Opiate overdose is the leading cause of accidental death. This is due in part to a medical system which hooks patients on opiates and then lets them slip through the cracks. Board Certified Pain Physician Dr. William Morrone and EMS Director Lee Howie open up about their experiences treating sufferers of addiction and the pain of losing patients.
This video is made from portions of their interviews we couldn’t fit into our upcoming feature-length documentary on the opioid crisis. Their experiences are just two of the nearly twenty people we talked to in Stigmatic; including law enforcement, medical professionals, educators, journalists, and many other personal accounts.