Our communities are facing a devastating epidemic of prescription opioid abuse. Deaths from prescription drug overdoses have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental deaths in Washington. The largest group of people entering treatment for prescription abuse right now are people between the ages of 18 and 24.
KCTS/9 in cooperation with InvestigateWest will broadcast a documentary about the epidemic of prescription opioid abuse on Monday, January 30 at 9:00pm. Among the experts interviewed for the series are Caleb Banta-Green, ADAI Research Scientist, Gina Grappone from the SAMA Foundation, and Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Additional resources appear on the InvestigateWest website, and also on ADAI's webpage for Washington State Substance Abuse Data and Resources.