Congressman: Opioid addiction requires action, not silver bullet

(CNN)While the abuse of prescription drugs silently grabbed country neighborhoods in Appalachia over a 10 years back, today it is hard to visualize a solitary community in the USA that has eluded the devastating grasp of opioid dependency. Across the nation, individuals from all profession– from police officers to public health and wellness authorities to mourning moms and dads– are battling to bring an end to opioid-induced overdoses and quit the increase of fentanyl-laced heroin from China that has verified to be too powerful for even veteran abusers.