It's Time to Change How We Think About the Opioid Crisis

It's Time to Change How We Think About the Opioid Crisis
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he way Americans are started to get addicted to opioids has changed in the last 10 years, according to a new study published in Addictive Behaviors. As Dylan Scott explains on the October 13 episode of The Weeds: “In 2005, 80 percent of people who were dependent on opioids started with painkillers and 10 percent started with heroin. In 2015, that had shifted to about 50 percent of people started with painkillers and 33 percent started with heroin.”

Dylan, Sarah Kliff, and Matt Yglesias also discussed new findings on the opioid crisis and Trump's decision to cut off some Obamacare subsidies, as well as the latest executive order on health care

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