I’d argue with guys who’d say, 'They’re all animals.' I’d say, 'They’re growing up in an atmosphere that produces this type of despair and poverty. It’s the environment that does this, it’s not the person.' And they would say, 'You’re an idiot.'
JULY 19, 2017
An anonymous Chicago police officer, talking to a reporter about their job.
I think people are self-medicating with opioids and we’ve got to understand why. If we think we’re going to solve the opioid epidemic by simply increasing access to treatment, we will be forever perplexed by the dilemma.
JULY 17, 2017
Susan Dreyfus, the president and CEO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national association of nonprofit providers in social services
I want to send a message to the world that you don’t want to come to Middletown to overdose because someone might not come with Narcan and save your life. We need to put a fear about overdosing in Middletown.
JULY 13, 2017
Middletown, Ohio, City Councilman Dan Picard, on why he suggested that his city's 911 service should ignore calls about opioid overdoses when the user has overdosed more than two times. After his comments made nationwide news, Picard says he has "no regrets."