Long Time No See #04 – The Opioid Crisis, Part 1

When we think about the people most afflicted by the American opioid epidemic, we often think of white, rural communities. But new evidence suggests that most of the reporting and discussion around opioids is overlooking communities of color that are struggling with addiction.

In the first of two episodes investigating the contours of the opioid epidemic, Michael interviews Dr. Edwin Chapman, an expert on addiction treatment who has been helping patients here in Washington, D.C. for 20 years. Dr. Chapman offers insight into the African-American communities that are at the heart of the crisis, as well as insight into how we can successfully help those at the heart of the epidemic.

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