The opioid epidemic is finally a national emergency – eight years too late

By Erin Winstanley, Associate Professor of Pharmacy, West Virginia University. People without ID, like Steven Kemp, are sometimes turned away from the country’s already threadbare system of drug treatment centers. Matt Rourke/AP Photo “It has been many long, hard, agonizing battles for the last few years and you fought like a warrior every step of the…