Medical school opioid prevention: On the right track, but the needs are NOW!

Young people and adults who are not using addictive drugs and or have depression need an eye opener before control is lost. I have lost two friends just this year from either depression, drugs, or both. I speculate that if they touch real life experiences of peers, their paths might be changed. Mandatory courses, starting in high school, and meeting survivors, and visiting shelters and detox hospitals could change a person’s path.

The intention of  medical schools to teach new doctors about opioid prescription and addiction should be embraced. We can not afford to let two to three years of medical training go by before potential victims succumb to addiction caused by genetics or the environment. According to the article,

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