“The concept is to make addiction treatment more accessible, more mainstream,” Thompson said.
Because the risk of opioid addiction is so high, doctors and patients are searching for pill-free pain relief options.
Many end up falling off of the wagon while waiting to get treatment.
“The widespread opioid abuse and addiction is partly the consequence of that campaign,” Dr. James Thompson said.
Herring helped pass a law in 2015 letting first responders carry the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone.
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“We have become the United States of Oxy.”
For those hooked on heroin, 8News learned the wait for help is sometimes two to three months.