In 2016 there were more drug related deaths than murders in New Orleans. Mostly due to opioids. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he has a plan to deal with the growing national opioid epidemic. The Listening Post turned it's attention to opioids and asked:
1) What evidence of the opioid epidemic have you seen? How has it impacted you?
2) What would you do if someone you knew was addicted to opioids, like heroin or oxycodone?
3) What strategies would help communities better deal with drug epidemics?