The Heat: Opioid epidemic in the United States

The Heat

Opioid epidemic

More than 11 million Americans misused prescription pain medicine in 2016 according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

To discuss what the government can do to reduce that number:

  • Dr. Andrew Kolodny, co-director of Opioid Policy Research, Brandeis University
  • Dr. Matthew Fogg, retired Chief Deputy Marshal and former DEA agent
  • Marisa Vitali, actress, writer and producer and a former heroin addict
  • Sean Callebs, CGTN’s correspondent who spent eight months reporting from Huntington, West Virginia, a city at the center of the opioid crisis in the United States.  

Follow Sean Callebs on Twitter @sfcallebs

For more: