2022 California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) Conference

Unintended Consequences: Are We Inadvertently Increasing Heroin Overdose Deaths?

Two years ago, The Fix spearheaded an effort to highlight the public health epidemic caused by the overprescribing of opioid pain medications which resulted in the tens of thousands of overdose deaths that were making front page news. The epidemic was iatrogenic- “caused by physicians”- in...

Seven Steps to Fix the Opioid Addiction Crisis Now: We Already Have Most of the Tools We Need

Recently, Professional Voices revisited an issue that The Fix has been focused on since its inception: the public health debacle caused by the overprescribing of opioid pain medications, and the related increase in heroin use and overdose, which has contributed to the deaths of tens of thousands of...