Of course with additional treatment responsibilities, a counselor couldn’t be expected to manage a caseload of up to 75.
When you’re addicted, it’s probably more correct to say that your addiction is abusing you. And will continue to do so if allowed.
When the push to use more opioids for pain began, we kept hearing that there were 100 million chronic pain patients in the United States, most of whom were untreated (or undertreated).
There’s a civil rights issue: Over time, suspension of those rights can (and often does) become the new normal.
Eventually it’s the business that adapts to a changed environment. But before they do, some will go to great lengths to prop up the revenue from their current opioid products.
But it quickly becomes clear that the powers that be within the land are far more interested in fighting and squabbling among themselves over political power and riches, than in addressing this existential horror.