S12E20 Opioids 2 – Judge Lauten (5/14/19)

May 14, 2019
Faith & Society:
Judge Lawton on Law and the Opioid Crisis

Has a family member or friend – or perhaps you yourself – been affected by the opioid crisis? On this Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys we’ll talk about faith, the opioid crisis, and the law. It has been identified as a national health crisis. While studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed a slight drop in deaths from prescription opioid drugs the statistics also have shown a marked increase in deaths from heroin overdoses – in fact, between 2010 and 2012 it doubled. We’re continuing our series on the opioid crisis. There is a cooperative effort, from many sectors, in our community to address this issue in a proactive and humane way. We’ll talk to the Chief Judge from The Ninth Judicial Circuit in Florida. How do faith and law find common ground regarding this crisis? Our conversation with Chief Judge Frederick Lauten and how the legal community is wrestling with the opioid crisis in Central Florida – that’s coming up on this episode of Friends Talking Faith.

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