Co-Founder and Managing Partner Harry Nelson was interviewed by Behavioral Healthcare Executive to discuss his latest book, The United States of Opioids and the issues within our society that must be focused on to end the opioid crisis.
From the article:
Nelson engaged in a series of discussions with federal policymakers ranging from the FDA and DEA to SAMHSA, ONDCP and NIDA. Along the way, Nelson says he realized that the opioid crisis in the U.S. is “so big and structural” that solutions are going to have to come from corners beyond the policy world. With that impetus, he recently released The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain (ForbesBooks).
“The conversation in the healthcare community needs to be focused more on where are the multiple points of system failure,” Nelson says. “In the broader community, the challenge is to wake up parents, educators and the workplace to the profound levels in which stress overload—chronic stress is a form of trauma—is being inflicted on the population in large numbers. There needs to be more done here at all of these points.”