Today's HOTLINE will features guests from the substance abuse group PIVOT who were in the news of late for receiving a state grant to address heroin use.
In the past few days a 29 year old overdose death appeared in the local obits.
Nobody likes reading that but despite decades of wars on drugs, new laws, piss testing, task forces, tough as nails prosecutors, counselors, NFP's, DARE, prisons, just saying no, and the list goes on, we still are regularly told of a worsening problem.
Remember a couple years back when it wasn't heroin but synthetics, and some people now blame doctors and drug companies.
Nobody belittles the tragedy but all you can do is manage the results as a percentage of lives are always going to go nowhere, and bad choices will be made.