KMUW: Why Is The Opioid Epidemic Hitting Rural America Particularly Hard?

KMUW: Why Is The Opioid Epidemic Hitting Rural America Particularly Hard?

Jan 3, 2017

A doctor handed Melissa Morris her first opioid prescription when she was 20 years old.

She had a cesarean section to deliver her daughter, and to relieve post-surgical pain her doctor sent her home with Percocet. On an empty stomach, she took one pill and laid down on her bed.

“I remember thinking to myself, ‘Oh my god. Is this legal? How can this feel so good?’” Morris recalls.... [Read more at KMUW]

 
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