According to the Oklahoma State University’s Center for Wellness and Recovery, Oklahoma is first in the nation for non-medical use of prescription drugs. In 2015, enough opioids were prescribed in Oklahoma for EVERY adult to have 100 pills. Oklahoma’s own Attorney General, Mike Hunter states, “In the last 15 years, drug overdose deaths in the state have increased 91 percent and continue to rise. We lose nearly 1,000 Oklahomans per day due to a drug overdose.” Read the full story here.
Video Producer / Director: Carlos Moreno
Camera / Editor: Carlos Moreno
Interviewer: Bill Wynn with La Semana del Sur.
All Souls Church, January 14, 2019.
Event: An evening with journalist Chris McGreal of The Guardian and author of American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts. In partnership with Magic City Books, Booksmart Tulsa, and PEN America, in conjunction with All Souls Criminal Justice Outreach.
View the full video of the discussion with McGreal and President of OU-Tulsa John H. Schumann, MD here.
Event coordination: Carlos Moreno
Event PR / promotion: Meg Sutherland