Experts Gather To Discuss What Can Be Done To Curb Opioid Epidemic In California
Although the state hasn't been as hard hit as others, it's still been affected by the crisis.
San Diego Union-Tribune:
How California Ranks In The Nation's Opioid Epidemic
With the nation in the grip of a deadly opioid crisis, California seems to have been spared to some degree when compared with many other states. But the human toll it has taken on the most populous state is still staggering. California ranks No. 1 when it comes to the raw number of drug-overdose deaths — more than 4,600 victims in 2015, a trend primarily driven by opioids. (Davis, 11/8)
San Diego Conference Addresses Epidemic Of Opioid-Related Deaths
California has the nation’s seventh-lowest rate of drug overdoses. Even so, because of the state's large population, more people die of a drug overdose each year in California than in any other state. (Goldberg, 11/8)