They come from every walk of life. Some were raised in affluent families. Many have college degrees. It is shocking how many have held leadership positions in corporate America, earning six-figure incomes. They have families and have owned homes and nice cars. Yet, somehow they ended up homeless on Albuquerque’s streets. Alone. Addicted. Groping for their humanity.
American is the wealthiest, most educated and technologically advanced nation in human history. Why does a nation with only 4% of Earth’s population consume 80% of the opioids? What pain are we trying to numb?