How Fentanyl Is Changing The Demographics — And Dangers — Of Georgia’s Opioid Crisis

Submission Date: April 25, 2019
Attributing Author: Amy Kiley, Emilia Brock and Virginia Prescott

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Georgia NPR Radio Interview with Sam Snodgrass, Ph.D., Board Member of Broken No More

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been more than 200,000 opioid-related deaths in the United States over the last two decades. Georgia has some of the nation’s hardest-hit counties. White users have largely been the face of the epidemic, but the problem affects every demographic.

A few corrections are needed for the description of Dr. Snodgrass, however:
As he would tell you, he is not a “recovered opioid addict.” One: he is not an “addict” but a person. Two: He is not “recovered” and he is not in “recovery.” His addiction is in remission. Three: He is not an “addiction counselor.” He is a teacher who runs a unique program of education and peer support for those engaged in treatment with the medication buprenorphine.

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