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Dr. Andrew Kolodny: Opioid crisis ‘not an abuse crisis, it’s an addiction epidemic'
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Co-Director of Opioid Policy Research at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University says that the crisis of opioid addiction was originally “misframed” as a problem that only affected drug abusers. He calls it an "addiction epidemic" and notes that for the vast majority of people, opioids are not safe and effective treatments dealing with chronic pain.
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