In the state of California, hospitals treat one prescription opioid or heroin overdose every 45 minutes.
In 2016, nearly 2,000 people in California died from a drug overdose, with 70 percent of the deaths involving a prescription opioid.
Enough opioid prescriptions in California are written to kill every resident more than twice.
California’s Opioid Death Toll: 11 deaths per 100,000 residents.
NON-DRUG APPROACHES ARE NEEDED.