The Making of the Opioid Epidemic

I have had the opportunity to work in inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings with some amazing individuals and families struggling with addiction. I often come across articles and research about the opioid epidemic. I thought I would share this article on the history of this national and international crisis.

“The head of the FDA at the time OxyContin was approved for distribution two decades ago, Dr David Kessler, later described the opioid crisis as an “epidemic we failed to foresee”. “It has proved to be one of the biggest mistakes in modern medicine,” he said.”

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The Making of the Opioid Epidemic

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