Raw, heartbreaking look at the opioid crisis from the front lines

If you’ve not yet read the incredible piece by the Cincinnati Enquirer about the opioid crisis in an around that city, please take a few moments out of your day to so, by clicking here.

The final tally in one week: 180 reported overdoses, 18 deaths.

While Cincinnati was the setting for this outstanding piece, the location, unfortunately, could’ve been “Anytown, USA.”  One can’t help but wonder if any of the overdoses and deaths depicted in the piece could have been prevented if the users had at their disposal a supervised injection facility, staffed by healthcare professionals, there in case of emergency and to suggest and navigate ways in which help can be received.

 

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