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January 18, 2018 – Shamefully, during the crack epidemic, we never took collective ownership to solve the problem because the crisis didn’t spread beyond a narrow segment of society. Instead, there was an overemphasis on criminalization of crack addicts, which filled up our prisons. Even though there is finally a long-overdue national awakening to our opioid epidemic, the financial and social impact of a crisis that has been brewing unchecked is daunting. A 2017 White House report by The Council of Economic Advisers estimates that the yearly cost of the epidemic is in excess of $500 billion.
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