I definitely think that we need to start coming together and trying to do something about the whole opioid issue that we have going on, so this is a yay vote from me. However, as it is mentioned the pharma companies should definitely be put on the hook for funding it, the legislation should go further into helping those with addiction (as many more the current treatment centers don’t really track their recovery rates very well & there isn’t much standardization around what a rehab center should be doing so work needs to go into this AND they should be doing the spending/planning programs in more than just a handful of states and honestly I think the timelines should be sped up a bit), and probably one of the most important things is looking for other forms of ‘first line’ pain killers while also better informing patients that are about to be prescribed opioids - maybe even making sure they also get counseling at the time. What often happens, in my opinion, is that people are prescribed opioids when they are going through some sort of trauma - even if it’s just some physical injury it can cause more stress on a person’s life for a number of reasons. At this point of ‘vulnerability’ people are given a very addictive substance which they start to use as an emotional crutch. And over time they can slowly depend on it for more and more things. We know that many/most people start off with prescription opioids first... this is my honest belief as to why they are partly effective at becoming so addictive.