Did the American Medical Association downplay the risk of opioid addiction? Its Purdue-backed teaching tool says Yes — and worse.
Akron has a drug problem. A big drug problem. In fact, the city has seen a 140% increase in drug overdose deaths so far this year. Blame Covid. Blame fentanyl. Or blame the still lingering opioid epidemic. Better yet, blame all three. Because it’s undoubtedly all three that are combining to make Akron #1 in the drug death charts.
Back in 2014, overdoses from synthetic opioids like fentanyl shot up like one of Elon Musk’s rockets. They’ve been hovering up there in space ever since.
West Dundee isn’t the first place you’d equate with heroin. Heck, it’s probably not even the thousand and first. But that doesn’t mean the drug can’t affect its residents. Or its families.
Addicts aren’t the only ones to benefit from peer recovery support programs. The community itself also benefits. And not just the community-at-large either. As Eric McIntire so keenly makes clear, sometimes even the medical community gets their eyes opened by a peer recovery specialist. Please read on! All We Need is a Heartbeat “All we need is a heartbeat, and…