heroin.” “Needles.” “Junkies.” Three words used by residents of the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon to describe the chronic drug problem that stymies their efforts at revamping … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Whiteaker: The Town with the Addicts or a Scapegoat for Eugene?

Many sources inside of the Whiteaker neighborhood have agreed to a surfacing problem, involving the aspects of homelessness and drug abuse. Newfound worker and resident, Kristie Munro, calmly voiced her opinion in saying that “this neighborhood has been here a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Homeless and Drug Issues in Jefferson Westside

Businesses in the Jefferson Westside neighborhood discuss the community’s homeless and drug issues. Employees of different neighborhood businesses discuss the homeless and drug problem within the community and how these issues affect their workdays.  The businesses recognize the drug and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ayan’s Media Analysis

By: Ayan Jama John Tierney’s article, “Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again”, explains how doctors have discovered the power that psychedelic drugs can have on the mind. Due to it’s success in treating patients with depression, OCD and other disorders … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Planning and Prevention: Substance Abuse in Eugene Oregon

For many, alcohol and drug use are a prevalent part of living in Eugene, Oregon. For college students whose weekends begin on Wednesday night and end Sunday afternoon, where the purpose is to party and the trend is to get … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment