1,427 people died in Wisconsin in 2021 from opioid overdose. This is a 16% increase from 2020 and a 70% increase from 2018, according to a report from the Wisconsin Health Department. Reporter Abigail Leavins speaks to Dr. Randall Brown, a UW professor and a specialist in substance use treatment and prevention, about the opioid crisis.
Dr. Randall Brown is a professor with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at UW Madison. He studies substance abuse and treatment and serves as a consulting physician in addiction medicine at UW Hospital.
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