Fentanyl use and overdose deaths have long plagued the United States, but now Mexico is seeing a spike in overdoses from this potent opioid, with communities along the border being hit particularly hard. While the Mexican government still denies opioid use is a problem, those who suffer from addiction are facing stigma and a lack of public health support. The big question is: What’s being done to tackle the issue in Mexico?
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In this episode:
- Alicia Fabregas (@fabregasalicia), journalist based in Tijuana, Mexico
- Jaime Arredondo Sanchez Lira (@jaimeasl), research associate with Prevencasa
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