IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS

The Southern Gazette - - Column -

BY STU NEATBY ASH­LEY THOMP­SON JUANITA MERCER SHARON MONT­GOMERY-DUPE

THERE’S NO EX­ACT SCI­ENCE TO TREAT­ING OR PRE­VENT­ING OPIOID ADDICTION. THERE ARE MANY PHILOSO­PHIES AND A LIMITED AMOUNT OF CON­CRETE EV­I­DENCE TO SUPPORT ANY ONE IDEA OVER AN­OTHER. SHOULD OPIOID USE BE DECRIMINAL­IZED? ARE SUF­FI­CIENT COM­MU­NITY SUP­PORTS IN PLACE? ARE RU­RAL RES­I­DENTS AT A DIS­AD­VAN­TAGE COM­PARED OTH­ERS IN LARGER CEN­TRES?

THIS WEEK, WE EXPLORE IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS FROM NEAR AND FAR.

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