Your Voice, Your Future Roundtable - "The Opioid Crisis"


Opioid addiction is a big problem in Alabama, and specifically, the Mobile area. Alabama has the highest rate of opioid prescriptions in the country, nearly double the national average.

Our panel discusses what’s driving the high rate of opioid abuse, the impact on families and what can be done to reverse the growing problem.


Virginia Guy/Exec Dir Drug Education Council

Dr. Richard Oyler/Emergency Medicine Specialist

Tommie Whitten/ Treatment Specialist for Addiction Campuses

Kristy Wells/ Recovery Advocate

Mobile viewers click here to watch.

If you or someone you know needs help with addiction, please contact the following:

Drug Education Council: 1-251-478-7855

Addiction Campuses 24/7 hotline: 1-888-614-2251

Tommie Whitten, treatment specialist for Addiction Campuses: 1-601-940-5831

Al-Anon: 1-888-425-2666

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP

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