Prescribed Polarity & the Potential of the Pill

Opioid overdoses claim the lives of approximately 130 people in the United States each day. Sadly, many of the substance abuse disorders that lead to these devastating losses begin with the stroke of a doctors pen. 

In anticipation of PNWU’s upcoming regional summit on opioid use disorder and trauma-informed care, “Trauma and the Opioid Crisis: Coming Together to Advance Prevention, Care, and Recovery,” we sat down with two medical students whose lives have been dramatically altered — in very different ways — by prescription medications.