WJCT Morning Edition: Report: Florida Has 17th Highest Drug Overdose Rate

Benjamin Miller, Chief Strategy Officer Well Being Trust, a mental health and drug abuse advocacy group that analyzed the CDC data along with Trust for America’s Health, said crackdowns on pain medicine prescriptions alone don’t address the issue.

“It’s not just about the number of opioids being prescribed, though I think that’s an important thing to address,” Miller said. “It’s really about social and community factors that are much harder to address.

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