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January 14, 2023

The Fentanyl Crisis
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The Fentanyl Crisis
This week, an in-depth look at the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18 to 49, more than car accidents or suicides. Nearly 108,000 Americans lost their lives to overdoses last year, 2/3rds of those from fentanyl. This week, we discuss the issue with Nora Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health.
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Helping Communities to Heal from the Fentanyl Epidemic
The opioid crisis' damage to US communities cost the economy $1.5 trillion in 2020 alone, according to a congressional analysis. Sam Quinones, author of "The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth," talks about steps that cities and towns can take to try to repair community bonds.
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