The All Out War Against The Opioid Epidemic
California lawmakers, public health officials, doctors and others are all trying to tackle the crisis in a variety of ways.
The Sacramento Bee:
Fighting Painkiller Abuse: New Ways To Treat Chronic Pain
Opiate addiction nearly cost Zack Armbrust his life. Like millions of Americans, he got hooked on painkillers and heroin, a crippling combination that’s often deadly. Now about 30 months clean, the Roseville resident considers himself one of the lucky ones. In America’s war on opiate abuse, the problem of painkiller overuse has been as perplexing as it is pervasive. (Buck, 9/8)