Until we acknowledge the root of the problem, the opioid epidemic will grow

The quiet crisis hitting America’s suburbs is an unusual one, one that most on first blush wouldn’t quite believe if not dismiss. But it is in fact a very real threat and getting more deadly by the day.

The crisis is opioids, and it’s been building for years, but as with so many “crises” was never fully acknowledged or addressed over the past decade. Last week, President Trump declared, “The opioid crisis is an emergency. And I am saying officially right now: It is an emergency, it’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.”

Read the full op-ed on The Hill