I wrote it because it’s the reality as a whole I feel we need to face. People are dying and politics are politics and it’s never about those who are addicted and their families.

I’ll be honest though, on an individual level, my heart breaks all over again each time I get a new notification for this story. I begin to cry.

Behavioral science ed/ reporter in Eastern Iowa. Informed and opinionated. My hobbies include petting cats, research & farming.

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