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WEBVTT 01:47.107 --> 02:03.123 rtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrt 02:03.123 --> 02:05.125 rt 02:05.125 --> 02:06.126 rt 02:06.126 --> 02:06.126 [KCCI CAPTIONING IS BROUGHT TO 02:06.126 --> 02:07.127 YOU BY THE IOWA CLINIC] 02:07.127 --> 02:07.127 [CAPTIONING PERFORMED BY THE 02:07.127 --> 02:08.128 NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, 02:08.128 --> 02:09.129 WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS 02:09.129 --> 02:09.129 CAPTION CONTENT AND ACCURACY. 02:09.129 --> 02:10.130 VISIT NCICAP.ORG] 02:10.130 --> 02:10.130 >> THE FOLLOWING IS A SPECIAL 02:10.130 --> 02:15.135 PRESENTATION OF HEARST 02:15.135 --> 02:19.139 TELEVISION, A PRIMETIME "MATTERrt 02:19.139 --> 02:23.143 A PRIME TIME MATTER OF FACT. 02:23.143 --> 02:24.144 STATE OF ADDICTION.rt 02:24.144 --> 02:24.144 HELLO, AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING 02:24.144 --> 02:25.145 US FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED 02:25.145 --> 02:26.146 TELEVISION EVENT. 02:26.146 --> 02:27.147 A LIVE NATIONAL CONVERSATION 02:27.147 --> 02:27.147 ABOUT THE NUMBER ONE HEALTH 02:27.147 --> 02:27.147 CRISIS IN AMERICA, THE OPIOID 02:27.147 --> 02:28.148 EPIDEMIC. 02:28.148 --> 02:29.149 ALL YEAR WE'VE REPORTED ON THE 02:29.149 --> 02:30.150 STATE OF ADDICTION IN OUR 02:30.150 --> 02:32.152 COMMUNITIES.rt 02:32.152 --> 02:33.153 TONIGHT WE DIVE DEEP INTO THE 02:33.153 --> 02:36.156 PROBLEM AND LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS. 02:36.156 --> 02:38.158 WE HAVE A STUDIO PHONE BANK. 02:38.158 --> 02:39.159 YOU CAN CALL THE NUMBER ON THE 02:39.159 --> 02:41.161 SCREEN ANDrt HAVE A CONFIDENTIAL 02:41.161 --> 02:47.167 CONVERSATION WITH EXPERTS. 02:47.167 --> 02:47.167 FOR NOW,rt LIVE TO THE 02:47.167 --> 02:48.168 LET'S GO LIVE TO THE NEWSEUM IN 02:48.168 --> 02:49.169 WASHINGTON, D.C. AND OUR 02:49.169 --> 02:49.169 COLLEAGUE AND HOST OF "MATTER OF 02:49.169 --> 02:50.170 FACT," SOLEDAD O'BRIEN. 02:50.170 --> 02:51.171 SOLEDAD: WE'RE GLAD TO BE WITH 02:51.171 --> 02:52.172 ALL OF YOU TONIGHT AND HUMBLED 02:52.172 --> 02:55.175 BY THE TASK WE'VE TAKEN ON. 02:55.175 --> 02:57.177 CONSIDER THIS -- TODAY IN OURrt 02:57.177 --> 02:58.178 COUNTRY, AS MANY AS 650,000 02:58.178 --> 02:59.179 OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS WERE 02:59.179 --> 03:02.182 DISPENSED. 03:02.182 --> 03:04.184 AND SADLY TODAY, AS MANY AS 175 03:04.184 --> 03:06.186 AMERICANS DIEDrt FROM A DRUG 03:06.186 --> 03:08.188 OVERDOSE, WHETHER OPIOIDS, LIKE 03:08.188 --> 03:09.189 HEROIN, OR FENTANYL AND THE 03:09.189 --> 03:10.190 SYNTHETIC DRUGS EMERGING EVERY 03:10.190 --> 03:12.192 DAY. 03:12.192 --> 03:14.194 TONIGHT, WE HOPE TO HELP THE 03:14.194 --> 03:15.195 NATION TURrtN A CORNER. 03:15.195 --> 03:17.197 THIS BROADCAST REACHES ACROSS 39 03:17.197 --> 03:19.199 STATES, WITH THE POTENTIAL TO 03:19.199 --> 03:22.202 TOUCH FAMILIES IN 21 MILLION 03:22.202 --> 03:23.203 HOUSEHOLDS.rt 03:23.203 --> 03:25.205 OUR GOAL -- TO HELP CREATE A 03:25.205 --> 03:26.206 NATIONAL AGENDA FOR ACTION. 03:26.206 --> 03:27.207 WE'LL BE JOINED BY MEDICAL 03:27.207 --> 03:29.209 EXPERTS AND POLICY MAKERS, 03:29.209 --> 03:30.210 PEOPLE IN POSITIONS TO MAKE 03:30.210 --> 03:32.212 rtCHANGE HAPPEN WITH YOUR HELP. 03:32.212 --> 03:33.213 SO LET'S START IN A COMMUNITY 03:33.213 --> 03:35.215 DESPERATE FOR CHANGE. 03:35.215 --> 03:38.218 JESSICA GOMEZ REPORTS FROM 03:38.218 --> 03:39.219 MCDOWELL COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, 03:39.219 --> 03:44.224 rtWHERE ONE PERSON DIES EVERY 10 03:44.224 --> 03:46.226 HOURS FROM A DRUG OVERDOSE. 03:46.226 --> 03:53.233 ♪rt 03:53.233 --> 03:54.234 ♪ AMAZING GRACE, HOW SWEET ♪ 03:54.234 --> 03:55.235 JESSICA: ON A SUNDAY MORNING, 03:55.235 --> 04:00.240 THIS IS WHERE YOU WrtILL FIND 04:00.240 --> 04:01.241 PASTOR MARTIN WEST. 04:01.241 --> 04:04.244 DELIVERING A SERMON TO HIS RURAL 04:04.244 --> 04:06.246 MCDOWELL COUNTY CHURCH.rt 04:06.246 --> 04:09.249 DURING THE WEEK, HE'S SHERIFF 04:09.249 --> 04:10.250 MARTIN WEST. 04:10.250 --> 04:14.254 >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE DYING IS 04:14.254 --> 04:17.257 JUST A LOT OF PRESSURE.rt 04:17.257 --> 04:20.260 JESSICA: MCDOWELL COUNTY, IT WAS 04:20.260 --> 04:21.261 ONCE CALLED THE BILLION-DOLLARrt 04:21.261 --> 04:22.262 COALFIELD. 04:22.262 --> 04:23.263 >> THE STREETS WERE LINED WITH 04:23.263 --> 04:24.264 PEOPLE. 04:24.264 --> 04:27.267 WE HAD THEATERS HERE. 04:27.267 --> 04:29.269 WE HAD HOSPITALS HERE. 04:29.269 --> 04:31.271 JESSICA: THAT WAS THEN. 04:31.271 --> 04:33.273 MOrtST OF THE COAL MINING JOBS 04:33.273 --> 04:35.275 LEFT, AND SO DID THE PEOPLE. 04:35.275 --> 04:36.276 >> THE PEOPLE THAT STAYED TRIED 04:36.276 --> 04:37.277 TO MAKE IT AND THINGS KEPT 04:37.277 --> 04:39.279 GETTING WORSE AND WORSE. 04:39.279 --> 04:40.280 rtTHE DRUG PROBLEM STARTED 04:40.280 --> 04:44.284 ESCALATING. 04:44.284 --> 04:45.285 JESSICA: THE JOBS THAT WERE 04:45.285 --> 04:46.286 LEFT, INJURY PRONE MINING AND 04:46.286 --> 04:48.288 MANUAL LABOR, COUPLED WITH THE 04:48.288 --> 04:49.289 EMERGENCE OFrt POWERFUL 04:49.289 --> 04:51.291 PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION, IT 04:51.291 --> 04:52.292 CREATED THE PERFECT STORM OF 04:52.292 --> 04:54.294 ADDICTION. 04:54.294 --> 04:56.296 >> THE WORST PART OF IT IS 04:56.296 --> 04:57.297 WATCHING THEMrt DAILY. 04:57.297 --> 04:59.299 THEIR LIFE JUST DRAINED FROM 04:59.299 --> 05:00.300 THEM. 05:00.300 --> 05:01.301 JESSICA: IVONNE CHURCH'S SON WAS 05:01.301 --> 05:03.303 PRESCRIBED THE PAINKILLER 05:03.303 --> 05:04.304 OXYCONTIN AFTER NEARLY CUTTING 05:04.304 --> 05:05.305 OFF HISrt THUMB IN A CONSTRUCTION 05:05.305 --> 05:07.307 ACCIDENT. 05:07.307 --> 05:09.309 HE WAS HOOKED. 05:09.309 --> 05:11.311 ONE NOVEMBER MORNING, SHE FOUND 05:11.311 --> 05:14.314 HIM ON HER DOORSTEP. 05:14.314 --> 05:17.317 SHE HAD TRIED EVERYTHING.rt 05:17.317 --> 05:17.317 >> WHEN I FOUND MY SON, THERE 05:17.317 --> 05:20.320 WAS A SMILE ON HIS FACE, AND IT 05:20.320 --> 05:22.322 HURT. 05:22.322 --> 05:24.324 BECAUSE rtWHATEVER THIS DRUG IS 05:24.324 --> 05:25.325 THAT PUTS A SMILE ON SOMEBODY'S 05:25.325 --> 05:29.329 FACE WHEN THEY ARE DYING, WHAT A 05:29.329 --> 05:31.331 HOLD IT HAS OrtN A PERSON. 05:31.331 --> 05:32.332 JESSICA: STEPHEN KISSINGER, AN 05:32.332 --> 05:34.334 ADDICT IN RECOVERY, KNOWS THAT 05:34.334 --> 05:36.336 HOLD SHE'S TALKING ABOUT. 05:36.336 --> 05:38.338 >> IT BECOMES NUMBER ONE IN YOUR 05:38.338 --> 05:41.341 LIFE.rt 05:41.341 --> 05:45.345 YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF BED. 05:45.345 --> 05:46.346 UNLESS YOU GOT ONE. 05:46.346 --> 05:47.347 YOU CAN'T GET UPrt AND FIX A CUP 05:47.347 --> 05:47.347 OF COFFEE IF YOU AIN'T GOT ONE. 05:47.347 --> 05:51.351 IT CONSUMES YOUR WHOLE LIFE. 05:51.351 --> 05:52.352 NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. 05:52.352 --> 05:55.355 JESSICA: KISSINGER WAITED THREE 05:55.355 --> 05:56.356 MONTHS TO GET INTO IT SOUTHERNrt 05:56.356 --> 05:57.357 HIGHLANDS, ONE OF A COUPLE 05:57.357 --> 05:58.358 OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CENTERS IN 05:58.358 --> 05:59.359 THE COUNTY. 05:59.359 --> 06:01.361 THERE ARE FUNERAL HOMES HERE, 06:01.361 --> 06:02.362 BUT NO LONG-TERM REHABILITATION 06:02.362 --> 06:04.364 FACILITIES. 06:04.364 --> 06:06.366 KISSINGER'S BROTHERS DIDrtN'T MAKE 06:06.366 --> 06:09.369 IT. 06:09.369 --> 06:11.371 HE'S NOW WORRIED ABOUT HIS KIDS. 06:11.371 --> 06:15.375 >> IT IS A WAY OF LIFE FOR SOME 06:15.375 --> 06:16.376 CHILrtDREN, THEIR BROTHER IS AN 06:16.376 --> 06:18.378 ADDICT, THEIR MOM IS AN ADDICT. 06:18.378 --> 06:21.381 SO MANY CHILDREN ARE REMOVED 06:21.381 --> 06:25.385 FROM THE HOMES AND PLACED INrt 06:25.385 --> 06:26.386 FOSTER CARE OR FOR ADOPTION. 06:26.386 --> 06:26.386 >> WHEN YOU SIGN IN, YOU HAVE TO 06:26.386 --> 06:27.387 HAVE IDENTIFICATION. 06:27.387 --> 06:28.388 JESSICA: AT LINDA MCKINNEY'S 06:28.388 --> 06:29.389 FOOD BANK, SHE SEES GRANDPARENTS 06:29.389 --> 06:31.391 RArtISING GRANDCHILDREN, THEIR OWN 06:31.391 --> 06:33.393 CHILDREN ADDICTED, IN JAIL, OR 06:33.393 --> 06:35.395 DEAD. 06:35.395 --> 06:37.397 IN THE POOREST COUNTY IN THE 06:37.397 --> 06:38.398 STATE, NEARLY 50% OF CHILDREN 06:38.398 --> 06:40.400 DON'T LIVErt WITH A BIOLOGICAL 06:40.400 --> 06:41.401 PARENT. 06:41.401 --> 06:42.402 >> WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? 06:42.402 --> 06:43.403 WHERE ARE THESE BABIES GOING TO 06:43.403 --> 06:48.408 GO? 06:48.408 --> 06:50.410 WHO HAS THE ANSWER?rt 06:50.410 --> 06:55.415 JESSICA: A COMMUNITY IN CRISIS. 06:55.415 --> 06:57.417 SHERIFF WEST FINALLY HAD ENOUGH.rt 06:57.417 --> 06:58.418 WITH HELP FROM LAW FIRMS IN 06:58.418 --> 07:00.420 CHARLESTON, SHERIFF WEST 07:00.420 --> 07:02.422 SPEARHEADED THE COUNTY'S LAWSUIT 07:02.422 --> 07:04.424 AGAINST THREE OF THE LARGEST 07:04.424 --> 07:06.426 PRESCRIPTIONrt DRUG DISTRIBUTORS, 07:06.426 --> 07:08.428 CLAIMING PROFIT AND GREED 07:08.428 --> 07:10.430 MOTIVATED THEM TO IGNORE LAWS 07:10.430 --> 07:12.432 REQUIRING THEM TO REPORT 07:12.432 --> 07:13.433 SUSPICIOUS ORDERS, THIS WHILErt 07:13.433 --> 07:17.437 FLOODING COUNTY PHARMACIES WITH 07:17.437 --> 07:18.438 MILLIONS OF PILLS, WELL IN 07:18.438 --> 07:22.442 EXCESS OF WHATEVER WOULD BE 07:22.442 --> 07:23.443 LEGITIMATELY NEEDED.rt 07:23.443 --> 07:27.447 >> THE LITTLE GUY IS NOT GOING 07:27.447 --> 07:28.448 TO JUST BACK DOWN. 07:28.448 --> 07:29.449 IT IS A LITTLE COUNTY. 07:29.449 --> 07:32.452 NOT A LOTrt OF PEOPLE THERE. 07:32.452 --> 07:34.454 BUT THEY ARE NOT JUST GOING TO 07:34.454 --> 07:38.458 ROLL OVER AND BE A VICTIM OF 07:38.458 --> 07:39.459 THESE ENTITIES ANY LONGER.rt 07:39.459 --> 07:39.459 >> THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT 07:39.459 --> 07:40.460 WITH ME. 07:40.460 --> 07:40.460 JESSICA: MEANTIME, THE STATE OF 07:40.460 --> 07:41.461 WEST VIRGINIA, WHICH CREATED A 07:41.461 --> 07:42.462 HOTLINE CONNECTING ADDICTS TO 07:42.462 --> 07:43.463 THE CLOSEST TREATMENT OPTIONS, 07:43.463 --> 07:44.464 IS TAKING PROPOSALS ON WHERE TO 07:44.464 --> 07:46.466 SPEND DOLLARS IT WON FROM A 07:46.466 --> 07:49.469 SIMILAR LAWSUIT.rt 07:49.469 --> 07:51.471 >> I BURIED THREE OF ONE FAMILY. 07:51.471 --> 07:53.473 JESSICA: SHERIFF WEST, WHO HAS 07:53.473 --> 07:55.475 LOST EXACT COUNT OF THE NUMBER 07:55.475 --> 07:57.477 OF FUNERALS OVER WHICH HE'Srt 07:57.477 --> 07:59.479 PRESIDED, SAYS THE HELP HAS NOT 07:59.479 --> 08:01.481 COME QUICK ENOUGH. 08:01.481 --> 08:01.481 >> THEY KEEP TELLING ME, MORE 08:01.481 --> 08:04.484 COMMISSIONS. 08:04.484 --> 08:05.485 I SAY,rt PEOPLE ARE DYING NOW. 08:05.485 --> 08:07.487 WE NEED HELP RIGHT NOW. 08:07.487 --> 08:08.488 LORD, IT JUST WANTS TO PRAISE 08:08.488 --> 08:10.490 YOU. 08:10.490 --> 08:12.492 JESSICA: PRAYER, SOMETIMES IT 08:12.492 --> 08:13.493 FEELS LIKE HIS ONLY OPTION, ANDrt 08:13.493 --> 08:15.495 PUBLICLY CALLING OUT STATE 08:15.495 --> 08:16.496 LAWMAKERS HE SAYS HAVE FAILED 08:16.496 --> 08:17.497 HIS COUNTY. 08:17.497 --> 08:19.499 >> WHEN WE WERE THE BILLION 08:19.499 --> 08:20.500 DOLLAR COALFIELDS, EVERYONE 08:20.500 --> 08:21.501 STUCK BYrt FOR A HANDOUT. 08:21.501 --> 08:23.503 NOW THAT WE ARE IN DESPERATE 08:23.503 --> 08:25.505 NEED, WE ARE BEING LEFT OUT 08:25.505 --> 08:28.508 BECAUSE NO ONE IN CHARLESTON 08:28.508 --> 08:30.510 CARES. 08:30.510 --> 08:31.511 GOrtD FORGIVE THE STATE OF WEST 08:31.511 --> 08:34.514 VIRGINIA. 08:34.514 --> 08:36.516 GOD SAVE THE COUNTY OF MCDOWELL. 08:36.516 --> 08:37.517 SHERIFF MARTIN WEST. 08:37.517 --> 08:38.518 JESSICA: INrt MCDOWELL COUNTY, FOR 08:38.518 --> 08:41.521 "MATTER OF FACT," I'M JESSICA 08:41.521 --> 08:43.523 GOMEZ. 08:43.523 --> 08:44.524 SOLEDAD: THANK YOU. 08:44.524 --> 08:46.526 WE INVITED THE PHARMACEUTICAL 08:46.526 --> 08:47.527 COMPANIES NAMED IN rtTHE LAWSUITS 08:47.527 --> 08:47.527 TO PARTICIPATE WITH US IN THIS 08:47.527 --> 08:49.529 SHOW. 08:49.529 --> 08:51.531 THEY DECLINED. 08:51.531 --> 08:53.533 WE RECEIVED STATEMENTS FROM SOME 08:53.533 --> 08:54.534 SAYING, IN GENERAL, THEY BELIEVE 08:54.534 --> 08:56.536 THE LAWSUITS ARE MISGUIDED 08:56.536 --> 08:58.538 rtBECAUSE THEY AREN'T THE ONES 08:58.538 --> 08:59.539 PRESCRIBING THE DRUGS. 08:59.539 --> 09:01.541 MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY 09:01.541 --> 09:02.542 ARE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF A LOVED 09:02.542 --> 09:04.544 ONE AND STRUGGLING WITH THE 09:04.544 --> 09:05.545 STIGMA OrtFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH 09:05.545 --> 09:06.546 THESE DEATHS. 09:06.546 --> 09:08.548 TONIGHT, WE'RE ASKING YOU TO 09:08.548 --> 09:10.550 HELP US BUILD A VIRTUAL WALL OF 09:10.550 --> 09:11.551 REMEMBRANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA 09:11.551 --> 09:14.554 USING #STATEOFADDICTION.rt 09:14.554 --> 09:16.556 SHARE A PICTURE, A VIDEO, A 09:16.556 --> 09:17.557 STORY, OR A TRIBUTE TO SOMEONE 09:17.557 --> 09:19.559 YOU WOULD LIKE REMEMBERED FOR 09:19.559 --> 09:21.561 THEIR LIFE, NOT THEIR STRUGGLE. 09:21.561 --> 09:23.563 AND IFrt YOU HAVE A STORY OF HOPE, 09:23.563 --> 09:27.567 WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO POST 09:27.567 --> 09:28.568 THAT AS WELL. 09:28.568 --> 09:29.569 >> THERE'S SOMETHING REALLY 09:29.569 --> 09:32.572 WRrtONG WITH MY BEAUTIFUL 09:32.572 --> 09:35.575 21-YEAR-OLD SON. 09:35.575 --> 09:35.575 HE'S DYING. 09:35.575 --> 09:36.576 SOLEDAD: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO 09:36.576 --> 09:37.577 LOOSEN THE GRIP OF THESE DRUGS 09:37.577 --> 09:38.578 ON OUR CHILDRErtN? 09:38.578 --> 09:39.579 AND A REALITY-BASED DISCUSSION 09:39.579 --> 09:41.581 -- HOW TO GET HELP FOR THOSE WHO 09:41.581 --> 09:42.582 NEED IT. 09:42.582 --> 09:47.587 Mike: AND RIGH 09:47.587 --> 09:48.588 WE ARE READY FORrt 09:48.588 --> 09:50.590 QUESTIONS ABOUT OPIOID 09:50.590 --> 09:51.591 ADDICTION, TREATMENT AND 09:51.591 --> 09:53.593 RECOVERY. 09:53.593 --> 09:56.596 TO SPEAK WITH OUR EXPERTS CALL 09:56.596 --> 10:02.602 THErt NUMBER ON YOUR 10:02.602 --> 10:03.603 rt 10:03.603 --> 10:05.605 ♪♪ 10:05.605 --> 10:07.607 SOLEDAD: WELCOME BACK TO "MATTER 10:07.607 --> 10:08.608 OF FACT: STATE OF ADDICTION."rt 10:08.608 --> 10:10.610 IF YOU'VE EVER WONDERED -- IS 10:10.610 --> 10:12.612 ADDICTION A CHOICE OR A CHANCE 10:12.612 --> 10:14.614 -- THERE'S PROOF IT CAN BEGIN 10:14.614 --> 10:15.615 WITH A SINGLE PILL. 10:15.615 --> 10:17.617 RESEARCHERS FORrt THE CDC FOUND 10:17.617 --> 10:18.618 THAT OF THE PEOPLE GIVEN A 10:18.618 --> 10:20.620 ONE-DAY OPIOID PRESCRIPTION, 10:20.620 --> 10:21.621 ONLY A SINGLE DAY, 6% WILL GET 10:21.621 --> 10:22.622 HOOKED. 10:22.622 --> 10:23.623 THE NUMBER DOUBLES WHEN THE 10:23.623 --> 10:25.625 PRESCRIPTION IS FOR EIGHT DAYS 10:25.625 --> 10:28.628 OR MrtORE. 10:28.628 --> 10:28.628 A 30-DAY PRESCRIPTION PUSHES THE 10:28.628 --> 10:29.629 RISK EVEN HIGHER, WITH 30% OF 10:29.629 --> 10:31.631 PATIENTS LIKELY BECOMING 10:31.631 --> 10:34.634 ADDICTED. 10:34.634 --> 10:35.635 SO, HOWrt DO YOU EFFECTIVELY TREAT 10:35.635 --> 10:36.636 PEOPLE ONCE THEY ARE DEPENDANT? 10:36.636 --> 10:40.640 IT'S A QUESTION THAT WILL HAUNT 10:40.640 --> 10:41.641 ONE MOTHER FOREVER. 10:41.641 --> 10:43.643 >> WHATrt SPORTS DID HE PLAY? 10:43.643 --> 10:45.645 >> SNOWBOARDING AND 10:45.645 --> 10:47.647 SKATEBOARDING. 10:47.647 --> 10:50.650 HE REALLY LIKED PUSHING HIMSELF. 10:50.650 --> 10:52.652 HE LIKED THE EXTREME.rt 10:52.652 --> 10:55.655 >> CHRIS' LOVE OF EXTREME SPORTS 10:55.655 --> 11:02.662 WOULD BE HIS DOWNFALL. 11:02.662 --> 11:03.663 HE TORE HIS MENISCUSrt 11:03.663 --> 11:04.664 SNOWBOARDING AT AGE 15, WHICH 11:04.664 --> 11:04.664 LED TO A SERIES OF SURGERIES AND 11:04.664 --> 11:05.665 A BATTLE WITH DEPRESSION. 11:05.665 --> 11:05.665 EACH TIME HE WAS GIVEN OPIOIDS 11:05.665 --> 11:07.667 TO KILL THE PAIN. 11:07.667 --> 11:08.668 A YEARrt LATER, HIS MOTHER HAD 11:08.668 --> 11:12.672 DISCOVERED HE HAD BEGUN TO USE 11:12.672 --> 11:14.674 HEROIN. 11:14.674 --> 11:17.677 >> HOW MANY TIMES WAS CHRIS IN 11:17.677 --> 11:20.680 AND OUTrt OF REHAB? 11:20.680 --> 11:21.681 >> AT LEAST SIX TIMES. 11:21.681 --> 11:23.683 >> DESPERATE, HIS MOTHER FINALLY 11:23.683 --> 11:25.685 FOUND SOMETHING THAT SEEMED TO 11:25.685 --> 11:27.687 WORKrt BETTER THAN THE EXPENSIVE 11:27.687 --> 11:29.689 REHABILITATION PROGRAMS, A 11:29.689 --> 11:30.690 TREATMENT THAT COULD BREAK CHRIS 11:30.690 --> 11:32.692 FREE FROM HIS ADDICTION. 11:32.692 --> 11:37.697 SOLEDAD: SO HE WAS ON VIVITROrtL 11:37.697 --> 11:38.698 IN 2016. 11:38.698 --> 11:43.703 >> YES, THE BEGINNING OF MARCH. 11:43.703 --> 11:44.704 MARCH OF 2016.rt 11:44.704 --> 11:44.704 >> HOW LONG DID HE USE IT 11:44.704 --> 11:45.705 SUCCESSFULLY? 11:45.705 --> 11:46.706 >> FOR A YEAR. 11:46.706 --> 11:47.707 SOLEDAD: FOR A FULL YEAR, 11:47.707 --> 11:48.708 MEDICATION KEPT THE NOW 11:48.708 --> 11:50.710 21-YEAR-OLD OFF OF HEROIN. 11:50.710 --> 11:54.714 FOR THErt FIRST TIME IN FIVE 11:54.714 --> 11:55.715 YEARS, THE MEDICATION HE WAS 11:55.715 --> 11:56.716 TAKING REPRESSED HIS CRAVING FOR 11:56.716 --> 11:57.717 DRUGS. 11:57.717 --> 11:59.719 >> THEY SIT ON THE MEDICINE 11:59.719 --> 12:01.721 SHrtELVES, COLLECTING DUST. 12:01.721 --> 12:03.723 WE ARE UNABLE TO GET THEM TO THE 12:03.723 --> 12:04.724 PATIENT. 12:04.724 --> 12:05.725 SOLEDAD: DR. STEPHEN ROSS IS THE 12:05.725 --> 12:05.725 DIRECTOR OF ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY 12:05.725 --> 12:07.727 AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL IN NEW 12:07.727 --> 12:08.728 YORK.rt 12:08.728 --> 12:09.729 >> IT COMES IN A FILM VERSION 12:09.729 --> 12:10.730 THAT GOES ON YOUR TONGUE. 12:10.730 --> 12:11.731 THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD 12:11.731 --> 12:13.733 TREATMENTS, BUT THE VAST 12:13.733 --> 12:15.735 MAJORITY NEVER GET THEM. 12:15.735 --> 12:16.736 SOLEDAD: THErt SURGEON GENERAL 12:16.736 --> 12:18.738 ESTIMATES THAT ONE IN 10 12:18.738 --> 12:20.740 SUBSTANCE ABUSERS ARE GETTING 12:20.740 --> 12:23.743 ANY TREATMENT AT ALL, AND JUST 12:23.743 --> 12:24.744 ONE INrt FOUR OF THOSE ARE GETTING 12:24.744 --> 12:27.747 THESE LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS. 12:27.747 --> 12:29.749 >> YOU HAVE PSYCHOLOGIST, 12:29.749 --> 12:32.752 PSYCHIATRISTS, REHAB SPECIALISTS 12:32.752 --> 12:35.755 IN SIX DIFFERENT PLACES.rt 12:35.755 --> 12:38.758 DID ANY OF THEM SAY, THERE'S 12:38.758 --> 12:40.760 EVIDENCE THAT TAKING DRUGS WILL 12:40.760 --> 12:42.762 HELP IN KICKING THIS ADDICTION?rt 12:42.762 --> 12:46.766 >> ACTUALLY, THE DOCTOR AT HIS 12:46.766 --> 12:51.771 LAST REHAB WAS THE ONE THAT SAID 12:51.771 --> 12:52.772 WE SHOULD GET HIM ONrt VIVITROL. 12:52.772 --> 12:53.773 SOLEDAD: DR. HERD IS THE HEAD OF 12:53.773 --> 12:54.774 THE CENTER FOR ADDICTIVE 12:54.774 --> 12:55.775 DISORDERS AT MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL 12:55.775 --> 12:58.778 CENTER, AND STUDIES HOW DRUGS 12:58.778 --> 13:00.780 AFFECT THE BRAIN.rt 13:00.780 --> 13:01.781 >> HEROIN ABUSE IS A WHOLE BRAIN 13:01.781 --> 13:02.782 DISORDER. 13:02.782 --> 13:04.784 THERE IS SPECIFIC CIRCUITS THAT 13:04.784 --> 13:06.786 ARE MORE IMPAIRED BUT IT IS A 13:06.786 --> 13:07.787 WHOLE BRAINrt DISORDER. 13:07.787 --> 13:10.790 THE OPIOID TREATMENTS INTERACT 13:10.790 --> 13:12.792 WITH THE OPIOID RECEPTORS SO THE 13:12.792 --> 13:14.794 PERSON DOESN'T CRAVE AND NEED 13:14.794 --> 13:17.797 THE HEROIN OR OTHER ADDICTIVErt 13:17.797 --> 13:19.799 DRUGS. 13:19.799 --> 13:19.799 SOLEDAD: AN ESTIMATED 40% OF 13:19.799 --> 13:20.800 THOSE ON MEDICATION ASSISTED 13:20.800 --> 13:23.803 THERAPIES WILL STILL RELAPSE, 13:23.803 --> 13:25.805 BUT THErt RATE OF RELAPSE IN 13:25.805 --> 13:28.808 PROGRAMS WITHOUT DRUG THERAPY 13:28.808 --> 13:29.809 REACHES AS HIGH AS 90%. 13:29.809 --> 13:31.811 >> ABSTINENCE, TWELVE-STEP 13:31.811 --> 13:35.815 PROGRAMS, Irt THINK AA WORKS FOR A 13:35.815 --> 13:36.816 LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT FOR A 13:36.816 --> 13:43.823 TEENAGER, THEY ARE NOT THERE. 13:43.823 --> 13:44.824 SOLEDAD: A YEAR INTO HISrt 13:44.824 --> 13:44.824 VIVITROL TREATMENT, CHRIS MOVED 13:44.824 --> 13:45.825 TO FLORIDA FOR A NEW JOB AND A 13:45.825 --> 13:46.826 FRESH START. 13:46.826 --> 13:47.827 THERE, HE FOUND FEW DOCTORS 13:47.827 --> 13:48.828 CERTIFIED TO ADMINISTER THE 13:48.828 --> 13:51.831 DRUG, AND JUST ONE ON HIS 13:51.831 --> 13:52.832 rtINSURANCE. 13:52.832 --> 13:56.836 CHRIS MISSED HIS MONTHLY SHOT. 13:56.836 --> 13:59.839 >> WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON'T GET 13:59.839 --> 14:02.842 YOUR SHOTrt OF VIVITROL IN A 14:02.842 --> 14:03.843 MONTH? 14:03.843 --> 14:03.843 >> SOMEONE IS ON VIVITROL, THEY 14:03.843 --> 14:04.844 MISS THEIR SHOT, THE BRAIN 14:04.844 --> 14:04.844 BECOMES SENSITIVE TO OPIATES 14:04.844 --> 14:05.845 AGAIN. 14:05.845 --> 14:08.848 THEY RELAPSE. 14:08.848 --> 14:14.854 THE MEMORY WAS TO USE rtHOWEVER 14:14.854 --> 14:17.857 MANY BAGS, AND THEY DIED.rt 14:17.857 --> 14:20.860 >> THIS GUT WRENCHING TOO SOON 14:20.860 --> 14:20.860 DEATH OF CHRIS YODER. 14:20.860 --> 14:21.861 SOLEDAD: 20 DAYS AFTER MISSING 14:21.861 --> 14:22.862 HIS MONTHLY DOSE, CHRIS RELAPSED 14:22.862 --> 14:22.862 AND DIED OF AN APPARENT 14:22.862 --> 14:25.865 OVERDOSE. 14:25.865 --> 14:28.868 >> I'VErt TRIED SO MANY THINGS, 14:28.868 --> 14:29.869 LIKE THE NORMAL ROUTE. 14:29.869 --> 14:30.870 DOCTORS, HOSPITALS, THERAPIES, 14:30.870 --> 14:32.872 REHABS, AND NONE OF THEM SEEM TO 14:32.872 --> 14:35.875 BErt THE RIGHT ROUTE. 14:35.875 --> 14:40.880 THERE'S SOMETHING REALLY WRONG 14:40.880 --> 14:43.883 WITH MY BEAUTIFUL 21-YEAR-OLDrt 14:43.883 --> 14:44.884 SON DYING. 14:44.884 --> 14:46.886 SOLEDAD: THE RESPONSIBILITY OF 14:46.886 --> 14:47.887 CONFRONTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC 14:47.887 --> 14:49.889 FALLS IN PART ON LOCAL HEALTH 14:49.889 --> 14:50.890 COMMISSIONERS.rt 14:50.890 --> 14:51.891 DR. LEANA WEN IS THE HEALTH 14:51.891 --> 14:52.892 COMMISSIONER FOR THE CITY OF 14:52.892 --> 14:54.894 BALTIMORE. 14:54.894 --> 14:56.896 AS AN EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN, 14:56.896 --> 14:57.897 DR. WEN ISSUED A BLANKET 14:57.897 --> 14:59.899 PRESCRIPTION FOR NALOXONE,rt THE 14:59.899 --> 15:01.901 OPIOID ANTIDOTE, TO ALL 15:01.901 --> 15:05.905 RESIDENTS OF BALTIMORE. 15:05.905 --> 15:07.907 NICE TO HAVE YOU, DR. WEN. 15:07.907 --> 15:18.918 WHY Art PRESCRIPTION FOR EVERYONE 15:18.918 --> 15:20.920 FOR NALOXONE OR NARCAN?rt 15:20.920 --> 15:22.922 >> IT SHOULD NOT BE JUSTICER 15:22.922 --> 15:26.926 RESPONDERS WHO CAN SAVE A LIFE. 15:26.926 --> 15:29.929 IN BALrtTIMORE I ISSUED THE 15:29.929 --> 15:30.930 BLANKET PRESCRIPTION TO 620,000 15:30.930 --> 15:31.931 PEOPLE. 15:31.931 --> 15:35.935 EVERY DAY RESIDENTSrt HAVE SAVED 15:35.935 --> 15:35.935 THE LIVES OF OVER 1,200 FELLOW 15:35.935 --> 15:37.937 RESIDENTS. 15:37.937 --> 15:37.937 >> THAT IS REVIVING BUT NOT 15:37.937 --> 15:39.939 REALLY TREATMENT. 15:39.939 --> 15:41.941 ARE YOU APPROACHING IT FROM THE 15:41.941 --> 15:43.943 rtWRONG END AT THE END OF THE 15:43.943 --> 15:44.944 SPECTRUM, IF YOU WILL? 15:44.944 --> 15:46.946 >> WE TREAT ADDICTION THE SAME 15:46.946 --> 15:46.946 WAY THAT WE TREAT ANY OTHER 15:46.946 --> 15:48.948 DISEASE. 15:48.948 --> 15:51.951 FOR EXAMPLE, HEART DISEASE. 15:51.951 --> 15:53.953 rtIT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO FOCUS 15:53.953 --> 15:54.954 ON LONG-TERM TREATMENT AND 15:54.954 --> 15:55.955 IDEALLY PREVENT SOMEONE FROM 15:55.955 --> 15:56.956 HAVING EITHER DISEASE IN THE 15:56.956 --> 15:57.957 FIRST PLACE. 15:57.957 --> 15:59.959 IF SOMEONE IS DYIrtNG IN A HEART 15:59.959 --> 16:00.960 ATTACK RIGHT NOW, IT IS OUR JOB 16:00.960 --> 16:03.963 TOSIFEN THEIR LIVES RIGHT NOW. 16:03.963 --> 16:04.964 IF WE DON'T GIVE THIS TO SAVE 16:04.964 --> 16:06.966 THEIR LIFE TODAY, THERE IS NO 16:06.966 --> 16:09.969 CHANCE FOR Art BETTER TOMORROW. 16:09.969 --> 16:10.970 >> PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARED THE 16:10.970 --> 16:11.971 OPIOID CRISIS A NATIONAL 16:11.971 --> 16:12.972 EMERGENCY BUT HASN'T SIGNED THE 16:12.972 --> 16:14.974 PAPER WORK THAT WOULD GO TO 16:14.974 --> 16:16.976 CONGRESS TO RELEASE THErt FUNDS. 16:16.976 --> 16:18.978 HOW WOULD THAT HELP? 16:18.978 --> 16:20.980 >> A FEDERAL DECLARATION OF 16:20.980 --> 16:21.981 EMERGENCY MEANS RESOURCES AND WE 16:21.981 --> 16:27.987 DESPERATELY NEED THEM. 16:27.987 --> 16:27.987 WE ARE OUT OFrt MONEY FOR 16:27.987 --> 16:29.989 NAXOLONE. 16:29.989 --> 16:30.990 WE ARE HAVING TO RATION THIS 16:30.990 --> 16:32.992 LIFE SAVING MEDICATION.rt 16:32.992 --> 16:33.993 WE DESPERATELY NEED MONEY FOR 16:33.993 --> 16:34.994 TREATMENT. 16:34.994 --> 16:37.997 ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ONLY ONE IN 16:37.997 --> 16:39.999 TEN PEOPLE WITH THE DISEASE CAN 16:39.999 --> 16:43.003 GET THE HELP THEY NEED. 16:43.003 --> 16:45.005 INrt THE ER, I HAVE TO TELL 16:45.005 --> 16:45.005 PATIENTS TO WAIT WEEKS OR 16:45.005 --> 16:47.007 MONTHS. 16:47.007 --> 16:48.008 >> ONE IN TEN IS AN INSANE 16:48.008 --> 16:49.009 NUMBER WHEN YOU CONSIDER WE HrtAVE 16:49.009 --> 16:50.010 BEEN THINKING ABOUT THE CRISIS 16:50.010 --> 16:51.011 FOR 20 YEARS. 16:51.011 --> 16:53.013 >> AND WE WOULD NEVER FIND IT 16:53.013 --> 16:56.016 ACCEPTABLE FOR ANY OTHER ILLNES 16:56.016 --> 16:59.019 OR SAY WELL, ONLY ONE IN 10rt 16:59.019 --> 17:09.029 PATIENTS WITH CANCER WITH GET 17:09.029 --> 17:11.031 CHEMOTHERAPY.rt 17:11.031 --> 17:12.032 WHAT IS HOLDING US BACK IS 17:12.032 --> 17:14.034 STIGMA. 17:14.034 --> 17:15.035 WE HAVE TO FIGHT THErt STIGMA. 17:15.035 --> 17:17.037 >> STILL AHEAD? 17:17.037 --> 17:18.038 QUESTIONS FOR THE DEA. 17:18.038 --> 17:21.041 >> WHO ARE INVESTIGATING. 17:21.041 --> 17:22.042 HOW ARE THEY GOING AFTER THIS? 17:22.042 --> 17:23.043 >> ARE THEY DOING ENOUGH TOrt STOP 17:23.043 --> 17:25.045 THE FLOW OF DRUGS INTO THE 17:25.045 --> 17:26.046 COUNTRY? 17:26.046 --> 17:30.050 Mike: IF YO 17:30.050 --> 17:33.053 SHAINA: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FORrt 17:33.053 --> 17:35.055 HELP, TO SPEAK CONFIDENTIALALLY 17:35.055 --> 17:37.057 WITH AN EXPERT TONIGHT, CALL THE 17:37.057 --> 17:38.058 NUMBER YOUR SCREEN WITH ANY 17:38.058 --> 17:38.058 OPIOID OPINION RELATED 17:38.058 --> 17:40.060 QUESTIONS. 17:40.060 --> 17:42.062 COMING UPrt AT 9:30, WE TURN TO 17:42.062 --> 17:53.073 THE LOCAL ISSUES AND LATEST 17:53.073 --> 17:54.074 DEVELOPMENTS IN IOWA'S OPIOIDrt 17:54.074 --> 17:55.075 SOLEDAD: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 17:55.075 --> 17:56.076 SOLUTIONS AND GUIDELINES IN THE 17:56.076 --> 17:57.077 MEDICAL COMMUNITY NECESSARY TO 17:57.077 --> 17:59.079 COMBAT AMERICA'S OPIOID 17:59.079 --> 18:00.080 ADDICTION. 18:00.080 --> 18:02.082 AND WE'LL PICK THAT CONVERSATION 18:02.082 --> 18:03.083 rtUP IN JUST A MINUTE. 18:03.083 --> 18:05.085 FIRST, A THANKS TO EVERYONE 18:05.085 --> 18:07.087 HELPING BUILD OUR WALL OF 18:07.087 --> 18:13.093 REMEMBRANCE ONLINE USING 18:13.093 --> 18:14.094 #STATEOFADDICTION.rt 18:14.094 --> 18:14.094 TONYA BRYANT SHARES THIS WITH 18:14.094 --> 18:15.095 US. 18:15.095 --> 18:16.096 WILLARD BRYANT JUNIOR, YOU WERE 18:16.096 --> 18:20.100 THE BEST LITTLE BROTHER. 18:20.100 --> 18:22.102 WE MISSrt YOU. 18:22.102 --> 18:25.105 MOLLY CAROL SENT THIS MESSAGE. 18:25.105 --> 18:26.106 ERA WAS A BEAUTIFUL HILARIOUS 18:26.106 --> 18:28.108 ANDrt INTELLIGENT YOUNG WOMAN. 18:28.108 --> 18:30.110 OUR FAMILY WAS ROBBED AND HEROIN 18:30.110 --> 18:32.112 WAS THE THIEF. 18:32.112 --> 18:34.114 THANK YOU FOR SHARING THOSE. 18:34.114 --> 18:38.118 HONOR YOUR LOVED ONES OR SHARE A 18:38.118 --> 18:43.123 rtSTORY OF HOPE. 18:43.123 --> 18:46.126 USE THE #STATEOFADDICTION.rt 18:46.126 --> 18:47.127 # 18:47.127 --> 18:48.128 SO, DID HEALTH OFFICIALS FAIL TO 18:48.128 --> 18:48.128 RECOGNIZE THE SCOPE OF OPIOID 18:48.128 --> 18:49.129 ADDICTION BEFORE IT BECAME AN 18:49.129 --> 18:50.130 EPIDEMIC? 18:50.130 --> 18:50.130 WE CONTINUE OUR CONVERSATION NOW 18:50.130 --> 18:51.131 WITH DR. KELLY CLARK, PRESIDENT 18:51.131 --> 18:51.131 OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF 18:51.131 --> 18:52.132 rtADDICTION MEDICINE, AND DR. 18:52.132 --> 18:53.133 ANDREW KOLODNY, CO-DIRECTOR OF 18:53.133 --> 18:54.134 OPIOID POLICY RESEARCH AT THE 18:54.134 --> 18:55.135 HELLER SCHOOL AT BRANDEIS 18:55.135 --> 18:59.139 UNIVERSITY. 18:59.139 --> 19:07.147 NICE TO HAVE YOU BOTH.rt 19:07.147 --> 19:09.149 LET'SSTARTWITHPATIENTS.MANY ARE STEERED AWAY FROM 19:09.149 --> 19:10.150 MEDICALLY ArtSSISTED TREATMENTS. 19:10.150 --> 19:18.158 HAS THAT BEEN YOUR EXPERIENCE? 19:18.158 --> 19:18.158 AND WHY WOULD THAT BE?rt 19:18.158 --> 19:19.159 DR. CLARK: ABSOLUTELY. 19:19.159 --> 19:20.160 MOST OF THE INPATIENT PROGRAMS 19:20.160 --> 19:20.160 IN THE COUNTRY THAT TREAT 19:20.160 --> 19:21.161 ADDICTION DON'T HAVE THEIR 19:21.161 --> 19:22.162 PATIENTS THERE WHO HAVE OPIATE 19:22.162 --> 19:24.164 ADDICTION ON MEDICATION. 19:24.164 --> 19:26.166 THEY OFTEN DON'T ALLOW IT. 19:26.166 --> 19:27.167 SOME OF THIS IS BASED ONrt STIGMA. 19:27.167 --> 19:28.168 SOME BASED ON JUST THE 19:28.168 --> 19:30.170 HISTORICAL NEEDS. 19:30.170 --> 19:31.171 BUT WE ARE JUST CONTINUING TO DO 19:31.171 --> 19:32.172 THE THINGS THAT DON'T WORK IN 19:32.172 --> 19:34.174 THE COUNTRY INSTEAD OF THE 19:34.174 --> 19:37.177 THINGS THAT DO WORK.rt 19:37.177 --> 19:39.179 >> THE $64,000 QUESTION FOR ME, 19:39.179 --> 19:42.182 ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE HOW DID 19:42.182 --> 19:44.184 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MISS THErt 19:44.184 --> 19:45.185 EPIDEMIC THAT WAS BLOSSOMING 19:45.185 --> 19:46.186 UNDERNEATH THEM. 19:46.186 --> 19:48.188 I WAS IN THE ER YESTERDAY WITH A 19:48.188 --> 19:50.190 FRIEND IN A CAB ACCIDENT. 19:50.190 --> 19:53.193 SO MANY TIMES SHE WAS OFFERED 19:53.193 --> 19:56.196 OPIOIDS EVEN TrtHOUGH SHE WOULD 19:56.196 --> 19:56.196 SAY THE PAIN IS A FIVE OUT OF 19:56.196 --> 19:57.197 10. 19:57.197 --> 20:01.201 ON 20:01.201 --> 20:03.203 rt10 BEING WORST. 20:03.203 --> 20:10.210 MAYBE THAT EXPLAINS THAT IS WHY 20:10.210 --> 20:11.211 WE ARE WHERE WE ARE.rt 20:11.211 --> 20:11.211 DR. KOLODNY: IT DOESN'T SURPRISE 20:11.211 --> 20:11.211 ME. 20:11.211 --> 20:12.212 IT IS THE REASON WE HAVE A 20:12.212 --> 20:12.212 SEVERE PROBLEM WITH OPIOID 20:12.212 --> 20:13.213 ADDICTION. 20:13.213 --> 20:18.218 THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY HAS BEEN 20:18.218 --> 20:20.220 OVERPRESCRIBING.rt 20:20.220 --> 20:22.222 AS THE PAIN MEDICATION 20:22.222 --> 20:24.224 PRESCRIBING WENT UP, IT LED TO 20:24.224 --> 20:27.227 PARALLEL INCREASE IN ADDICT, AND 20:27.227 --> 20:27.227 OVERDOSE DEATHS.rt 20:27.227 --> 20:28.228 THIS IS AN EPIDEMIC CAUSED BY 20:28.228 --> 20:30.230 DOCTORS WRITING TOO MANY OPIOID 20:30.230 --> 20:32.232 PRESCRIPTIONS. 20:32.232 --> 20:35.235 >> DID THEY NOT REALIZE WHAT IS 20:35.235 --> 20:35.235 HAPPENING OR WHO IS ATrt FAULT 20:35.235 --> 20:37.237 THERE? 20:37.237 --> 20:38.238 >> THE REASON WE STARTED TO 20:38.238 --> 20:41.241 OVERPRESCRIBE WE WERE RESPONDING 20:41.241 --> 20:43.243 TO A BRILLIANT MULTIFACETED 20:43.243 --> 20:44.244 CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY THErt 20:44.244 --> 20:45.245 MANUFACTURERS OF OPIOID PAIN 20:45.245 --> 20:46.246 MEDICINES. 20:46.246 --> 20:50.250 DOCTORS IN THE 1990S THIS 20:50.250 --> 20:51.251 THROUGH THE 2000'S WE WERE 20:51.251 --> 20:53.253 HEARING FROMrt EVERY DIRECTION IF 20:53.253 --> 20:55.255 YOU ARE COMPASSIONATE CARING 20:55.255 --> 20:56.256 DOCTOR YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT 20:56.256 --> 20:57.257 OPIOIDS ARE THE RIGHT WAY TO 20:57.257 --> 20:58.258 TREAT JUST ABOUT ANY COMPLAINT 20:58.258 --> 21:00.260 OF PAIN. 21:00.260 --> 21:02.262 AND WE WERE TOLrtD THAT THE RISK 21:02.262 --> 21:12.272 OF ADDICTION WAS VERY LOW. 21:12.272 --> 21:14.274 AND OF COURSE THAT WASN'T TRUE.rt 21:14.274 --> 21:16.276 >> WHAT WORKS IN PREVENTION? 21:16.276 --> 21:18.278 ONE WOULD THINK THE SCARED 21:18.278 --> 21:19.279 STRAIGHT ADSrt WORK WITH KIDS. 21:19.279 --> 21:21.281 >> ACTUALLY NOT. 21:21.281 --> 21:22.282 THE SCARED STRAIGHT AND 21:22.282 --> 21:25.285 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WHERE DRUGS 21:25.285 --> 21:26.286 WILL KILL YOU, PLEASE DON'T DO 21:26.286 --> 21:28.288 DRrtUGS, SENDING SOMEONE TO THE 21:28.288 --> 21:28.288 SCHOOL TO TALK ABOUT THE 21:28.288 --> 21:29.289 DANGERS? 21:29.289 --> 21:31.291 >> NONE OF THAT WORKS? 21:31.291 --> 21:33.293 >> THAT INCREASES THE CHANCE 21:33.293 --> 21:34.294 THAT KIDS USE DRUGS. 21:34.294 --> 21:35.295 rt>> WOW. 21:35.295 --> 21:36.296 >> SIMILARLY THROUGH THE DETOX 21:36.296 --> 21:38.298 AND REHABILITATION WHEN PEOPLE 21:38.298 --> 21:39.299 AREN'T LEAVING ON MAINTENANCE 21:39.299 --> 21:41.301 MEDICATION INCREASES THE CHANCE 21:41.301 --> 21:42.302 THAT THEY DIE THAN IF THEY 21:42.302 --> 21:42.302 HADN'T GONE THROUGH THErt 21:42.302 --> 21:44.304 PROGRAMS. 21:44.304 --> 21:45.305 WE ARE DOING WHAT WE KNOW 21:45.305 --> 21:46.306 DOESN'T WORK INSTEAD OF WHAT WE 21:46.306 --> 21:48.308 KNOW DOES WORK. 21:48.308 --> 21:51.311 AND THE THINGS THAT DO WORK, 21:51.311 --> 21:54.314 THERE ARE COMMUNITY-BASEDrt 21:54.314 --> 21:56.316 RESILIENCY SKILL TRAINING. 21:56.316 --> 21:58.318 A PLETHORA AND NUMBER OF THINGS 21:58.318 --> 21:59.319 THAT WORK FOR PREVENTION AND WE 21:59.319 --> 22:01.321 ARE NOT DOING THOSE.rt 22:01.321 --> 22:03.323 WE KNOW THE MEDICATIONS ARE THE 22:03.323 --> 22:05.325 MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS, 22:05.325 --> 22:06.326 ONGOING TREATMENT FOR OPIOID 22:06.326 --> 22:09.329 ADDICT, AND UNFORTUNATELY WE 22:09.329 --> 22:11.331 STILLrt HAVE TOO MANY TREATMENT 22:11.331 --> 22:12.332 PROVIDERS THAT DON'T EVEN ALLOW 22:12.332 --> 22:13.333 THE TREATMENT. 22:13.333 --> 22:15.335 >> INTERESTING FEEDBACK FROM 22:15.335 --> 22:17.337 PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO SAY TO ME 22:17.337 --> 22:18.338 SUDDENLY PEOPLE ARErt 22:18.338 --> 22:19.339 COMPASSIONATE AND THINKING ABOUT 22:19.339 --> 22:22.342 HOW TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM IT 22:22.342 --> 22:23.343 IS AN EPIDEMIC WHEN THE BULK OF 22:23.343 --> 22:25.345 THE PEOPLE WHO ARE VICTIMS ARE 22:25.345 --> 22:27.347 WHITE AND THE COMPASSIONrt WASN'T 22:27.347 --> 22:29.349 THERE IN THE CRACK EPIDEMIC OR 22:29.349 --> 22:30.350 THE EARLIER HEROIN EPIDEMIC. 22:30.350 --> 22:31.351 IS THAT TRUE? 22:31.351 --> 22:35.355 >> IT IS TRUE. 22:35.355 --> 22:36.356 DURING THE LASTrt ADDICTION 22:36.356 --> 22:38.358 EPIDEMICS, HEROIN AND CRACK 22:38.358 --> 22:42.362 COCAINE, WHAT WE GOT FROM POLICY 22:42.362 --> 22:42.362 MAKERS WAS A MESSAGE WE COULD 22:42.362 --> 22:44.364 rt 22:44.364 --> 22:46.366 POTENTIALLY ARREST OUR WAY OUT 22:46.366 --> 22:48.368 OF THE PROBLEM. 22:48.368 --> 22:50.370 A WAR ON DRUGS WHICH CONTRIBUTED 22:50.370 --> 22:51.371 TO MASS INCARCERATION.rt 22:51.371 --> 22:53.373 TODAY, EVEN CONSERVATIVE 22:53.373 --> 22:54.374 REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS WHEN THEY 22:54.374 --> 22:56.376 TALK ABOUT THE PROBLEM THEY 22:56.376 --> 22:57.377 OFTEN BEGIN BY SAYING WE CAN'T 22:57.377 --> 22:59.379 ARREST OUR WAY OUT OF IT. 22:59.379 --> 22:59.379 WE DIDN'T HEAR THAT BACK THEN. 22:59.379 --> 23:00.380 rt 23:00.380 --> 23:00.380 IT IS GOOD WE ARE HEARING IT 23:00.380 --> 23:04.384 NOW. 23:04.384 --> 23:04.384 IT IS TOO BAD WE DIDN'TER THAT 23:04.384 --> 23:05.385 PREVIOUSLY. 23:05.385 --> 23:06.386 >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING 23:06.386 --> 23:07.387 ME. 23:07.387 --> 23:09.389 >> THANK YOU. 23:09.389 --> 23:11.391 >> rtSTILL AHEAD, HE LOST HIS SON 23:11.391 --> 23:12.392 TO A DRUG OVERDOSE. 23:12.392 --> 23:13.393 WE'LL MEET A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR 23:13.393 --> 23:17.397 WHO HAS A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE 23:17.397 --> 23:17.397 ON THE CHALLENGES OF TAKING DOWNrt 23:17.397 --> 23:18.398 DEALERS. 23:18.398 --> 23:19.399 SHAINA: WE ARE TAKING YOUR 23:19.399 --> 23:20.400 QUESTIONS ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION 23:20.400 --> 23:23.403 TREATMENT AND RECOVERY. 23:23.403 --> 23:27.407 IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK WITH OUR 23:27.407 --> 23:28.408 EXPERTS CALL THErt NUMBER ON YOUR 23:28.408 --> 23:29.409 SCREEN. 23:29.409 --> 23:30.410 PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE 23:30.410 --> 23:31.411 KEPT CONFIDENTIAL. 23:31.411 --> 23:33.413 WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH AN UP 23:33.413 --> 23:43.423 CLOSE LOOK AT THE STATE OF 23:43.423 --> 23:44.424 rtADDICTION Irt 23:44.424 --> 23:46.426 SHAINA: WE HAVE BEEN SHOWING YOU 23:46.426 --> 23:48.428 THE NUMBERS ANDrt GIVING YOU THE 23:48.428 --> 23:50.430 FACTS OF IOWA'S OPIOID CRISIS. 23:50.430 --> 23:51.431 THE NEWEST INFORMATION SHOWS 23:51.431 --> 23:53.433 SOME POSITIVE CHANGE HAPPENING% 23:53.433 --> 23:55.435 IN THE STATE BUT ALSO REVEALS 23:55.435 --> 23:57.437 WHERE THErt PROBLEM IS WORSENING. 23:57.437 --> 24:00.440 LET'S TAKE A LOOK. 24:00.440 --> 24:01.441 >> IOWA HAS MOBILIZED IN THE 24:01.441 --> 24:03.443 FIGHT AGAINST OPIOID ADDICTION. 24:03.443 --> 24:04.444 AS AWARENESS HASrt INCREASED, 24:04.444 --> 24:06.446 INDIVIDUALS HAVE STEPPED UP TO 24:06.446 --> 24:07.447 KEEP UNUSED PILLS OUT OF THE 24:07.447 --> 24:09.449 WRONG HANDS. 24:09.449 --> 24:14.454 ON A NATIONAL TAKEBACK DAY IN 24:14.454 --> 24:16.456 APRIL, IOWArtNS TURNED IN NEARLY 24:16.456 --> 24:17.457 12,000-POUNDS OF PRESCRIPTION 24:17.457 --> 24:18.458 DRUGS AND MANY KEY PLAYERS 24:18.458 --> 24:20.460 WORKING TO CHANGE THE MEDICAL 24:20.460 --> 24:23.463 LANDSCAPE FROM THE EXAMrt ROOM. 24:23.463 --> 24:25.465 >> THE PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS 24:25.465 --> 24:27.467 BECOMING MORE RESTRICTIVE AND 24:27.467 --> 24:28.468 THAT IS MOST TIMES APPROPRIATE. 24:28.468 --> 24:31.471 SHAINA: TO THE PHARMrtACY. 24:31.471 --> 24:32.472 MORE THAN 80% OF PHARMACISTS USE 24:32.472 --> 24:34.474 THE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING 24:34.474 --> 24:39.479 PROGRAM, LIKELY A FACTOR IN THE 24:39.479 --> 24:39.479 DRAMATIC DECREASE OFrt IOWANS' 24:39.479 --> 24:42.482 DOCTOR SHOPPING. 24:42.482 --> 24:43.483 >> IT IS A GOOD TOOL. 24:43.483 --> 24:45.485 CHANGES MADE, FOR EXAMPLE, NOW 24:45.485 --> 24:47.487 WE ARE ABLE TO BETTER ACCESrtS 24:47.487 --> 24:49.489 DATA ACROSS STATE LINES. 24:49.489 --> 24:51.491 SHAINA: LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS 24:51.491 --> 24:52.492 KICKED IN A HIGHER GEAR. 24:52.492 --> 24:55.495 THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST, 24:55.495 --> 24:58.498 AGENCIESrt PROJECTING NEARLY TWICE 24:58.498 --> 25:00.500 AS MANY SEIZURES OF HEROIN, 25:00.500 --> 25:00.500 FENTANYL AND OTHER DEADLY 25:00.500 --> 25:04.504 SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS. 25:04.504 --> 25:05.505 AS THE STATE'Srt DEFENSES HAS 25:05.505 --> 25:06.506 STRENGTHENED SO HAS THE NEED FOR 25:06.506 --> 25:12.512 THEM. 25:12.512 --> 25:13.513 IN 2016, 86 IOWANSrt DIED OF AN 25:13.513 --> 25:14.514 OVERDOSE. 25:14.514 --> 25:14.514 46% INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS 25:14.514 --> 25:16.516 YEAR. 25:16.516 --> 25:17.517 TREATMENT CENTERS CAN'T KEEP UP 25:17.517 --> 25:18.518 WITH THE NEED. 25:18.518 --> 25:20.520 >> THE OTHER PROVIDERS THAT I 25:20.520 --> 25:20.520 TALKED TOrt ARE FULL JUST LIKE WE 25:20.520 --> 25:23.523 ARE. 25:23.523 --> 25:25.525 AND SO THAT TELLS ME IF WE ARE 25:25.525 --> 25:26.526 MAINTAINING WAIT LISTS OF 20 OR 25:26.526 --> 25:27.527 30 PEOPLE THERE SHOULD BE MORE 25:27.527 --> 25:28.528 BEDS IN THE STATE OF IOWA. 25:28.528 --> 25:31.531 rtSHAINA: THERE ARE SOME SIGNS 25:31.531 --> 25:33.533 THAT BETTER DAYS COULD BE AHEAD. 25:33.533 --> 25:34.534 FROM THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY CAN 25:34.534 --> 25:36.536 DECLARATION IN WASHINGTON WHICH 25:36.536 --> 25:38.538 TREATMENT PROVIDERS ARE HOPEFUL 25:38.538 --> 25:39.539 COULDrt LEAD TO MORE SUPPORT FOR 25:39.539 --> 25:41.541 MORE PEOPLE. 25:41.541 --> 25:42.542 >> A LOT OF HOPE ABOUT FEDERAL 25:42.542 --> 25:43.543 RESOURCES COMING THROUGH AREA 25:43.543 --> 25:45.545 LIKE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 25:45.545 --> 25:46.546 AND OTHERS TO COMBAT THErt 25:46.546 --> 25:47.547 PROBLEM. 25:47.547 --> 25:48.548 SHAINA: TO TANGIBLE POLICY 25:48.548 --> 25:54.554 CHANGE AT THE STATE LEVEL. 25:54.554 --> 25:57.557 LAW MAKERS RECENTLY MADE THErt 25:57.557 --> 26:01.561 LIFE SAFING ANECDOTE NALOXONE 26:01.561 --> 26:02.562 WIDELY AVAILABLE AND CAN BE USED 26:02.562 --> 26:03.563 BY ADULTS WITHOUT Art 26:03.563 --> 26:04.564 PRESCRIPTION. 26:04.564 --> 26:06.566 >> SMALLER RURAL FIRE 26:06.566 --> 26:07.567 DEPARTMENTS FOR EXAMPLE A FEW 26:07.567 --> 26:09.569 YEARS AGO HAD NEVER HEARD OF IT 26:09.569 --> 26:10.570 AND ARE ACTUALLY TODAY CARRYING 26:10.570 --> 26:10.570 IT. 26:10.570 --> 26:12.572 SHAINA: PROGRESS ISrt BEING MADE 26:12.572 --> 26:13.573 BUT SO MUCH MORE IS NEEDED TO 26:13.573 --> 26:15.575 TURN THE TIDE BACK IN THE RIGHT 26:15.575 --> 26:17.577 DIRECTION WHERE OPIOID ABUSE, 26:17.577 --> 26:19.579 ADDICT, AND DEATHS ARE FEW AND 26:19.579 --> 26:22.582 FAR BETWEEN.rt 26:22.582 --> 26:24.584 AND JOINING ME NOW ARE KEVIN 26:24.584 --> 26:26.586 GABBERT FROM THE IOWA DEPARTMENT 26:26.586 --> 26:28.588 OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND DALE 26:28.588 --> 26:30.590 WOOLERY FROM THErt GOVERNOR'S 26:30.590 --> 26:31.591 OFFICE OF DRUG CONTROL POLICY. 26:31.591 --> 26:32.592 BOTH OF YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE 26:32.592 --> 26:33.593 PHONES TONIGHT. 26:33.593 --> 26:39.599 THEY KEEP RINGING. 26:39.599 --> 26:40.600 WITHOUT REVEALING ArtNY ONE'S 26:40.600 --> 26:42.602 PERSONAL INFORMATION WHAT ARE 26:42.602 --> 26:43.603 YOU HEARING? 26:43.603 --> 26:45.605 >> INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING 26:45.605 --> 26:46.606 LEGITIMATE PAIN.rt 26:46.606 --> 26:48.608 SURGERY ISN'T AN OPTION FOR AN 26:48.608 --> 26:48.608 INDIVIDUAL BUT THE AI 26:48.608 --> 26:50.610 ALTERNATIVE 26:50.610 --> 26:51.611 IS CONTINUING TO TAKE OPIOIDS 26:51.611 --> 26:53.613 AND THEY KNOW THAT IS NOT 26:53.613 --> 26:55.615 SOMETHING THEY WANT TO DO ALSO.rt 26:55.615 --> 26:56.616 LOOKING AT OPTIONS AS FAR AS 26:56.616 --> 26:57.617 RECEIVING CARE. 26:57.617 --> 26:59.619 SHAINA: AND WHEN PEOPLE CALL IN 26:59.619 --> 27:00.620 AND ASK FOR HELP, WHERE IS THE 27:00.620 --> 27:04.624 FIRST PLACE YOU REFER THEM? 27:04.624 --> 27:05.625 WHAT DO YOUrt TELL THEM? 27:05.625 --> 27:09.629 >> THEY CAN SEEK TREATMENT IF IT 27:09.629 --> 27:10.630 IS APPROPRIATE. 27:10.630 --> 27:12.632 AND 866-242-4111 YOUR WEBSITE 27:12.632 --> 27:14.634 rtHAS A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION 27:14.634 --> 27:16.636 AND DRUG FEE INFO.ORG IS ANOTHER 27:16.636 --> 27:18.638 PLACE TO GO TO FIND LOCAL HELP. 27:18.638 --> 27:18.638 AND I WOULD JUST ECHO WHAT KEVIN 27:18.638 --> 27:20.640 WAS SAYING. 27:20.640 --> 27:22.642 rtI ALSO HEAR AND HAVE HEARD IN 27:22.642 --> 27:24.644 THE PHONE CALLS DON'T TAKE PAIN 27:24.644 --> 27:26.646 MS AWAY TOTALLY BECAUSE THERE 27:26.646 --> 27:29.649 ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM 27:29.649 --> 27:30.650 THEM, WHICH IS WHYrt THIS IS A 27:30.650 --> 27:31.651 VERY TRICKY ISSUE. 27:31.651 --> 27:32.652 SHAINA: A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT 27:32.652 --> 27:33.653 THERE MAYBE AFRAID TO CALL IN 27:33.653 --> 27:36.656 AND ASK FOR HELP BECAUSE THERE 27:36.656 --> 27:37.657 IS A STIGMA ASSOCIATED. 27:37.657 --> 27:38.658 rtBUT THIS DOESN'T JUST AFFECT ONE 27:38.658 --> 27:40.660 TYPE OF PERSON. 27:40.660 --> 27:40.660 DALE, DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT 27:40.660 --> 27:42.662 THAT? 27:42.662 --> 27:43.663 WHAT KINDS OF PEOPLE DOES THIS 27:43.663 --> 27:44.664 AFFECT? 27:44.664 --> 27:45.665 >> AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLAYER, 27:45.665 --> 27:47.667 UNFORTUNATrtELY, AND TRAGICALLY 27:47.667 --> 27:49.669 CAN BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY 27:49.669 --> 27:50.670 KILLER IF THERE IS MISUSE OR 27:50.670 --> 27:52.672 ABUSE. 27:52.672 --> 27:53.673 WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT 27:53.673 --> 27:55.675 MEDICATIONS THAT HAVE THErt 27:55.675 --> 27:58.678 PERCEPTION OF SAFETY, A LOT OF 27:58.678 --> 27:59.679 PEOPLE TAKE MEDICATIONS, A LOT 27:59.679 --> 28:01.681 OF PEOPLE TAKE PAIN MEDICATION. 28:01.681 --> 28:01.681 SO WE HAVE A LOT OF THOSE OUT 28:01.681 --> 28:04.684 THERE. 28:04.684 --> 28:05.685 ANDrt IF THEY ARE NOT USED AS 28:05.685 --> 28:06.686 INTENDED, A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN 28:06.686 --> 28:08.688 GET HURT. 28:08.688 --> 28:10.690 ADDICTION KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES. 28:10.690 --> 28:11.691 AND THAT IS GOING TO BE TrtRUE 28:11.691 --> 28:12.692 WITH OPIOIDS, TOO. 28:12.692 --> 28:13.693 SHAINA: THANK YOU BOTH FOR 28:13.693 --> 28:14.694 JOINING US. 28:14.694 --> 28:15.695 THEY WILL STAY ON THE PHONES FOR 28:15.695 --> 28:16.696 US TONIGHT. 28:16.696 --> 28:17.697 TREATMENT IS ONE OF THE MOST 28:17.697 --> 28:18.698 IMPORTANT TOPICS IN THE 28:18.698 --> 28:19.699 CONVERSATION. 28:19.699 --> 28:20.700 SO WHEN WE RETURN, WE WrtILL GIVE 28:20.700 --> 28:21.701 YOU A LOOK AT ONE OPTION RIGHT 28:21.701 --> 28:23.703 HERE IN THE METRO. 28:23.703 --> 28:27.707 YOU WILL SEE WHAT THE PROCESS IS 28:27.707 --> 28:32.712 LIKE AND HEAR HOW TWO IOWANS NOW 28:32.712 --> 28:34.714 INrtrt 28:34.714 --> 28:34.714 SHAINA: RECOVERY IS A LIFE LONG 28:34.714 --> 28:36.716 PROCESS. 28:36.716 --> 28:37.717 BUT TREATMENT CAN AND DOES WORK 28:37.717 --> 28:39.719 FOR MANY PEOPLE. 28:39.719 --> 28:41.721 IN IOWA, THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 28:41.721 --> 28:43.723 TREATMENTrt OPTIONS FROM INPATIENT 28:43.723 --> 28:44.724 TO OUTPATIENT AND WE RECENTLY 28:44.724 --> 28:46.726 VISITED ONE OF THEM TO SHOW YOU 28:46.726 --> 28:48.728 WHAT IT IS LIKE. 28:48.728 --> 28:50.730 ABBEY LANDIS AND ABBEYrt LENNON 28:50.730 --> 28:51.731 HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN JUST 28:51.731 --> 28:53.733 THEIR NAMES AND CURRENT ADDRESS. 28:53.733 --> 28:55.735 >> I STARTED DOING OPIOIDS WHEN 28:55.735 --> 28:57.737 I WAS ABOUT 18, RIGHT WHEN IMPOT 28:57.737 --> 29:00.740 OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.rt 29:00.740 --> 29:02.742 AND GRADUALLY WENT FROM 29:02.742 --> 29:02.742 PREPRECIPITATION PILLS TO 29:02.742 --> 29:04.744 HEROIN. 29:04.744 --> 29:07.747 >> I TOOK MY FIRST VICODIN WHEN 29:07.747 --> 29:09.749 I WASrt PROBABLY 22. 29:09.749 --> 29:10.750 FOR THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS I JUST 29:10.750 --> 29:11.751 DROWN IN PILLS BASICALLY. 29:11.751 --> 29:13.753 SHAINA: THEY ARE RESIDENTS OF 29:13.753 --> 29:14.754 THE HOUSE OF MERCY, ONE OF THE 29:14.754 --> 29:16.756 LARGEST TREATMENTrt FACILITIES OF 29:16.756 --> 29:18.758 ITS KIND IN IOWA. 29:18.758 --> 29:19.759 >> LAST YEAR WE SERVED OVER 1700 29:19.759 --> 29:23.763 PEOPLE IN THE OUTPATIENT 29:23.763 --> 29:25.765 PROGRAMS AND WE SERVEDrt OVER 250 29:25.765 --> 29:27.767 IN OUR RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM FOR 29:27.767 --> 29:29.769 WOMEN AND CHILDREN. 29:29.769 --> 29:29.769 >> I KNEW THIS WAS A GOOD 29:29.769 --> 29:32.772 FACILITY. 29:32.772 --> 29:34.774 AND I KNEW I COULD BRINGrt MY SON 29:34.774 --> 29:35.775 WITH ME. 29:35.775 --> 29:37.777 AND, I KNEW THAT WAS IMPORTANT 29:37.777 --> 29:38.778 TO MY RECOVERY. 29:38.778 --> 29:40.780 SHAINA: ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS 29:40.780 --> 29:42.782 IN TREATMENT IS HELPINGrt CLIENTS 29:42.782 --> 29:45.785 REDUCE THEIR CRAVINGS. 29:45.785 --> 29:48.788 >> SO WE USE MEDICATED ASSISTED 29:48.788 --> 29:50.790 TREATMENT.rt 29:50.790 --> 29:51.791 NALTRAXONE IS THE ONE THAT WE 29:51.791 --> 29:52.792 PRESCRAPE. 29:52.792 --> 29:55.795 IT I 29:55.795 --> 29:57.797 PRESCRIBE. 29:57.797 --> 29:57.797 IT IS IMPORTANT TOrt SUPPLEMENT 29:57.797 --> 30:00.800 WITH COUNSELING. 30:00.800 --> 30:02.802 >> WE HAVE THE EDUCATION AND 30:02.802 --> 30:04.804 PRIMARY AND EMPLOYER COUNSELORS. 30:04.804 --> 30:05.805 PARENTING SPECIALIST. 30:05.805 --> 30:07.807 MENTAL HEALTHrt THERAPISTS. 30:07.807 --> 30:10.810 >> I HAD THE TIME TO LIKE BE 30:10.810 --> 30:12.812 HERE, FIND OUTSIDE LIVING 30:12.812 --> 30:14.814 RESOURCES, FIND SELF-SUFFICIENCY 30:14.814 --> 30:16.816 AND JUST NOT BE LIKE HERErt FOR 30 30:16.816 --> 30:17.817 DAYS AND THEN THEM SAY OKAY, 30:17.817 --> 30:19.819 BYE, HAVE A GOOD LIFE. 30:19.819 --> 30:21.821 SHAINA: HOUSE OF HERSE 30:21.821 --> 30:23.823 MERCY HAS NO 30:23.823 --> 30:27.827 SET TIMErt FRAME FOR TREATMENT. 30:27.827 --> 30:29.829 A HUGE BENEFIT FOR CLIENTS BUT 30:29.829 --> 30:29.829 LEADS TO BATTLES WITH INSURANCE 30:29.829 --> 30:31.831 COMPANIES. 30:31.831 --> 30:32.832 >> THEY HAVEN'Trt COVERED ME SINCE 30:32.832 --> 30:33.833 DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR. 30:33.833 --> 30:34.834 >> NOT ALL OF THE TREATMENT 30:34.834 --> 30:36.836 SERVICES ARE COVERED AND 30:36.836 --> 30:37.837 SOMETIMES IT IS ONLY A SHORT 30:37.837 --> 30:40.840 LENGTH OF STAY THAT IS COVERED 30:40.840 --> 30:42.842 AND THEN WE RELY ONrt DONORS AND 30:42.842 --> 30:44.844 WE RELY ON GRANT AND MERCY 30:44.844 --> 30:45.845 MEDICAL CENTER TO HELP SUPPORT 30:45.845 --> 30:47.847 US. 30:47.847 --> 30:49.849 SHAINA: WORKING TO KEEP CLIENTS 30:49.849 --> 30:50.850 COVERED ISrt JUST ONE OF THE DAILY 30:50.850 --> 30:51.851 STRUGGLES OF AN ADDICTION 30:51.851 --> 30:53.853 TREATMENT CENTER. 30:53.853 --> 30:55.855 EVEN AFTER A RECENT EXPANSION OF 30:55.855 --> 30:56.856 THE IN PATIENT FACILITIES, HOUSE 30:56.856 --> 31:00.860 OF HERSEYr 31:00.860 --> 31:03.863 MERCY ALWAYS HAS A WAIT LIST. 31:03.863 --> 31:05.865 THEY OFTEN WORK TOGETHER TO FIND 31:05.865 --> 31:05.865 HELP FOR THOSE OTHERWISE TURNEDrt 31:05.865 --> 31:06.866 AWAY. 31:06.866 --> 31:07.867 >> GET THEM STARTED IN 31:07.867 --> 31:09.869 OUTPATIENT SERVICES RIGHT AWAY 31:09.869 --> 31:12.872 AND WORK WITH OTHER TREATMENT 31:12.872 --> 31:13.873 PROVIDERS AND SEND REFERRALS 31:13.873 --> 31:15.875 EVERYWHERE AND START MAKINGrt 31:15.875 --> 31:16.876 PHONE CALLS AND DOING CASE 31:16.876 --> 31:18.878 MANAGEMENT TO FIND HO 31:18.878 --> 31:19.879 OUT WHO IS 31:19.879 --> 31:20.880 BEST ABLE TO SERVE THIS 31:20.880 --> 31:21.881 INDIVIDUAL AS QUICKLY AS 31:21.881 --> 31:24.884 POSSIBLE. 31:24.884 --> 31:24.884 SHAINA: THE PROGRAM SUCCErtSS RATE 31:24.884 --> 31:26.886 IS 70%. 31:26.886 --> 31:29.889 >> EVEN THOUGH, IT IS NOT 100%, 31:29.889 --> 31:31.891 THAT DOESN'T TELL US MUCH 31:31.891 --> 31:33.893 BECAUSE FOR MOST MEDICALrt ISSUES 31:33.893 --> 31:34.894 THINGS LIKE DIABETES AND 31:34.894 --> 31:37.897 WHATNOT, THERE IS GOING TO BE 31:37.897 --> 31:38.898 RELAPSES AND SO JUST BECAUSE 31:38.898 --> 31:40.900 THERE IS A RELAPSE DOESN'T MEAN 31:40.900 --> 31:42.902 THATrt THERE WAS NOTHING GAINED 31:42.902 --> 31:44.904 FROM THE PRIOR TREATMENT. 31:44.904 --> 31:45.905 SHAINA: LANDIS AND LENNON ARE 31:45.905 --> 31:47.907 SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCES TO 31:47.907 --> 31:48.908 INSPIRE OTHERS TO TAKE THE LEAP. 31:48.908 --> 31:52.912 THEY KNOW THATrt ASKING FOR HELP 31:52.912 --> 31:52.912 AND ESPECIALLY RECEIVING IT IS 31:52.912 --> 31:54.914 TERRIFYING. 31:54.914 --> 31:56.916 >> WHEN YOU ARE ALONE IT FEELS 31:56.916 --> 31:58.918 LIKErt ISOLATION. 31:58.918 --> 32:00.920 A LOT OF PEOPLE LEAVE AFTER A 32:00.920 --> 32:01.921 DAY BECAUSE THEY DON'T THINK THE 32:01.921 --> 32:02.922 FEELING WILL GO AWAY. 32:02.922 --> 32:03.923 IT GOES AWAY QUICKLY. 32:03.923 --> 32:05.925 >> IT IS SCARY. 32:05.925 --> 32:06.926 DON'T BErt AFRAID TO SAY I'M 32:06.926 --> 32:08.928 SCARED AND THAT THE REASON I 32:08.928 --> 32:10.930 DON'T WANT TO DO THIS. 32:10.930 --> 32:12.932 JUST STICK IT OUT EVEN FOR TWO 32:12.932 --> 32:12.932 WEEKS AND YOU WILL SEE THE 32:12.932 --> 32:16.936 DIFFERENCE. 32:16.936 --> 32:18.938 SHAINA: AND JOINIrtNG ME ARE STACY 32:18.938 --> 32:21.941 LOFTUS WITH THE POWELL 32:21.941 --> 32:23.943 DEPENDENCY CENTER AND REBECCA 32:23.943 --> 32:23.943 PETERSON WITHrt THE HOUSE OF 32:23.943 --> 32:24.944 MERCY. 32:24.944 --> 32:26.946 FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SURE IF 32:26.946 --> 32:27.947 THEY HAVE A PROBLEM, THEY ARE 32:27.947 --> 32:30.950 THINKING ABOUT IT, WHAT WOULD 32:30.950 --> 32:30.950 YOU TELL THEM IF THEY ARE NOTrt 32:30.950 --> 32:32.952 SURE. 32:32.952 --> 32:33.953 >> WELL, YOU KNOW, IF YOU ARE 32:33.953 --> 32:39.959 WONDERING IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, 32:39.959 --> 32:43.963 YOU PROBABLY DO.rt 32:43.963 --> 32:45.965 MOST PEOPLE WHO DRINK, REALLY 32:45.965 --> 32:46.966 DON'T WONDER IF THEY HAVE A 32:46.966 --> 32:49.969 PROBLEM. 32:49.969 --> 32:51.971 SO, THAT IS THErt KEY, I THINK. 32:51.971 --> 32:53.973 SO, IF YOU ARE WONDERING, PEOPLE 32:53.973 --> 32:55.975 WHO JUST DRINK ONCE IN AWHILE 32:55.975 --> 32:56.976 DON'T WONDER. 32:56.976 --> 32:57.977 SHAINA: MIGHT AS WELL ASKrt AND 32:57.977 --> 32:58.978 FIND OUT. 32:58.978 --> 32:59.979 >> YEAH. 32:59.979 --> 33:01.981 SHAINA: AND REBECCA, WHEN 33:01.981 --> 33:02.982 WORKING WITH SOMEONE, EVERYONE'S 33:02.982 --> 33:04.984 TREATMENT PROCESS IS DIFFERENT. 33:04.984 --> 33:06.986 HOW DO YOU MAP OUT WHAT THE PLAN 33:06.986 --> 33:08.988 OFrt ACTION IS GOING TO BE? 33:08.988 --> 33:09.989 >> IT ALWAYS STARTS WITH A FULL 33:09.989 --> 33:10.990 ASSESSMENT TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH 33:10.990 --> 33:11.991 THE PERSON HAS BEEN USING, WHAT 33:11.991 --> 33:13.993 ARE THE CURRENT LIVING 33:13.993 --> 33:13.993 ENVIRONMENTS, THAT ARE THEIRrt 33:13.993 --> 33:17.997 STRESSORS IN THEIR LIFE. 33:17.997 --> 33:18.998 AND REALLY GETTING A THOROUGH 33:18.998 --> 33:20.000 HISTORY AND THEN MAKING A PLAN 33:20.000 --> 33:21.001 FROM IT THERE DEPENDING ON WHAT 33:21.001 --> 33:23.003 THE CLIENTrt NEEDS. 33:23.003 --> 33:23.003 SHAINA: THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING 33:23.003 --> 33:25.005 HERE. 33:25.005 --> 33:26.006 WE HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION ON 33:26.006 --> 33:28.008 THE WEBSITE INCLUDING A FULL 33:28.008 --> 33:29.009 LIST OF TREATMENT CENTERS IN 33:29.009 --> 33:33.013 IOWA. 33:33.013 --> 33:35.015 BACKrt TO WASHINGTON. 33:35.015 --> 33:36.016 SOLEDAD: NEXT, DRUG CARTELS AND 33:36.016 --> 33:38.018 DEALERS. 33:38.018 --> 33:38.018 SEVERAL STEPS AHEAD OF LAW 33:38.018 --> 33:38.018 rt 33:38.018 --> 33:40.020 ENFORCEMENT. 33:40.020 --> 33:43.023 >> OUR LABS ARE SEEING TWO OR 33:43.023 --> 33:44.024 THREE NEW SUBSTANCES A 33:44.024 --> 33:44.024 >> OFFICERS TRIED TO STOP A 33:44.024 --> 33:45.025 WOMAN FROM STARTING A HIGH-SPEED 33:45.025 --> 33:47.027 CHASE. 33:47.027 --> 33:48.028 IT ENDED WITH THE OFFICERSrt 33:48.028 --> 33:55.035 BRINGING THE OVERDOSING DRIVERS 33:55.035 --> 33:57.037 BACK TO LIFE.rt 33:57.037 --> 33:58.038 FIRST RESPONDERS TREATED WITH 33:58.038 --> 33:58.038 NARCAN AND RUSHED THE PATIENT TO 33:58.038 --> 34:00.040 THE HOSPITAL. 34:00.040 --> 34:02.042 THE SCENE IS REPEATED OVER AND 34:02.042 --> 34:03.043 OVER EACH DAY. 34:03.043 --> 34:04.044 POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT MADE ALL 34:04.044 --> 34:06.046 OF THErt DEALS OUT OF HIS HOUSE 34:06.046 --> 34:08.048 WHERE HE LIVES WITH HIS THREE 34:08.048 --> 34:08.048 KIDSY THAT IS A LITTLE 34:08.048 --> 34:12.052 DISTURBING. 34:12.052 --> 34:14.054 >> A RUSH TO SAVE LIVES AND CUT 34:14.054 --> 34:21.061 OFFrt AN I 34:21.061 --> 34:22.062 rtAN INFLUX OF ILLICIT DRUGS. 34:22.062 --> 34:22.062 NEARLY ALL HEROIN IS SMUGGLED 34:22.062 --> 34:23.063 INTO THE U.S. 34:23.063 --> 34:23.063 MOST SYNTHETIC DRUGS, LIKE 34:23.063 --> 34:24.064 FENTANYL, SHIPPED FROM CHINA. 34:24.064 --> 34:24.064 AND NOW, DEALERS MAKING FENTANYL 34:24.064 --> 34:25.065 HERE IN THE U.S. 34:25.065 --> 34:26.066 TAKE A LOOK AT THIS -- BOXES 34:26.066 --> 34:27.067 THAT HOLD A KEY INGREDIENT TO 34:27.067 --> 34:28.068 MAKE FENTANYL SEIZED FROM A 34:28.068 --> 34:29.069 MASSACHUSETTS STORAGE UNIT THIS 34:29.069 --> 34:35.075 SUMMER.rt 34:35.075 --> 34:39.079 110 POUNDS OF THE INGREDIENT, 34:39.079 --> 34:40.080 ENOUGH TO MAKE 19 MIrtLLLION 34:40.080 --> 34:40.080 FENTANYL TABLETS WORTH MORE THAN 34:40.080 --> 34:41.081 HALF $1 BILLION. 34:41.081 --> 34:42.082 NIKOLE KILLION HAS OUR REPORT 34:42.082 --> 34:44.084 TONIGHT ON THE STRUGGLE TO CUT 34:44.084 --> 34:44.084 OFF THE SUPPLY. 34:44.084 --> 34:46.086 >> I FIRST GOT INVOLVED WHEN I 34:46.086 --> 34:47.087 WAS A FIRST YEAR MEMBER OF 34:47.087 --> 34:50.090 CONGRESS.rt 34:50.090 --> 34:54.094 A CONSTITUENT CAME T SEE ME. 34:54.094 --> 34:55.095 SHE LIVED NEAR ME BACK HOME. 34:55.095 --> 34:55.095 HER SON HAD JUSrtT DIED OF AN 34:55.095 --> 34:56.096 OVERDOSE. 34:56.096 --> 34:58.098 NIKOLE: A DECADES LONG BATTLE 34:58.098 --> 34:59.099 AGAINST OPIOID ADDICTION IS 34:59.099 --> 35:02.102 PERSONAL FOR OHIO SENATOR ROB 35:02.102 --> 35:05.105 PORTMAN. 35:05.105 --> 35:05.105 >> ALMOSTrt EVERY WEEK, I FIND OUT 35:05.105 --> 35:07.107 ABOUT SOMEBODY. 35:07.107 --> 35:08.108 NIKOLE: HIS STATE, NUMBER FOUR 35:08.108 --> 35:10.110 IN THE NATION FOR DRUG OVERDOSE 35:10.110 --> 35:16.116 DEATHS ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS 35:16.116 --> 35:17.117 FOR DISEASE CONTROL.rt 35:17.117 --> 35:23.123 >> OHIO IS HARDER HIT THAN MOST 35:23.123 --> 35:23.123 rtSTATES. 35:23.123 --> 35:24.124 EVERY SINGLE CITY, EVERY SINGLE 35:24.124 --> 35:24.124 STATE IN THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN 35:24.124 --> 35:25.125 HIT. 35:25.125 --> 35:25.125 NIKOLE: ENTER THE DEA, THE DRUG 35:25.125 --> 35:26.126 ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, THE 35:26.126 --> 35:26.126 COMBAT FORCE IN THE NATION'S WAR 35:26.126 --> 35:27.127 AGAINST DRUGS. 35:27.127 --> 35:28.128 WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT? 35:28.128 --> 35:29.129 >> LOTS OF THINGS. 35:29.129 --> 35:31.131 NIKOLE: CHUCKrt ROSENBERG IS THE 35:31.131 --> 35:33.133 ACTING ADMINISTRATOR. 35:33.133 --> 35:35.135 >> WE HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW, 35:35.135 --> 35:38.138 WHICH MEANS STOPPING THE BIGGEST 35:38.138 --> 35:40.140 AND MOST DANGEROUS CARTELS ANDrt 35:40.140 --> 35:42.142 THE BIGGEST AND MOST DANGEROUS 35:42.142 --> 35:44.144 STREET GANGS. 35:44.144 --> 35:46.146 WE ALSO HAVE TO REGULATE OUR 35:46.146 --> 35:49.149 PIECE OF THE INDUSTRY AND REDUCErt 35:49.149 --> 35:50.150 DEMAND. 35:50.150 --> 35:50.150 NIKOLE: BUT WITH ONLY 4600 35:50.150 --> 35:51.151 SPECIAL AGENTS, IT IS A 35:51.151 --> 35:52.152 CHALLENGE. 35:52.152 --> 35:53.153 COMPARE THAT NUMBER TO THE 35:53.153 --> 35:55.155 NEARLY 36,000 UNIFORMED MEMBERS 35:55.155 --> 35:56.156 OF THE NEW YORK CITY POLICErt 35:56.156 --> 36:01.161 DEPARTMENT. 36:01.161 --> 36:04.164 >> THE NOTION THAT THE DEA ALONE 36:04.164 --> 36:05.165 BY ITSELF IS GOING TO BrtE ABLE TO 36:05.165 --> 36:09.169 STOP ALL OF THIS IS FANCIFUL. 36:09.169 --> 36:09.169 WE NEED HELP. 36:09.169 --> 36:10.170 NIKOLE: IN JULY, THE AGENCY SHUT 36:10.170 --> 36:11.171 DOWN TWO MAJOR BLACK-MARKET 36:11.171 --> 36:12.172 OPIOID SELLERS, BUT THEY KNrtOW 36:12.172 --> 36:14.174 NEW SOURCES WILL EMERGE. 36:14.174 --> 36:17.177 DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE ENOUGH 36:17.177 --> 36:19.179 RESOURCES TO DO THEIR JOB? 36:19.179 --> 36:22.182 >> WELL, WE'LL SEE. 36:22.182 --> 36:25.185 NIKOLE: CONGRESSMANrt GREG WALDEN 36:25.185 --> 36:27.187 CHAIRS THE HOUSE COMMERCE 36:27.187 --> 36:27.187 COMMITTEE. 36:27.187 --> 36:28.188 INVESTIGATING WHETHER THE AGENCY 36:28.188 --> 36:29.189 FAILED TO PROSECUTE QUESTIONABLE 36:29.189 --> 36:32.192 MArtNUFACTURERS, PHARMACIES, AND 36:32.192 --> 36:33.193 DOCTORS. 36:33.193 --> 36:37.197 >> WHO ARE THEY INVESTIGATING? 36:37.197 --> 36:37.197 HOW ARE THEY GOING AFTER THIS? 36:37.197 --> 36:40.200 rt 36:40.200 --> 36:42.202 HOW DO WE HAVE THESE I WILL CALL 36:42.202 --> 36:46.206 THEM PILL MILLS WITH PILL 36:46.206 --> 36:46.206 DUMPING IN THE COMMUNITY.rt 36:46.206 --> 36:47.207 WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO GO AFTER 36:47.207 --> 36:47.207 SOMETHING LIKE THAT? 36:47.207 --> 36:48.208 NIKOLE: SENATOR PORTMAN IS 36:48.208 --> 36:49.209 PUSHING A BILL THAT REQUIRES THE 36:49.209 --> 36:49.209 POSTAL SERVICE TO BETTER MONITOR 36:49.209 --> 36:51.211 OVERSEAS PACKAGES, A MASSIVE 36:51.211 --> 36:52.212 PIPELINE FOR SYNTHETIC DRUGS. 36:52.212 --> 36:54.214 >> MOST OF THAT IS COMING FROM 36:54.214 --> 36:56.216 CHINA.rt 36:56.216 --> 36:58.218 WE KNOW THEY USE THE U.S. MAIL 36:58.218 --> 36:58.218 SYSTEM. 36:58.218 --> 36:59.219 NIKOLE: HE'S HOPING FOR PASSAGE 36:59.219 --> 37:01.221 BY YEAR-END DESPITE COMPETING 37:01.221 --> 37:04.224 PRIORITIES LIKE DISASTER RELIEF 37:04.224 --> 37:08.228 rtAND TAX AND IMMIGRATION REFORM. 37:08.228 --> 37:10.230 >> THIS IS A TRUE EMERGENCY, BUT 37:10.230 --> 37:11.231 DOESN'T MEAN WE CAN'T WALK AND 37:11.231 --> 37:14.234 CHEW GUM AT THE SAME TIME. 37:14.234 --> 37:15.235 I'Mrt NOT GOING TO GIVE UP. 37:15.235 --> 37:16.236 NIKOLE: IN WASHINGTON, I'M 37:16.236 --> 37:17.237 NIKOLE KILLION. 37:17.237 --> 37:18.238 SOLEDAD: THE JOB OF PROSECUTING 37:18.238 --> 37:18.238 DRUG OFFENDERS FALLS TO FEDERAL 37:18.238 --> 37:20.240 PROSECUTORS LIKE BRUCE BRANDER. 37:20.240 --> 37:23.243 HE ISrt THE U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE 37:23.243 --> 37:26.246 MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA. 37:26.246 --> 37:28.248 HE ALSO LOST HIS SON, ERIC, TO A 37:28.248 --> 37:28.248 HEROIN OVERDOSE 10 YEARS AGO. 37:28.248 --> 37:28.248 NICE TO HAVE YOU TALKING WITH 37:28.248 --> 37:30.250 rt 37:30.250 --> 37:31.251 US. 37:31.251 --> 37:36.256 >> THANK NO 37:36.256 --> 37:38.258 YOU FOR HAVING ME. 37:38.258 --> 37:39.259 >> IF FEELS AS IFrt THE DEA IS 37:39.259 --> 37:39.259 WILDLY OVERMATCH THE IN THE 37:39.259 --> 37:40.260 FIGHT. 37:40.260 --> 37:42.262 ARE THEY? 37:42.262 --> 37:49.269 >> I DON'T THINK THE PICTURE WAS 37:49.269 --> 37:51.271 AS BLEAK AS CHUCK HAS PAINTED.rt 37:51.271 --> 37:52.272 WILL THIS ARE HOUSTONS OF 37:52.272 --> 37:55.275 THOUSANDS FIGHTING THE BATTLE 37:55.275 --> 37:58.278 EVERY DAY IN THE TRENCHESrt AND DO 37:58.278 --> 37:59.279 AN EFFECTIVE GOOD JOB OF 37:59.279 --> 38:00.280 INCARCERATING DRUG DEALERS. 38:00.280 --> 38:02.282 WE COULD USE MORE RESOURCES AND 38:02.282 --> 38:04.284 MORE PROSECUTORS. 38:04.284 --> 38:06.286 CHUCKrt COULD USE MORE DEA AGENTS 38:06.286 --> 38:09.289 BUT WE ARE DOING AN EFFECTIVE 38:09.289 --> 38:09.289 JOB INCARCERATING THE PEOPLE WE 38:09.289 --> 38:10.290 DO CATCH. 38:10.290 --> 38:12.292 SOLEDAD: AND THE PEOPLE YOU ARE 38:12.292 --> 38:15.295 CATCHING ARE THOSErt FOLKS ADDICTS 38:15.295 --> 38:15.295 CAUGHT UP IN THE SYSTEM? 38:15.295 --> 38:16.296 >> ABSOLUTELY NOT. 38:16.296 --> 38:19.299 IS A MISPERCEPTION OUT THERE. 38:19.299 --> 38:20.300 THE PEOPLE WE ARE PROSECUTING IN 38:20.300 --> 38:22.302 FEDERAL COURT ARE VIOLErtNT 38:22.302 --> 38:23.303 CRIMINALS WHO ARE RECIDIVISTS 38:23.303 --> 38:25.305 FOR THE MOST PART CAUGHT% 38:25.305 --> 38:27.307 PREVIOUSLY SELLING DRUGS AND ARE 38:27.307 --> 38:30.310 SELLING HIGH VOLUMES OF DRUGS. 38:30.310 --> 38:32.312 THESE ARErt NOT LOW LEVEL ADDICTS 38:32.312 --> 38:33.313 WHO ARE JUST SELLING TO SUPPORT 38:33.313 --> 38:35.315 THEIR OWN HABITS. 38:35.315 --> 38:37.317 SOLEDAD: CAN YOU ARREST YOUR WAY 38:37.317 --> 38:39.319 OUT OF A PROBLEM AS BIGrt AS THIS 38:39.319 --> 38:41.321 EPIDEMIC ESSENTIALLY HAS BECOME? 38:41.321 --> 38:43.323 >> NO, WE ALL RECOGNIZE IN THE 38:43.323 --> 38:45.325 LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY WE 38:45.325 --> 38:45.325 CAN'T ARREST OUR WAY OUT OF THIS 38:45.325 --> 38:47.327 PROBLEM. 38:47.327 --> 38:48.328 rtTHAT IS WHY THE DEPARTMENT OF 38:48.328 --> 38:50.330 JUSTICES HAS A THREE-PART 38:50.330 --> 38:52.332 STRATEGY TO COMBAT THE OPIOID 38:52.332 --> 38:53.333 EPIDEMIC AND DEALS WITH 38:53.333 --> 38:54.334 PREVENTION AND ENFORCEMENT AND 38:54.334 --> 38:56.336 DEALS WITrtH TREATMENT. 38:56.336 --> 38:57.337 SO ENFORCEMENT IS OBVIOUSLY THE 38:57.337 --> 38:59.339 MOST IMPORTANT PART. 38:59.339 --> 39:02.342 WE AS PROSECUTORS NEED TO 39:02.342 --> 39:05.345 PROSECUTE AGGRESSIVELY ANYBODY 39:05.345 --> 39:07.347 THAT WErt CATCH AND WE HAVE A ZERO 39:07.347 --> 39:09.349 TOLERANCE POLICY FOR PEOPLE 39:09.349 --> 39:11.351 CAUGHT DEALING HEROIN. 39:11.351 --> 39:12.352 SOLEDAD: WE MENTIONED YOUR SONrt 39:12.352 --> 39:14.354 DIED 10 YEARS AGO BUT IT WAS 39:14.354 --> 39:15.355 ONLY IN THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF 39:15.355 --> 39:17.357 YOU STARTED TELLING PEOPLE. 39:17.357 --> 39:18.358 HAS IT CHANGED AT ALL HOW YOU 39:18.358 --> 39:20.360 THINK ABOUT PROSECUTION? 39:20.360 --> 39:22.362 >> I DON'T KNOWrt THAT IT HAS 39:22.362 --> 39:22.362 CHANGED HOW I THINK ABOUT 39:22.362 --> 39:23.363 PROSECUTION. 39:23.363 --> 39:24.364 THERE ARE MANY DEDICATED 39:24.364 --> 39:25.365 PROSECUTORS OUT THERE DOING 39:25.365 --> 39:28.368 EXACTLY WHAT I'M DOING AND 39:28.368 --> 39:30.370 FIGHTING THIS BATTLE ON A DAY TOrt 39:30.370 --> 39:31.371 DAY FRONT DOING THE BEST THEY 39:31.371 --> 39:33.373 CAN. 39:33.373 --> 39:34.374 I CAME OUT PUBLIC WITH MY 39:34.374 --> 39:36.376 SITUATION BECAUSE I WANTED TO 39:36.376 --> 39:43.383 RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND STAKE 39:43.383 --> 39:44.384 AWAYrt SOME OF THE ASTIGMATISM MA STIGMA AND 39:44.384 --> 39:46.386 SHAME ASSOCIATED. 39:46.386 --> 39:47.387 IF IT COULD HAPPEN TOrt ME AS A 39:47.387 --> 39:48.388 FEDERAL PROSECUTOR IT COULD 39:48.388 --> 39:49.389 HAPPEN TO ANYBODY. 39:49.389 --> 39:51.391 SOLEDAD: THANK YOU. 39:51.391 --> 39:52.392 WE APPRECIATE IT. 39:52.392 --> 39:53.393 >> THANK YOU. 39:53.393 --> 39:54.394 SOLEDAD: UP NEXT, WE CONTINUE 39:54.394 --> 39:56.396 rtOUR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT FIGHTING 39:56.396 --> 39:58.398 THIS EPIDEMIC. 39:58.398 --> 40:04.404 CAN THE GOVERNMENT DELIVER THE 40:04.404 --> 40:06.406 HELPrt 40:06.406 --> 40:07.407 ♪♪ 40:07.407 --> 40:08.408 SOLEDAD: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 40:08.408 --> 40:10.410 WAYS TO RESPOND TO AMERICA'S 40:10.410 --> 40:12.412 OPIOID CRISIS, AND WE'LL PICK UP 40:12.412 --> 40:12.412 rtTHAT CONVERSATION IN A MOMENT. 40:12.412 --> 40:13.413 FIRST I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY 40:13.413 --> 40:14.414 HELPING BUILD OUR ONLINE WALL OF 40:14.414 --> 40:17.417 REMEMBRANCE USING 40:17.417 --> 40:17.417 #STATEOFADDICTION. 40:17.417 --> 40:20.420 HERE'S A POST THAT WE WANT TO 40:20.420 --> 40:24.424 SHARE.rt 40:24.424 --> 40:25.425 A STORY OF HOPE FROM BARB BOWEN 40:25.425 --> 40:31.431 IN BOSTON. 40:31.431 --> 40:32.432 THE FACErt OF ADDICTION RECOVERY. 40:32.432 --> 40:33.433 A BEAUTIFUL LIFE. 40:33.433 --> 40:36.436 EVERYONE ON THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN 40:36.436 --> 40:37.437 TOUCHED IN SOME MANNER BYrt THE 40:37.437 --> 40:38.438 OPIOID CRISIS. 40:38.438 --> 40:39.439 WHAT SHOULD BE THE NATIONAL 40:39.439 --> 40:41.441 RESPONSE? 40:41.441 --> 40:42.442 RON JOHNSON IS A REPUBLICAN AND 40:42.442 --> 40:43.443 CHAIRMAN OF THE HOMELAND 40:43.443 --> 40:45.445 SECURITY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 40:45.445 --> 40:46.446 COMMITTEE AND LOST A NEPHErtW TO 40:46.446 --> 40:48.448 OPIOIDS. 40:48.448 --> 40:59.459 NICE TO HAVE YOU, SENATOR. 40:59.459 --> 41:00.460 THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.rt 41:00.460 --> 41:03.463 I'M SURE YOU HEAR ALL THE TIME 41:03.463 --> 41:04.464 IN THE STATErt OF WISCONSIN. 41:04.464 --> 41:06.466 >> $14 BILLION ON TREATMENT IN 41:06.466 --> 41:07.467 THE WAR ON DRUGS. 41:07.467 --> 41:07.467 THREE LEGS TO THE SOLUTION 41:07.467 --> 41:09.469 STOOL. 41:09.469 --> 41:12.472 SUPPLY AND ADDICTION. 41:12.472 --> 41:12.472 TREATMENT AND REDUCTIONrt AND 41:12.472 --> 41:15.475 DEMAND. 41:15.475 --> 41:15.475 IT WOULD BE FAR BETTER TO REDUCE 41:15.475 --> 41:18.478 DEMAND. 41:18.478 --> 41:21.481 DO AS WE HAVE DONE WITH TOBACCO 41:21.481 --> 41:23.483 rtWHERE WE HAVE DRAMATICALLY 41:23.483 --> 41:23.483 REDUCED THE DEMAND FOR TOBACCO 41:23.483 --> 41:25.485 PRODUCTS. 41:25.485 --> 41:26.486 WE NEED TO DO THE SAME THING 41:26.486 --> 41:28.488 WITH DRUGS. 41:28.488 --> 41:28.488 IT WILL TAKE MULTIYEARSrt AND 41:28.488 --> 41:31.491 DECADES. 41:31.491 --> 41:34.494 JUST A CULTURAL SHIFT. 41:34.494 --> 41:37.497 THERE IS NOTHING GLAMOROUS ABOUT 41:37.497 --> 41:39.499 GETTING ADDICTED TO DRUGSrt AND 41:39.499 --> 41:42.502 DIEING IN SQUALOR. 41:42.502 --> 41:45.505 WE NEED TO DRUM THAT INTO THE 41:45.505 --> 41:46.506 YOUNGrt PEOPLE. 41:46.506 --> 41:48.508 >> THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT SIGNED. 41:48.508 --> 41:49.509 HE WANTED TO CALL IT A STATE OF 41:49.509 --> 41:51.511 EMERGENCY BUT HE HAS TO SIGN AND 41:51.511 --> 41:51.511 SEND OFF TO CONGRESS THE 41:51.511 --> 41:53.513 DECLARATION. 41:53.513 --> 41:54.514 DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANYrt 41:54.514 --> 41:56.516 INDICATION THAT HE WON'T? 41:56.516 --> 41:58.518 DO YOU EXPECT THAT HE WILL? 41:58.518 --> 41:59.519 >> IT IS A STATE OF EMERGENCY. 41:59.519 --> 42:00.520 YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A 42:00.520 --> 42:02.522 PRESIDENT SIGN THAT. 42:02.522 --> 42:06.526 SOLEDAD: ITrt RELEASES FUNDS, 42:06.526 --> 42:08.528 THOUGH, REALISTICALLY, RIGHT? 42:08.528 --> 42:09.529 >> WE SPEND PLENTY OF MONEY AND 42:09.529 --> 42:11.531 NEED TO SPEND IT SMARTER. 42:11.531 --> 42:12.532 FOCUS ON WrtHAT WORKS. 42:12.532 --> 42:15.535 WE HAD EARLIER GUESTS TALKING 42:15.535 --> 42:16.536 WHAT WORKS AND DOESN'T WORK. 42:16.536 --> 42:17.537 DO MORE AND MORE RESEARCH AND 42:17.537 --> 42:19.539 FINED OUT WHAT WORKS. 42:19.539 --> 42:20.540 IN BUSINESS THAT IS TrtHE 42:20.540 --> 42:23.543 APPROACH, WHAT IS THE BEST 42:23.543 --> 42:24.544 PRACTICE AND KEEP PUSHING THE 42:24.544 --> 42:26.546 ENVELOPE AND TRYING TO FIND 42:26.546 --> 42:27.547 BETTER AND BETTER TREATMENTS AND 42:27.547 --> 42:28.548 MESSAGES TO REDUCErt DEMAND. 42:28.548 --> 42:30.550 SOLEDAD: DO YOU THINK INSURANCE 42:30.550 --> 42:31.551 COMPANIES COULD DO MORE? 42:31.551 --> 42:33.553 OFTEN YOU HEAR FROM PEOPLE WHO 42:33.553 --> 42:35.555 ARE JUST OVERWHELMED BY THE FACT 42:35.555 --> 42:37.557 THAT THEY CAN'T GET THEIR KID IN 42:37.557 --> 42:40.560 REHABrt ANY KIND OF INSURANCE 42:40.560 --> 42:41.561 COVERAGE OR ONLY CORNS CERTAIN 42:41.561 --> 42:43.563 THING -- ONLY COVERS CERTAIN 42:43.563 --> 42:45.565 THINGS AND BLOCKS THE ABILITY TO 42:45.565 --> 42:45.565 HAVE FLEXIBILITY IN TREATMErtNTS 42:45.565 --> 42:46.566 EVEN? 42:46.566 --> 42:49.569 >> I THINK THE INSURANCE 42:49.569 --> 42:49.569 COMPANIES REALLY AGAIN, THEY ARE 42:49.569 --> 42:51.571 MONEY-MAKING ORGANIZATIONS. 42:51.571 --> 42:52.572 I THINK THEY COULD PUSH THE BEST 42:52.572 --> 42:54.574 PRACTICES. 42:54.574 --> 42:55.575 YOU KNOW,rt HELP THE RESEARCH. 42:55.575 --> 42:59.579 FUND IT. 42:59.579 --> 43:02.582 AND THEN SAVE THEM MONEYS AND-ALSO DO FAR BETTER FOR THE 43:02.582 --> 43:04.584 AMERICAN PUBLIC IF WEr 43:04.584 --> 43:06.586 HAD 43:06.586 --> 43:07.587 TREATMENTS THAT WORKED. 43:07.587 --> 43:09.589 SOLEDAD: WHAT DO YOU TELL PEOPLE 43:09.589 --> 43:10.590 IN GENERAL? 43:10.590 --> 43:11.591 HEARTBREAKING WHEN YOUrt SEE THE 43:11.591 --> 43:12.592 WALL OF REMEMBRANCE. 43:12.592 --> 43:15.595 SO MANY PEOPLE AND THE VICTIMS 43:15.595 --> 43:17.597 ARE SO YOUNG ACROSS THE BOARD. 43:17.597 --> 43:18.598 >> YOU KNOW, OFTEN TIMES WE HAVE 43:18.598 --> 43:20.600 A MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOLrt 43:20.600 --> 43:22.602 STUDENTS COME VISIT US IN THE 43:22.602 --> 43:23.603 SENATE OFFICE OR I GO TO THE 43:23.603 --> 43:24.604 SCHOOLS. 43:24.604 --> 43:25.605 SINCE I HAVE GOTTEN INVOLVED IN 43:25.605 --> 43:27.607 THIS AND TALKED TO PARENTS WHO 43:27.607 --> 43:28.608 LOST THEIR BEAUTIFUL SONS ANDrt 43:28.608 --> 43:29.609 DAUGHTERS, THERE IS NEVER A 43:29.609 --> 43:31.611 GROUP OF CHILDREN THAT I DON'T 43:31.611 --> 43:33.613 TALK TO AND ALWAYS, YOU KNOW, 43:33.613 --> 43:34.614 NUMBER OF MESSAGES BUT SAY DON'T 43:34.614 --> 43:36.616 DO DRUGS. 43:36.616 --> 43:40.620 A LOT OF TIMES YOU GETrt SNICKERS. 43:40.620 --> 43:41.621 I TELL THEM ABOUT MY NEPHEW AND 43:41.621 --> 43:42.622 PARENTS WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN 43:42.622 --> 43:44.624 RUINED. 43:44.624 --> 43:46.626 I SAY IF YOU CARE ANYTHING ABOUTrt 43:46.626 --> 43:47.627 YOUR PARENTS OR BROTHERS AND 43:47.627 --> 43:51.631 SAY 43:51.631 --> 43:52.632 SISTERS AND GRANTED GRAND 43:52.632 --> 43:54.634 PARENTS, YOU WILL RUIN THErtIR 43:54.634 --> 43:55.635 LIVES BY TAKING DRUGS. 43:55.635 --> 43:56.636 DON'T DO DRUGS. 43:56.636 --> 43:56.636 SOLEDAD: NICE TO HAVE YOU WITH 43:56.636 --> 43:57.637 US TONIGHT. 43:57.637 --> 43:59.639 APPRECIATE IT. 43:59.639 --> 44:00.640 THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO JOINED 44:00.640 --> 44:02.642 US THIS EVENING TO HELP US 44:02.642 --> 44:03.643 CREATE A NrtATIONAL AGENDA TO 44:03.643 --> 44:05.645 COMBAT THE OPIOID CRISIS. 44:05.645 --> 44:07.647 AS WE CLOSE, WE WANT TO TAKE 44:07.647 --> 44:11.651 SOME TIME TO REMEMBER SOME 44:11.651 --> 44:13.653 THEMES OF OUR OWNrt HEARST 44:13.653 --> 44:14.654 TELEVISION FAMILY WHO HAVE LOST 44:14.654 --> 44:15.655 LOVED ONES TO THE OPIOID 44:15.655 --> 44:17.657 EPIDEMIC. 44:17.657 --> 44:18.658 WE RECOGNIZE THE LOSS SO MANY OF 44:18.658 --> 44:19.659 YOU HAVE AT HOME AND THArtT YOU 44:19.659 --> 44:20.660 FACE BECAUSE WE HAVE EXPERIENCED 44:20.660 --> 44:22.662 IT OURSELVES. 44:22.662 --> 44:23.663 OUR COLLEAGUES AND THEIR 44:23.663 --> 44:26.666 OPENNESS AND COURAGE THROUGHOUT 44:26.666 --> 44:27.667 THE CRISIS HAVE SERVED AS AND 44:27.667 --> 44:28.668 INSPIRATION FOR OURrt EFFORTS 44:28.668 --> 44:29.669 TONIGHT AND WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO 44:29.669 --> 44:32.672 KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH 44:32.672 --> 44:38.678 THEM AND WITH ALL OF YOU. 44:38.678 --> 44:42.682 FROM THErt NEUSEUN IN WASHINGTON, 44:42.682 --> 45:03.703 D.C., I'M SOLEDAD O'BRIEN. 45:03.703 --> 45:05.705 rtrtrt 45:05.705 --> 45:06.706 >> RATE NOW ON KCCI 8 NEWS. 45:06.706 --> 45:07.707 >> WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE IS 45:07.707 --> 45:09.709 INEXCUSABLE. 45:09.709 --> 45:09.709 STEVE: RIGHT NOW AT 10:00,rt 45:09.709 --> 45:10.710 IRMA'S AFTERMATH. 45:10.710 --> 45:10.710 WHAT OFFICIALS THINK KILLED AT 45:10.710 --> 45:11.711 LEAST EIGHT NURSING HOME 45:11.711 --> 45:12.712 PATIENTS. 45:12.712 --> 45:13.713 AND WHY IT'S TURNED INTO A 45:13.713 --> 45:14.714 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. 45:14.714 --> 45:17.717 >> PEOPLE REALLY NEED HELP 45:17.717 --> 45:18.718 EATING. 45:18.718 --> 45:19.719 rtSHAINA: NEEDING DONATIONS. 45:19.719 --> 45:22.722 WHY DMARC SAYS IT'S RESOURCES 45:22.722 --> 45:23.723 ARE RUNNING OUT. 45:23.723 --> 45:24.724 STEVE: AND LIGHTS OUT. 45:24.724 --> 45:27.727 WHY OFFICIALS ARE DIMMING THE 45:27.727 --> 45:29.729 LIGHTS EARLIER AT THE HIGHrt 45:29.729 --> 45:29.729 TRESTLE TRAIL. 45:29.729 --> 45:29.729 NEW TONIGHT.
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