Editorial: Athens and OU must address crisis

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The Post Editorial Board

The opioid epidemic has not discriminated in which families it has destroyed or in whose lives it has touched. A decades-long crisis of addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin has left many feeling hopeless or small in the face of an untameable beast.

But there are methods through which Ohio University students and faculty can address those fears and anxieties. After speaking with dozens of people who have been on the frontlines of combating addiction and the stigmas associated with it, we believe the following actions should be taken immediately to provide comfort, support and agency for those who are suffering:

— Editorials represent the opinion of the editorial board and do not represent the views of the newsroom at-large. The editorial board consists of Emma Ockerman, Elizabeth Backo, Hayley Harding and Seth Archer.

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