Benita and Debby discuss the current opioid crisis and its extreme impact on women. From getting the prescription to getting treatment this has had a disproportionate affect on women. This episode was recorded before Purdue Pharmaceuticals declared bankruptcy which was a discussed as a negative outcome.

Call to Action

https://sophiaway.org

https://www.smartrecovery.org – secular and effective substance abuse treatment

Research

https://nwhn.org/women-and-the-opioids-epidemic-the-need-for-a-woman-centered-response/

https://www.hrsa.gov/enews/past-issues/2019/february-21/women-hit-hardest-by-opioid-crisis

https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/opioids/women-bear-greater-burden-opioid-epidemic

https://bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/presidential-candidates-opioid-plans?rebelltitem=4#rebelltitem4

https://oneill.law.georgetown.edu/democratic-presidential-candidates-on-addiction-and-the-opioid-epidemic/