The opioid abuse epidemic

This weekend's Times Union included a big feature by Bethany Bump and Claire Hughes about the opioid abuse epidemic here in New York and the Capital Region -- its scale, the loss it's caused, and the different types of responses that are emerging to take on the problem as a public health issue. Even so: "[L]ocal addiction experts say one essential obstacle remains as firm as it's ever been: in that sliver of time when someone with a substance use disorder is ready for help, there are still too many barriers to getting it. Same-day treatment is almost unheard of." [TU]

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