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WEBVTT 00:17.017 --> 00:33.033 rtrt 00:33.033 --> 00:49.049 rt 00:49.049 --> 01:05.065 rtrt 01:05.065 --> 01:21.081 rtrt 01:21.081 --> 01:36.096 rtrt 01:36.096 --> 01:52.112 rtrt 01:52.112 --> 02:02.122 rtrt 02:02.122 --> 02:07.127 rt 02:07.127 --> 02:08.128 >> THE FOLLOWING IrtS A SPECIAL 02:08.128 --> 02:15.135 PRESENTATION OF HEARST 02:15.135 --> 02:16.136 TELEVISION, A PRIMETIME "MATTER 02:16.136 --> 02:17.137 OF FACrtT" STATE OF ADDICTION. 02:17.137 --> 02:19.139 >> HELLO, AND THANK YOU FOR 02:19.139 --> 02:19.139 JOINING US FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED 02:19.139 --> 02:20.140 TELEVISION EVENT. 02:20.140 --> 02:22.142 A LIVE NATIONAL CONVERSATION 02:22.142 --> 02:22.142 ABOUT THE NUMBER ONE HEALTH 02:22.142 --> 02:22.142 CRISIS IN AMERICA, THE OPIOID 02:22.142 --> 02:28.148 EPIDEMIC. 02:28.148 --> 02:29.149 >>rt ALL YEAR WE'VE REPORTED ON 02:29.149 --> 02:30.150 THE STATE OF ADDICTION IN OUR 02:30.150 --> 02:31.151 COMMUNITIES. 02:31.151 --> 02:31.151 THE LIVES LOST, THE FAMILIES 02:31.151 --> 02:32.152 DEVASTATED. 02:32.152 --> 02:33.153 AND EVERYONE WONDERING -- CAN WE 02:33.153 --> 02:33.153 GET AHEAD OF THE PROBLEM?rt 02:33.153 --> 02:34.154 TONIGHT, WE'RE LOOKING FOR 02:34.154 --> 02:38.158 SOLUTIONS, TAKING A DEEP DIVE 02:38.158 --> 02:38.158 INTO WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO STEM 02:38.158 --> 02:41.161 THE TIDE OF ADDICTION. 02:41.161 --> 02:43.163 >> TO ASSISTrt IN THAT EFFORT, WE 02:43.163 --> 02:43.163 GO LIVE TO THE NEWSEUM IN 02:43.163 --> 02:44.164 WASHINGTON, D.C. AND OUR 02:44.164 --> 02:49.169 COLLEAGUE AND HOST OF "MATTER OF 02:49.169 --> 02:50.170 FACT," SOLEDAD O'BRIEN. 02:50.170 --> 02:50.170 SOLEDAD: WE'RE GLAD TO BE WITHrt 02:50.170 --> 02:51.171 ALL OF YOU TONIGHT AND HUMBLED 02:51.171 --> 02:52.172 BY THE TASK WE'VE TAKEN ON. 02:52.172 --> 02:54.174 CONSIDER THIS -- TODAY IN OUR 02:54.174 --> 02:59.179 COUNTRY, AS MANY AS 650,000 02:59.179 --> 03:00.180 OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS WERErt 03:00.180 --> 03:01.181 DISPENSED. 03:01.181 --> 03:01.181 AND SADLY TODAY, AS MANY AS 175 03:01.181 --> 03:07.187 AMERICANS DIED FROM A DRUG 03:07.187 --> 03:09.189 OVERDOSE, WHETHER OPIOIDS, LIKErt 03:09.189 --> 03:10.190 HEROIN, OR FENTANYL AND THE 03:10.190 --> 03:11.191 SYNTHETIC DRUGS EMERGING EVERY 03:11.191 --> 03:11.191 DAY. 03:11.191 --> 03:12.192 TONIGHT, WE HOPE TO HELP THE 03:12.192 --> 03:14.194 NATION TURN A CORNER. 03:14.194 --> 03:16.196 THIS BROADCAST REACHES ACROSS 39 03:16.196 --> 03:17.197 STATES, WITH THE POTENTIAL TOrt 03:17.197 --> 03:20.200 TOUCH FAMILIES IN 21 MILLION 03:20.200 --> 03:21.201 HOUSEHOLDS. 03:21.201 --> 03:25.205 OUR GOAL -- TO HELP CREATE A 03:25.205 --> 03:26.206 NATIONAL AGENDA FOR ACTION.rt 03:26.206 --> 03:27.207 WE'LL BE JOINED BY MEDICAL 03:27.207 --> 03:28.208 EXPERTS AND POLICY MAKERS, 03:28.208 --> 03:30.210 PEOPLE IN POSITIONS TO MAKE 03:30.210 --> 03:31.211 CHANGE HAPPEN WITH YOUR HELP. 03:31.211 --> 03:37.217 SO LET'S START IN A COMMUNITY 03:37.217 --> 03:37.217 DESPERATE FOR CHANGE.rt 03:37.217 --> 03:38.218 JESSICA GOMEZ REPORTS FROM 03:38.218 --> 03:39.219 MCDOWELL COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, 03:39.219 --> 03:49.229 WHERE ONE PERSON DIES EVERY 10 03:49.229 --> 03:50.230 HOURS FROM A DRUG OVERDOSE.rt 03:50.230 --> 03:54.234 ♪rt 03:54.234 --> 03:54.234 JESSICA: ON A SUNDAY MORNING, 03:54.234 --> 03:55.235 THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND 03:55.235 --> 03:56.236 PASTOR MARTIN WEST. 03:56.236 --> 03:58.238 > 03:58.238 --> 04:00.240 rt 04:00.240 --> 04:04.244 DELIVERING A SERMON TO HIS RURAL 04:04.244 --> 04:05.245 MCDOWELL COUNTY CHURCH. 04:05.245 --> 04:07.247 DURING THE WEEK, HE'S SHERIFF 04:07.247 --> 04:08.248 MARTIN WEST.rt 04:08.248 --> 04:13.253 >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE DYING IS 04:13.253 --> 04:15.255 JUST A LOT OF PRESSURE. 04:15.255 --> 04:18.258 JESSICA: MCDOWELL COUNTY, IT WASrt 04:18.258 --> 04:19.259 ONCE CALLED THE BILLION-DOLLAR 04:19.259 --> 04:20.260 COALFIELD. 04:20.260 --> 04:22.262 >> THE STREETS WERE LINED WITH 04:22.262 --> 04:23.263 PEOPLE. 04:23.263 --> 04:25.265 WE HAD THEATERS HERE. 04:25.265 --> 04:27.267 WE HAD HOSPITALS HERE.rt 04:27.267 --> 04:29.269 JESSICA: THAT WAS THEN. 04:29.269 --> 04:32.272 MOST OF THE COAL MINING JOBS 04:32.272 --> 04:34.274 LEFT, AND SO DID THE PEOPLE. 04:34.274 --> 04:34.274 >> THErt PEOPLE THAT STAYED TRIED 04:34.274 --> 04:37.277 TO MAKE IT AND THINGS KEPT 04:37.277 --> 04:38.278 GETTING WORSE AND WORSE. 04:38.278 --> 04:40.280 THE DRUG PROBLEM STARTED 04:40.280 --> 04:41.281 ESCALATING. 04:41.281 --> 04:43.283 JESSICA: THE JOBS THAT WERErt 04:43.283 --> 04:45.285 LEFT, INJURY PRONE MINING AND 04:45.285 --> 04:48.288 MANUAL LABOR, COUPLED WITH THE 04:48.288 --> 04:49.289 EMERGENCE OF POWERFUL 04:49.289 --> 04:50.290 PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION, ITrt 04:50.290 --> 04:51.291 CREATED THE PERFECT STORM OF 04:51.291 --> 04:53.293 ADDICTION. 04:53.293 --> 04:57.297 >> THE WORST PART OF IT IS 04:57.297 --> 04:59.299 WATCHING THEM DAILY. 04:59.299 --> 05:01.301 THEIRrt LIFE DRAINED FROM THEM. 05:01.301 --> 05:02.302 JESSICA: IVONNE CHURCH'S SON WAS 05:02.302 --> 05:03.303 PRESCRIBED THE PAINKILLER 05:03.303 --> 05:04.304 OXYCONTIN AFTER NEARLY CUTTING 05:04.304 --> 05:04.304 OFF HIS THUMB IN A CONSTRUCTION 05:04.304 --> 05:06.306 ACCIDENT. 05:06.306 --> 05:07.307 HE WAS HOOKED. 05:07.307 --> 05:10.310 ONE NOVEMBER MORNING, SHE FOUNDrt 05:10.310 --> 05:12.312 HIM ON HER DOORSTEP. 05:12.312 --> 05:14.314 SHE HAD TRIED EVERYTHING. 05:14.314 --> 05:16.316 >> WHEN I FOUND MY SON, THERE 05:16.316 --> 05:20.320 WAS A SMILE ON HIS FACE, AND ITrt 05:20.320 --> 05:21.321 HURT. 05:21.321 --> 05:23.323 BECAUSE WHATEVER THIS DRUG IS 05:23.323 --> 05:24.324 THAT PUTS A SMILE ON SOMEBODY'S 05:24.324 --> 05:29.329 FACE WHEN THEY ARE DYING, WHATrt A 05:29.329 --> 05:32.332 HOLD IT HAS ON A PERSON. 05:32.332 --> 05:33.333 JESSICA: STEPHEN KISSINGER, AN 05:33.333 --> 05:34.334 ADDICTrt IN RECOVERY, KNOWS THAT 05:34.334 --> 05:35.335 HOLD SHE'S TALKING ABOUT. 05:35.335 --> 05:36.336 >> IT BECOMES NUMBER ONE IN YOUR 05:36.336 --> 05:40.340 LIFE. 05:40.340 --> 05:42.342 YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF BED. 05:42.342 --> 05:44.344 YOU CAN'T GET UP AND FIX A CUPrt 05:44.344 --> 05:46.346 OF COFFEE IF YOU AIN'T GOT ONE. 05:46.346 --> 05:50.350 IT CONSUMES YOUR WHOLE LIFE. 05:50.350 --> 05:52.352 NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.rt 05:52.352 --> 05:53.353 JESSICA: KISSINGER WAITED THREE 05:53.353 --> 05:55.355 MONTHS TO GET INTO IT SOUTHERN 05:55.355 --> 05:56.356 HIGHLANDS, ONE OF A COUPLE 05:56.356 --> 05:58.358 OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CENTERS IN 05:58.358 --> 05:59.359 THE COUNTY.rt 05:59.359 --> 06:00.360 THERE ARE FUNERAL HOMES HERE, 06:00.360 --> 06:02.362 BUT NO LONG-TERM REHABILITATION 06:02.362 --> 06:04.364 FACILITIES. 06:04.364 --> 06:05.365 KISSINGER'S BROTHERS DIDN'T MAKE 06:05.365 --> 06:06.366 IT. 06:06.366 --> 06:10.370 HE'S NOW WORRIED ABOUT HIS KIDS. 06:10.370 --> 06:12.372 rt>> IT IS A WAY OF LIFE FOR SOME 06:12.372 --> 06:14.374 CHILDREN, THEIR BROTHER IS AN 06:14.374 --> 06:16.376 ADDICT THEIR MOM IS AN ADDICT. 06:16.376 --> 06:20.380 SO MANY CHILDREN ARE REMOVEDrt 06:20.380 --> 06:21.381 FROM THEIR HOMES. 06:21.381 --> 06:22.382 >> WHEN YOU SIGN IN, YOU HAVE TO 06:22.382 --> 06:24.384 HAVE IDENTIFICATION. 06:24.384 --> 06:26.386 JESSICA: AT LINDA MCKINNEY'Srt 06:26.386 --> 06:27.387 FOOD BANK, SHE SEES GRANDPARENTS 06:27.387 --> 06:28.388 RAISING GRANDCHILDREN, THEIR OWN 06:28.388 --> 06:31.391 CHILDREN ADDICTED, IN JAIL, OR 06:31.391 --> 06:32.392 DEAD. 06:32.392 --> 06:35.395 IN THE POOREST COUNTY INrt THE 06:35.395 --> 06:37.397 STATE, NEARLY 50% OF CHILDREN 06:37.397 --> 06:39.399 DON'T LIVE WITH A BIOLOGICAL 06:39.399 --> 06:41.401 PARENT. 06:41.401 --> 06:42.402 >> WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?rt 06:42.402 --> 06:42.402 WHERE ARE THESE BABIES GOING TO 06:42.402 --> 06:46.406 GO? 06:46.406 --> 06:51.411 WHO HAS THE ANSWER? 06:51.411 --> 06:54.414 JESSICA: A COMMUNITY IN CRISIS.rt 06:54.414 --> 06:56.416 SHERIFF WEST FINALLY HAD ENOUGH. 06:56.416 --> 06:58.418 WITH HELP FROM LAW FIRMS IN 06:58.418 --> 06:58.418 CHARLESTON, SHERIFF WESTrt 06:58.418 --> 07:01.421 SPEARHEADED THE COUNTY'S LAWSUIT 07:01.421 --> 07:03.423 AGAINST THREE OF THE LARGEST 07:03.423 --> 07:04.424 PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISTRIBUTORS, 07:04.424 --> 07:07.427 CLAIMING PROFIT AND GREED 07:07.427 --> 07:10.430 MOTIVATED THEM TO IGNORE LAWSrt 07:10.430 --> 07:11.431 REQUIRING THEM TO REPORT 07:11.431 --> 07:13.433 SUSPICIOUS ORDERS, THIS WHILE 07:13.433 --> 07:15.435 FLOODING COUNTY PHARMACIES WITH 07:15.435 --> 07:17.437 MILLIONS OF PILLS, WELL INrt 07:17.437 --> 07:20.440 EXCESS OF WHATEVER WOULD BE 07:20.440 --> 07:22.442 LEGITIMATELY NEEDED. 07:22.442 --> 07:24.444 >> IT IS A LITTLE COUNTY. 07:24.444 --> 07:25.445 NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE THERE.rt 07:25.445 --> 07:30.450 BUT THEY ARE NOT JUST GOING TO 07:30.450 --> 07:31.451 ROLL OVER AND BE A VICTIM. 07:31.451 --> 07:31.451 >> THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT 07:31.451 --> 07:32.452 WITH ME. 07:32.452 --> 07:34.454 JESSICA: MEArtNTIME, THE STATE OF 07:34.454 --> 07:35.455 WEST VIRGINIA, WHICH CREATED A 07:35.455 --> 07:40.460 HOTLINE CONNECTING ADDICTS TO 07:40.460 --> 07:41.461 THE CLOSEST TREATMENT OPTIONS, 07:41.461 --> 07:42.462 IS TAKING PROPOSALrtS ON WHERE TO 07:42.462 --> 07:47.467 SPEND DOLLARS IT WON FROM A 07:47.467 --> 07:49.469 SIMILAR LAWSUIT. 07:49.469 --> 07:51.471 >> I BURIED THREE OF ONE FAMILY.rt 07:51.471 --> 07:52.472 JESSICA: SHERIFF WEST, WHO HAS 07:52.472 --> 07:54.474 LOST EXACT COUNT OF THE NUMBER 07:54.474 --> 07:56.476 OF FUNERALS OVER WHICH HE'S 07:56.476 --> 07:58.478 PRESIDED, SAYS THE HELP HAS NOT 07:58.478 --> 07:59.479 COME QUICK ENOUGH.rt 07:59.479 --> 08:01.481 >> THEY KEEP TELLING ME, MORE 08:01.481 --> 08:06.486 COMMISSIONS. 08:06.486 --> 08:08.488 I SAY, PEOPLE ARE DYING NOW.rt 08:08.488 --> 08:10.490 JESSICA: PRAYER, SOMETIMES IT 08:10.490 --> 08:12.492 FEELS LIKE HIS ONLY OPTION, AND 08:12.492 --> 08:13.493 PUBLICLY CALLING OUT STATE 08:13.493 --> 08:15.495 LAWMAKERS HE SAYS HAVE FAILED 08:15.495 --> 08:17.497 HIS COUNTY.rt 08:17.497 --> 08:18.498 >> WHEN WE WERE THE BILLION 08:18.498 --> 08:20.500 DOLLAR COALFIELDS, EVERYONE 08:20.500 --> 08:22.502 STUCK BY FOR A HANDOUT. 08:22.502 --> 08:23.503 NOW THAT WE ARE IN DESPERATE 08:23.503 --> 08:25.505 NEED, WE ArtRE BEING LEFT OUT 08:25.505 --> 08:28.508 BECAUSE NO ONE IN CHARLESTON 08:28.508 --> 08:33.513 CARES. 08:33.513 --> 08:34.514 GOD FORGIVE THE STATErt OF WEST 08:34.514 --> 08:35.515 VIRGINIA, AND GOD SAVE THE 08:35.515 --> 08:35.515 COUNTY OF MCDOWELL. 08:35.515 --> 08:37.517 JESSICA: IN MCDOWELL COUNTY, FOR 08:37.517 --> 08:40.520 "MATTER OF FACT," I'M JESSICA 08:40.520 --> 08:42.522 GOMEZ.rt 08:42.522 --> 08:44.524 SOLEDAD: THANK YOU. 08:44.524 --> 08:46.526 WE INVITED THE PHARMACEUTICAL 08:46.526 --> 08:47.527 DISTRIBUTORS NAMED IN THE 08:47.527 --> 08:48.528 LAWSUITS TO PARTICIPATE WITH US 08:48.528 --> 08:50.530 IN THIS SHOW. 08:50.530 --> 08:51.531 THEY DECLINErtD. 08:51.531 --> 08:52.532 WE DID RECEIVE STATEMENTS FROM 08:52.532 --> 08:53.533 SOME SAYING, IN GENERAL, THEY 08:53.533 --> 08:54.534 BELIEVE THE LAWSUITS ARE 08:54.534 --> 08:58.538 MISGUIDED BECAUSE THEY AREN'T 08:58.538 --> 08:59.539 THE ONES PRESCRIBING THE DRUGS.rt 08:59.539 --> 09:00.540 MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY 09:00.540 --> 09:01.541 ARE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF A LOVED 09:01.541 --> 09:03.543 ONE AND STRUGGLING WITH THE 09:03.543 --> 09:05.545 STIGMA OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH 09:05.545 --> 09:06.546 THESE DEATHS. 09:06.546 --> 09:08.548 TONIGHT, WE'RE ASKING YOU TOrt 09:08.548 --> 09:10.550 HELP US BUILD A VIRTUAL WALL OF 09:10.550 --> 09:12.552 REMEMBRANCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA 09:12.552 --> 09:13.553 USING #STATEOFADDICTION. 09:13.553 --> 09:15.555 SHARE A PICTURE, A VIDEO, A 09:15.555 --> 09:17.557 STORY, OR A TRIBUTE TO SOMEONErt 09:17.557 --> 09:18.558 YOU WOULD LIKE REMEMBERED FOR 09:18.558 --> 09:23.563 THEIR LIFE, NOT THEIR STRUGGLE. 09:23.563 --> 09:23.563 AND IF YOU HAVE A STORY OF HOPE,rt 09:23.563 --> 09:26.566 YOU WILL POST THAT AS WELL. 09:26.566 --> 09:28.568 >> THERE'S SOMETHING REALLY 09:28.568 --> 09:33.573 WRONG WITH MY BEAUTIFUL 09:33.573 --> 09:33.573 21-YEAR-OLD SON.rt 09:33.573 --> 09:35.575 DYING. 09:35.575 --> 09:35.575 SOLEDAD: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO 09:35.575 --> 09:37.577 LOOSEN THE GRIP OF THESE DRUGS 09:37.577 --> 09:38.578 ON OUR CHILDREN? 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 --> 09:46.586 NEED IT.rt 09:46.586 --> 09:52.592 .. >> ALSO COMING UP, WE WILL 09:52.592 --> 09:52.592 HEAR FROM A GROUPrt OF LOCAL 09:52.592 --> 09:55.595 RECOVERING ADDICT'S. 09:55.595 --> 10:13.613 >> YOU HEAR THEIR THOUGHTS. 10:13.613 --> 10:29.629 rtrt 10:29.629 --> 10:45.645 rtrt 10:45.645 --> 11:01.661 rtrt 11:01.661 --> 11:17.677 rtrt 11:17.677 --> 11:33.693 rtrt 11:33.693 --> 11:49.709 rtrt 11:49.709 --> 12:05.725 rtrt 12:05.725 --> 12:21.741 rt 12:21.741 --> 12:34.754 rtrt 12:34.754 --> 12:38.758 rtrt 12:38.758 --> 12:42.762 SOLEDAD: WELCOME BACK TO "MATTER 12:42.762 --> 12:44.764 OF FACT: STATE OF ADDICTION."rt 12:44.764 --> 12:45.765 IF YOU HAVE EVER WONDERED IF 12:45.765 --> 12:46.766 ADDICTION A CHOICE OR A CHANCE 12:46.766 --> 12:46.766 -- THERE'S PROOF IT CAN BEGIN 12:46.766 --> 12:47.767 WITH A SINGLE PILL. 12:47.767 --> 12:47.767 RESEARCHERS FOR THE CDC FOUND 12:47.767 --> 12:48.768 THAT OF THE PEOPLE GIVEN A 12:48.768 --> 12:49.769 ONE-DArtY OPIOID PRESCRIPTION, 12:49.769 --> 12:52.772 ONLY A SINGLE DAY, 6% WILL GET 12:52.772 --> 12:53.773 HOOKED. 12:53.773 --> 12:53.773 THE NUMBER DOUBLES WHEN THE 12:53.773 --> 12:54.774 PRESCRIPTION IS FOR EIGHT DAYS 12:54.774 --> 12:57.777 OR MORE. 12:57.777 --> 12:58.778 A 30-DAY PRESCRIPTION PUSHES THErt 12:58.778 --> 12:59.779 RISK EVEN HIGHER, WITH 30% OF 12:59.779 --> 13:02.782 PATIENTS LIKELY BECOMING 13:02.782 --> 13:03.783 ADDICTED. 13:03.783 --> 13:03.783 SO, HOW DO YOU EFFECTIVELY TREAT 13:03.783 --> 13:06.786 PEOPLE ONCE THEY ARE DEPENDANT? 13:06.786 --> 13:10.790 IT'S A QUESTION THAT WILL HAUNTrt 13:10.790 --> 13:11.791 ONE MOTHER FOREVER. 13:11.791 --> 13:11.791 >> WHAT SPORTS DID HE PLAY? 13:11.791 --> 13:15.795 >> SNOWBOARDING AND 13:15.795 --> 13:17.797 SKATEBOARDING.rt 13:17.797 --> 13:17.797 BUT HE REALLY LIKED PUSHING 13:17.797 --> 13:21.801 HIMSELF. 13:21.801 --> 13:23.803 HE LIKED THE EXTREME. 13:23.803 --> 13:24.804 >> CHRIS' LOVE OF EXTREME SPORTSrt 13:24.804 --> 13:27.807 WOULD BE HIS DOWNFALL. 13:27.807 --> 13:27.807 HE TORE HIS MENISCUS 13:27.807 --> 13:29.809 SNOWBOARDING AT AGE 14, WHICH 13:29.809 --> 13:30.810 LED TO A SERIES OF SURGERIES AND 13:30.810 --> 13:32.812 A BATTLE WITH DEPRESSION. 13:32.812 --> 13:36.816 rtTHE EACH TIME HE WAS GIVEN 13:36.816 --> 13:39.819 OPIOIDS TO KILL THE PAIN. 13:39.819 --> 13:39.819 HIM A YEAR LATER, HIS MOTHER HAD 13:39.819 --> 13:40.820 rt 13:40.820 --> 13:40.820 DISCOVERED HE HAD BEGUN TO USE 13:40.820 --> 13:41.821 HEROIN. 13:41.821 --> 13:45.825 >> HOW MANY TIMES WAS CHRIS IN 13:45.825 --> 13:49.829 AND OUT OF REHAB? 13:49.829 --> 13:50.830 >> AT LEAST SIX TIMES.rt 13:50.830 --> 13:52.832 >> DESPERATE, HIS MOTHER FINALLY 13:52.832 --> 13:53.833 FOUND SOMETHING THAT SEEMED TO 13:53.833 --> 13:55.835 WORK BETTER THAN THE EXPENSIVE 13:55.835 --> 13:57.837 REHABILITATION PROGRAMS, A 13:57.837 --> 14:01.841 TREATMENT THAT COULD BREAK CHRISrt 14:01.841 --> 14:03.843 FREE FROM HIS ADDICTION. 14:03.843 --> 14:03.843 SOLEDAD: SO HE WAS ON VIVITROL 14:03.843 --> 14:04.844 IN 2016. 14:04.844 --> 14:11.851 HOW LONG DID HE USE IT 14:11.851 --> 14:12.852 rtSUCCESSFULLY? 14:12.852 --> 14:13.853 >> FOR A YEAR. 14:13.853 --> 14:14.854 SOLEDAD: FOR A FULL YEAR, 14:14.854 --> 14:16.856 MEDIrtCATION KEPT THE NOW 14:16.856 --> 14:21.861 21-YEAR-OLD OFF OF HEROIN. 14:21.861 --> 14:22.862 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE 14:22.862 --> 14:24.864 TAKINGrt REPRESSED HIS CRAVING FOR 14:24.864 --> 14:25.865 DRUGS. 14:25.865 --> 14:28.868 >> THEY SIT ON THE MEDICINE 14:28.868 --> 14:29.869 SHELVES, COLLECTING DUST. 14:29.869 --> 14:31.871 SOLEDAD: DR. STEPHEN ROSS IS THE 14:31.871 --> 14:33.873 DIRECTOR OF ADDICTION PSYCHIATRYrt 14:33.873 --> 14:35.875 AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL IN NEW 14:35.875 --> 14:36.876 YORK. 14:36.876 --> 14:37.877 YOU >> IT COMES IN A FILM 14:37.877 --> 14:38.878 VERSION THAT GOES ON YOUR 14:38.878 --> 14:39.879 TONGUE. 14:39.879 --> 14:40.880 THERE'S A LOT OF GOODrt 14:40.880 --> 14:41.881 TREATMENTS, BUT THE VAST 14:41.881 --> 14:43.883 MAJORITY NEVER GET THEM. 14:43.883 --> 14:44.884 SOLEDAD: THE SURGEON GENERAL 14:44.884 --> 14:47.887 ESTIMATES THAT ONE IN 10 14:47.887 --> 14:48.888 SUBSTANCE ABUSERS ARE GETTING 14:48.888 --> 14:50.890 ANY TREATMENT rtAT ALL, AND JUST 14:50.890 --> 14:53.893 ONE IN FOUR OF THOSE ARE GETTING 14:53.893 --> 14:56.896 THESE LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS. 14:56.896 --> 14:57.897 >> YOU HAVE PSYCHOLOGIST,rt 14:57.897 --> 15:01.901 PSYCHIATRISTS, REHAB SPECIALISTS 15:01.901 --> 15:04.904 IN SIX DIFFERENT PLACES. 15:04.904 --> 15:05.905 HIM DID ANY OF THEM SAY, THERE'S 15:05.905 --> 15:13.913 EVIDENCE THAT TAKING DrtRUGS WILL 15:13.913 --> 15:13.913 HELP IN KICKING THIS ADDICTION? 15:13.913 --> 15:14.914 >> ACTUArtLLY, THE DOCTOR AT HIS 15:14.914 --> 15:19.919 LAST REHAB WAS THE ONE THAT SAID 15:19.919 --> 15:20.920 WE SHOULD GET HIM ON -- 15:20.920 --> 15:21.921 SOLEDAD: DR. HERD IS THE HEAD OF 15:21.921 --> 15:22.922 THE CENTER FOR ADDICTIVE 15:22.922 --> 15:23.923 DISORDERS AT MOUNT SINAI MEDICALrt 15:23.923 --> 15:27.927 CENTER, AND STUDIES HOW DRUGS 15:27.927 --> 15:32.932 AFFECT THE BRAIN. 15:32.932 --> 15:33.933 >>rt IS THERE ARE SPECIFIC 15:33.933 --> 15:34.934 CIRCUITS, BUT IT IS A WHOLE 15:34.934 --> 15:35.935 BRAIN DISORDER. 15:35.935 --> 15:37.937 >> THE OPIOID TREATMENTS, THEY 15:37.937 --> 15:39.939 INTERACT WITH OPIOID RECEPTORS, 15:39.939 --> 15:42.942 SO THE PERSON DOESN'T CRAVE ANDrt 15:42.942 --> 15:48.948 NEED THE HEROIN OR OTHER 15:48.948 --> 15:49.949 ADDICTIVE DRUGS.rt 15:49.949 --> 15:49.949 SOLEDAD: AN ESTIMATED 40% OF 15:49.949 --> 15:50.950 THOSE ON MEDICATION ASSISTED 15:50.950 --> 15:51.951 THERAPIES WILL STILL RELAPSE, 15:51.951 --> 15:53.953 BUT THE RATE OF RELAPSE IN 15:53.953 --> 15:58.958 PROGRAMS WITHOUT DRUG THERAPY 15:58.958 --> 15:59.959 REACHES AS HIGH AS 90%.rt 15:59.959 --> 16:03.963 >> ABSTINENCE, TWELVE-STEP 16:03.963 --> 16:04.964 PROGRAMS, I THINK AA WORKS FOR A 16:04.964 --> 16:06.966 LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT FOR A 16:06.966 --> 16:08.968 TErtENAGER, THEY ARE NOT THERE. 16:08.968 --> 16:11.971 SOLEDAD: A YEAR INTO HIS 16:11.971 --> 16:11.971 TREATMENT, CHRIS MOVED TO 16:11.971 --> 16:14.974 FLORIDA FOR A NEW JOB AND A 16:14.974 --> 16:15.975 FRESH START.rt 16:15.975 --> 16:21.981 THERE, HE FOUND FEW DOCTORS 16:21.981 --> 16:21.981 CERTIFIED TO ADMINISTER THE 16:21.981 --> 16:22.982 DRUG, AND JUST ONE OrtN HIS 16:22.982 --> 16:23.983 INSURANCE. 16:23.983 --> 16:26.986 CHRIS MISSED HIS MONTHLY SHOT. 16:26.986 --> 16:28.988 >> WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON'T GET 16:28.988 --> 16:30.990 HIM YOUR SHOT? 16:30.990 --> 16:31.991 >> SOMEONE IS ON VIVITROL, THEYrt 16:31.991 --> 16:32.992 MISS THEIR SHOT, THE BRAIN 16:32.992 --> 16:32.992 BECOMES SENSITIVE TO OPIATES 16:32.992 --> 16:33.993 AGAIN. 16:33.993 --> 16:35.995 THEY RELAPSE. 16:35.995 --> 16:42.002 THE MEMORY WAS TO USE HOWEVER 16:42.002 --> 16:43.003 MANY BAGS, AND THEY DIED.rt 16:43.003 --> 16:45.005 SOLEDAD: 20 DAYS AFTER MISSING 16:45.005 --> 16:51.011 HIS MONTHLY DOSE, CHRIS RELAPSED 16:51.011 --> 16:52.012 AND DIED OF AN APPARENTrt 16:52.012 --> 16:53.013 OVERDOSE. 16:53.013 --> 16:54.014 >> I'VE TRIED SO MANY THINGS, 16:54.014 --> 16:56.016 DOCTORS, HOSPITALS, THERAPIES, 16:56.016 --> 17:04.024 REHABS, AND NONE OF THEM SEEM TOrt 17:04.024 --> 17:05.025 BE THE RIGHT ROUTE.rt 17:05.025 --> 17:05.025 THERE'S SOMETHING REALLY WRONG 17:05.025 --> 17:11.031 WITH MY BEAUTIFUL 21-YEAR-OLD 17:11.031 --> 17:13.033 SON. 17:13.033 --> 17:14.034 DYING.rt 17:14.034 --> 17:15.035 SOLEDAD: THE RESPONSIBILITY OF 17:15.035 --> 17:16.036 CONFRONTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC 17:16.036 --> 17:18.038 FALLS IN PART ON LOCAL HEALTH 17:18.038 --> 17:19.039 COMMISSIONERS. 17:19.039 --> 17:20.040 DR. LEANA WEN IS THE HEALTH 17:20.040 --> 17:23.043 COMMISSIONER FOR THE CITY OF 17:23.043 --> 17:23.043 BALTIMORE.rt 17:23.043 --> 17:25.045 AN EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN, DR. 17:25.045 --> 17:26.046 WEN ISSUED A BLANKET 17:26.046 --> 17:28.048 PRESCRIPTION FOR NALOXONE, THE 17:28.048 --> 17:30.050 OPIOID ANTIDOTE, TO ALL 17:30.050 --> 17:33.053 RESIDENTS OF BALTIMORE.rt 17:33.053 --> 17:34.054 NICE TO HAVE YOU, DR. WEN. 17:34.054 --> 17:36.056 THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. 17:36.056 --> 17:37.057 LET'S START WITH THAT. 17:37.057 --> 17:38.058 WHY DID YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAD TO 17:38.058 --> 17:39.059 ISSUE THIS BLANKET PRESCRIPTIONrt 17:39.059 --> 17:48.068 FOR WHAT PEOPLE MAY BE NO BETTER 17:48.068 --> 17:56.076 AS NARCAN?rt 17:56.076 --> 17:56.076 DR. WEN: SHOULD NOT JUSTrt THE 17:56.076 --> 18:02.082 FIRST RESPONDERS. 18:02.082 --> 18:06.086 EVERY DAY RESIDENTS HAVE SAVE 18:06.086 --> 18:07.087 THErt LIVES OF 1200 FELLOW 18:07.087 --> 18:10.090 RESIDENTS. 18:10.090 --> 18:13.093 SOLEDAD: IS IT ATTACKING FROM 18:13.093 --> 18:19.099 THE WRONG END?rt 18:19.099 --> 18:21.101 DR. WEN: WE TREAT ADDICTION 18:21.101 --> 18:22.102 THE WAYrt WE TREAT ANY OTHER 18:22.102 --> 18:29.109 DISEASE. 18:29.109 --> 18:29.109 IDEALLY WE PREVENT SOMEONE 18:29.109 --> 18:31.111 FROMrt HAVING IT. 18:31.111 --> 18:36.116 BUT IF THEY ARE DYING FROM A 18:36.116 --> 18:36.116 HEART ATTACK RIGHT NOW, WE TREAT 18:36.116 --> 18:41.121 THEM RIGHT NOW. 18:41.121 --> 18:45.125 rtSOLEDAD: PRESIDENT TRUMP 18:45.125 --> 18:46.126 DECLARED THE OPIATE CRISIS A 18:46.126 --> 18:46.126 NATIONAL EMERGENCY, BUT HE 18:46.126 --> 18:47.127 HASN'T SIGNED ANY KINrtD OF 18:47.127 --> 18:47.127 OFFICIAL ORDER THAT HE WOULD 18:47.127 --> 18:48.128 SEND TO CONGRESS. 18:48.128 --> 18:49.129 WHAT KIND OF HELP WITH THAT 18:49.129 --> 18:52.132 OFFICIALLY SIGNED ORDER BRING TO 18:52.132 --> 18:53.133 YOU? 18:53.133 --> 18:59.139 DR. WEN: WE ARE OUT OF MONEY. 18:59.139 --> 19:03.143 WE ARE HAVINGrt TO RUSH IN THIS? 19:03.143 --> 19:05.145 -- RATION THIS MEDICATION. 19:05.145 --> 19:08.148 WErt DEFINITELY NEED MEDICATION. 19:08.148 --> 19:09.149 ACROSS THE COUNTRY ONLY ONE IN 19:09.149 --> 19:09.149 , 10 PEOPLE WITH THE DISEASE OF 19:09.149 --> 19:10.150 ADDICTION CAN GET THE HELP THEY 19:10.150 --> 19:16.156 NEED. 19:16.156 --> 19:16.156 rtSOLID DAD: ARE YOU SEEING ANY 19:16.156 --> 19:18.158 POSITIVE TREND? 19:18.158 --> 19:21.161 1-10. 19:21.161 --> 19:25.165 THIS IS AN rtINSANE NUMBER. 19:25.165 --> 19:27.167 DR. WEN: WE WOULD NEVER FIND IT 19:27.167 --> 19:27.167 ACCEPTABLE FOR ANY OTHER 19:27.167 --> 19:31.171 ILLNESS. 19:31.171 --> 19:33.173 THE CONVERSATIONrt IS CHANGING. 19:33.173 --> 19:34.174 WHAT IS HOLDING US BACK IS SIGMA 19:34.174 --> 19:37.177 -- STIGMA. 19:37.177 --> 19:46.186 STIGMA KILLS. 19:46.186 --> 19:46.186 rtSOLEDAD: STILL AHEAD, QUESTIONS 19:46.186 --> 19:50.190 FOR THErt DEA. >> 19:50.190 --> 19:54.194 WHO ARE THEY INVESTIGATING? 19:54.194 --> 19:59.199 SOLID AD: -- 19:59.199 --> 20:02.202 rtSO WHAT AT: -- 20:02.202 --> 20:02.202 SOLEDAD: ARE THEY DOING ENOUGH 20:02.202 --> 20:03.203 TO STOP THE FLOW OF DRUGS INTO 20:03.203 --> 20:08.208 THE COUNTRY? 20:08.208 --> 20:08.208 >>rt IN KENTUCKY, ARE THEY DOING 20:08.208 --> 20:12.212 ENOUGH TO FIGHT THE CRISIS? 20:12.212 --> 20:16.216 >> TrtHIS IS EVERYBODY'S PROBLEM. 20:16.216 --> 20:18.218 >> MORE ON KENTUCKY'S EFFORT TO 20:18.218 --> 20:35.235 FIGHT THE EPIDEMIC. 20:35.235 --> 20:51.251 rtrt 20:51.251 --> 21:07.267 rtrt 21:07.267 --> 21:23.283 rtrt 21:23.283 --> 21:39.299 rtrt 21:39.299 --> 21:55.315 rtrt 21:55.315 --> 22:11.331 rtrt 22:11.331 --> 22:27.347 rt 22:27.347 --> 22:43.363 rtrt 22:43.363 --> 22:51.371 rtrt 22:51.371 --> 22:55.375 rt 22:55.375 --> 22:55.375 SOLEDAD:rt WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 22:55.375 --> 22:56.376 SOLUTIONS AND GUIDELINES IN THE 22:56.376 --> 22:57.377 MEDICAL COMMUNITY NECESSARY TO 22:57.377 --> 22:58.378 COMBAT AMERICA'S OPIOID 22:58.378 --> 22:59.379 ADDICTION. 22:59.379 --> 23:00.380 AND WE'LL PICK THAT CONVERSATION 23:00.380 --> 23:02.382 UP IN JUST A MINUTE. 23:02.382 --> 23:04.384 FIRST, A THANKS TO EVERYONE 23:04.384 --> 23:05.385 HErtLPING BUILD OUR WALL OF 23:05.385 --> 23:12.392 REMEMBRANCE ONLINE USING 23:12.392 --> 23:13.393 #STATEOFADDICTION.rt 23:13.393 --> 23:13.393 TONYA BRYANT SHARES THIS WITH 23:13.393 --> 23:14.394 US. 23:14.394 --> 23:15.395 WILLARD BRYANT JUNIOR, YOU WERE 23:15.395 --> 23:21.401 THE BEST LITTLE BROTHER. 23:21.401 --> 23:24.404 WE MISS YOU.rt 23:24.404 --> 23:24.404 MOLLY CAROL SENT US THIS 23:24.404 --> 23:25.405 MESSAGE. 23:25.405 --> 23:29.409 OUR FAMILY WAS ROBBED. 23:29.409 --> 23:33.413 HEROIN WAS THErt THIEF. 23:33.413 --> 23:34.414 WE WANT YOU TO HONOR YOUR LOVED 23:34.414 --> 23:35.415 ONE. 23:35.415 --> 23:36.416 USE #STATEOFADDICTION. 23:36.416 --> 23:39.419 SO, DID HEALTH OFFICIALS FAIL TO 23:39.419 --> 23:39.419 RECOGNIZE THE SCOPE rtOF OPIOID 23:39.419 --> 23:40.420 ADDICTION BEFORE IT BECAME AN 23:40.420 --> 23:43.423 EPIDEMIC? 23:43.423 --> 23:45.425 WE CONTINUE OUR CONVERSATION NOW 23:45.425 --> 23:46.426 WITH DR. KELLY CLARK, PRESIDENT 23:46.426 --> 23:48.428 OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OFrt 23:48.428 --> 23:50.430 ADDICTION MEDICINE, AND DR. 23:50.430 --> 23:52.432 ANDREW KOLODNY, CO-DIRECTOR OF 23:52.432 --> 23:53.433 OPIOID POLICY RESEARCH AT THE 23:53.433 --> 23:57.437 HELLER SCHOOL AT BRANDEIS 23:57.437 --> 23:57.437 UNIVERSITY.rt 23:57.437 --> 24:02.442 NICE TO SEE BOTH OF YOU. 24:02.442 --> 24:03.443 LET'S START WITH PATIENTS. 24:03.443 --> 24:05.445 WE HAVE SEEN IN OUR ROOMrt 24:05.445 --> 24:08.448 MORNING, MANY ARE STEERED AWAY 24:08.448 --> 24:08.448 FROM MEDICALLY ASSISTANT 24:08.448 --> 24:13.453 TREATMENTS. 24:13.453 --> 24:15.455 >> MOST OF TrtHE FACILITIES THAT 24:15.455 --> 24:17.457 ARE TREATING SUBSTANCE 24:17.457 --> 24:20.460 DISORDERS, SPECIFICALLY OPIOID 24:20.460 --> 24:21.461 ADDICTION, DO NOTrt OFFER 24:21.461 --> 24:25.465 MAINTENANCE MEDICATION. 24:25.465 --> 24:27.467 OFTEN THEY DON'T ALLOW IT. 24:27.467 --> 24:29.469 SOME OF THIS IS BASED ON STIGMA, 24:29.469 --> 24:34.474 r 24:34.474 --> 24:34.474 SOME BASED ON HISTORICAL 24:34.474 --> 24:35.475 NEEDS. 24:35.475 --> 24:35.475 WE ARE CONTINUING TO DO THE 24:35.475 --> 24:38.478 THINGS THAT DO NOT WORK. 24:38.478 --> 24:43.483 SOLIDr 24:43.483 --> 24:44.484 EDAD: THE QUESTION FOR ME 24:44.484 --> 24:46.486 IS HOW DID HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 24:46.486 --> 24:52.492 rtMISSED THIS EPIDEMIC? 24:52.492 --> 24:58.498 I HAD A FRIEND WHO WAS OFFERED 24:58.498 --> 24:58.498 HOPE WE AID --rt OPIODS, ALMOST 24:58.498 --> 25:01.501 AGGRESSIVELY. 25:01.501 --> 25:05.505 >> THAT IS RIGHT. 25:05.505 --> 25:09.509 rtTHE REASON THE U.S. IS 25:09.509 --> 25:11.511 EXPERIENCING A SEVERE EPIDEMIC 25:11.511 --> 25:18.518 IS BECAUSE THE MEDICAL COMMUNITYrt 25:18.518 --> 25:18.518 HAS BEEN OVER PRESCRIBING OPIOID 25:18.518 --> 25:23.523 PAIN MEDICATION. 25:23.523 --> 25:25.525 rtTHIS IS AN EPIDEMIC CAUSED BY 25:25.525 --> 25:27.527 THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY WRITING 25:27.527 --> 25:32.532 TOO MANY PRESCRIPTIONS. 25:32.532 --> 25:33.533 >>rt DID THE COMMUNITY NOT REALIZE 25:33.533 --> 25:40.540 WHAT WAS HAPPENING? 25:40.540 --> 25:45.545 >> WE WERE RESPONDINGrt TO A 25:45.545 --> 25:45.545 BRILLIANT, MULTIFACETED CAMPAIGN 25:45.545 --> 25:48.548 LAUNCHED BY THrtE MANUFACTURERS. 25:48.548 --> 25:51.551 DOCTORS, WE WERE HEARING FROM 25:51.551 --> 25:54.554 EVERY DIRECTION IF YOU ARE A 25:54.554 --> 25:59.559 rtCOMPASSIONATE, CARING DOCTOR, 25:59.559 --> 26:01.561 YOU WILL UNDERSTAND OPIOIDS ARE 26:01.561 --> 26:02.562 ABOUT THE RIGHT WAY TO TREAT ANY 26:02.562 --> 26:05.565 COMPLAINTS. 26:05.565 --> 26:06.566 THrtE RISK OF ADDICTION IS VERY 26:06.566 --> 26:11.571 LOW, AND THAT IS NOT TRUE. 26:11.571 --> 26:18.578 >> WHAT WORKSrt IN PREVENTION? 26:18.578 --> 26:19.579 >> WE CONTINUE TO DO WHAT 26:19.579 --> 26:21.581 DOESN'T WORK. 26:21.581 --> 26:21.581 rtSCARED STRAIGHT, EDUCATIONAL 26:21.581 --> 26:25.585 PROGRAMS WHERE DRUGS WILL KILL 26:25.585 --> 26:28.588 YOU, PLEASE DON'T DO DRUGS. 26:28.588 --> 26:29.589 SENDING SOMEONE INTO THE SrtCHOOL, 26:29.589 --> 26:30.590 THAT INCREASES THE CHANCE THAT 26:30.590 --> 26:35.595 KIDS USE DRUGS. 26:35.595 --> 26:38.598 SIMILARLY, GOING THROUGH A DETOX 26:38.598 --> 26:39.599 ANDrt REHABILITATION ACTUALLY 26:39.599 --> 26:44.604 INCREASES THE CHANCE THEY DIE. 26:44.604 --> 26:44.604 WE ARE DOING WHAT WE KNOW DOES 26:44.604 --> 26:46.606 NOT WORK. 26:46.606 --> 26:46.606 rtTHAT OF WHAT WE KNOW DOES NOT 26:46.606 --> 26:50.610 WORK. 26:50.610 --> 26:54.614 THE THINGS THAT DO WORK, THERE 26:54.614 --> 26:54.614 ARE COMMUNITY-BASEDrt RESILIENCE 26:54.614 --> 26:55.615 TRAINING. 26:55.615 --> 26:56.616 WE HAVE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT 26:56.616 --> 27:00.620 WE KNOW WORK. 27:00.620 --> 27:02.622 WE KNOW THE MEDICATIONS ARE THE 27:02.622 --> 27:07.627 MOST EFFECTIVErt TREATMENTS. 27:07.627 --> 27:09.629 UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE TOO MANY 27:09.629 --> 27:09.629 TREATMENTS, PROVIDERS THAT DID 27:09.629 --> 27:14.634 NOT ALLOW THAT. 27:14.634 --> 27:16.636 >>rt INTERESTING FEEDBACK YOU SAY 27:16.636 --> 27:16.636 FROM PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO SAY, 27:16.636 --> 27:21.641 SUDDENLY PEOPLE ARE 27:21.641 --> 27:21.641 COMPASSIONATErt ABOUT HOW TO DEAL 27:21.641 --> 27:22.642 WITH THIS PROBLEM WHEN THE BULK 27:22.642 --> 27:22.642 OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE VICTIMS 27:22.642 --> 27:26.646 ARE WHITE. 27:26.646 --> 27:32.652 COMPASSION WAS NOT THERE WHEN 27:32.652 --> 27:32.652 YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THErt CRACK 27:32.652 --> 27:33.653 EPIDEMIC. 27:33.653 --> 27:35.655 >> THAT IS TRUE. 27:35.655 --> 27:38.658 THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC OF THE 27:38.658 --> 27:38.658 1970'Srt, WHAT WE GOT FROM 27:38.658 --> 27:43.663 POLICYMAKERS WAS A MESSAGE THAT 27:43.663 --> 27:48.668 WEEK JULIE ARREST OUR WAY -- WE 27:48.668 --> 27:49.669 COULDrt POTENTIALLY ARREST OUR 27:49.669 --> 27:51.671 WAIT OUT OF THE PROBLEM. 27:51.671 --> 27:54.674 TODAY, WHAT WE ARE HEARING HIM 27:54.674 --> 27:57.677 POLICYMAKERS,rt EVEN CONSERVATIVE 27:57.677 --> 27:57.677 REPUBLICANS, THEY BEGIN BY 27:57.677 --> 27:58.678 SAYING THEY CANNOT ARREST OUR 27:58.678 --> 28:03.683 WEIGHT OUT OF IT. 28:03.683 --> 28:07.687 --rt WAY OUT OF IT. 28:07.687 --> 28:11.691 >> THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME. 28:11.691 --> 28:11.691 STILL AHEAD,rt HE LOST HIS SON TO 28:11.691 --> 28:13.693 A DRUG OVERDOSE. 28:13.693 --> 28:13.693 WE WILL MEET A FEDERAL 28:13.693 --> 28:14.694 PROSECUTOR WITH A PERSONAL 28:14.694 --> 28:15.695 PERSPECTIVE ON THE CHALLENGES OF 28:15.695 --> 28:19.699 TAKING DOWN THE DEALERS. 28:19.699 --> 28:22.702 >>rt UP NEXT, THE OPIOID CRISIS 28:22.702 --> 28:24.704 IMPACTING COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE 28:24.704 --> 28:26.706 STATE OF KENTUCKY. 28:26.706 --> 28:28.708 >> LISETTE DOWN WITH THE 28:28.708 --> 28:30.710 rtGOVERNOR -- WE SIT DOWN WITH THE 28:30.710 --> 28:46.726 GOVERNOR . 28:46.726 --> 29:02.742 rtrt 29:02.742 --> 29:18.758 rtrt 29:18.758 --> 29:34.774 rtrt 29:34.774 --> 29:50.790 rt 29:50.790 --> 30:06.806 rtrt 30:06.806 --> 30:22.822 rtrt 30:22.822 --> 30:38.838 rtrt 30:38.838 --> 30:54.854 rtrt 30:54.854 --> 31:07.867 rtrt 31:07.867 --> 31:16.876 rt 31:16.876 --> 31:17.877 >>rt HERE IN KENTUCKY, LEADERS ARE 31:17.877 --> 31:18.878 TAKING SPECIFIC AIM AT THE 31:18.878 --> 31:21.881 EPIDEMIC. 31:21.881 --> 31:27.887 >> THE GOVERrtNOR IS HOPING TO END 31:27.887 --> 31:29.889 THE STIGMA WITH STRICTER LAWS.rt 31:29.889 --> 31:34.894 >> WHEN HE RAISED HIS HAND IN A 31:34.894 --> 31:35.895 PRIVATE CEREMONY, HE INHEITED A 31:35.895 --> 31:35.895 PUBLIC AND GROWING PROBLEM. 31:35.895 --> 31:39.899 rt 31:39.899 --> 31:40.900 KENTUCKY HAD THE THIRD-HIGHEST 31:40.900 --> 31:47.907 OVERDOSE RATE IN AMERICA. 31:47.907 --> 31:47.907 rtNEARLY TWO YEARS LATER, THE 31:47.907 --> 31:48.908 OPIOID CRISIS IS A FULL-BLOWN 31:48.908 --> 31:51.911 EPIDEMIC AND IS BEING MET WITH 31:51.911 --> 31:51.911 THE FULL WEIGHT OF THE 31:51.911 --> 31:57.917 GOVERNOR'S MANSION. 31:57.917 --> 31:57.917 rt>> I KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST A 31:57.917 --> 31:58.918 LOVED ONES. 31:58.918 --> 32:00.920 MEMBERS OF MY OWN FAMILY HAVE 32:00.920 --> 32:05.925 BEEN GRAFTED BY ADDICTION. 32:05.925 --> 32:07.927 rtI HAVE SEEN PEOPLE BURY THEIR 32:07.927 --> 32:07.927 CHILDREN, BURY THEIR FATHERS AND 32:07.927 --> 32:12.932 MOTHERS. 32:12.932 --> 32:13.933 rtFOR REASONS THAT ARE HARD TO 32:13.933 --> 32:14.934 UNDERSTAND. 32:14.934 --> 32:20.940 IT IS HEARTBREAKING. 32:20.940 --> 32:20.940 THE NATURErt, IT IS LESS THAN A 1% 32:20.940 --> 32:21.941 CHANCE A PERSON IS GOING TO SAVE 32:21.941 --> 32:25.945 THEMSELVES. 32:25.945 --> 32:25.945 THERE HAS TO BE HELP FROM THE 32:25.945 --> 32:29.949 OUTSIDE WORLD. 32:29.949 --> 32:29.949 rtON THE PART OF SOMEBODY ELSE WHO 32:29.949 --> 32:34.954 IS GOING TO INTERVENE. 32:34.954 --> 32:35.955 THERE HAS TO BE INVOLVEMENT FROM 32:35.955 --> 32:38.958 A COMMUNITY, THE GOVERNMENT. 32:38.958 --> 32:42.962 rt>> GOVERNOR BEV 32:42.962 --> 32:43.963 IN SIGNED INTO 32:43.963 --> 32:48.968 LAW NEW LAWS. 32:48.968 --> 32:56.976 rtONE WHICH LIMITS PHYSICIANS FOR 32:56.976 --> 33:01.981 SIGNING INTO LAWrt -- 33:01.981 --> 33:04.984 >> THE CDC HAS SHOWNrt YEAR AFTER 33:04.984 --> 33:06.986 YEAR, GUIDELINE AFTER GUIDELINE, 33:06.986 --> 33:07.987 THE PATH TO ADDICTION BEGINS 33:07.987 --> 33:07.987 AFTER ABOUT FIVE DAYS. 33:07.987 --> 33:11.991 ANYBODY WITH MORE THAN A FIVE 33:11.991 --> 33:14.994 DAYrt PRESCRIPTION IS MORE LIKELY 33:14.994 --> 33:15.995 TO GO DOWN A PATH WHERE THEY CAN 33:15.995 --> 33:20.000 BECOME ADDICTED. 33:20.000 --> 33:22.002 80% PLUSrt OF PEOPLE STARTED THAT 33:22.002 --> 33:24.004 ADDICTION ON PRESCRIPTION 33:24.004 --> 33:26.006 MEDICATION, BY ABUSING A 33:26.006 --> 33:31.011 PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION. 33:31.011 --> 33:35.015 rtVERY FEW PEOPLE, LESS THAN 20%, 33:35.015 --> 33:35.015 START USING HEROIN. 33:35.015 --> 33:36.016 rt 33:36.016 --> 33:41.021 THEY START WITH A PRESCRIPTION. 33:41.021 --> 33:42.022 WHY WOULD WE NOT LIMIT THAT PATH 33:42.022 --> 33:44.024 TO ADDICTION IF FIVE DAYS IS THE 33:44.024 --> 33:45.025 POINT AT WHICHrt PEOPLE START DOWN 33:45.025 --> 33:51.031 THAT PATH OF ADDICTION? 33:51.031 --> 34:02.042 LAST YEAR, IN KENTUCKY, THERE 34:02.042 --> 34:04.044 rtWERE 359 DOSES -- 359 MILLIONrt 34:04.044 --> 34:05.045 DOSES PRESCRIBED ILLEGALLY BY 34:05.045 --> 34:05.045 DOCTORS IN THE STATE TO 34:05.045 --> 34:09.049 KENTUCKIANS. 34:09.049 --> 34:16.056 WE HAVE 4.4 MILLION PEOPLE. 34:16.056 --> 34:16.056 rtTHAT IS ABOUT 79 PILLS FOR EVERY 34:16.056 --> 34:20.060 MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD. 34:20.060 --> 34:22.062 rtCLEARLY, THERE IS A PROBLEM. 34:22.062 --> 34:26.066 >> THE GOVERNOR ALSO SIGNED A 34:26.066 --> 34:26.066 BILL INCREASING PENALTIES FOR 34:26.066 --> 34:26.066 rt 34:26.066 --> 34:31.071 PEOPLE TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS. 34:31.071 --> 34:33.073 >> THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE 34:33.073 --> 34:36.076 TODAY, SELLING WHAT THEY ARE 34:36.076 --> 34:41.081 PURPORTING TO BErt HEROIN. 34:41.081 --> 34:42.082 THERE ARE PEOPLE SELLING PILLS 34:42.082 --> 34:45.085 TODAY THAT THEY CLAIM TO BE A 34:45.085 --> 34:45.085 XANAXrt, BUT THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT 34:45.085 --> 34:50.090 IS FENTANYL. 34:50.090 --> 34:51.091 THAT IS WHAT IS DRIVING OUR 34:51.091 --> 34:53.093 OVERDOSED NUMBERS. 34:53.093 --> 34:56.096 >> ITrt IS MOST COMMONLY KNOWN AS 34:56.096 --> 34:56.096 A DRUG USED TO TRANQUILIZE 34:56.096 --> 34:59.099 ELEPHANTS. 34:59.099 --> 35:02.102 WE HAVE SEEN POLICE OFFICERS 35:02.102 --> 35:03.103 rtEXPOSED TO THE DRUG DURING 35:03.103 --> 35:05.105 ARREST OR WHILE TREATING 35:05.105 --> 35:11.111 SOMEBODY WHO HAS OVERDOSED. 35:11.111 --> 35:11.111 IT CAN QUICKLYrt CAUSE AND 35:11.111 --> 35:15.115 OVERDOSE. 35:15.115 --> 35:19.119 THE CANINE HAD TO BE REVIVED. 35:19.119 --> 35:22.122 >> THISrt IS EVERYBODY'S PROBLEM. 35:22.122 --> 35:22.122 IT IS COMING AT A SOCIETAL 35:22.122 --> 35:25.125 PROBLEM THAT IS GREAT. 35:25.125 --> 35:29.129 WE CANNOT IGNORE IT. 35:29.129 --> 35:29.129 rtI BELIEVE PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE 35:29.129 --> 35:33.133 CARE OF THEMSELVES. 35:33.133 --> 35:34.134 THIS IS HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE 35:34.134 --> 35:36.136 RAISED. 35:36.136 --> 35:38.138 I WILL TELLrt YOU, THE EFFECT OF 35:38.138 --> 35:40.140 AND HOPEFULLY AVOID ON A HUMAN 35:40.140 --> 35:45.145 PHYSIOLOGY CREATES A LEVEL OF 35:45.145 --> 35:47.147 ADDICTION IN A LEVELrt OF 35:47.147 --> 35:47.147 DEPENDENCY WHICH DOES NOT EXIST 35:47.147 --> 35:48.148 FOR OTHER THINGS ANY OF US HAVE 35:48.148 --> 35:53.153 EXPOSURE TO. 35:53.153 --> 35:54.154 >> Art WEBSITE WAS CREATED BY THE 35:54.154 --> 35:57.157 MINISTRIES AND DESIGNS TO 35:57.157 --> 36:02.162 HUMANIZE THE OPIOID CRISIS. 36:02.162 --> 36:02.162 TOrt OFFER RESOURCES AND HELP TO 36:02.162 --> 36:05.165 THOSE WHO DO. 36:05.165 --> 36:09.169 >> WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE? 36:09.169 --> 36:13.173 >> WE HAVE TO ELEVATE THIS TO Art 36:13.173 --> 36:13.173 LEVEL OF AWARENESS WHERE PEOPLE 36:13.173 --> 36:13.173 UNDERSTAND IT IS A TRUE 36:13.173 --> 36:17.177 EPIDEMIC. 36:17.177 --> 36:17.177 IF PEOPLE ARE HONEST AND OPEN, 36:17.177 --> 36:20.180 THEY WILL REALIZrtE THERE IS NOT A 36:20.180 --> 36:23.183 CHURCH, COMMUNITY, AND FAMILY 36:23.183 --> 36:23.183 NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY 36:23.183 --> 36:30.190 AFFECTED BY THIS. 36:30.190 --> 36:33.193 rtACTION MATTERS, TALK IS SHE. 36:33.193 --> 36:36.196 WHETHER IT IS THE LEGISLATURE 36:36.196 --> 36:39.199 ADVOCATINGrt MORE DOLLARS. 36:39.199 --> 36:41.201 MORE CRITICALLY, HOW DO WE 36:41.201 --> 36:43.203 ENFORCE THE KIND OF THINKING OR 36:43.203 --> 36:45.205 CREATE ANrt INCENTIVE. 36:45.205 --> 36:48.208 WHATEVER THE CASE MIGHT BE, TO 36:48.208 --> 36:50.210 CLOSE THAT FUNNEL OF ADDICTION. 36:50.210 --> 36:50.210 HOW DO WE LIMIT NUMBER OF 36:50.210 --> 36:58.218 PEOPLE? 36:58.218 --> 36:58.218 rtWE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT 36:58.218 --> 37:05.225 IT. 37:05.225 --> 37:05.225 rt>> POWERFUL WORDS. 37:05.225 --> 37:07.227 >> WHEN WE COME BACK, WE WILL 37:07.227 --> 37:24.244 HEAR FROM RECOVERING ADDICTS. 37:24.244 --> 37:40.260 rtrt 37:40.260 --> 37:56.276 rtrt 37:56.276 --> 38:12.292 rtrt 38:12.292 --> 38:28.308 rtrt 38:28.308 --> 38:44.324 rtrt 38:44.324 --> 39:00.340 rtrt 39:00.340 --> 39:16.356 rtrt 39:16.356 --> 39:17.357 rt 39:17.357 --> 39:22.362 rt 39:22.362 --> 39:22.362 >> I THINK IT WORKS BACK THE 39:22.362 --> 39:27.367 OTHER WAY. 39:27.367 --> 39:28.368 rtWHEN I AM INTERACTING WITH 39:28.368 --> 39:31.371 PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THIS 39:31.371 --> 39:35.375 ENVIRONMENT, IF I PROJECT I AM 39:35.375 --> 39:35.375 NOT REALLY ABOUT ANY DRUGrt USE, 39:35.375 --> 39:38.378 FUNNY THING. 39:38.378 --> 39:39.379 NOBODY ASKS IF I AM LOOKING. 39:39.379 --> 39:39.379 >> FORWARD YOU GO TO GET THESE 39:39.379 --> 39:42.382 DRUGS? 39:42.382 --> 39:43.383 --rt WHERE WOULD YOU GO TO GET 39:43.383 --> 39:47.387 THESE DRUGS? 39:47.387 --> 39:49.389 >> I COULD GO ANYWHERE IN TOWN. 39:49.389 --> 39:49.389 THERE IS A SPECIFIC PART OF 39:49.389 --> 39:54.394 TOWN. 39:54.394 --> 39:57.397 rtALL THE DRUGS I COULD HAVE 39:57.397 --> 40:06.406 GOTTEN, THE EAST END, THE SOUTH 40:06.406 --> 40:10.410 rtEND, THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A 40:10.410 --> 40:10.410 BETTER TYPE OF DRUGrt, BUT YOU 40:10.410 --> 40:14.414 COULD FIND IT ANYWHERE. 40:14.414 --> 40:14.414 >> IT IS A MISCONCEPTION TO 40:14.414 --> 40:15.415 THINK IT IS DOWN HERE. 40:15.415 --> 40:21.421 > 40:21.421 --> 40:21.421 rtWHO STARTED OUT USING ALCOHOL OR 40:21.421 --> 40:23.423 HARD DRUGS AS A TEENAGER? 40:23.423 --> 40:26.426 EVERYBODY? 40:26.426 --> 40:28.428 WHO TOOKrt THAT WITH THEM THROUGH 40:28.428 --> 40:29.429 THEIR 20'S? 40:29.429 --> 40:32.432 OK. 40:32.432 --> 40:33.433 ANYBODY START WITH A GATEWAY 40:33.433 --> 40:36.436 DRUG OR ALCOHrtOL? 40:36.436 --> 40:37.437 >> I BELIEVE MY GATEWAY DRUG WAS 40:37.437 --> 40:39.439 NICOTINE. 40:39.439 --> 40:39.439 >> I DIDN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT 40:39.439 --> 40:43.443 THAT. 40:43.443 --> 40:45.445 >>rt THE FIRST TIME I SMOKED A 40:45.445 --> 40:49.449 CIGARETTE, I NEVER STOPPED. 40:49.449 --> 40:49.449 I BELIEVE NICOTINE WAS MY 40:49.449 --> 40:54.454 GATEWAY DRUG. 40:54.454 --> 40:55.455 >>rt ONCE I TRIED IT ONCE, THERE 40:55.455 --> 40:59.459 GOES MY REASON NOT TO TRY IT. 40:59.459 --> 41:01.461 ONCE I JUMPED rtACROSS THAT 41:01.461 --> 41:06.466 BRIDGE, WHY NOT? 41:06.466 --> 41:06.466 THE PERCEPTION CHANGES. 41:06.466 --> 41:12.472 IT CHANGES INTO, WHY NOT? 41:12.472 --> 41:13.473 rtIT IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT A 41:13.473 --> 41:21.481 GATEWAY DRUG AS ATTITUDE. 41:21.481 --> 41:22.482 rt>> WHOSE ADDICTION STARTED AFTER 41:22.482 --> 41:26.486 A DOCTOR PRESCRIBED AND OPIOID. 41:26.486 --> 41:31.491 rtWHO HAD A SURGERY? 41:31.491 --> 41:31.491 >> I HAD MY WISDOM TEETH TAKEN 41:31.491 --> 41:32.492 OUT. 41:32.492 --> 41:34.494 I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT 41:34.494 --> 41:38.498 rtOPIOIDS WERE. 41:38.498 --> 41:41.501 WHATEVER, HE IS A DOCTOR. 41:41.501 --> 41:42.502 I WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING TO 41:42.502 --> 41:46.506 rtREAD I WAS A LITTLE SQUALL AND 41:46.506 --> 41:49.509 CREATE I HAD TAKEN 2-3 AND I 41:49.509 --> 41:49.509 PLAYED GOLF AND I SHOT UNDER 41:49.509 --> 41:54.514 PAR. 41:54.514 --> 41:54.514 rtI THOUGHT, I HAVE FOUND THE 41:54.514 --> 41:55.515 ANSWER. 41:55.515 --> 41:58.518 THE DENTIST SAID, HOW ARE YOU 41:58.518 --> 42:01.521 DOING? 42:01.521 --> 42:05.525 I SAID, I SrtHOT TWO UNDER PAR. 42:05.525 --> 42:05.525 THAT DOPE MAKES YOU DO CRAZY 42:05.525 --> 42:06.526 STUFF. 42:06.526 --> 42:10.530 IT CHANGED MY BRAIN. 42:10.530 --> 42:11.531 rtI DID NOT NEED THEM FOR THAT. 42:11.531 --> 42:16.536 THE PAIN WAS NOT THAT BAD. 42:16.536 --> 42:16.536 TWO YEARS AGO, I HAD SOMETHING 42:16.536 --> 42:20.540 CUT OUrtT OF THE BACK OF MY NECK. 42:20.540 --> 42:21.541 I WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING, AND 42:21.541 --> 42:24.544 IT HURT. 42:24.544 --> 42:29.549 I TOOK TWO IBUPROFEN. 42:29.549 --> 42:32.552 rtI THINK THEY OVERPRESCRIBED. 42:32.552 --> 42:35.555 >> ANY CLOSE CALLS? 42:35.555 --> 42:39.559 rtDANGEROUS SITUATIONS WHEN YOU 42:39.559 --> 42:41.561 WERE GOING TO BUY YOUR DRUGS? 42:41.561 --> 42:43.563 >> I WOULD GET INTO A CAR WITH 42:43.563 --> 42:45.565 RArtNDOM STRANGERS. 42:45.565 --> 42:48.568 I WAS AT TO GET ABOUT THAT. 42:48.568 --> 42:52.572 >> I REMEMBER A NIGHT, I HAD 42:52.572 --> 42:53.573 LIKErt THREE SEIZURES. 42:53.573 --> 42:54.574 EVERY TIME I WOKE UP, I WOULD 42:54.574 --> 42:57.577 HAVE ANOTHER ONE. 42:57.577 --> 43:03.583 I WAS THINKING, THIS IS IT. 43:03.583 --> 43:04.584 rtI STILL DID NOT WANT TO GIVE IT 43:04.584 --> 43:09.589 UP AND CALL MINE 11. 43:09.589 --> 43:10.590 THEY ARErt JUST GOING TO FIND ME. 43:10.590 --> 43:11.591 I WAS SCARED, BUT NOT SCARED 43:11.591 --> 43:15.595 ENOUGH TO PICK UP THE PHONE. 43:15.595 --> 43:16.596 >> WHO HAS LOST SOMEONE CLOSE TO 43:16.596 --> 43:19.599 THEMrt. 43:19.599 --> 43:27.607 MORE THAN ONE PERSON? 43:27.607 --> 43:28.608 rtSOLEDAD: NEXT, DRUG CARTELS AND 43:28.608 --> 43:29.609 DEALERS. 43:29.609 --> 43:29.609 SEVERAL STEPS AHEAD OF LAW 43:29.609 --> 43:30.610 ENFORCEMENT. 43:30.610 --> 43:32.612 >> OUR LABS ARE SEEING TWO OR 43:32.612 --> 43:34.614 THREE NEW SUBSTANCES A MONTH. 43:34.614 --> 43:38.618 rtSOLEDAD: CAN WE GET AHEAD OF THE 43:38.618 --> 43:55.635 BAD GUYS? 43:55.635 --> 44:11.651 rtrt 44:11.651 --> 44:27.667 rtrt 44:27.667 --> 44:43.683 rtrt 44:43.683 --> 44:59.699 rtrt 44:59.699 --> 45:15.715 rtrt 45:15.715 --> 45:31.731 rt 45:31.731 --> 45:40.740 rtrt 45:40.740 --> 45:41.741 rt 45:41.741 --> 45:44.744 rt 45:44.744 --> 45:47.747 >> OFFICERS TRIED TO STOP A 45:47.747 --> 45:47.747 WOMAN FROM STARTING A HIGH-SPEED 45:47.747 --> 45:47.747 CHASE. 45:47.747 --> 45:48.748 IT ENDED WITH THE OFFICERS 45:48.748 --> 45:50.750 BRINGING THE OVERDOSING DRIVERS 45:50.750 --> 45:55.755 BACK TO LIFE.rt 45:55.755 --> 45:55.755 >> FIRST RESPONDERS TREATED WITH 45:55.755 --> 45:58.758 NARCAN. 45:58.758 --> 45:58.758 THIS SCENE IS REPEATED OVER ANDrt 45:58.758 --> 46:00.760 OVER EACH DAY. 46:00.760 --> 46:02.762 POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT MADE ALL 46:02.762 --> 46:03.763 OF THE DEALS OUT OF HIS HOUSE, 46:03.763 --> 46:07.767 WHERE HE LIVES WITH HIS THREE 46:07.767 --> 46:08.768 KIDS.rt 46:08.768 --> 46:09.769 >> THAT IS A LITTLE DISTURBING. 46:09.769 --> 46:10.770 SOLEDAD: ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A 46:10.770 --> 46:14.774 RUSH TO SAVE LIVES AND CUT OFF 46:14.774 --> 46:14.774 AN INFLUX OF ILLICIT DRUGS. 46:14.774 --> 46:15.775 NEARLY ALL HEROIN IS SMUGGLED 46:15.775 --> 46:16.776 INTO THE U.S.rt 46:16.776 --> 46:18.778 MOST SYNTHETIC DRUGS, LIKE 46:18.778 --> 46:20.780 FENTANYL, SHIPPED FROM CHINA. 46:20.780 --> 46:21.781 NOW, DEALERS MAKING FENTANYL 46:21.781 --> 46:23.783 HERE IN THE U.S. 46:23.783 --> 46:25.785 TAKE A LOOK AT THIS -- BOXES 46:25.785 --> 46:26.786 THAT HOLD A KEY INGREDIENT TOrt 46:26.786 --> 46:27.787 MAKE FENTANYL SEIZED FROM A 46:27.787 --> 46:29.789 MASSACHUSETTS STORAGE UNIT THIS 46:29.789 --> 46:30.790 SUMMER. 46:30.790 --> 46:32.792 110 POUNDS OF THE INGREDIENT, 46:32.792 --> 46:35.795 ENOUGH TO MAKE 19 MILLLIONrt 46:35.795 --> 46:37.797 FENTANYL TABLETS WORTH MORE THAN 46:37.797 --> 46:42.802 HALF $1 BILLION. 46:42.802 --> 46:43.803 NIKOLE KILLION HAS OUR REPORTrt 46:43.803 --> 46:43.803 ON THE STRUGGLE TO CUT OFF THE 46:43.803 --> 46:44.804 SUPPLY. 46:44.804 --> 46:45.805 >> I FIRST GOT INVOLVED WHEN I 46:45.805 --> 46:46.806 WAS A FIRST YEAR MEMBER OF 46:46.806 --> 46:49.809 CONGRESS. 46:49.809 --> 46:50.810 A CONSTITUENT CAME TO SEE ME.rt 46:50.810 --> 46:53.813 HER SON HAD JUST DIED OF AN 46:53.813 --> 46:55.815 OVERDOSE. 46:55.815 --> 46:55.815 NIKOLE: A DECADES LONG BATTLE 46:55.815 --> 46:56.816 AGAINST OPIOID ADDICTION IS 46:56.816 --> 46:59.819 PERSONAL FOR OHIO SENATOR ROB 46:59.819 --> 47:01.821 PORTMAN.rt 47:01.821 --> 47:04.824 >> ALMOST EVERY WEEK, I FIND OUT 47:04.824 --> 47:06.826 ABOUT SOMEBODY. 47:06.826 --> 47:08.828 NIKOLE: HIS STATE, NUMBER FOURrt 47:08.828 --> 47:09.829 IN THE NATION FOR DRUG OVERDOSE 47:09.829 --> 47:12.832 DEATHS ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS 47:12.832 --> 47:17.837 FOR DISEASE CONTROL. 47:17.837 --> 47:19.839 >>rt OHIO IS HARDER IT. 47:19.839 --> 47:21.841 -- HIT. 47:21.841 --> 47:22.842 EVERY SINGLE CITY, EVERY SINGLE 47:22.842 --> 47:23.843 STATE IN THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN 47:23.843 --> 47:24.844 HIT. 47:24.844 --> 47:24.844 NIKOLE: ENTER THE DEA, THErt DRUG 47:24.844 --> 47:26.846 ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION, THE 47:26.846 --> 47:26.846 COMBAT FORCE IN THE NATION'S WAR 47:26.846 --> 47:27.847 AGAINST DRUGS. 47:27.847 --> 47:27.847 WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT? 47:27.847 --> 47:28.848 >> LOTS OF THINGS. 47:28.848 --> 47:30.850 NIKOLE: CHUCK ROSENBERG IS THE 47:30.850 --> 47:31.851 ACTING ADMINISTRATOR. 47:31.851 --> 47:32.852 >> WE HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW, 47:32.852 --> 47:34.854 WHICH MEANS STOPPINGrt THE BIGGEST 47:34.854 --> 47:38.858 AND MOST DANGEROUS CARTELS AND 47:38.858 --> 47:41.861 STREET GANGS. 47:41.861 --> 47:42.862 WE ALSO HAVE TO REGULATE OURrt 47:42.862 --> 47:44.864 PIECE OF THE INDUSTRY AND REDUCE 47:44.864 --> 47:46.866 -- 47:46.866 --> 47:47.867 NIKOLE: BUT WITH ONLY 4600 47:47.867 --> 47:50.870 SPECIAL AGENTS, IT IS A 47:50.870 --> 47:51.871 CHALLENGE.rt 47:51.871 --> 47:52.872 COMPARE THAT NUMBER TO THE 47:52.872 --> 47:54.874 NEARLY 36,000 UNIFORMED MEMBERS 47:54.874 --> 47:56.876 OF THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE 47:56.876 --> 47:58.878 DEPARTMENT. 47:58.878 --> 47:59.879 >> THE NOTION THAT THE DEA ALONErt 47:59.879 --> 48:03.883 IS GOING TO STOP ALL OF THIS IS 48:03.883 --> 48:05.885 FANTASY. 48:05.885 --> 48:06.886 WE NEED HELP. 48:06.886 --> 48:08.888 NIKOLE: IN JULY, THE AGENCY SHUTrt 48:08.888 --> 48:10.890 DOWN TWO MAJOR BLACK-MARKET 48:10.890 --> 48:11.891 OPIOID SELLERS, BUT THEY KNOW 48:11.891 --> 48:14.894 NEW SOURCES WILL EMERGE. 48:14.894 --> 48:15.895 DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE ENOUGHrt 48:15.895 --> 48:17.897 RESOURCES TO DO THEIR JOB? 48:17.897 --> 48:20.900 >> WE WILL SEE. 48:20.900 --> 48:22.902 NIKOLE: CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN 48:22.902 --> 48:23.903 INVESTIGATING WHETHER THE AGENCY 48:23.903 --> 48:26.906 FAILED TO PROSECUTE QUESTIONABLErt 48:26.906 --> 48:27.907 MANUFACTURERS, PHARMACIES, AND 48:27.907 --> 48:28.908 DOCTORS. 48:28.908 --> 48:32.912 >> WE ARE INVESTIGATING, HOW ARE 48:32.912 --> 48:36.916 THEY GOING AFTER THIS, HOW DOrt 48:36.916 --> 48:38.918 THEY HAVE THESE PILL MILLS? 48:38.918 --> 48:41.921 WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO GO AFTER 48:41.921 --> 48:42.922 SOMETHING LIKE THAT?rt 48:42.922 --> 48:44.924 NIKOLE: SENATOR PORTMAN IS 48:44.924 --> 48:45.925 PUSHING A BILL THAT REQUIRES THE 48:45.925 --> 48:46.926 POSTAL SERVICE TO BETTER MONITOR 48:46.926 --> 48:50.930 OVERSEAS PACKAGES, A MASSIVE 48:50.930 --> 48:51.931 PIPELINE FOR SYNTHETIC DRUGS.rt 48:51.931 --> 48:56.936 >> MOST OF THAT IS COMING FROM 48:56.936 --> 48:57.937 CHINA. 48:57.937 --> 48:57.937 THEY USE THE U.S. MAIL SYSTEM. 48:57.937 --> 48:58.938 NIKOLE: HE'S HOPING FOR PrtASSAGE 48:58.938 --> 48:59.939 BY YEAR-END DESPITE COMPETING 48:59.939 --> 49:02.942 PRIORITIES LIKE DISASTER RELIEF 49:02.942 --> 49:03.943 AND TAX AND IMMIGRATION REFORM. 49:03.943 --> 49:05.945 >> THIS IS A TRUE EMERGENCY, BUT 49:05.945 --> 49:10.950 IT DOESN'T MEAN WE CAN WALK AND 49:10.950 --> 49:11.951 CHEW GUM AT THE SAME TIME.rt 49:11.951 --> 49:12.952 NIKOLE: IN WASHINGTON, I'M 49:12.952 --> 49:14.954 NIKOLE KILLION. 49:14.954 --> 49:15.955 SOLEDAD: THE JOB OF PROSECUTING 49:15.955 --> 49:17.957 DRUG OFFENDERS FALLS TO FEDERALrt 49:17.957 --> 49:18.958 PROSECUTORS LIKE BRUCE BRANDLER. 49:18.958 --> 49:20.960 HE IS THE U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE 49:20.960 --> 49:21.961 MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA. 49:21.961 --> 49:26.966 HE ALSO LOST HIS SON, ERIC, TO A 49:26.966 --> 49:27.967 HEROIN OVERDOSE 10 YEARS AGO.rt 49:27.967 --> 49:37.977 NICE TO HAVE YOU TALKING WITH 49:37.977 --> 49:39.979 US.rt 49:39.979 --> 49:39.979 IT FEELS AS IF THE DEA IS WILDLY 49:39.979 --> 49:42.982 OVERMATCHED. 49:42.982 --> 49:45.985 rtMR. BRANDLER: I DON'T THINK IT 49:45.985 --> 49:50.990 IS AS BAD AS THAT MAY APPEAR. 49:50.990 --> 49:50.990 THERE ARE THOUSANDSrt OF DEDICATED 49:50.990 --> 49:54.994 AGENTS FIGHTING THIS BATTLE 49:54.994 --> 49:55.995 EVERY DAY IN THE TRENCHES. 49:55.995 --> 49:59.999 THEY DO INEFFECTIVE AND GOOD JOB 49:59.999 --> 50:01.001 OF INCARCErtRATING DRUG DEALERS. 50:01.001 --> 50:02.002 WE COULD USE MORE RESOURCES, 50:02.002 --> 50:07.007 PROSECUTORS. 50:07.007 --> 50:08.008 WE ARE DOING AN EFFECTIVErt JOB 50:08.008 --> 50:08.008 INCARCERATING THE PEOPLE WE DO 50:08.008 --> 50:12.012 CATCH. 50:12.012 --> 50:15.015 >> THE PEOPLE YOU ARE CATCHING, 50:15.015 --> 50:21.021 ARE THOSE FOLKS WHO ARErt ADDICTS. 50:21.021 --> 50:23.023 >> ABSOLUTELY NOT. 50:23.023 --> 50:31.031 THEY ARE VIOLENTrt CRIMINAL'S. 50:31.031 --> 50:31.031 THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT PREVIOUSLY 50:31.031 --> 50:32.032 SELLING DRrtUGS AND SELLING HIGH 50:32.032 --> 50:35.035 VOLUMES. 50:35.035 --> 50:39.039 THEY ARE NOT LOW-LEVEL ADDICTS. 50:39.039 --> 50:40.040 >> CAN YOU ARREST YOUR WAY OUT 50:40.040 --> 50:40.040 OF A PROBLEM AS BIrtG AS THIS 50:40.040 --> 50:46.046 EPIDEMIC? 50:46.046 --> 50:47.047 >> WE RECOGNIZE WE CANNOT ARREST 50:47.047 --> 50:51.051 OUR WAY OUT OF THIS PROBLEM. 50:51.051 --> 50:51.051 THIS IS WHY THErt DEPARTMENT OF 50:51.051 --> 50:53.053 JUSTICE HAS A THREE-PART 50:53.053 --> 50:55.055 STRATEGY THAT DEALS WITH 50:55.055 --> 50:55.055 PREVENTION, ENFORCEMENT, AND 50:55.055 --> 50:58.058 TREATMENT. 50:58.058 --> 51:01.061 rtENFORCEMENT IS THE MOST 51:01.061 --> 51:06.066 IMPORTANT PART. 51:06.066 --> 51:08.068 WE NEED TO PROSECUTErt 51:08.068 --> 51:08.068 AGGRESSIVELY ANYBODY WE CATCH. 51:08.068 --> 51:13.073 WE HAVE A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY. 51:13.073 --> 51:16.076 >> YOU MENTIONED YOUR SON DIED. 51:16.076 --> 51:18.078 rtHAS IT CHANGED HOW YOU THINK 51:18.078 --> 51:24.084 ABOUT PROSECUTION? 51:24.084 --> 51:24.084 >>rt I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS CHANGED 51:24.084 --> 51:28.088 TALLADEGA ABOUT PROSECUTION. 51:28.088 --> 51:30.090 THERE ARE PROSECUTORS DOING WHAT 51:30.090 --> 51:31.091 I'M DOING, FIGHTING THIS ON A 51:31.091 --> 51:37.097 DAY-TO-DAY FRONT. 51:37.097 --> 51:37.097 rtI CAME OUT PUBLIC WITH MY 51:37.097 --> 51:39.099 SITUATION. 51:39.099 --> 51:41.101 TAKE AWAY SOME OF THE STIGMA, 51:41.101 --> 51:44.104 rt SHAME. 51:44.104 --> 51:46.106 SAYING, IF IT COULD HAPPEN TO 51:46.106 --> 51:54.114 ME, IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYBODY. 51:54.114 --> 51:54.114 rt>> UP NEXT WE CONTINUE OUR 51:54.114 --> 51:55.115 , CONVERSATIONS ABOUT FIGHTING 51:55.115 --> 52:00.120 THIS EPIDEMIC. 52:00.120 --> 52:01.121 CANrt THE TWO GOVERNMENT DELIVER 52:01.121 --> 52:18.138 THE HELP NEEDED? 52:18.138 --> 52:34.154 rtrt 52:34.154 --> 52:50.170 rtrt 52:50.170 --> 53:06.186 rtrt 53:06.186 --> 53:22.202 rtrt 53:22.202 --> 53:38.218 rtrt 53:38.218 --> 53:54.234 rt 53:54.234 --> 54:07.247 rtrt 54:07.247 --> 54:10.250 rtrt 54:10.250 --> 54:10.250 SOLEDAD: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 54:10.250 --> 54:11.251 WAYS TO RESPOND TO AMERICA'S 54:11.251 --> 54:13.253 OPIOID CRISIS, AND WE'LL PICK UP 54:13.253 --> 54:13.253 THAT CONVERSATION IN A MOMENT. 54:13.253 --> 54:14.254 FIRST I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODYrt 54:14.254 --> 54:15.255 HELPING BUILD OUR ONLINE WALL OF 54:15.255 --> 54:19.259 REMEMBRANCE USING 54:19.259 --> 54:20.260 #STATEOFADDICTION. 54:20.260 --> 54:23.263 HERE'S A POST THAT WE WANT TO 54:23.263 --> 54:27.267 SHARE.rt 54:27.267 --> 54:30.270 A STORY FROM BOSTON. 54:30.270 --> 54:31.271 RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE, IT IS A 54:31.271 --> 54:31.271 GREAT rtACHIEVEMENT REIGNITES ONE 54:31.271 --> 54:32.272 TO SHARE. 54:32.272 --> 54:32.272 EVERYONE ON OUR PROGRAM TONIGHT 54:32.272 --> 54:35.275 HAS BEEN TOUCHED IN SOME MANNER 54:35.275 --> 54:38.278 BY THE OPIOID CRISIS. 54:38.278 --> 54:39.279 WHAT SHOULD BE THE NATION'S 54:39.279 --> 54:43.283 r 54:43.283 --> 54:44.284 AL RESPONSE? 54:44.284 --> 54:44.284 WISCONSIN SEN. RON JOHNSON, 54:44.284 --> 54:45.285 REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN OF THE 54:45.285 --> 54:46.286 HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENT 54:46.286 --> 54:47.287 AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, HE ALSO LOST 54:47.287 --> 54:50.290 HIS NEPHEW TO OPIOID ABUSE. 54:50.290 --> 54:51.291 NICE TO HAVE YOU, SENATOR.rt 54:51.291 --> 54:51.291 WHAT SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT BE 54:51.291 --> 54:56.296 DOING? 54:56.296 --> 54:58.298 THERE ARErt SO MANY -- I AM SURE 54:58.298 --> 55:01.301 YOU HEAR FROM THEM ALL THE TIME. 55:01.301 --> 55:05.305 >> WE SPEND ABOUT $30 BILLION 55:05.305 --> 55:08.308 PER YEAR ON THErt WAR ON DRUGS. 55:08.308 --> 55:13.313 THERE ARE THREE LIKES THE STOOL. 55:13.313 --> 55:15.315 SUPPLY IN A DIRECTION --rt AND 55:15.315 --> 55:15.315 ADDICTION, TREATMENT, AND 55:15.315 --> 55:18.318 REDUCTION OF DEMAND. 55:18.318 --> 55:18.318 IT WOULD BE BETTER IF WE COULD 55:18.318 --> 55:26.326 REDUCE DEMAND. 55:26.326 --> 55:26.326 WITH TOBACCO, WErt HAVE REDUCED 55:26.326 --> 55:27.327 DEMAND. 55:27.327 --> 55:27.327 THAT WILL TAKE PROBABLY 55:27.327 --> 55:31.331 MULTI-DECADES. 55:31.331 --> 55:31.331 rtA CULTURAL SHIFT. 55:31.331 --> 55:35.335 THERE IS NOTHING GLAMOROUS ABOUT 55:35.335 --> 55:36.336 GETTING ADDICTED TO DRUGS AND 55:36.336 --> 55:40.340 DESTROYING YOUR FAMILY LIFE. 55:40.340 --> 55:40.340 rtTHERE IS NOTHING GOOD ABOUT 55:40.340 --> 55:48.348 THAT. 55:48.348 --> 55:49.349 >> THErt PRESIDENT HAS NOT SIGNED 55:49.349 --> 55:52.352 -- HE SAYS HE WANTED TO CALL IT 55:52.352 --> 55:56.356 A STATE OF MIND SEE, BUT HE HAS 55:56.356 --> 55:56.356 TO SIGN AND SrtEND TO CONGRESS. 55:56.356 --> 56:00.360 DO YOU EXPECT HE WILL?% 56:00.360 --> 56:04.364 >> IT IS A STATE OF EMERGENCY. 56:04.364 --> 56:09.369 YOU DON'T HAVE TO SIGN A. 56:09.369 --> 56:09.369 >> WErt SPEND PLENTY OF MONEY. 56:09.369 --> 56:15.375 WE HAVE TO SPEND IT SMARTER. 56:15.375 --> 56:20.380 rtLET'S DO MORE RESEARCH. 56:20.380 --> 56:20.380 IN BUSINESS, THAT IS THE EFFECT 56:20.380 --> 56:25.385 WE USE. 56:25.385 --> 56:25.385 rtYOU PUSH THE ENVELOPE. 56:25.385 --> 56:26.386 YOU TRY TO FIND BETTER AND 56:26.386 --> 56:31.391 BETTER TREATMENTS. 56:31.391 --> 56:32.392 >>rt DO THINK INSURANCE COMPANIES 56:32.392 --> 56:35.395 COULD DO MORE? 56:35.395 --> 56:36.396 HE WILL HEAR FROM PEOPLE 56:36.396 --> 56:37.397 OVERWHELMED BY THE FACT THEY 56:37.397 --> 56:42.402 CANNOT GET THEIR KID IN REHAB. 56:42.402 --> 56:45.405 rtTHAT SORT OF BLOCKS THEIR 56:45.405 --> 56:48.408 ABILITY TO HAVE FLEXIBILITY. 56:48.408 --> 56:50.410 >>rt INSURANCE COMPANIES, THEY ARE 56:50.410 --> 56:54.414 MONEYMAKING ORGANIZATIONS. 56:54.414 --> 56:59.419 THEY COULD PUSH BEST PRACTICES. 56:59.419 --> 57:01.421 rtSAVE THEM MONEY. 57:01.421 --> 57:05.425 I THINK DO BETTER FOR THE PUBLIC 57:05.425 --> 57:06.426 IF WE HAD TREATMENTrt THAT WORK. 57:06.426 --> 57:07.427 >> WHAT DO YOU TELL, NOT JUST TO 57:07.427 --> 57:07.427 YOUR CONSTITUENTS BUT PEOPLE IN 57:07.427 --> 57:12.432 GENERAL? 57:12.432 --> 57:13.433 IT IS HEARTBREAKING WHEN YOU SEE 57:13.433 --> 57:14.434 THIS WALrtL OF REMEMBRANCE. 57:14.434 --> 57:20.440 THE VICTIMS ARE SO YOUNG. 57:20.440 --> 57:21.441 >> WE HAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND 57:21.441 --> 57:26.446 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT US. 57:26.446 --> 57:30.450 rtEVER SINCE I HAVE GOTTEN 57:30.450 --> 57:31.451 INVOLVED IN THIS, THERE ISrt NEVER 57:31.451 --> 57:31.451 A GROUP OF CHILDREN I DO NOT 57:31.451 --> 57:34.454 TALK TO. 57:34.454 --> 57:36.456 I ALWAYS SAY, DO NOT DO DRUGS. 57:36.456 --> 57:40.460 YOU GET STICKERS. 57:40.460 --> 57:44.464 --rt SNICKERS. 57:44.464 --> 57:45.465 I TELL THEM ABOUT MY NEPHEWS, 57:45.465 --> 57:46.466 PARENTS WHOSE LIVES HAVE AND 57:46.466 --> 57:51.471 RUINED. 57:51.471 --> 57:51.471 rtIF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR OWN 57:51.471 --> 57:54.474 LIFE, THINK ABOUT THEM. 57:54.474 --> 57:59.479 JUST DO NOT DO DRUGS. 57:59.479 --> 57:59.479 rt>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING YOU WITH 57:59.479 --> 58:04.484 US. 58:04.484 --> 58:04.484 AND THANK YOU FOR ALL OF US WHO 58:04.484 --> 58:05.485 JOINED US THrtIS EVENING TO HELP 58:05.485 --> 58:06.486 US CREATE A NATIONAL AGENDA TO 58:06.486 --> 58:07.487 COMBAT THE OPIOID CRISIS. 58:07.487 --> 58:08.488 AS WE CLOSE, WE REMEMBER MEMBERS 58:08.488 --> 58:09.489 OF OUR OWN HEARST TELEVISION 58:09.489 --> 58:14.494 FAMILY WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES 58:14.494 --> 58:15.495 TO THIS EPIDEMIC.rt 58:15.495 --> 58:16.496 WE RECOGNIZE THE LOSS SO MANY OF 58:16.496 --> 58:17.497 YOU AT HOME HAVE FACED BECAUSE 58:17.497 --> 58:19.499 WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IT 58:19.499 --> 58:21.501 OURSELVES. 58:21.501 --> 58:23.503 OUR COLLEAGUES, AND THEIR 58:23.503 --> 58:24.504 OPENNESS, AND rtCOURAGE, HAS 58:24.504 --> 58:29.509 REALLY SERVED AS AN INSPIRATION 58:29.509 --> 58:30.510 FOR OUR EFFORTS TONIGHT. 58:30.510 --> 58:31.511 WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW rtOUR 58:31.511 --> 58:31.511 THOUGHTS ARE WITH THEM AND WITH 58:31.511 --> 58:37.517 ALL OF YOU. 58:37.517 --> 58:37.517 FROM THE NEWS AM -- NEWSEUM IN 58:37.517 --> 58:38.518 WASHINGTON, D.C., I'M SOLEDAD 58:38.518 --> 58:43.523 O'BRIEN.rt 58:43.523 --> 58:44.524 >> THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. 58:44.524 --> 58:46.526 >> FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO 58:46.526 --> 58:53.533 OUR APP. 58:46.526 --> 58:53.533 rt>> WL KY AT 11:00 IS NEXT.
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