You are ultimately responsible for your well-being
The opiod crisis will take at least a generation to be reduced.
It will have to start from K-12 education. We used to teach health in schools; what food, hygiene, alcohol, drugs and the necessities of life did to your body and mind. Our medical world and TV etc. advertise that there is a pill for everything. We do not teach that one is responsible for one’s own well being. All our problems can be solved by a pill, whether it comes from a doctor or a street vendor.
We have discredited ancient remedies; many have worked wonders since life began on Earth and there are many new good medications but you must research them, and not just stuff into you mouth blindly.
You are the ultimate responsibility for your well being.