At no point did I blame doctors or healthcare providers for the epidemic, I merely said there is one.

And its one I witness around me everyday, in the neighborhood I grew up in, people I grew up with and family.

My argument isn’t about who caused the epidemic or where we should point fingers at or even what we should do about it.

It’s simply that an opiate/opioid epidemic exists. Opioids led so many people I know to heroin.

No one pain pill, bag of heroin or fentanyl is what I’m saying has caused the epidemic, I’m saying it all has collectively and it’s killing people in this country at astounding rates. Period.

Again, not blaming doctors. Simply stating the opioid and opiate epidemic was responsible for probably 35 funerals I’ve attended in my 31 years alive. That’s entirely too many.

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