Opioid Crisis Response transcript
You may have heard that we are in the midst of an opioid crisis, but did you know that every day we lose two more Washingtonians to overdose? Estimates are that seventeen thousand people in our state are currently dependent on opioids, and that we are prescribing enough doses to provide every man, woman, and child with a two month supply of pain killers.*
As the co-chair for the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health Opioid Demonstration Project, I address this crisis–for our particularly vulnerable region–on a daily basis. It is time to stop ignoring what is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time. With your help, I will take my experience and knowledge to Olympia and work even harder to meet the challenge of the opioid crisis head on.
It’s time for government to engage us, the people. It’s time for Everett Maroon for State Representative of the 16th District.
*Source: ADAI center at the University of Washington, which estimates a 78-day supply for every resident of the state, based on daily doses prescribing from doctors and hospital pharmacies.
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Everett Maroon