What got you interested in the opioid epidemic? Medicated assisted treatment. Drug Mortality.
What role does stigma play against the epidemic? With heroin 80% started on prescription drug.
What does MAT work? what is the methadone doing to the brain? Pure science behind the effects. "Within 90 days, the person returns to life."
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Addiction as a choice. Addiction can be affected by our lifestyle choices through, gaming, gambling, social media...etc.
Impact addiction has on family members and friends. Family and friends need recovery recourses in their homes. Good moments for teaser/trailer.
Continuum of care.
Technology and the epidemic. The power of integrating technology. "If we're gonna do it, we're gonna do it using technology." Hub and Spoke. Angela is part of Tello Echo.
What are some ways we can work on our education in general specifically, mental health and addiction. Learn to talk about it.
Opioid crisis and addiction. "We don't have an opioid problem, we have an addiction problem."
Solutions to the opioid addiction crisis. Conscience and subconsience mind. Opioid use is a way to unknowingly relieve mental pain in most cases rather than physical.
Science and addiction.
Nicotine and tobacco addiction.
Personal experience with addiction, specifically nicotine. "We're only one step away from being addicts ourselves and some of us are addicts in areas that just aren't as lethal as opioids."
Opioids and pregnancy. Society circumstances and addiction.
Heroin effect on families. Personal connection.
Additional science on the brain and young people.
Medically Assisted Treatment.
Story on subconcience fault acceptance. Heroin addict, Nelson accepts his addiction was his fault.
What do you think is working and not working regarding combating the epidemic? Hetrick is critical of MAT in the long run and thinks it should be the ultimate last result.
Newtonian. Contrast between his theology and newtonian belief. Hetrick's views on pain particularity emotional pain related to opioids.
Story about addiction. 11 year old suicide. (Powerful story)
Final Remarks. Love the addict.
How did the opioid epidemic effect your experience working at the library? The opioid issue grew from distracted needles to hearing sirens everyday to an issue that felt like an all time high. "There were days you'd be on the phone all day with 911"
Why do you think the issue changed from when you first started to your return after seeing your dad? "For me it was always there, it was an everyday thing in my life"
Did you know what you were getting into from when it got bad in 2016?
How did the effect of what you saw in 2016 with the opioid crisis effect the kids at the playground or library? A: It was normalized unfortunately
Visual explanation of what it's like to watch someone overdose from experience. (Trailer moments)
Why is the opioid issue getting acceptable to talk about over the last couple of years? A: Because its not just effecting urban cultures anymore.
Is this the what makes opioid issue different from the crack epidemic?
Do the lives that you save make it worth it? Awareness is growing amongst libraries. More people are being trained.
What is a current trend right now related to the opioid issue that scares you? What is a current trend right now related to the opioid issue that gives you hope you?
Relationships to the epidemic.
George's experience working in the task force.
Difference in mentality in amongst people specifically younger people as related to the opioid epidemic.
Would you agree with Angela that this epidemic requires more education, empathy and compassion?
Might solving the opioid crisis in a regional method conflict with your message?
Any examples of the effectiveness of regional practices as related to the treatment of the opioid crisis?
Why do you think that Appalachia is an area heavily effected by this opioid crisis?
Any recent trends that scare you more than others? A: Fentanyl
Positives of the opioid crisis.
Science of opioid addiction. Treatment is life.
Major things currently fueling the epidemic.
Why MAT? Stigma comparison with other culturally accepted diseases, example diabetes.
Public perception of disease.
Evolution of pharmacies succumbing to the opioid epidemic. Comparison of pharmacy abstinence to pilot abstinence program.
Insight on education resource improvement on the opioid epidemic.
What do you think are the things to focus on in relation to this epidemic?
Breakdown of diversion related to the opioid epidemic.
Evolution of tolerance.
What is fentanyl? Why was it ever made?
Additional initiative bing done similar to 5-day prescription restriction.
Do you agree that the opioid epidemic took off in the mid to late 90's?
What are the demographics of buyers? A: Everyone; all ages and races.
How has fentanyl changed the crisis?
Why is heroin the worst drug you've seen in your time?
Insight on the treatment process.
Do you think that addiction is a disease? Trailer/teaser moments
Interview of Officer Ginion inside squad car. Primary angle. Discussion: Similar to bikes, do think there are initiatives that are working? Last Stop recovery initiatives. Which demographics does this epidemic effect? A: All
Encampment visit. Interview 1. Primary angle. Discussion: What are the vibes officers and reports etc..
Encampment visit. Interview 2. Primary angle. Discussion: Personal drug history. Available resources. VERY good interview.
Encampment visit. Interview 3. Primary angle. Discussion: Walkthrough of the literal current setting. Available resources. Personal investment. What gives you hope during this epidemic. Personal investment.
What have you learned from this new position?
History of the organization.
What's the impact your organization has made?
Current Trends. Any new trends?
Diversion program. Patient/client examples
What do you think has caused the increase in addiction?
Relationships to treatment trends.
Impact of treatment via law enforcement and clinic rep relationship.
About the process of law enforcement teaming up with community organization.
How can we as a community make this a better situation? "Having that conversation, knowing that there is help out there." 00:13:46- Personal connection to addiction. 00:14:24-Trailer/Teaser moment on the upside of recovery.