How can we prevent opioid addiction?

Two baskets are filled with a variety of remedies
Two baskets are filled with a variety of remedies Jennifer Kane uses to manage her chronic pain inside of her Minneapolis home on Thursday, March 28, 2018.
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Opioids are highly addictive. The longer a patient is prescribed opioids, the higher the chance they will become addicted.

MPR News host Angela Davis spoke with three guests about their efforts to reduce addiction to opioids in Minnesota.

Guests:

Colleen Ronnei is the founder of Change the Outcome. Her son Luke died of an opioid overdose in 2016.

Dr. Charles Reznikoff works in Addiction Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare.

Richie Bean is the opioid prevention team coordinator in Cass County.

Use the audio player above to listen to the conversation.

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